However, the dissertation plays to the role of Everyman being reduced to only essential characteristics. David Mills states: The fear that Death instills in Everyman separates the individual from his context, stripping him of social and physical support and identity until he is reduced to his essentials of his soul and his good deeds. The isolation of the individual soul before God translates into images of social rejection and abandonment of the two sets of “friends”. (133) Everyman’s three “friends” lead him on in the beginning of his quest to have them join him on his journey. It is not until they figure out what is at stake for them that they leave Everyman to face his death alone.
Valverde 1 Joseph Valverde Mr. John Salmon Ap Literature October 2014 Volume 2 - Chapter 1: Victor Frankenstein is going through great sorrow and grief as his conscience cannot handle the guilt caused by the death of the innocent Justine. He “wandered like an evil spirit” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to conceive peace. This state of mind preyed upon [his] health” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to cope with the present events and his guilt, this marks the mood at his part of the novel as that of despair and of regret. . Victor is then taken to Belrive in order to find peace, there he pondered about the outcome caused by his actions.
When his father died, he is in a deep depression, in which he even considers suicide, wishing that his “too too solid flesh would melt”. However, what makes him different from Zhuangzi is that he has a fear of death at the same time. Apart from his fearfulness of spiritual awe because of suicide, he is always in a strange position of both wishing for death and fearing it intensely. In one of Hamlets most thought provoking reflections on death, he concludes that fear is what holds back people from committing suicide, and those who can kill themselves must no longer be afraid of death, and do so to escape the utter in life. It is obviously Hamlet’s uncertainty and fear about the afterlife that stops him from killing himself.
Depressed and desolated, while perfecting the art of forgetting his past struggles; guilt and alcohol are all that remained in his life. This analysis studies Phelan’s quest for attaining forgiveness and reconciliation rested on improving four important ongoing struggles, relationships, economic status, dependence, and depression. Upon the death of his child, Francis, completely shattered, unable to ever express the situations to anyone. Francis had just turned from “Father” to “Killer”, because “Gerald
I feel that I must kick the bucket, said he, I will go away to the churchyard, and look for a grave. He lurched out, came to the churchyard, and laid himself in a recently burrowed grave. He lost his detects an increasing amount. In the area was a hotel where a wedding was being held. When he heard the music, he fancied he was at that point in heaven, until finally he lost all cognizance.
Joan Macleod’s The Valley portrays depression through the intertwining lives of her characters. MacLeod uses the characters misunderstanding, and disregard of those around them to convey the larger message that without communication and empathy, it is impossible to help those who suffer from depression. In this scene Dan returns home, late, after the sky train incident with Janie awake, awaiting his arrival. What next plays out is a conversation where Janie’s depression should be obvious to Dan, yet is not. However, not only is Dan’s oblivious to his wife’s illness, apparent, but also his desensitization to what he see’s daily, as he describes Connor as “cracked out” (35) and believing him to be “out of his mind” (35).
He thinks we need more to write about tragedy in the common man. Death of a Salesman is a perfect example of tragedy in the common man. Willy Loman is depressed, facing struggles in his job and with his family. His struggle really gets to him and he feels like he can't open up to anyone about it. He gets so mind boggled that he has flashbacks of an old friend talking to him and giving him advice.
He mourns the undignified death of the youth, like animals in a slaughterhouse, in the first two lines. The next couple lines tell of how they will not get rituals, prayers, or a “voice of mourning” because of their deaths. Instead, they get the sounds and rattles of rifles, the wailing of falling shells, and the sad bugles wailing from their homes. The rest of the poem transitions into grieving over the “doomed youth”. For example, he seems consolatory towards the fact that they will have no candles lit for them; instead the glow will be in their eyes.
A full stream of emotional development takes place in Albert Camus book “The Stranger” and is demonstrated through the protagonist, Meursault. From the beginning the audience realizes the lack of empathy in Meursault and watches as his morals start to develop and take place. The book starts with his mother dying, a tragic event that normally puts people through great grief and pain. For Meursault though, it’s nothing more than an inconvenient take off work. The audience immediately realizes that something about him is off from his visit to his mother.
To the woman, this may seem like the action of a heartless person. What she does not realize is that it may be her husband’s way of expressing love for his son. It leads her to think that death brings out the worst in people - not only was her marriage failing but she also realized many more differences between her and the man. She also likely despises death for taking her son. Other than losing his soul, she also had to lose him to the soil and the earth.