Vonnegut hates to take medicines for his illness. He didn’t trust those medicines and even stop eating food or drinking his tea while he was in the hospital because he understood there’s medicine in his food for controlling his behavior. In the other hand, Nolan looked forward for his medicine so he can write. This shows another different between people with different type of mental illness. One of them is aware of the fact that he needs the drugs so he can function and stay as normal as possible, while the other one hates it because he thought the doctors wanted to poison him.
Therefore racial equality by law has a long way to go. Since racial equality does not exist yet, he is subjected to racial inferiority and will not be able to live the life he wishes to live. If it was not for this assignment, I would of missed such an enjoyable novel as this. Just like in reality, each character in “Of Mice and Men”, had their own disability or wall that they needed to climb over in order to get through life. Honestly, I'm not a great fan of killing animals or anything really but in a sense understand Lennie and
“The findings stand in contrast to the study's other conclusions that the public has a growing understanding that genetic and stress-related factors can cause mental illness,” (Mental-Illness Fears). In of Mice and Men Lennie has a mental illness; therefore he usually reacts on instinct without thinking the situation through. If someone acts hostile to him or someone he cares about he automatically tries to protect others, and the only way he knows how to protect people is through physically hurting them. However, this is not his fault because he was never taught otherwise, and is only acting on human instinct not on how he feels. “She said other studies have shown that the mass media tends to characterize people with mental illnesses as violent or evil,’’ (Mental-Illness Fears).
He is not treated fairly when he was accused of rape. Lennie never raped the girl, however he never got a chance to share his side of the story, because of his disability, and the circumstances of the situation were then assumed. Lennie wanted to pet the girls dress because it was soft. “ “Jus’ wanted to feel that girls dress-jus’ wanted to pet it like a mouse.” ” (10) This example is one of many that lead us to believe that Lennie was
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck there were many killings that were not necessary. In the world today many people say killing is justified, but in reality it's not. One reason why it is not acceptable is because people harm and kill animals for no good particular reason and it’s taking another life out of this
Lennie had trouble remembering things, “...tried and tried [to remember}... but it didn’t do no good.” What if Lennie forgets to pay his rent or forgets to buy food. Lennie is simply incapable of handling himself. “I done another bad thing. It don’t make no difference”, Lennie had just accidentally killed a woman and refers to it as just a “bad thing”. Lennie’s mind works like a child’s and almost everything he does confirms that.
“There is no greater disability in society , than the inability to see a person as more” by Robert M. Hensel . Discrimination is a unjust treatment, both women and men have been discriminated by their differences between themselves. In Of MIce and Men many characters are discriminated for their disabilities, gender, age, and the most known the discrimination of color. Curley’s wife is discriminated for her gender. As the wife of the son’s boss, she is isolated by many other men, but is not able to make any contact with them due to her jealous husband.
It is almost like he is numb inside. Ironically, when Charlie realizes his beloved Aunt Helen had sexually abused him, he has a nervous breakdown, but his friends are there for him. “The best thing about Patrick is that even when you’re in a hospital, he doesn’t change” (Chbosky 209). Still, his immense love for her led him to suppress the memories of these events, even though subconsciously it was impacting his life and who he had become. Charlie concludes that he no longer needs to write his letters as a release for his emotions.
Cassandra is one of the few characters in the play who can see with clarity. She has been given the gift of telling prophecies, but has also been cursed so that no one believes her. While standing outside the house, Cassandra begins to tell the prophecy of Agamemnon’s death to the chorus of men. These men do not believe her, and just think that she has gone mad. While the chorus of men are unable to believe Cassandra due to the curse, the men are also ‘blind’ and do not suspect Clytaemestra of wanting to kill her husband.
Another mockingbird in the story is Boo Radley. The children at first see him as this scary monster, but after showing them kindness the kids see him as kind hearted, and gentle. Much like a mockingbird; from that they learned just like a book, you can’t judge someone by what you hear, or see. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee gives readers a chance to see how racism in the deep south turned into injustice and leads to the killing of innocent minorities. By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught.
The surgery caused Charlie to lose most liked friends .after the surgery Charlie Gordon lost Miss Kinnian because the a.i surgery made him to smart.”the thought of leaving her behind made me sad”(keys 234). Charlie Gordon was sad because he could not relate to anyone after the surgery Charlie lost friends. It is often thought that Charlie Gordon should
Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” Here the author uses the literary technique of irony. Doctors did not understand insanity; it was a relatively new field in medical knowledge. Doctors often ended up making their patients worse. The irony is that doctors are the ones driving their patients mad, and yet this doctor says it is “The Yellow Wallpaper” that is maddening. While it is not really applicable in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or other developed countries, it may be applicable to others where women are not treated with equality and the respect men have.
Many people believe that the tragic death of multiple animals and Curley’s wife is solely Lennie’s fault; however that is not the case. Due to Lennie’s condition, though never specified, he had a limited ability to control himself in almost every situation. A psychological analysis done by researchers shows that, “many people with Mental Retardation experience the symptoms of delays in learning, difficulty remembering and difficulty with social skills” (Discussion of Mental Disability). Lennie suffers from a type of mental retardation causing his simple thoughts to be forgotten very easily, as well as his inability to hold a conversation, as he typically has George speak for him. In conclusion, we can gather that the mentality of Lennie’s guiltless soul cannot be blamed for his wrongdoings when he can’t control himself.