They both express foolish qualities throughout the stories, but underneath their foolishness is a hidden wisdom, which resolve the conflict of the story. Both Alan’s and Jenko’s actions appear ambiguous, sometimes more detrimental than helpful. While their foolishness never seems to assist anyone in the story, their actions actually become the vehicle for which their stories can move forward. In Alan’s case, he accesses one of his major flaws was cheating in gambling. This garner negative attitudes from the other characters during the beginning of the story, but his flaw becomes a necessary component for obtaining the money to free Doug.
Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, describes an archetype to be a primitive mental image that comes from human ancestors. In literature, archetypes can be described as a typical character that represents universal patterns. In the novel Slaughterhouse Five, Billy Pilgrim encounters many characters that can take on the role of an archetypes. During Billy Pilgrim’s journey as a prisoner to Dresden Germany, Billy finds himself in the middle of a prison camp hospital. One of Billy’s roommates that he encounters in the hospital is Paul Lazzaro.
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey reveals the insensitive treatment and dehumanization of the mentally ill. The origin of the book is a story of an individual in a mental hospital. Ken Kesey’s character observes the daily life in a psych ward and reveals
As Plato writes, “Human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood” meaning that literally, people are trapped in a cave. This is directly used the Truman show, as the TV show set is the cave that Truman in chained in. When Truman starts to see the truth, he starts to believe he's crazy. He thinks that he's imagining everything, because it's hard to accept the truth. Plato writes, “if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take and take in the objects of visions which he
After watching the movie “Informant”, I decided to learn more about the true story. So I researched and I found the interview Mark Whitacre conducted with Taylor Baldwin in 2013. Then, I discovered the real Mark Whitacre, opposed to his impersonate character Matt Damon played in the movie. Indeed, I am not a mental heal specialist, but after listening to him explaining his side of the story, I concluded that Mark Whitacre behavior was odd as typical whistleblowers due to his mental health condition (Baldwin, 2013). Furthermore, I have also, personally, been in the past a subordinate of an individual suffering a bipolar disorder and I definitively understand how difficult the cooperation could be when a bipolar mood shifts.
It shows he has psychological problems. In the film audiences were not given this information, therefore it give the impression that Chief does not have any psychological abnormalities. This makes the film less effective because throughout this story mental illness of Chief plays a huge part. It helps readers understand why Chief is a patient of the mentally ill and it indirectly created a bond between him and McMurphy. For example, if Chief was not mentally ill, he wouldn’t think he was “small in size” and McMurphy wouldn’t offer to help Chief gain back his size; “make him
The book recounts his life and what he has experienced, the book transitions between then and now, and the hardships he faces living his life. Dalton Trumbo is effecting at portraying the tragedies of war. He relies on the story of Joe Bonham, and the emotional and physical struggles he faces, throughout the story. To start off, Joe Bonhams’ Physical state is affected by the war. The war had left him with nothing, when he finally regains consciousness, he discovers that he has been tethered to his hospital bed.
The characters Mayella Ewell, Jeremy Finch, and Arthur Radley show that this theme is present in many different ways. Mayella Ewell is disregarded for being an Ewell, Jeremy Finch handles situations differently than others would. Lastly, Arthur Radley is the mysterious character who no one understands because of the rumors around Maycomb and the way he lives. These characters are all misunderstood by others over the course of the novel and they all have their own story to
In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, the imbalance in Hassan and Amir's relationship is obvious throughout the content. Amir regularly utilized his knowledge as a way to criticize Hassan. Hassan's insight is self-evident, however, his absence of schooling implied that he was ignorant and incapable to gain the delight of perusing, instead, he needed to depend on Amir as the reader. As the writer states that Amir’s malevolence gets to be obvious through his part where he states that his favorite part of reading to Hassan was when he didn’t know the meaning of the big words. “I’d tease him, expose his ignorance.