When people are traumatized by an event they are pushed to experience the five stages of grief. The “Gospel”, by Philip Levine and “the boy detective loses love”, by Sam Sax both use characters that are going through one of the stages of grief. Levine and Sax both explain the thoughts and process of what a person thinks when they go through these stages with imagery. Levine uses symbolism, a sad tone, and a set setting in “Gospel” to illustrate that grieving takes you into a depth of thoughts. Sax uses anaphoras, an aggressive tone, and an ambiguous setting to convey that grieving takes you into a tunnel of anger and rage.
Aeschylus once claimed “And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our own will, comes wisdom by the awful grace of god.” Aeschylus shows that pain has incredible effects on the being. Pain plagues and diminishes the mind, body and heart, corrupting the soul itself. In Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, Paul Baumer, along with his fellow soldiers, experience these pains almost constantly throughout the story. Due to the traumatizing situations the men are put into during war, they are incapable of readjusting to humanity outside of the battlegrounds. They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience.
There are different elements of conformity. In Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the male patients from the mental hospital are trying to break free from their authority figure, Nurse Ratched, and get back their individuality. Nurse Ratched is oppresses and dehumanizes the patients in order to maintain her control. When Randle McMurphy transfers to the mental hospital from a work farm, he and starts to defy Nurse Ratched’s rules once he sees how the patients are treated. Stephen Potts Author "Rebel, superman, bull goose loony: the hero as adolescent”, says what McMurphy’s role in the hospital is.“As a third stage rebel, McMurphy quickly assumes the role of bull goose loony after entering the ward and evolves from there to
This skewed misconception is just the result of him never understanding the meaning of Allie’s death, and the emotional trauma that the tragedy caused him, kept carrying over. Dealing with loss is painful for anyone, but for a teenager who must also grow up to society’s standards at the same time, this transition is truly
Throughout his life, George had been fired fro many jobs and had been held back by Lennie’s disability. We know for certain that George feels this way when he says “God a’mighty, if i was alone i could live so easy. I could get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble”(Steinbeck 11). At the time period of this book, Lennie’s disability was untreatable and there was no reliable method of curing the mentally disabled. Lennie would have to live his life with his illness and live a life of constantly struggling and being punished for his disability.
For most people, childhood is a time that should be celebrated because of the bliss and innocence one experiences then. For others, it is the complete opposite. Those few can describe childhood as being full of uncertainty and fear. In The Book Thief, Markus Zusak portrays Liesel’s childhood and adolescence as a time of tribulation and terror after being separated from her family, having to conform to a society she did not agree with, and living surrounded by war and violence. At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family.
The abuse inflicted on Francine was deadly; it extended far beyond a few punches and harsh words. Throughout this movie, I was so angered that his and her family both were so minimizing and denied the abuse. Francine had no way out. She even went to many different agencies and even the police but could not get any help. It is now forty years later, and I hope that it is not as hard for other women (and men) as it was for Francine to get help.
(Atwood)” The faint memories he had in his childhood continue to influence his decisions later in life, resulting in the Paradice project. Oryx experienced the worst abuse as a child, yet Atwood presents an Oryx that seems friendly and supportive. There is no evidence, however, that Oryx is not lying. No one really knows her background story, and can Crake really be trusted after what exterminating the human race? It’s most likely that, following the patterns of negligent childhood development and character flaws, that she is not telling the truth.
It is a very different mentality, but the traits of a hero never change. You have to be strong willed, loyal and have controlled anger. The character, Anne shows loyalty in the movie Anne of Green Gables especially in the first movie, this is also a trait that Beowulf demonstrates in the poem. Anne had an extremely awful past as an orphan child, this means that considerably fewer people wanted her due to how much she was outspoken and in her imaginary world. She finally found a
Juliette was born with a touch that can kill, and struggles throughout the whole book mentally whether that makes her monster or a savior for the weak. She has to deal with the guilt that weighs her down because she has taken a the life of a little boy by accident in the past. Even though it was an accident, the main character can’t get over the fact that she has taken numerous lives. Juliette has two options to resolve this conflict. One option is to let it forever weigh her down, limiting her options of action through the book, putting her life in danger.