When the hat is pulled to the front, he cannot “see a goddam thing” and says he’s “going blind” (21). The pain from Allie’s death pushes Holden to seclude himself from a world he sees as cold and ominous. More importantly, it prevents him from looking at his own mind and realizing Allie is the reason he is lonely. As if losing own brother wasn’t enough, Holden also loses the presence of his older brother D.B.. The conflict begins when he leaves Holden by moving to Hollywood, and Holden says D.B. will only “maybe” drive him home after his therapy ends (1).
What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silent” (Wiesel 39). Elie is shocked by his reaction because normally he would stand up for his father, but what he has experienced has taught him to stay silent in order to not be punished himself and enhance the
Berriault writes that at dinner Arnold's mother could not even look at him (391). Arnold's parents are not understanding that Arnold is just a boy who does not know what to think in a time like this, so they make him an outcast, leaving him in the turbulent waters of his own
Clearly, Danny is hurt by this silence and searches for a reason for the silence. Also, he wants to renounce his spot it his family’s Rabbinical dynasty, and is thus highly concerned in his brother’s shaky health. When these subjects are brought up, the book takes on a tone of either depression or panic. Danny appears as though he is searching inside himself for answers concerning his father’s silence and his brother’s sickness.
Losing our experiences and ourselves. Similarly this happens to Mr. Cuff, meaning that death is how readers know his state. Having lost speech’s connection that links us together, “Communication was a rusted hinge to Cuff” Mr. Cuff is ashamed of his true self, even afraid of it, “Like is the word” followed by, “I’m damned”. So, when being asked, “Do you really like boys?”
The first effect of Allie’s death is that it makes Holden very depressed. This psychological problem is affecting Holden because he is very unsocial and having thoughts to kill himself. First example, Holden says,”I almost wished I was dead” this shows depression because after the fight with Stradlater he became very sad and wanted to kill himself but he decided to leave out of Pencey. Second example of
Chris seemed to become someone who was untrusting of others. I think this was caused by his parents. Chris never really saw eye to eye with his parents especially his father and after Chris learned of his father’s past double life his relationship with his parents had begun to deteriorate. A quote from his mother said “‘He seemed mad at us more often, and he became more withdrawn-no, that’s not the right word. Chris wasn’t ever withdrawn.
Once he confessed his sin to the community, his guilt was gone too. Even after Dimmesdale repented, God still did not like the sin because his has still committed an unforgivable sin. But, once he repented, he felt as though he was separated from that sin. God shows mercy on those who repent, and He showed mercy on Dimmesdale by, in a way, taking away his shame. He took away his shame by taking away
Scrooge experiences a number of situations in which his character begins to undergo a change, and the main reason these changes occur is because of his guilt and sympathy. He visited his younger self, the Cratchits, and the time Belle broke up with him. He felt regret over things he said, did, how he acted, and pity for his former self. He realises that how he treated his clerk was wrong when he saw his old boss Fezziwig. This all leads to his character changing from the cold and isolated Scrooge to someone much kinder and like his former self.
The books he reads and knowledge he’s gotten has made him angry at other slaves with a lack of knowing what is going on. The life of slavery really just ruins your mind and thoughts, and makes you feel discouraged, but Frederick had the education piece in his life. In the text Frederick says, “I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing myself dead; and but for the hope of being free, I have no doubt but that I should have killed myself, or done something for which I should have been killed” (Douglass 54). With his newfound knowledge he starts to contemplate his existence. The hope of being free still pushes him, even if it may lead to death.
He doesn’t correctly deal with situations. He continuously made them worse. It’s either he gets to do what he wants to do, or there is no other route or option he can take. He refused to talk to his dad multiple times, because he choked. He lied to Keating about talking to his dad, which made things worse when he went behind his dad’s back.
A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory. His last word had been my name. He had called out to me and I had not answered” (112).This shows that he regretted not being able doing more in his father 's last hours and made moments more precious to him. He was changed so greatly from previous event and could recognize that and no longer do the things he wished . Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep.