Conrad’s indifference and somewhat apathetic attitude, and his dark thoughts about his brother’s death are both presented without unnecessary dramatization. Ordinary People doesn’t offer too happy endings and in my opinion this was one of the things that made it feel realistic. Too many stories dealing with difficult issues tend to rush the dealing with the issues just to get a happy ending even if it’s this way completely unrealistic. This is where Ordinary People did well; in real life problems don’t solve themselves quickly and easily and all endings aren’t happy in every aspect.
This is not always the case for some people the word love is disgusting either because of previous failed emotional disasters with another person or because they life has yet to give them the ability to find their soulmate. Because of this they may have lost complete hope in ever finding someone, so when the see other people all they can do is wish and condolence their hopeless romantic fantasies. All they can offer is hatred toward
Without Henry’s father’s accustomed Chinese beliefs, Henry may have never liked jazz or became so infatuated with a Japanese girl named Keiko. Mainly, he liked these activities because they were different from his father’s traditional views. Throughout the novel their relationship never recovered; in fact, it only became worse. The relationship between Henry and his father never improved because they never communicated, nor
The main character in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, is not responsible for his inability to have deep feelings. After reflecting on his first conversation with Clarisse, Montag has a tough time realizing that “he [wears] his happiness like a mask” around his friends and family. Montag has even fooled himself into thinking that he is happy and it is challenging for him to discover what he really feels. The government has made him this way because in their society everyone needs to be happy so to him it is an expectation to feel this way. When Mildred explains her relationship with Montag “ he [feels]like he [wants] to cry” however, nothing happens.
Mildred hasn’t surrounded herself with loving, understanding people. She lacks the feeling of love, and even though her husband, Montag, cares about her, he is barely home. Her friends don’t even care about themselves because them, too, are emotionally disconnected, and couldn't care less about their miserable lives. Montags feelings are shallow and mediocre, he used to love her, but not the person she has become over time. On page 44, the conversation between Montag and Mildred was very bland, and even though they are communicating, they aren’t really communication.
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).
This demonstration of the power of conditioning makes John hate the World State. John finds out the truth about the World State and perceives the World State society as materialistic, superficial, and immoral. John’s feeling of apprehension ever since arriving at the World State from the Savage Reservations, makes him realize that he never could fit in with this society. Although happiness is the dominating force within the World State, John never finds himself truly happy.
Holden's fear of rejection is the source of not being able to create relationships which isolates him from society. Because of this fear of intimacy and rejection, Holden begins to go into a very depressed state. Another reason why Holden is never integrated into society is because he still has the mentality of living in the last. This is another problem Allie comes into. When Holden states, "I like Allie just because someone is dead you don't just stop liking them, for God's sakes- especially if they were about a thousand times nicer than the people you know that're alive (Salinger 171), he believes that genuine happiness and peace can be obtained in his past and believes that Allie is no longer present in society.
In the Allegory of the Cave and Fahrenheit 451, people become blinded by what they do not know and differences between lifestyles. In the Allegory of the Cave no one knew what the outside world was like and as stated: “He wouldn’t be able to see things up on the surface of the earth, I suppose, until he’d got used to his situation.” People do not understand or try to understand what they do not know or what they do not agree with. In the book, people abolished books because there was a chance someone would disagree with it. Everyone contains only happiness, because they live in a society where they do not know everything, but they do not know what they do not know.
Evidently, sex is not the only method Frank and April have found for themselves to deny their unhappy state of mind. An excessive consumption of alcohol and nicotine accompanies their daily life throughout the entire film, no matter if in times of desperation or relief. Frank smokes at his office out of boredom, has drinks with his colleagues after work out of habit, utilises Martinis as little helper to get Maureen tipsy, enthusiastically drinks a toast to the decision to move to Paris with his wife, and neither puts down the glass in critical situations while argumenting with her. In American Beauty, Lester’s drinking behaviour gradually changes in the course of the movie proportional to his gain of vitality. At the Fig.