When his mother dies, he finds that people in the World State think it is odd to react to death in the way he did. John’s conversation with Mustapha Mond helps him to have a better understanding of the difference between his point of view and the World States. John’s views on soma help him realize that he is against the removal of sadness. John goes into the World State’s society expecting it to be wonderful and great. He discovers that it is much worse than the place he grew up, and that it is missing things that are of importance to him, one of these being sadness.
Dealing with depression meant a lot of things for me and among a vast majority of those things it meant that I lacked the desire to move forward with my life. My inevitability to move forward nevertheless crippled me into my own demise. I was in a very dark place where almost everything felt lucid like a dream. Much like Rick Grimes when he wakes up with no idea of how much time has passed since his hospitalization, awoken to realize that his life has changed and not sure what he can do to change that. When we lose the concept of time bedlam is inevitable, but keeping time is extremely tedious when you have no motivation to move forward.
Sam Keen once wrote, “There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is 'Where am I going? ' and the second is 'Who will go with me? ' If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble" (Keen 12). It is the time of Great Depression and it is every man for himself. In this society it is typical to live and travel alone but some are unable to handle this life of loneliness and develop a reliance on codependency.
Through numerous concentration camps, his first son’s death, and Anja’s suicide Vladek is left a shell of his former self. Vladek becomes stingy, fidgety, anxious, and slightly depressed, Due to him losing all he once held dear to him, Vladek towards the end of his life is just going through the motions. The love which kept him strong and optimistic got tragically taken away from him. His new “broken” mentality is demonstrated through his interactions with Spiegelman and Mala. Vladek no longer seems capable of being the loving father and husband he once was.
Life is filled with chaos and disappointments. We as people lived and still live in a society that lost and continues to lose hope and faith in new accomplishments for the world as well as the countries individually. Many countries lose faith in what their country stands for as a whole. For example, Frank Ryan, a pastor as well as a publisher, wrote the article, A Generation Losing Hope:The Shattering of the American Dream, informing, “It is time that we demand that our nation re-establish its moral compass.” The article mentions how America has lost its sense of hope and the moral of the country. Another country that actually fell, most likely before the United States was even a country, was England.
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Holden faces many hardships after his brother 's death. Holden 's mental illness is inferred through his lack of control, isolating himself from others, and relieving the past which caused him to not move
In the article, “Where Have the Good Men Gone?” by Kay S. Hymowitz which was published on February 19, 2011. It summarizes about how men are not mature enough, they are held back on their process of maturing, and that they are stuck in a pre-adulthood phase. It says that men in their twenties are becoming more disconnected with the real world. They have begun to focus more on college rather than their future lives. It also reveals that men are spending too much time doing nonadult things that seem too childish for their age.
Holden Caulfield has been through a lot, from being kicked out of several schools to being so depressed he wonders why he should go on living. Holdens family keeps pushing him away and that’s where he learns his tendency to push people away who he cares about. In Holden 's journey, he becomes more and more isolated from the world throughout the book. He isolates himself by choosing to not interact or go out with people. And further, when he does, he only ends up doing things that ruin the interaction with others, and makes himself become more isolated.
Expansion limits were being reached, The Ottomans and Mongols were causing issues disrupting trade, and Europe was nearing a depression. Many of the architectural masterpieces that were already completed and in the process of being completed, halted there and were not completed. Many of the projects were not completed and just left standing, Venette brought this to the public’s attention in his
Wiesel loses his humanity and sense of purpose and finds himself constantly questioning, “Here or elsewhere, what did it matter? Die today or tomorrow, or later?” (98). Considering the dire circumstances that he was in, his loss of faith was inevitable when survival came first. The surrounding men had also lost their humanity while fighting to survive. Food, especially during the death march, “became more important than freedom or even faith” (McCarthy).