In the short story, “The Elevator” by William Sleator, the empathy angle is used. The empathy angle makes you feel bad for or want to help a character. The writer makes us feel bad for Martin by showing us how he is treated by his father and classmates. He is always picked last, always bullied, and his father often disapproves of his actions. The writer shows us that Martin’s father doesn’t understand him and doesn’t help him through his fears.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
Jared feels like his real life is too painful to live in which gives him the cause to try to escape to the woods/plane so he can be in his make-believe world. Since his parents continually try to raise him properly but fall short due to the fact they are major drug users. Also, there is a girl from his class who makes fun of him for smelling bad. The fact that Jared’s parents are drug users are addressed early with, “The glass pipe lay on the
There are some moments in this play that I believe that Hamlet actually does slip into insanity. I also believe that he is only acting, but in some scenes I think that he is actually mad. These scenes are the to be or not to be speech in this speech I think that he is actually mad because he is talking like he does when he's mad but there is nobody else around. As well as the scene in his mother's bedroom where the ghost comes back but only he can see it before others could see it but now nobody else can.
The innocence of the children leads them to believe what people said and be part of the prejudice that is created on Maycomb just for races. In addition those are just myths that people create because as children Boo was respectful and kindness but then people never see him again, but the innocence of the children was real that they get to scared with the idea of met Boo Radley, but as the novel get moving the children start to realize the prejudice and the reason why Boo doesn’t want to get out of his house, and the end of the novel he save the Jem from Bob Ewell, and the children realize Boo has been every time watching them, because he felt connected with them. Prejudice in Maycomb is very
He suffered from an offensive childhood at his mother’s hands. Most of the time it’s the troubled childhood that lead serial killers to kill but sometimes other factors like mental conditions and the inability to fulfil their physical and sexual desires can contribute as well; hence, making it a mystery that what exactly is that derives serial killers to kill. Edmund always had a difficult relationship with his alcoholic mother, who forced him to live in the basement. She was wary of him that he might hurt his sisters as he decapitated their dolls’ heads and forced his sisters to play ‘gas chamber’ with him.
He should have gotten help from the very beginning. It is almost like it is his fault for not seeking help for his condition at least for his family. The story got creepy when Bill called his ex-wife Beth and said he was coming to basically kill her because she was disrespecting him for not allowing him to attend his daughter’s birthday party. It almost felt as if Bill was isolated from society. I just felt sad for Beth for having to deal with her crazy ex-husband and the cops were not sympathetic or understanding of her situation, if only they had taken action in the very beginning such chaos would have not
Scrooge is visited by his old but dead partner and scrooge is told that he will be visited by three ghost. Scrooge thinks it is a lie but Marly becomes furious and screams at him.(Video 1984) He is than left alone in fear waiting for the ghosts to come. He is visited by the the ghost of christmas past and is shown his hurtful past Where he is all alone as a schoolboy. (Video 1984)
Cobb’s terrible secret about his wife’s death threatens his conscious. Even though his expressions are perfectly calm, there are times the panic, that has been suppressed for so long, appears on his face when his dead wife shows up unexpectedly in his dreams. With a mental projection of Mal in his dreams, Cobb scrambles to grasp control of the dreams and reality -his wife does not exist in reality -he lives in. This contributes to the idea the Nolan presents: people seem calm on the outside; however, the hidden fears appear in the subconscious to destroy the hope and happiness. Another scene where the audience notices Cobb losing control on reality and falling into his trap world of dreams happens in the flashback of his wife, still alive, sitting right on the edge of the window sill with a longing, blank face staring down the unknown abyss.
At the end of the story, Mr. Parsons, a loyal outer party member, was also denounced by his daughter because he was talking in his sleep and said, “Down with Big Brother” over and over again. However, he was still proud that he raised her daughter in the right
Meanwhile apprehension grips Parris’s mind that it also compels him arbitrarily to allege many townspeople. Parris blames others to divert attention away from himself. He worries that if the townspeople learn that his daughter and niece have fiddled with witchcraft, his position as pastor could be expelled. Yet at the same time, in the beginning of the play, because Parris placed the title witch on the heads of even the most pious members of his community, he converts into an overly insecure character. All in all, Parris horrors the loss of his job, others finding fault in him, and
When Mayella was up in the stands saying what happened, Atticus asks, “ Do you love your father” ( Lee 245 ), and Mayella hesitated which indicated she is thinking about her answer. Mayella nodded to Atticus when he says, Bob is abusive when he is drinking. As readers learn later on in the story, they know that Bob has beaten his children more than once when he is drunk. The actions Bob took towards his children was disrespectful to them, to a point where they felt uncomfortable. Bob Ewell clearly does not have any respect for his
In the memoir This Boy’s Life, the author, Tobias Wolff explains and shows how both your peers and parents have a big effect on your life. In the beginning of the book and in the beginning of his life Toby aka Jack just started out “normal”, whatever that means. He had no influences set upon him to change his life, yet that naturally would come because it always does. As he began to make friends where he was living he began to do the things that they wanted to do.
Have you ever wondered why life was created and what your purpose is? Well, you probably have, you just don’t remember it. We ask ourselves a variety of questions every day. It might be a simple or hard question you are facing throughout the day, but the answer is the main thing you need to remember. The meaning of life is more than just a simple question like the others we ask ourselves.