To make matters worse, they started to conduct experiments on him and his comrade Phil, “The doctor pushed more solution into his vein, and the spinning worsened. He felt as if pins were being jabbed all over his body” (Hillenbrand 192). It was both mentally and physically draining. After long and painful treatment at Ofuna, Zamperini was sent to another POW camp, Kwajalein. There he met, what would become one of his worst nightmares, Mutsuhiro Watanabe, or “the Bird.” Watanabe was a
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Paper In Ken Kesey's novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”, there’s evidence that not everyone is there at their own will. The story is told through Chief Bromden in first person. He accepts that this paranoia and hallucinations provide metaphorical insight into the hospital ward and the actions the authorities are trying to pursue on the patients. Throughout the story, you begin to wonder who should be labeled a “sane” and who should be labeled “insane”. Not every character in this novel is accurately identified as insane.
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society.
In “Prayer in the Furnace,” Phil Klay demonstrates the cruelty of war times, and the severe consequences it has on its Marines. The war is so appalling that it leaves the Marines barely able to sleep due to nightmares, they have thoughts of suicide, and they are hardly alive due to the substandard state of their health. Rodriguez, a Marine, talks to a chaplain about the issues that he has. He “pulled a plastic sandwich bag full of little pills out of his cargo pockets and held it at eye level. ‘How do you think any of us sleep?’” (Klay 137).
Elie is angry at God for the injustice he lets in the world due to the fact the Nazis hang three children and call the rest of the camp to see what happens. In page 66 the author states that elie had angrily respond to god “ what are you my god? I thought angrily. how do you compare to this stricken mass gather to affirm to you their faith their anger, their defiance what does your grandeur mean matter of the universe in the face of all this cowardice , this decay and this misery? why do you go on troubling these poor people wounded mind , and their ailing bodies.
Most people make fun of Charlie for his lack of intelligence, while others feel sorry for him and see no clear reasons to form a meaningful friendship after the surgery. Charlie then becomes aware of how severe his mental illness is, making Charlie furious and sour about his operation. This operation has many effects on Charlie that can be argued to be positive or negative. It is considered in the short science fiction story ¨Flowers For Algernon¨ by Daniel Keys that Charlie Gordon was worse off after the operation. It’s proven to be this way as a result of Charlie 's behaviors; mental cost after the experiment/the effects of the surgery compared to the
In Regeneration, Yealland is an arrogant character, who has a god-like image among his patients. He refuses to accept that there could be any method better than his. He believes that those who suffer from mental breakdown in the war, are bound to break down in civil life too. He makes his patients feel even more victimized by his powerful and superior attitude. He refuses to answer patient’s questions too, which is made clear when a frightened patient asks before the electric shock treatment if it will hurt.
I 'm with you in Rockland where you 're madder than I am” (94). Solomon was Ginsberg’s mentor who went mad and was sent to a psychiatric institution. Ginsberg sympathizes “I 'm with you in Rockland where we are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter” (99). He continues “I 'm with you in Rockland where you laugh at this invisible humor” (98). Rockland is an Umbrella term for mental institution, and laughing at invisible humor implies that Carl Solomon will probably never read this poem.
Furthermore, Melinda criticizing her physical appearance is a sign of how she mainly criticized and changes her clothing or way of looking due to she had major physical damage of being raped making her don’t want to remember the “Melinda who was raped.” Also, this caused a huge emotional and physiological depression where she can’t stand alone; she needs to speak up. Lastly, the action of Melinda needing to put the mirror away just because she can’t bare herself is a sign of a deep depression because of the lack of confidence and battle between herself. This means Andy Evans sexually assaulting her was the reason for her depression at such a young
Within the context of the Ministry of Love, there is a room called Room 101 that holds a person’s deepest fears. Of it, Winston’s chief torturer O’Brien explains, “The worst thing in the world … varies from individual to individual” (283). Room 101, the most vital part of the Ministry of Love’s correction, is a changing object that helps the Party produce a perfectly conformed society. Even though conformity is one common idea, it also varies among people. For Winston, it was betraying his illicit lover Julia: “The one thing that matters is that we shouldn’t betray one another” (Orwell 166).
McMurphy’s whole demeanor and personality diminished after receiving the lobotomy operation. His fellow patients exclaim that the man wheeled in on the gurney looks like McMurphy but it cannot possibly be him because he is not acting the same: “’But they can’t do that look. There’s nothin’ in the face. Just like one of those store dummies, ain’t htat right, Scanlon?’” (Kesey 277-78). This line, spoken by Bromden, highlights the severe effects that the lobotomy had on McMurphy.
The night before he hangs himself, he took soma tablets, beat Lenina, and took part in a sexual orgy, losing his virginity before marriage and going completely against his ideals. John didn’t fit in, in the World State, he didn’t understand their ideals or ways. He wanted to feel raw emotions and they were too much that they pushed him to the edge. John’s suicide was based off of disgust and self-loathing. When John takes his life it symbolizes hope for humanity dying within their