As many hardships come about, Huck can’t dodge them anymore and he matures into a young man who even cares about others. Death affects many people in extremely different ways, and a drastic death may cause a drastic change within a person, particularly relating to adolescence and
The most character that was an outsider was Franky, Bernice, and the soldier. Therefore, Franky didn’t feel like she wasn’t part of any club “we”. Bernice is part of the family, but again she’s not part of the family because if they ever move or go somewhere out of the town she can’t go. The soldier didn’t know anybody when he came back in town and he felt unnoticeable because nobody said anything to him at all. In conclusion, violence, a sense of place, characters who are outsiders are what makes part of Southern Gothic Literature.
Ambrose Bierce was a young man during the Civil War. He fought hard in the Union army and was injured in battle. As a result of the war, his views on life were drastically altered by his experience As stated by the narrator, “…two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff ” (Bierce 3). This quote shows you how the historical context can affect the story, Knowing it’s during the civil war, and the author has first hand experience, makes the story more believable and accurate to read. According to Infohio, “The stories he wrote were not directly about his son but about his experiences with death during the Civil War.”
It was Paul Berlin’s first day as a soldier. He was very scared because it was his first day being unaccompanied at war. “He could not remember what they’d said about how to stop being afraid; they hadn’t given any lessons in courage-not that he could remember-and they hadn’t mentioned how Billy Boy Watkins would die of a heart attack” (O’Brien 200). Paul later giggled about what happened to Billy Boy Watkins to keep him from being scared and crying. War was also a very intense time.
I told him that I understood and asked him what his plans were. Alex had been very distant the entire day, he appeared disconnected and on edge. During the thirty days, Alex said very little, drank profusely and spent most of his time shooting targets behind his home. On the last day of his vacation, he told me he didn’t want to be researched anymore and that he wanted to be left alone. I reached out to his family and his command with my concerns, but to no avail.
He wanted full disconnect from the world, fully he didn't want no contact with anyone. “The fact that Chris never bothered to let his family, specifically his parents, know where he was when he was gone for two years” (Jessica Robbins, 2012) she says she doesn't believe he did it on purpose but i feel like he did, the fact he found the truth about his parents is when he felt like his parents now feel about having no clue to where he may be i think he wanted to make his parents feel some of the pain he's felt so he hides himself from the very start. For instance, in the movie you
But in the book Night Elie had went through the stage of depression mostly when his father died. After his father died in Buchenwald he still stayed there for a couple more months Elie was in a rough patch where nothing mattered anymore. “I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.”
Because of the lack of communication between Henry and his parents, they never suspect he is working at a Japanese internment camp and visiting a Japanese girl. One afternoon when Henry gets home from the camp he finds his father with Keiko’s photo albums in his hands. For the first time in eight months, Henry spoke Cantonese to his father. After finding the photos, Henry’s father disowns him and refuses to talk to him or even acknowledge his presence. After Henry’s father has an almost fatal stroke, he says, “Deui mh jyui,” which means “I am unable to face.”
Pap, Huck's father doesn't support the idea of having Huck educated because he doesn't want his son to be superior. It is very difficult for Huck to get used to a life that he never had, which is agreeing with society's rules. He lived almost all his childhood as a homeless kid, wondering around nature where facing no rules or obligations. The only bad thing about him being so disconnected from society is that he is always feeling lonely and depressed. It is understandable that he feels this way because neither his mom or his father is there to take care of him or show affection.
He always fails almost all of his classes and gets kicked out of the schools he goes to. Holden attended an all boy’s school but never made any friends and hated almost every single person at his school. Holden says, ‘I was trying to feel some kind of good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them,”(Salinger 4).
It all changed when Ted Lavender died in front of him when he was daydreaming about her. Since then, he decided to forget about her for the sake of his duty and for his self-conscience. “ … But I reminded himself that my obligation was not to be loved but to lead… and because I realized she did not loved me and never would.” That day he burned everything, all the letters and photographs, but still that feeling never went away. Today he carries another photo of her, a recent one, in his
The loss of his father was the major life event that has impacted negatively his life. H.G never received treatment for his ADHD and possible learning disability. As a result of his life stressors he was not able to continue a healthy development. One can say that Maslow’s pyramid is from its very base lacking all the foundations in the case of H.G. “His physiological needs were met at a very basic level; the same could be said about his sense of safety and belonging as well as his esteem needs.” (Mandich, 2015, p. 42).
(pg. 32) This shows that Elie was starting to realize the truth, and is trying to believe that all the horrors happening around him are not true. Elie spent his first months at the camp denying that he was in any danger and that he would be safe, he had hope. After months of coming to a sense that there would be no liberation of the jews Elie became numb to the idea of death.
Do you ever wonder the way you would react after returning home from the war? Would you be the same person you were when you left, would your outlook on life completely be changed, would life as you once remembered it be the same? In Ernest Hemmingway’s story Soldier’s Home he effectively develops the theme of war changing people. By character, relationships and a lack of drive.
Modern studies are revealing that soldiers returning home from war are experiencing psychological damage far more painful and damaging than the physical injuries that they endured overseas. PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) is the term now given to soldiers that have trouble readjusting to normal life once they return home from war. In the days of World War I and World War II, this term was referred to as “shell shocked.” Ernest Hemingway masterfully depicts a clear image of what life was like for a shell shocked soldier through the eyes of Herald Kreb’s in his story Soldier’s Home. Kreb’s experiences over seas causes him to be emotionless towards girls and dating, afraid of complications, and this attitude reveals the truth that he has become heartless.