This is because they do not know how to survive out in the realms of a normal environment, they need that control and dictatorship of someone over their lives. Also, when Nurse Ratched places Billy in a room alone he kills himself. He was placed alone for minutes and could not handle it, he became institutionalized and could not survive on his own. Many of the men in the facility need to be told what to do and how to live. They have become so accustomed to orders that when they leave, they cannot survive because they have become so adapted to their controlled lives in the hospital.
Holden attempts to assert himself above everybody else in society and essentially portrays that he is better than everyone. Isolation is a major characteristic in Gothic writing because it forces the audience to solely focus on the protagonists and his everyday struggles with fitting into society. Holden isolates himself from everyone by the judgment he places on people in society. This isolation correlates to him immaturity and the reason he doesn't connect with anyone. When Holden comes out of the theater and sees the phonies in the mist, he states, “At the end of the first act we went out with all the other jerks for a cigarette.
There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360).
However his disability is only a façade, and soon he breaks out of his shell thanks to a new member of the mental institute McMurphy. Chief did so to protect himself, in Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Johanna Manson is a victor from District 7 and to protect herself, she acted weak before her games making everyone believe she was not a threat. Chief Bromden believed himself a weak individual compared to everyone else in the story, but soon develops into someone who believes in himself; while Johanna knew she was strong but hid it to survive longer. Chief is known for his tall stature and his intimidating features, however even though he looks like he could be a warrior, Chief acts more like a frightened kitten. When he sees Nurse Ratchet at the beginning of the book, “I hide in the mop closet and listen, my heart beating in the dark, and I try to keep from getting scared, try to get my thoughts off someplace else”
Grendel strives to break from this from this “Mechanical” world which he inhabits and desires for the establishment of a singular ideology that he can follow and accept. Grendel's inability to associate himself with one distinct group; soon to be feared by the humans and unable to communicate with his mother, leaves him vulnerable for the rash humans who quickly turn to violence to imprint on Grendel. The Captain follows suit, his life of secrecy, deception, and his facade of truth makes it so that the narrator can never get too close to anyone, even his best friends. The Narrator is often berated by
“The cowards’ fear of death stems in large part from his incapacity to love anything but his own body. The inability to participate in others’ lives stands in the way of his developing any inner resources sufficient to overcome the terror of death”. This is not a quote from Junger, but a quote he uses from a man named J. Glenn Gary at the start of this book. The next half of this book, or series, is known as Love. Split into six different chapters this part of the book explains Jungers final experiences in the Korengal Valley.
He has to hinder as many accidents as he can that are provoked by Lennie. For instance, George had to tell Lennie not to converse with anyone when meeting their new boss (23). However, Lennie is a fractious grown man and despite his puerile behavior, he should be able to speak for himself. George is always hanging over Lennie’s shoulder like a paranoid parent because he knows Lennie is always up to no good. George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions.
Now it is the real world. Everybody is looking out for himself or herself trying to get by day by day. In a way, the singer sounds like she is feeling sorry for herself and is asking the world what to do “when the world don’t orbit around you.” Clearly, she is not used to having her parents do everything for her or someone basically ‘babying’ her and is taking growing up as more difficult than she thought/ Every day is such an experience because she’s not used to the feeling of being alone. The question for her now is how will she handle herself in this real world? This story encompasses Holden’s life and his struggle with change, a very prevalent theme in this novel.
This actually ends up hurting the child more than it helps. Andrew Averill explains further consequence of helicopter parenting, “...Behaviors associated with helicopter parenting has a negative impact on the college age adult’s feelings of autonomy, competence, and their relationships with their parents.” (1) He recognizes the many consequences of helicopter parenting. These problems can develop into something greater and more sever. If parents want to keep a good relationship with their children it is necessary to give them space. Also, Millennials need to learn how to live without their parents but protective parents make it difficult to do this.
The boys not only disagree on what the beast is but also how to deal with it. Initially, the older boys deny the existence of a beast at all, but “among the little ones [is] the doubt that [requires] more than rational assurance” (Golding 36). Ralph admits that this fearful disagreement is preventing them from residing in peace and order, saying that “‘things are breaking up...we began well…[and] then people started getting frightened’” (Golding 82). Simon, who represents genuine goodness of man, suggests that “‘maybe [the beast is] only us’” (Golding 89). His insightful suggestion is mocked and he is considered crazy because it is easier for the boys to comprehend a tangible monster lingering over them that could be killed rather than to accept “mankind’s essential illness” (Golding 89) which cannot be changed nor destroyed.
The isolated Victor is different in several ways including his manner, and the way he goes about his education, which is more focused and ultimately more obsessive. He has no one to comfort him and this leads to the madness of creating the monster. Victor has had supportive people around him since birth; however now that he is at the university he has nobody to help keep him level headed. "Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime" (35). The isolation being portrayed by Victor is now shifting from not only
He bloodies his knuckles on many a taunting boy and maintains a blankness on his face that reveals no weakness. And yet this concealment of emotion dissuades those who would offer friendship in spite of his lineage, leaving him alone. Despite his attempts to ignore his solitude, to not let this loneliness affect him, he is human after all, and Christopher does not know how to simply turn off sentiment. This incapability frightens him, it is a weakness and in his world of darkness, a weakness can simply not be afforded. So he hides it best he can, holding it tight between his fingers and never letting go.
Victor is petrifies by the thought of his creation. He is even more terrified that Henry might discover his existence. victor is horrified to the level where the only concern on his mind is the ‘Monster’ and keeping it a secret, although he is sick. Vicor is so worried about keeping the monster a secret that he won’t concern himself about Henry’s troubles It is relevant to the book as a whole due to the constant and repetitive secrecy of the monster from others leading Victor to avoid anyone’s thoughts and concerns about him, leading himself to feel lonely and only worried about his creation. Victor conceals the monster’s existence a secret from anyone around him by making up lies and excuses.
Extreme circumstances provoke precarious acts. As man attempts to survive, he forgets his moral code and reverts to instinctual behaviors. The boys in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies prove this: As the story progresses, their inner evil is evident through their savage actions and their moral behaviors are lost. In the beginning, the group of boys struggle to maintain a democratic environment. The longer they live on the island, their society turns chaotic: No one obeys the regulations set into place and most of them do not take their predicament as serious as they should.