The twisted antagonist upsets Paul by causing him to live in constant fear, making his friends start to exclude him, and hurt his confidence so he won’t stand up for himself. The most important way Erik impacts Paul is he causes Paul’s life to become full of constant fear and anxiety. This is proven by Bloor when his character Paul states, “I have always been afraid of Erik” (42). Paul has been afraid of Erik his entire life, as Bloor indicates by this quote. The quote also gives the reason why Paul tries to avoid Erik, and sets up the
Additionally, Williams hamartia, or his fatal error that ultimately brings about his doom, lies in the depression that he struggles with his entire life. His fatal depression was caused by the destructive personality traits such as his insecurity and selflessness.
In Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business, the author utilizes the characters to illustrate that a person’s guilt may become a deadly venom to their conscience if it is carried as a burden throughout their life. This only leads to the deterioration of the characters, themselves. Paul Dempster’s guilt begins as a child when his father, Amasa Dempster, starts to blame him for his mother’s simple behaviour. Being a gullible child, Paul’s father is able to strictly reform how Paul thinks of himself. The words of Amasa’s verbal abuse continue to form Paul’s life as he immerses himself with guilt over what his mother has become.
Throughout Stephen King's "Quitters Inc.", there was many symbols throughout the story. Morrison smoking symbolizes regret and pain Morrison is going through throughout his life. An example of pain in the story could be how Morrison calls his own son a " mentally retarded human being". This could symbolize Morrison pain because it showed how Morrison is so tired of life and also how how he talks to McCann about his kid and his weight. Throughout the whole story, Stephen King uses foreshadowing to hint how his story is going to end.
Frank stated he attempted numerous suicide attempts. His reasoning to his attempts wasn’t just the war ,but also a divorce which deeply impacted him and a family which was once loving and peaceful; now torn apart by alcohol. Overall the wr had changed him, a man who was a perfectly normal productive member of society, now suffering side effects from the war. Another individual John F. Ferguson , Vietnam veteran who served from 1967- 1971 in the 15th counter intelligence team. Ferguson one of many vietnam veterans describes his war experience to have been physically exhausting and terrifying business.Ferguson states that the vietnam war was a horrible involvement .
A work of fiction with an arthur that speaks his truth through the protagonist, Paul Baumer. Paul’s mental decline after being sent to war by his teachers after learning of duty and honor only to learn of the violent war that held only pain and death which forced him to change from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier to deal with the harsh world he now lived in reflects those of the Lost Generation. The members of the Lost Generation were left damaged after the war without understanding. They were lead astray by society and unable to come back as the young boys that they had left
Dostoevsky uses Raskolnikov Romanovitch to claim that people must accept and overcome their suffering in order to feel remorse and establish a new life. Raskolnikov lives “crushed by poverty,” “hopelessly in debt to his landlady”, and feels guilty about the murder of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna (1). His physical and mental state reflect his suffering; not only is he delirious most of the time, but is also sick and blames “the weakness of fever” for what he is feeling (77). He constantly lives in a state of denial, though small steps lead to the acceptance of the crime, first seen when he desires to confess to Nikolay at the police station. After he confesses to Sonia, she aids him by offering her sympathy, love, companion and offers him
Feelings of sorrow and yearning are expressed in the song “Black” by Pearl Jam as the singer describes his heartbreak and remorse over a breakup with his girlfriend. Examples of psychological agony the singer endured are expressed throughout the song, for example when the singer states: “…my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds.” In these lyrics, we see that the singer’s hands are “bitter” and “chafe”. To chafe is to rub raw and the idea of hands being rubbed raw so as though to see the bare skin that lies underneath inflicts ideas of agonizing pain. The word “bitter” means to be brutish or coarse. This can refer to the singer becoming disgruntled and indignant after his girlfriend left him.
Furthermore, the narrator uses repetitive words throughout the poem to emphasize his emotional state. The soldier emphasizes that “[Fear] will turn your heart black you can trust” (lines 30). The tone indicated in line 30 is very depressing because the soldier seems to have lost any bit of hope he has left. The narrator repeats this sentence in the poem multiple times indicating that it is important for him to inform the reader that he is not feeling well due to his depression. Many individuals in life have experienced some form of depression when they have hit a low point in their life and question whether it is worth living.
He is depressed, and has been emotionally disregarded by both his mother and uncle. They undermine him for mourning his father’s death and that is traumatizing to someone who cares so dearly for a lost one. We also know that there were two months in between the time of the wedding where we first meet Hamlet and his father’s death; Imagine the original impact his father’s death had on him and the criticism we have not seen from his mother and uncle. The constant emotional abuse caused him to split personalities, give voice, and picture to the ghost. His impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, and ‘rituals’ are his actions to take revenge on the murderer of his father.