In the war in those woods he slowly lost his sanity and it haunted him till he pass away. “Dallaire left Rwanda... He returned to Canada, where he was promoted...but the spirits followed him... he was too afraid even to go into his bedroom. He moved office furniture into his living room” and Dallaire states,‘“I’m not the same man I was, the man my wife married”’(Lawson).
In today 's society this would be a form of PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder). Although PTSD was not an actual disorder discovered yet during the civil War, the signs were all there and it was known as battle fatigue. After losing some of his closest friends and watching people around him get shot and die, he was left with many memories that were very hard for him to stop thinking about. PTSD involves re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance of things that are reminders of the trauma, and an uncomfortable state of arousal usually connected with readiness to avoid re-experiencing a trauma (Piotrowski and Range). Thousand of soldiers who come home from all different wars get diagnosed with PTSD and struggle to have a normal life after war.
This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp. Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
In all honesty this book in the beginning was pretty boring for me. I do not favor this book and I was handed assignments where I would have to read the book. Obviously I procrastinated, but eventually I had read the chapters. As I read I noticed that the book is actually depressing and has a lot of emotional burdens that would go on throughout the book. For example when Norman Bowker would circle around his hometown lake because he is chained in grief and guilt due to his friend Kiowa’s death.
We respond in different ways towards death, in various situations and our attitudes towards death vary. For most of us it is difficult to imagine our own death yet alone accept it. Upon birth our time here is limited we never know when death will call or how it will happen which frightens most of us. Our fear for death is quite evident and affects us regularly.
What’s more, readers can also feel of the sadness of author, for he loses his best friend. In addition, author expresses the hate to the war. Last but not least, the line “The torch; be yours to hold it high.” also attracts readers. “Torch” means “hope”.
However, when the clerk came to see why Gregor did not go to work that day and after seeing Gregor’s transformation the clerk ran away which shows how society does not approve of the idea of changing one’s sex. All Gregor wanted to do was be free and accepted, however because of how his family and society saw him as, he would hide in his room and stare out the window longing for freedom. “His father clenched his fist with a pugnacious expression, as if ready to push Gregor back into his room… covered his eyes with hands and cried, his mighty chest shaking with sobs.” (page 217) His father was angry at what had happened to Gregor which made Gregor feel ashamed of who he is was.
THE NATURE OF ANXIETY Name Course Tutor University City/State Date Summary of Key Points The chapter “The nature of anxiety” is an account of Scott Stossel’s first-hand experience with the anxiety condition. His main argument in the text is that many medications do not work in treating anxiety and he recommends learning to live rightly with the condition.
Bowker cannot keep a job, and he feels as though he has no purpose anymore. He is just there in life, with no purpose or drive to want to do anything anymore. He spends his days driving around the lake that reminds him of the sewage plant where Kiowa had died; reminiscing on all of his mistakes and how he should have been braver and saved his friend. His guilt makes him want to get a second chance to show his bravery. This is a memory that will follow him throughout the rest of his life and he will keep reliving it: “Clockwise, as if in orbit, he took the chevy on another seven mile turn around the lake …
I had to see him one last time…he told me that it was me the world would be better off without. That was the end of it…I ran out of the room and to the top of the hospital. Father Mike was there. He wanted to know what I was doing. I was supposed to die in that crash…not my parents.
The chapter On the Rainy River is a depiction of what it is a like to get a draft notice. Tim O’Brien exemplifies the emotions a soldier goes through when they get a draft card. The feelings he wants the readers to feel is arguably the best depicted in this chapter. The story is believable, even when as a reader, we know it is not true, because the book is fiction. Tim O’Brien wants us to believe this story because he wants the reader to understand the emotion truth.