The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
Conrad has a very difficult understanding that the death of his brother affects others too, making Conrad ultimately feel alone and insecure. In Judith Guest's Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett learns to deal with recovery and hardship with the help of actions through learning that he’s not alone when he is depressed with the help and guidance of Lazenby and Dr. Berger. In Ordinary People, Judith Guest frequently shows how difficult normal life for Conrad Jarrett can be to adjust after the death of his brother. Conrad shows that he tends to blame himself for the accident and expresses the feeling that no one understands how he feels. This pushes
In “Things Fall Apart”, Okonkwo suffers in many ways but largely when he kills Ikemefuna and when he is exiled. With those sufferings, he was disturbed emotionally and spiritually. Since then, everything seems downfall on his part and the struggle with the emotion and grief that grows inside of him results to commit suicide at the end, which can be referred as tragic death. Therefore, considering the tragic end in the play solidifies that Okonkwo is a tragic hero. In conclusion, Okonkwo is a tragic hero because, in the beginning of “The Things Fall Apart”, there is a rise in the action of Okonkwo and sets the climax.
Disarm Throughout the journey Dante has had to endure many tasks and stories. Dante is mentally and physically getting weak from his expeditions, when talking to Francesca he faints, “Swooning as in death, I fell like a dying body”(Inferno, 43 127). Dante is not strong enough handle the tasks like he did in the beginning; he was strong enough to walk past three beast but now faints over the sin of pity. Who was Dante before this, the individual that we call Dante seemed to have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder… my reasoning is that the writings in this book are extremely deranged and constantly leaving the reader bewildered and empty not feeling that he put his heart and soul into his words, In other parts he seems to
These traits include the hero’s tragic flaw, his position in society and his realization that his virtues had caused his demise. The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon, because he is a mature leader of society whose virtues (or flaws) cause his downfall. Creon is obdurate as he does not heed advice given from anyone during the majority of the play, he then finally follows the counsel that the Chorus Leader gives him near the end of the play. This is apparent during the argument between Haemon and Creon as Haemon tries to persuade him to listen to his subjects and change his opinions on the matter of Polyneices’ burial as well as the incarceration of Antigone. Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon.
His lack of empathy towards her allowed him to do the logical and sensible action on what to do for Blanche. Blanche has attempted many men to feel empathetic for her; two of these men are Mitch and Stanley. Mitch, who is greatly in love with her, becomes empathetic for her when he learns about her sad history. His resilience is weak when he learns about the rest of her story. Then there is Stanley, whom doesn’t care for
leaving to Hollywood to become a writer for movies (which Holden detested) and abandoning Holden, among other things. Holden bears an emotional attachment to Allie which causes him to think differently and see the world differently; Holden is very lonely and becomes sick as a
But while this is a good point, because there are many situations where we see this (like when he is chatting with professor Spencer, and he is telling him how he is just going through a phase at that moment, and Mr. Spencer answers by denying that with, “I don 't know, boy. I don 't know.”), it fails to account for how he treats people. The way Holden isolates himself makes him become more and more of a narcissistic jerk. The changes that either he causes or that simply occur around him always seem to make him worse as a person. It is not that Holden is misunderstood, but that Holden has never really understood himself and that is why he maintains himself within the confines of his own miserable loneliness.
William Shakespeare’s character, Hamlet, and JD Sallinger’s character, Holden, are both characters who struggle with their identity and purpose, capturing a theme of indecisiveness in their existence. Both come off as lost and clueless, and seem to possess some sort of mental instability throughout each book. Holden constantly expresses how depressed his surroundings make him and has a hard time coming to terms with people who live differently than him. Hamlet is suicidal and has trouble expressing his emotions when it comes to others. Thus, both Holden and Hamlet portray patterns of loss within themselves, and come off as mentally unstable.
Later on we learn these vices are not as bad. Malcom’s pent up rage and sorrow caused him to be so critical of himself and makes him hate himself, which is not a healthy way of coping; it is barley coping at all. Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, also represents this way of coping. When confronted with problems he just doesn’t help himself, and later in the movie it is shown how unhealthy this is. These two characters show the destructive nature of failure to cope, and its
His relationships fall apart easily and often at due to his own frailty. He believes the world owes him something. The novel is an admirable representation that not all conflicts are external. I can relate to his bitterness and difficulty maintaining positive relationships. In the novel, Holden appears to experience emotions in a different way than the other characters.