Holden’s desire for individualism coupled with the loss of the only true individual he knew created a breach of loneliness in Holden's life that was unable to be filled. Overall, chapter 20 best displays Holden’s struggle with depression as his thoughts of his own death, funeral, and afterlife become more frequent. Throughout the chapter Holden constantly voices his ideas of what his funeral would be like. Holden is even happy that “[his mother] wouldn't let old Phoebe come to [his] funeral because she was only a little kid” (171) implying Holden feels it would be ok to die since, Phoebe would be shielded some of the pain she may face with his death. Holden's assumptions
Conrad is clearly suffering from depression as shown in the quote above. Conrad also shows a stage of grief when he says “This house. Too big for three people.” (Guest 4). This reveals that Conrad is in a deep depression about his brother’s death because he feels that someone is missing from the house. Since Buck, Conrad’s brother, is dead, Conrad is feeling depressed seeing that the house is more empty now that Buck is gone.
Analysis of Ordinary People In the movie Ordinary People, the Jarrett family experiences dysfunction since the death of their son, Buck, and from lack of communication among them. If they use conflict management strategies, their struggles and problems would improve significantly. Beth, Calvin, and Conrad act in either silence or violence, though if AMPP was used toward Conrad he could express himself more openly. Beth’s recognition of her own role in their issues and the creation of safety by Beth and Calvin would lessen the dysfunction of their family. Conrad often displays silence and violence because of his sense of detachment from his parents.
What makes Smith a sympathetic character? What makes Smith an unsympathetic character? What makes Smith a sympathetic character is that he had a very hard life growing up, and he can not really see right from wrong some of the time. The relationships he had with his family explains why he acts the way he does some of the time. In addition to everything else in his life, the deaths of his other siblings make it hard for him.
For Caitlin that is what she strives for but for her dad it is his worst fear. They are put through situations that really emphasizes how they cope with losing Devon. Opening Devons door, going to his funeral and getting back to normal life all led to a compromise between them. They both are struggling to understand each other 's way of thinking, especially since Caitlin as asperger 's. The person
In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton depicts Ethan as a tragic hero who gets downtrodden by his circumstances and mainly, his personality. He has the tragic flaw of not being willing to put anyone in pain even if he benefits from it. Through this, he gets blocked from pursuing an education when he must care for his ill parents. Consequently, he also doesn’t get to socialize with other people of his age, making him feel awfully lonely. To further his tragic predicament, he marries Zeena, his cousin who arrives to take care of his mother and unfortunately, she prevents him from pursuing his love for nature and engineering by wanting to stay in Starkfield forever for her own ego.
Scrooge was shown a future in which he did not only die, but was forgotten and loathed by those close to him. To not be shown love even after he died was mind shattering to Scrooge, who expected someone to have some love and compassion for him. Scrooge 's nephew, clerk, and housekeeper had all forgotten, or hated Scrooge in life, and continued to hate him in death. This fear of being forgotten brought Scrooge to tears, and was one of the only things shown to him by the ghosts that he could not bear to look at. Evidence for this being a major factor is self-evident, Scrooge begged to know if he could change the future right after being shown his fate.
In the same way, when Hurst’s speaker states, “I remember doodle,” he demonstrates that he thinks of his brother after he died. Because it was his actions that killed his brother, the speaker lives with a burden on his mind, and he, just like Poe’s speaker, has to live everyday with the continuous reminder of his brother’s death. The speaker feels guilty of his actions and is unable to live beyond the experience. Neither of the writers’ speakers has enough maturity to repress the constant memories and are not able to cope with their loved one’s
Holden is naïve and resentful of the adult world; like many teenagers he is frightened to grow old. Charlie’s aunt died in a car accident, and Holden’s brother died of Leukemia. They alienate themselves as a result of their loved ones deaths and cannot love without fear. However, they also both long for connection, yet Holden pushes people away before he can get hurt. Charlie just wants acceptance and actually makes a group of misfit friends.
His best friend, Michael, was thought to kill himself, however the readers and even Charlie himself doesn’t know he actually killed himself or not. Michael death greatly affects Charlie causing him to break down emotionally.The reason why he really breaks down is because he never understood why Michael killed himself (if he did) or why he didn’t get help from Charlie. “Then I started screaming at the guidance counselor that Michael could have talked to me. And then I started crying even harder.~ Page 4. Charlie starts to think that there were family problems, due to Michael’s dad not crying at his funeral and on top of that leaving his wife.