This news breaks him down emotionally. He has suicidal urges all over again, but this time he fights them and frantically makes an emergency appointment with Dr. Berger. He shows up at his office in a broken state in the middle of the night. Conrad sobs uncontrollably and everything comes pouring out: the whole story of the night Buck died and how he blamed himself, his mother’s hatred for him, and how he was never good enough. Dr. Berger listens and holds him like a parent would hold a child and finally, Conrad begins to calm down.
As Conrad progressively and steadily improves, it seems that relations between Calvin and Beth grow worse. This is due to Calvin’s overprotection of Conrad, Beth’s narcissism, and how their parenting principles differ. This only creates more tension between the two. In Judith Guest’s, Ordinary People, Calvin’s overprotection of Conrad, Beth’s narcissism, and conflicting parenting principles leads to Calvin and
Conrad, the son of Calvin and Beth, was involved in a boating accident with his brother, Buck, which left Buck dead. Conrad constantly has flashbacks of the accident and he struggles to move past it. When Conrad tries to talk to his mother, he usually will mask what he actually means because he knows that she wants to avoid the topic of Buck’s death. Talking through the topic Conrad could have used effective listening to encourage his mother to converse with
In the beginning, Conrad is hesitant to call Dr. Berger and when he finally does, he does not want to leave the doctor his number. This is a way of avoiding his problems. Another example is when he goes to see the doctor and Conrad will not tell him anything about what is wrong. Again he is avoiding talking about his feelings and emotions. One example of Conrad showing “violence” is when he barked at his mother to avoid the
The thought that Brian always had was that he was “going to die”. The plane went into a glide a very fast glide, suddenly there were no lakes. However the turn cost him big time, the nose was just above the water. The plane was slowly starting to fly slower, and slower. However he ends up landing the plane.
Before the flight, the mother gave him a hatchet as a present, and hooked it on his belt. On the way up there, the pilot kept a dull and quiet personality. When the tension loosened a little bit, the pilot actually let Brian drive the plane. Although scary, Brian got the hang of it rather quickly. While the pilot was driving, he randomly had a massive heart attack, and since there was no medical assistance, he died within a couple of minutes.
The first couple of weeks were very hard for Brian. He was getting frustrated with himself and he just didn’t want to try. He spent many days just sitting there, wishing for food and wishing somebody would come and get him. I think this was very hard for Brian, mainly because he didn’t know what to do with himself. When it came time to where he desperately needed a fire, he started getting even more mad at himself because he was having all of these memories and he couldn’t understand how to make a fire in order to survive.
If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would say, Brian’s parents were divorced leading him to visit his father for the first time in a long time. He didn’t know what to expect from the trip though, one thing is for sure he didn’t expect what actually happened to happen. So Brian
Bud being toughened by life, is defiant and pessimistic, but after releasing his hurt that he had hidden for a long period, and finding what he longed for, the character of Bud drastically takes a change in his character. Bud Caldwell’s character changed drastically when Bud was capable of releasing his imprisoned or hidden childhood hurt at the Sweet Pea. Prior to this event, Bud was tough and did not show many emotions, and was not capable of crying. “But the tears coming