Depression is an active theme in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” Holden does not properly treat his depression because he ignores help, abuses substances, and bottles up his emotions. Before reading “The Catcher in the Rye,” I believed that depression is completely not a choice, but after I realized that although it isn’t a choice, there are still ways of treating depression. Holden refuses to accept help from other people. As soon as I was inside, I couldn 't think of anybody to call up.
The light is vanished; considering the people do not use them. "...Where the people sat like the dead, the gray or multicolored lights their faces, but never really touching them." Sought as dead, the people are absorbed in technology. Also, Bradbury uses metaphors in his story. "He stood entranced not unlike a night moth, stunned by the illumination, then drawn toward it."
The light is vanished; because the people do not use them. "...Where the people sat like the dead, the gray or multicolored lights their faces, but never really touching them." Sought as dead, the people are absorbed in technology. Also, Bradbury uses metaphors in his story. "He stood entranced not unlike a night moth, stunned by the illumination, then drawn toward it."
He is truly alone in a cruel world. Nature seems to mock the creature, as “the cold stars shone in mockery” because “all, save [him], were at rest or enjoyment”, due to the creature’s loss of his only near-companions (117, Chapter 16). Simple cottage folk that he observed from a great distance were his only source of contact to the world. He wished for their friendship, however, he was only met with their horror and disgust. The creature only desires friends who will show him love and affection but receives only pain and suffering.
Wiesel gives us three ways why being indifferent is morally wrong. In his first point, Wiesel argues that even though indifference can be tempting people should try to avoid that temptation. People think it is much easier to look away from a situation rather than to get involved. They feel like they have no business getting involved in others personal life and if they do then it could become awkward or troublesome. In reality, an indifferent person’s life is meaningless.
Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae. The sin these people committed, goes beyond, what must sinners do, as they chose not to choose a path. They lived their lives apathetically, and neutrally, having no courage to commit to a path, they were the cowards who stayed at home rather than fighting in a war. These people and angels serve as a symbol for cowardice, and lack of commitment. They abandoned everyone in their lives, and so now they have abandoned in their afterlife.
The fact that no character is really mentioned long enough to have any description or individuality distances the reader from the story. Again, this works very well in Jackson’s favor as the reader cannot grasp onto any character and root for them or empathize with them. So when it comes to the ending, the reader is shocked by the pain that the ‘winner’ feels and the pure evil that seems to resonate from every other villager, supporting Jackson’s idea of the unnecessary violence in the world. Jackson also uses third person objective point of view to effectively convey her view of the world. The entire story is told not through the minds of the characters but as if the narrator is just recounting the details of the event.
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
Evaluation apprehension is the second thought process, it is a fear of being judged by others publicly which keeps people from stepping in and helping. The last thought process is pluralistic ignorance, essentially meaning all of the bystanders do not notice or ignore that the situation is an emergency and no one steps in to
The policemen, and the eye, made him feel as if he was exposed, though he never admitted such to himself. The man went to such extreme measures as to be trapped in prison at his own will for the rest of his days, just so he could be shut off from the rest of the world. That is why insanity can come from the smallest of
As for why Knowling opposed Gary Bevington’s release and not Dennis Bevington’s, during sentencing he said he believed Dennis was truly remorseful, but was too weak to act. Gary, on the other hand, blamed everyone but himself. At the sentencing, Kellogg and Baserman Sr. said the men were helpless in caring for their mother because they thought they were bearing out her wishes, illustrated by a long history of refusing treatment and medication. At the hearing, Rinfret did not ask for any arguments from counsel, and he did not ask for any statements from the
Sometimes we are simply reading the news, but most of the time we are by ourselves. Only when all electronics are taken away, do we become apparent of the loneliness. Solitude and loneliness are the same thing, except that we define them differently. Solitude we view as voluntarily deciding to spend time to one self, while loneliness is not decided, it just happens. Deresiewicz doesn 't convince the reader, because he doesn 't present an argument, he simply states thing.
Even though houses surround Mr. Mead, he still feels completely alone. No one tries to stop this alienation because the people taken over cannot, and those in power do not want to because unthinking people who will sit calmly watching their own televisions do not cause problems, as evidenced by the decrease in crime rates in the short story. Additionally, those like Mr. Mead who can still think do not speak out for fear of punishment, like the irrational police encounter. The nature metaphor between a city and a desolate place like the desert highlights the dehumanizing effects computers can have. Second, technology replaces human interactions, isolating people even more.
Sovereignty is so easily lost because many people surrender it. When a well respected person’s opinion conflicts with yours, too many people bow out and accept a theory contrary to what they would initially think, citing their own ignorance as an excuse. As soon as sovereignty is lost, the consequence is the inability to form original thoughts. A person becomes conditioned to absorbing the theories of others as fact and considering their own ideas as moot. This quells the flow of free-thinking in individuals which Percy says is a very dangerous thing.