For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep? Why have I always to be strong and self-controlled?” (183). Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment.
Additionally, they shed light on their extreme overcrowding, which led to many other problems (Hulonce). These issues included: patients being caged or tied up at all times, receiving little to very minimal old and worn clothes, and often being forced to sleep on the floor (Victorian Era Asylums). One intercepted letter from an asylum patient read: “I feel I cannot stand this place a minute longer and soon I shall lose the brains I had...I feel I shall go on degenerating in this environment into an animal.” Conversely, infrequent instances of patients enjoying asylum life were recorded (Letters). The was due to the fact that select asylums believed that giving patients a happy, nutritious life would reap the most benefits (Hulonce). Similarly were the workhouses established
Since John has a horrible heart condition, he passes in his living room. Joan is not able to accept John’s death so, she spends her time questioning everything. Joan Didion uses quotes such as “life changes fast,” “’I’m here. Everything is fine,’” and “’why do you always have to be right?’” repetitively to express her constant grief. In every instant, life causes a new uncertainty.
This begins to weaken him both individually and emotionally, and it eventually takes a toll on him. Within Ender, Card shows that isolation and loneliness can destroy an individual through his collapse and his change in personality. After the grueling training and numerous battles that the government puts Ender through, along with all of the isolation and loneliness that he endures, he collapses in the processes both during and after the burdens were put onto him. The first major event that showed Ender enduring some troubles was when he woke up in the middle of the night and found that “there was blood” on his bed, and he had been “gnawing on his own fist” (285) in the middle of the night, in his sleep. This revealed to the reader that the strong and powerful Ender might be beginning to crack and show a
A common psychiatric mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest is depression. Being highly debilitating, depression can affect how an individual emotionally thinks, feels, and handles daily activities. One of the most controversial and highly criticized books in literature is J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, centering on the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is alienated from society, facing mental trauma, and has reckless behavior all which makes him become depressed. Holden Caulfield has been emotionally affected when his brother, Allie Caulfield, passed away due to leukemia.
Theme: The Misery Caused by Loss During the novel several characters die, of different causes. Misery is also a main motif, while several personas gradually become more and more miserable. The loss of characters caused dreadful misery. For example, “grief and fear again overcame me” (52), which portrays the highly frail condition of Frankenstein. Even though he is the most visible and brightest example of misery, the whole family is suffering of the loss, in a more profound way, as Ernest describes, how in such a joyful event such as the reunion of Frankenstein and his family, “’tears instead of smiles will be your welcome’” (55).
Vanderhaeghe describes a story of emotional battles of survival. Using an omniscient point of view, Vanderhaeghe gives a clear overview of what struggles Dieter faces during the short story. The main character Dieter Bethge is a sick elderly man dealing with personal limitations as well as emotional abuse from his nurse Mrs. Hax. Due to his inability to live on his own, Dieter is forced to rely on the help of others which sometimes causes him to be taken advantage of, as he cannot care for himself. Since he cannot tend to his own needs, he is viewed as useless and incapable by the rest of society.
The descriptions of the area are dire racism, depression, violence and crime, mental illness and radical youth are just some features. The health conditions are also bad although Kaukab needs surgery urgently, there is no place at the hospital, and because of the overcrowded immigrant quarters and poor nutrition, tuberculosis has reappeared when the British authorities had thought that the illness was eradicated in the 1960s.
In this way, Tom is able to maintain composure and convince Daisy to stay with him. On the other hand, Wilson becomes completely distraught and is unable to think rationally upon discovery of his wife’s affair. This can be seen by Nick’s description of Wilson that “he had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick”(67). It is clear that knowledge of Myrtle’s affair has imposed a tremendous amount of stress on Wilson, so much to the point that he became sick. Additionally, George makes some poor choices as a result of this stress, including locking up Myrtle in the room and threatening to force her to move west.
Aldous Huxley develops the character of John in Brave New World through exile from the World State in order to elucidate the theme of not being able to escape the corruption that is society. After all the hardships John has been through, such as growing up on the Reservation with his mother, whose death also drove him to desperate actions such as starting a riot among some Deltas at the hospital, John was not able to properly cope with his “new life” in the World State. HIs positive view of what the “Other World” would be like was crushed when he realized how horrible and corrupt the people were there, all conditioned in uniformity to create stability. His disgust was only furthered by his exposure to the World State’s use of soma and sexual pleasure to keep people happily occupied. Everything that the people were conditioned and taught to do went against John’s beliefs, so he was understandably upset about it.
After reviewing the tables from chapter 63 and watching Pheridan’s video, I can safely say that patient safety was of highest concern, which needs more reinforcement. The ill-fated experience of Sue Cheridan is an unfortunate example of ineffective communication among health care professional. Lack of advocacy was another area that I believe was extremely neglected as the health care workers failed many times necessary to advocate or run a bilirubin test on Sue’s son, Carl and to order further testing for her husband’s tumor. As a result, Sheridan loss her husband and her child suffered severe brain damage. After her family misfortune, Sheridan became involved in several organization seeking and advocating for patient safety and better health
In her article “No Time to Be Nice at Work”, Christine Porath explores the alarming increase of workplace bullying as well as the consequences, which can even be deathly, of work related stress. “Mean bosses could have killed my father” (Porath, 2015). Porath starts her article with this shocking quotation, recalling how her strong and athletic dad ended up bedridden in a hospital, connected to