Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death.The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation. Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage.
His father lost his business which he had worked hard to establish. As well as, his mother became so depressed because of the poverty circumstances of the family. As a result, Miller dramatizes the depression, frustration, anger, and unemployment which result from American depression in his play Death of a Salesman (Abbotson 3). As for title, the first title of the play was The inside of His Head. This title reflects a mass of contradictions that Willy Loman is suffering from.
His problems started when were made redundant from his work. Although the company had been having financial problem for some time, he was very surprised when he realised his position was being axed and began to worry that his performance had been below standard or that his supervisors and colleague hadn’t liked him. In the months that followed, he applied and was interviewed for several other jobs, but wasn’t offered any of them. Igor began to think that he was inadequate and worthless, and as more time passed without finding a job, he began to feel hopeless. His feelings turned to despair when his wife was promoted in her job, instead of feeling pleased for her; he was just more convinced that he was useless.
On the contrary, he provides several examples of people who lose the hope of finding the meaning in the suffering and die as a consequence. The fear of unknown becomes the biggest psychological stress of prisoners. They are not provided with the dates of their relief, they do not know the duration of their abuse and its brutality. People who are incapable of determining the end of their circumstances are also unable to detect their main goals of the life. Victor Frankl compares this state of the prisoners with the state of unemployed workers becoming depressed with their life situation and constraining the ability to get a job even further.
The story of “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather, is about a teenager that is disappointed about his life and adores his job in a theater, he desperately wants to be part of it, by stealing money; when he acknowledges his wrongdoing are discover, he ended his life. The confrontation between his teachers and Paul brings the negative feelings against him. The relationship with his father was bad, at the point to avoid going home. Paul refused to accept his reality, and he tries to create a fake life that takes him to make many mistakes. Paul does not accept himself, he feels odd, out of place in school and at home; the place he feels good is theater and New York.
“...Dick squanders his emotional capital and becomes unable to respond to the things that are worthy of deep emotion” (Tate 218). Dick also begins to realize the negative impact his temperament has on others. After he and Nicole have an argument, Dick says, “‘I guess I’m the Black Death,’ he said slowly. ‘I don’t seem to bring people happiness anymore’” (Fitzgerald 219). He also identifies how much he has changed.
His first step towards following this alternative is by accepting the invitation to Johnny 's banquet, thus feeling that might be a way of overcoming the barrier that had sprung up between them. He wants to condense the distance between them, unfortunately, he lately perceives that he has a huge lack of knowledge about his son. There is the proof in the story that mentions "he didn 't even know what position his own son played or even the name of the team" (page 6) and "he seemed to know less about the boy than anyone" (page 7). Hence, it brings a disconnection in the father-son relationship, besides, it isolates him from the banquet, which is the root of his subsequent mistakes. Likewise, while he feels so lost at the banquet, he gives an egregious option of drinking alcohol.
The struggles he faces are of how he acts towards his sons. His mind is playing tricks on him, making him think that Biff is still a teenager who just wants to have fun and mess around until the last minute were he should get a job. He feels like a failure to his sons because he gets fired from his job and can 't afford to pay off anything or collect any money to support the family. He ends up arguing with Biff about how he should find a job and become a better
To add to this purposeless life, Jake also struggles with male insecurity which all the veteran males struggled with after the war. In particular, Jake’s castration soon leads him to a troubling love life. Brett, his love interest, says she is in love with him, but cannot commit because he wouldn 't be able to give