Being drunk causes people to not think about their decisions, and if he really did kill Mama, there is no reversing that. Even after that moment, he doesn't stop drinking, though. Even out of Manzanar, he almost makes another hasty decision and regrets even thinking that, that scares him away from drinking. “A few months later he had almost killed himself on a combination of whiskey and red wine...when he started vomiting blood from his mouth and nose. It sobered him up permanently.
Mickey being in the poor part of the city ends up accidentally killing his best friend and “Blood Brother”. But the choices Mickey made in his life also affected how his life turned out. It did not help that he was always poor, and did not have the same opportunities that Edward had, but the combination of being poor, turning to crime, and finally the possibility of losing his girl “Linda” made Mickey rebel against the harsh realities of his
When we compare this to when they are in the war Xavier does not enjoy killing but respect his enemy in some form, but Elijah on the other hand is a rootless killer moving through trenches slaughtering and plundering. He is running around and collecting his trophy’s, he have now reached a stage that he almost does not eat any food and basically lives on morphine to get through the day. One could discus that he is now so mentally unstable and that he is more like a wendigo and that his physical appearance starting to reach similarly height of that monsters that kills and eats other humans. In some twisted way, we can almost read that Elijah is feeding of Xavier’s terror, he knows that Xavier’s family have a long line of Wendigo killers, but yet he pursues and bullies Xavier with jokes about eating human flesh. This would help us find explain why in the end Xavier kills his friends, surely it is not the only reason but one can wonder that in grand scheme do really Elijah comprehend how cruel his prank was on his
They see soldiers and civilians dying, and are made kill others. Prisoners of war are often mistreated, and conditions for those who aren’t captured are still not given good living conditions. Many soldiers who live are injured and have near-death experiences. Billy Pilgrim, the main character from Slaughterhouse-Five, was emotionally scarred from the war, and therefore believed he was time-travelling. Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went.
The theme Mortality and Death goes with “Ghost Soldiers” because O’Brien was almost to death two times. First time he was shot in the stomach and second time was in the butt. First time Rat Kiley was there but the second time he was shot Kiley was not there and O’Brien did not like the new medic. A quote to go with this theme is, “It’s hard thing to explain to somebody who has not felt it, but the presence of death and danger has a way of bringing you fully awake” (O;Brien 183). This quote is talking about how when he got shot he was more aware of life and that he could die any
It was funny to hear them talk about hiding out in a funeral home after recording for seven days straight. On the other hand, listening to the interviews of Benny Benjamin’s overdose touched me because of the raw talent he had and then lost. For someone so good to be taken away from what he loves by addiction is one of the saddest
Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways. Although skeptical in the beginning, Scrooge begins to understand why he must change his ways, and he discovers what he can do to become a better person. Throughout most of the first chapter, Scrooge is very greedy. When two kind men come and ask Scrooge for a small donation to help benefit the poor Scrooge asks if any of the prisons or poorhouses are still in operation, and the men tell him: “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” To which Scrooge replies with: “If they rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” Scrooge was already being greedy by not giving money to the men, but he was also being extremely rude by saying people should hurry up and die. Because of Scrooges greed, his employee suffers greatly, poor Bob Cratchit has to warm his hands by the candle because Scrooge keeps the coal-box in his room and surely would not let the clerk take even the smallest piece.
The marriage he reveals was slowly damaged with the rise of his addiction to alcohol, as to why his rampant need of alcohol started, we are never told. The narrator discusses his black cat, one which his wife, also a lover of animals, had gotten him. Eventually the Narrator recounts, “One night, returning home, much intoxicated, from one of my haunts about town, I fancied that the cat avoided my presence. I seized him; when, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a slight wound upon my hand with his teeth. The fury of a demon instantly possessed me.
The old man was a sweet, kind old man that was unbothersome in every way…. Except for one thing, his eye. Every night the old man’s roommate would check on his pale blue eye just to bear its wickedness, so the man made up his mind kill the old man and rid him of his eye. The old man sat up with a jerk to spot his roommate’s stare upon him, the madman did not know what to do for he had been discovered so he stabbed the old man and crushed him with the old man’s mattress until the beat of the old heart could no longer be heard. The suspense of the story was created when the cause introduces you to the problem in the story and who wants to get rid of the problem which if made correctly can cause a strong feeling of suspense.
His hand is shaking. Francis, I 'm going out for cigarettes” (Mccourt 36). Each time a child dies, depression from the McCourt parents builds, which forces Frankie and his siblings to care for themselves more than usual. Another effect of the death of the child is Malachy 's relentless drinking, and Angela 's smoking. However, this has a domino effect on the remaining people in the family since they would spend the few dollars that they managed to scrape up on cigarettes and alcohol; “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines.
occasions for assisting in suicide; so popular is he that he has been labeled "Dr. Death". One of his "patients", was Ronald Mansur, a real estate agent. Mansur had been too sick to drive and carried a morphine pump with him to fight the pain. He had bone and lung cancer. He eventually began to almost go insane from the pain, and he called Dr. Kevorkian.
“He would be docile for days or months, then the pain would boil over and some minor transgression would humiliate him,” Cullen writes (Cullen 126). As Dylan grew up, his head was bursting with “ideas, sounds, and impressions” (Cullen 173). Dylan felt as if no one understood him and this led him to be depressed. Suicide began consuming him on a daily basis. On March 31 1997, Dylan got drunk and began a journal he titled “Existences: A Virtual Book.” This journal is the main source that was used by experts to profile the killer.
Beah had to undergo war, and that had many negative effects which some privileged teens would say only happens in books. The Sierra Leonean Civil War had a very negative effect on Beah. Ishmael Beah lost his brother, his mother, his father, his friends, his uncle, his belongings, and his mentality. This theme is important because it shows the consequences of war. It changed who Beah was.