Observing the love and affection between others only increases the effect his own solitude has on him. He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95).
This is clearly seen on the occasion of his interaction with Mr. Antolini whom as soon as he made an affectionate move towards Holden, he labelled him as a pervert and wished to be known as deaf-mute thereon, a metaphorical death, "I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody”. Death to him in this case acts as a form of isolation that either could be personal, social or mental. For this reason, Holden is seen at many occasions alienating people as a form of self-protection, but at the same time being his very source of pain. At times wished for death, in this case he wishes for disappearance, in his search for peace but at the same time dreads it, being his source of
After reading the Scarlet Ibis for homework we came into class and discussed. Many good points and counterpoints were made throughout. We discovered that the narrator was a selfish boy who was very worried about his reputation and how people saw him. In the story it said, “Doodle only walked because I was ashamed to have a crippled brother.” That shows that even the narrator saw how horrible he was being yet he continued on.The reader can now tell that the narrator had strong feelings of disgust toward his brother’s disability. Maddy had a theory that the boy never liked Doodle in the first place.
Throughout the movie, we see the way that Fletcher manipulates his students and instils fear into his students. There is one specific scene where these methods are used on Andrew. When Andrew first joins Fletcher’s class, he pulls him outside of the class and has a one on one conversation with him. He asks Andrew what his parent did for a living. Andrew proceeded to tell him that his father was an aspiring writer but ended up being a high school English teacher.
Salinger, Holden Caulfield is kicked out of Pencey University because of his inability to show initiative in his schoolwork. After receiving the news that he must leave, Holden visits his history teacher, Mr. Spencer, in order to say goodbye. During their conversation, Mr. Spencer tells Holden, "Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules" (Salinger). After hearing that, Holden does not agree because he recognizes that life's game is an unfair one, one that is rigged and where one can easily have a better chance at winning than another.
In doing so the characters were punished for not conforming to both the school of Welton and their parents. In the movie many characters showed traits of transcendentalism, for example Neil Perry showed many signs of nonconformity towards his father by not listening to his command to become a doctor. Knox Overstreet showed during the film human potential by trying to believe in himself and trying to get a girl from another school. Finally Todd Anderson who experienced truth through observation by attending the Dead Poets meeting and later by joining the activities the Society does. If you look hard enough in any book,movie, or play you will always find some form of transcendentalism every single time and that will never change.
Later, Dahmer crushed the bones and scattered them across the yard (biography.com). These actions show that Dahmer may have had abandonment issues because he was left right after his graduation by his mother, father, and brother. Goodtherapy.org says that, “a child who was physically abandoned by a parent or caregiver may struggle with mood swings or anger throughout life.” Jeffrey Dahmer was left out a lot in his childhood so a lot of Dahmer’s built up rage was let out on Steven Hicks. Jeffrey wanted to be in control and brutally murdering Hicks gave him some of that control
Throughout the novella Anthem the society disregards citizens having thoughts of their own. Prometheus, who has always been a free thinker, has always felt out of place in this society. As the novel progresses Prometheus comes to appreciate his trait of independent thinking. At the ending of the novella Prometheus comes to understand that what society sees as unethical is actually a valuable trait to have. Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98).
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden’s present life is being affected by all the troubling things he 's had happen to him in the past. Holden has never really stopped grieving his superlative brother—Allie’s—death which can lead to sudden anger outbursts abuse. Holden had hinted at being sexually abused at one point of the book which can lead to him doing bad things to cope with the abuse. A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him.
They all came when Allie died, the whole goddam stupid bunch of them. (p.154) Holden’s depression and feeling are very important but Holden bottles up his emotions by refusing to tell anyone about his suicidal thoughts. Holden ignores help from other people, gets addicted to smoking and alcohol, and bottles up his emotions. The text clearly proves that Holden does not accept help from other, has addictions, and bottles up his emotions. Holden clearly does not treat his depression