The question that everyone is asking is ‘How can isolation influence individuals or group decisions?’. Being isolated has done many things to individuals and groups of people. Being isolated means being apart from other people. Some people have things happen in their lives that cause them to feel isolated, it does not just come one day and leaves the next. Isolation as a group is different than being isolated individually in many ways.
Isolation as a Way of Protection Sometimes people would rather walk away from their problems instead of facing them. Isolation is a way of feeling protected for some people due to their fear of being hurt because of bad experiences. Walking away and isolation are effective ways of avoiding problems; however, isolation will not change the reality of life and the good or bad that comes with it. In the movie The Village directed by M. Night Shyamalan, "the Elders" isolate themselves and their families to be protected from the real world, but in the end, the movie demonstrates that people need each other in order to be happy and safe. Lucius has to stop isolating himself from Ivy to be happy and to improve his quality of life.
"Isolation as a Way of Protection" Sometimes people would rather walk away from their problems instead of facing them. Isolation is a way of feeling protected for some people due to their fear of being hurt because of bad experiences. Walking away and isolation are effective ways of avoiding problems, however, it will not change the reality of life and the good or bad that comes with it. In the movie, "The Village" directed by Shyamalan, the elders isolated themselves and their families in order to be protected from the real world but at the end, the movie shows the audience that people need each other in order to be happy or safe. Lucius helped Ivy when they were younger, but he stopped doing it because Ivy 's sister Kitty was interested in Lucius.
Isolation: the process or fact of being isolated or isolating. Separation: the act or state of moving or being moved. Isolation and Separation are correlated in the sense that the words have very similar definitions. Both, isolation and separation, are terrible things that happen to the best people. Isolation is depicted throughout the excerpt of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the passage Love Song, with two Goldfish, by Grace Chua.
They both tried to stay together so they would always be by each others side. In conclusion people started to become closer to loved ones due to inhumanity having fear of losing their family. It is not a normal world when people are forced to run through the woods cold,thirsty, and hungry trying to keep the same pace for so long to not die.”From time to time a shot exploded in the darkness”(Wiesel 85). The memoir Night also demonstrates that inhumanity can cause disbelief and becoming closer to loved ones. The things inhumanity causes are cruel but somehow go unnoticed.
“The best thing to hold on in life is each other.” A simple quote from Audrey Hepburn which reveals human’s natural desire for a sense of belonging through socializing. Indeed, humans are social animals, thus it is in despair to feel excluded and isolated. Moreover, the sense of isolation negatively impacts one’s physical, mental or psychological regulation. As a matter of fact, throughout the readings of “Julius Caesar”, “A Lesson Before Dying” and “Tuesdays with Morrie”, the audience is able to see the negative impacts that result in the characters who experience isolation. For example, in Julius Caesar, Caesar and Portia experience hardship due to betrayal.
Humans are and will always be social creatures, they like to stay in groups, chat with others, and socialize with other humans and some might even say that it is necessary for survival. So knowing this, the greatest dilemma one could face would be the separation and social outcasting of themselves from the group. Isolation can be very impactful and dangerous for one’s self, for a glimpse of its consequences authors write tales of separation and isolation which the reader can soak in and understand its potential. Crace Chua and F. Scott Fitzgerald are two examples of authors who shared stories of social dissolution in The Great Gatsby and “(love song, with two goldfish)”. This theme of isolation and separation affect many aspects of a story but the characters and various conflicts are truely altered and somehow brought to life when real human nature is tested and denied.
Being isolated can affect people in many ways. In "To Build a Fire", the protagonist, a man traveling along the Yukon trail, is isolated in terms of his separation from civilization. Furthermore, in "An Episode of War," the protagonist, a lieutenant, is isolated in a terms of his medical condition. The protagonists' different forms of isolation effect them in differing ways. In "To Build a Fire" the protagonist makes bad decisions because he is far from civilization, and he wants to reach it.
The author’s purpose is to point out that the distance could tear a family apart in order to discourage people from moving to different places in order to maintain strong relationships. The author adopts a judgemental tone for people everywhere. People should not have to stay close to family or friends to maintain their healthy relationships that they had while they are together.
Isolation is when one is set apart from others and is virtually alone. In Laurie Anderson’s Speak, the protagonist, Melinda, isolates herself and is further isolated from others. Isolation can be seen through three symbols: lips, mirrors and a closet. Melinda thinks no one cares about what she has to say, resulting in silence. After the incident in the summer, Melinda cannot bare to look at herself.