Holden always blames his surroundings but never once does he blame himself for flunking all the classes and getting kicked out of the schools. Holden also blames others for his relationship troubles. When Sally rejected Holden’s proposal, Holden blamed Sally for flirting with some other guy. For both of the incidents described, Holden blamed others for them and he did not think that either of them was his fault.
The first example is Boo Radley. In the novel, Boo Radley isn’t seen until the very end but we hear about him throughout the entire novel. The whole Radley family suffers social prejudice because Boo hasn't been seen in years, and people start making rumors of what happened. According to the rumors, he is a scary guy that went crazy a while ago. But at the end of the novel, we see that he is a kind man that has been shut up his entire life and doesn’t like being in the spotlight (both literally and metaphorically).
In this society, somehow, going outside gets you a trip to the psychiatrist and being a pedestrian gets you arrested which is a very evident example of censoring people away from noticing too much around them, hence, the idea that being different is wrong. (STEWE-2) When this idea is implemented, individuality starts to decline and more and more people turn out like the same. Beatty explains to Montag the time when there was a “boy in [his] own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright’, did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him]” and it was “this bright boy [who was] selected for beatings and tortures after hours” (Bradbury 55). The reason behind this is because the government wants the people to be the same and so by doing this, no one questions the authority and in the government’s eyes, everyone is living in a happy wonderland.
(Gary Ridgway – The Green River Killer. (2011, May 2).) Ridgway even suffered from dyslexia which caused him to be a poor student and he need it to repeat grades in order to pass. (Montaldo, C. (n.d.).)
Homer dropped out of high school because he had trouble with algebra and taught himself trigonometry. Another struggle Homer Hickam had throughout the story was that he was bullied in school for being “stupid” or “dumb”. Another one of his struggles that he faced throughout the story was that no one believed in him especially his dad that wanted to work in the coal mine. So with all of those struggles it gets to him throughout the story.
Marquez’s characterization of the creature makes the reader sympathize with him because the locals do not know how to care for him. Since the creature is so diverse, the community treats him like “…a science experiment, a holy figure, and a freak show.” (p. 150) Likewise, when I was a child, I was illiterate until the third grade. Being a late bloomer in life can affect a child’s self-esteem because I was reading the first-grade book in a fifth-grade class and automatically was subjected to bullying and isolation like the creature in “The Old Man with Enormous Wings”.
Because of the jacket, the boy is unpopular and treated poorly. However, in his mind, more than outside it, he is very ugly. In middle school, he was bullied and hung out with the “ugly boys” at recess because he had a poor attitude about his jacket. These conflicts were born when he got a hideous jacket that he wasn 't expecting. Soto says, “in fifth and sixth grades when you either danced like a champ or pressed yourself against a greasy wall, bitter as a penny...”
Back to the question, Andy did feel guilty throughout the story when he was sitting in English class when his class was going over about Macbeth. In the book “Tears of Tigers”, it states that “ But I think the only reason that he was so depressed was because he had been the cause of so much death that couldn’t find nothin’ else good about livin’. That’s a wonderful observation,
Murray was terrified of speeches. He was forced to speak a few times in front of his class. His teacher, Miss Fielding, did not help him overcome his fear. Due to the pressure and anxiety he felt, Dr. Murray blamed his teacher and classmates for undermining his speech progress. He explained (2008), “I was obsessed with what I did not have, and that was normal speech” (p. 33).
Just be you! Both Holden Caulfield of “Catcher In The Rye” and Jim stark from “Rebel Without A Cause” are young, male characters growing up in the 1050s. Holden is depressed, also Holden keeps his circle very small because he doesn't like a lot of people but his brother and sister. Jim is confused and he is always getting into trouble.
David had also lost all his money in a bad investment and was unemployed at the age of 38. His marriage underwent a strain and when his wife suggested a temporary separation, David became very upset and saddened. He left his parents’ home one day took a shot gun with him and killed himself. My opinion on this documentary is the parents wanted the best for their child, however, they did not think about the long term effects not just physically but also emotionally and mentally.
The novel It’s Kind of a Funny Story centers on a fifteen year old named Craig Gilner. Throughout the novel we learn that Craig had instituted himself into an adult mental ward. Craig now has to deal with the pressure of surviving in a mental ward while simultaneously trying to keep his friends and social life in order. Ned Vizzini does a spectacular job at highlighting the effects of depression in regards to teenagers, the power of peer pressure in today's society. Craig Gilner struggles with anxiety and depression.
In the book Fallen Angels by Walter Myers, Richie Perry struggles with the idea of moral ambiguity. Perry struggles for two reasons, the first is with the idea of if he is good or bad, does killing for your country make it right? The second reason Perry struggles with moral ambiguity is because he wonders what are all of them doing in Vietnam in the first place, were they really accomplishing anything? First, the idea of good or bad.
The act of holding onto guilt can stay with a person long after they are forgiven and forgotten. The guilt can stay inside, eating at them for years long after those who they have harmed have forgiven them. Their reattribution on a personal level takes longer, if at ever they can move on. The theme of guilt and atonement can be seen throughout the books “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, and “The Dew Breaker” by Edwidge Danticat. Through all of the books, the guilt holds the characters back in their lives, creating divisions in their relationships with their loved ones and families.