John was an only person building an invisible barrier between him and his boy. He chose to be irresponsible and distant from his son, which engendered "their distance one from the other was greater than ever"(page 3). Secondly, he prioritized alcohol, which could strongly control his life and made him become irresponsible. For instance, "on the evening of the banquet, he was a little late getting home, having stopped in for a few drinks with a customer"(page 3). Another evidence is the detail when John poured a drink right after his wife asked him to go to the banquet.
When he was in Manzanar, he was so mentally unstable, he would over-drink every day and make unreasonable decisions. One night he over drank in the barracks and threatened “to kill [Mama] this time! “ (69). Here Papa almost kills Mama while drunk and doesn't realize what he is doing, until he is stopped. Being drunk causes people to not think about their decisions, and if he really did kill Mama, there is no reversing that.
After his divorce, he had a lot of suicidal thoughts and said things such as “I am better off dead” and “I won’t be around much longer to bother you”. He had trouble falling asleep and would stay awake in bed for hours. When he did not sleep for days, he would drink, dance around the house, and talk to himself continuously. He has done a lot of risky behaviors, like driving 100 mph when the speed limit is 35 mph, mixing alcohol with painkillers, and spend loads of money on something useless. He was embarrassed by what he did, but couldn’t control himself doing it.
At this point in the book the Walls family moved to Welch because they were out of money, and needed a change of scenery. Another reason was so Rex’s mom could keep him on track after he got really drunk one night and created a mess. Welch was a place of poverty and known for the biggest municipal parking lot, that’s all. Turns out, Rex was barely sobre since they came to Welch. There were a few things that were shown of Erma, Rex’s mom.
He raise an eyebrow. Oliver didn’t take this job seriously. An obvious former narcissistic high school jock with too much time on his plate— a look anyone within a five mile radius can see. He’d come to work with a hangover, but the chief would fire him because he was formally working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Some may see Marion Forks as a downgrade, but this town had its charms.
He also mentions to Singer how no one quite understood him, and he confides in Singer about his life growing up. This resulted in a friendship between them. The friendship benefited Jake because it gave him something to do beside staying drunk in the bar all night long, allowed him to relieve some stress through communication, and gave him someone to trust and look up to. Before Singer came into town Jake would sit at the bar every day and get so drunk he would pass out and hardly remember what happened the next day (McCullers 14).
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”. A woman named Sunny knocks on Holden’s door,
Walter drinking is an example of symbolism used in the story is when Walter would come home drunk and would spend all his time at the bar. Walter drinking all the time can symbolize that he has a lot to deal but that he doesn’t want to deal with all his problems so he goes and drinks to get away from it all. But when he comes back home his wife and family have to deal with him being drunk and getting mad at them.
Keep in mind that this is a tour guide for children and pre-teens, so some of the places he visits are not relevant. Holden spends his first couple of nights going from bar to bar, getting more and more depressed, which is incredibly important to his character, however, it wouldn’t be effective on a tour guide for kids. Holden also goes to many fictional places, such as the Edmont Hotel, or Mr. Antolini’s house. The latter is quite significant, since Mr. Antolini points out that Holden lacks direction in life, contributing to Holden’s discovery of himself. Once again, children would not be interested in going to some random teacher’s house, although Antolini probably wouldn’t
Authority plays a large role in Siddhartha’s journey to finding enlightenment. Siddhartha becomes unhappy and questions the religion he has known his whole life. He begins to dream vividly and lie awake at night overthinking how to confront his feelings. Feeling that there is no more knowledge to be learned from his father, “Siddhartha had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not always make him happy, give him peace, satisfy and suffice him. He had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom but his soul was not at peace."
It takes one time Being the child of an addict is terrifying! You never know how and why it started. And you always wonder if it was you the one that caused it. After you find out you always wonder if he is going to go back to his old habits.