Ishmael’s childhood will forever be haunted by memories of the war, memories he can’t run from. Eight months after rehabilitation Ishmael had the opportunity to fly to New York to talk about his experience saying, “I am not a soldier anymore; I am a child. We are all brothers and sisters. What I have learned from my experience is that revenge is not good. I joined the army to avenge the deaths of my family and to survive, but I’ve come to learn that if I am going to take revenge, in that process I will kill another person whose family will want revenge; then revenge and revenge and revenge will never come to an end…” (Beah 2007 pg 199).
Additionally, Shakespeare notes that if people cease to have children, the world will simply end, leaving absolutely no one to remember those who came before. Not only does he discuss remaining in people’s memories through literature and work, but through the minds of loved ones as well. Today, it is not uncommon to see parents attempting to live vicariously through their children. They themselves have a fear of growing old and losing their youth, so they may get overly involved in their kids’ activities and lives in general. People have children because they, in fact, want to cheat death, and this is one of the several ways to stay young at heart.
While Edison was a full time inventor, he was hardly aware of the condition of his family until someone else told him. He finds out that his older brother Pitt died at the age of 59 broke and penniless in 1891 (Benge, p. 166) Then, only 5 years later in 92 year old father dies on February 26, 1896. (Benge p. 166) Edison never liked to be somewhere where there was a lot of emotion so he avoided his family at that time. These events are the most important moments in Edison’s
Steven and Michael in “The Road Out of Eden” face the more severe end of the grief spectrum. After the incident, their friendship grew distant, “I wished I was dead… Steven’s family moved out real soon after it all happened… I couldn’t eat or sleep for a long time afterward. All I ever saw when I closed my eyes was Joe Ron’s surprised face and the red halo behind his head” (Grace 13). Steven is unable to cope with the grief after being the one to pull the trigger and Michael suffers from signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. However, because the students in “The School” experience death regularly, their grieving period is shorter.
Gilgamesh grieves the death of Enkidu, not knowing how to continue his life without him. While the death saddened him, it also frightened him. He did not want to have the same fate as his friend considering the all the pain it had caused him. “I do not fall in combat, and shall make not my name” (62). He is determined to become immortal so that he can carry on his and Enkidu’s
Time, something no one wants to waste because everyone only has a limited amount, some people even less than others. The Odyssey is a great epic about a man and his long journey home after the Trojan War and all of the hiccups he experiences on the way home. Another story dealing with time sensitivity is A Monster Calls. This story entails a young boy and his struggle to deal with his monster, his mother 's illness, and the little time he has left with her. Both stories have similar themes that are interpreted very differently.
Life isn’t easy and I know we all go to ups and downs, but we need to agree that suicide isn’t the answer to ending our lives and we need to change it. Young and elderly people commit suicide for different reasons and need different treatments. The issue of suicide has been around for quite a long time since the Middle Ages. It hasn’t disappeared, in fact, it has increased over time because due to lack of effort of attending therapy and seeking the help they need to solve their own struggles in their daily routine of life. Females are twice as likely to attempting suicide than males while males are four times more likely to attempting suicide and more chance of dying.
His mother was struggle to find a job after divorce, so she had no choice but sent her son away temporarily. The generation gap between the grandma (77 years old) who can not speak, and the spoiled young grandchild created several conflicts in their daily life. However, the infinite love and care of grandmother gradually changed how Sang Woo see, think and behave. I watched ‘The way home’ for the first time a few years ago. And two more times after, but still, each time it brought me to tears.
Hamlet felt like nobody was supporting him after his father died and with no support comes no advice. Hamlet was also dealing with a lot of emotions that are hard to deal with not to mention control. Hamlet was all so feeling betrayal in all of his relationships as stated before. Hamlet’s mother moved on to Claudius so fast (less than two months) that Hamlet thought she didn’t love his father the way he thought while growing up or maybe she only married him to stay queen. Then Claudius tells Hamlet to move on and that mourning for this long is unmanly and he should move on because everybody dies.
In addition, we had grown to a family of eleven children of which my parents could barely support. However, I learned at an early age that it was family that was the most important treasures in life. Over the years, this rang true over and over when we leaned on each other for support. However, I never such great grief until last year. My sister, and best friend, almost successfully committed suicide because of her psychotic break.