This story has numerous factors to actually see why the central theme of loneliness sticks out. Mainly, the title. Upon reading the story to the end, the title makes clear sense, given that “The End of Something” is alluding to an end of a person’s own problem. That problem in question was the relationship of the distinguished main character Nick and his ex, Marjorie. The pieces were all into place as in the story as Nick “ends” the relationship (which is the “something”) to Marjorie.
What about the Texas Church Shooting, where the shooter, was Devin Patrick Kelly, a former Air Force member. His background check was “clean” even when he assaulted his wife, broke his stepson’s skull, and had been discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct. This might not convince everybody about the ease to purchase a gun, because this intro has only talked about people being killed by them, so it must be hard to get guns, because these shootings don’t happen everyday. All of these shooters that caused these shootings, did not have a license or permit when purchasing these firearms. That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from.
It is an exceedingly serious and perilous issue that we face here in the United States, and it should not be taken lightly by the government or the public. SECTION HEADER Drunk driving has been a serious issue in the United States ever since the 1900’s. Driving during or after drinking alcohol is not only threatening for the driver themselves, but also threatening to the people around them. ”In 1980, 28,000 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes,” (Koch) “Drunken-driving deaths dropped to a record low in 1999, when “only” 15,786 people died,” (Koch). According to NHTSA, “10,497 deaths from alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in 2016,” ("Drunk Driving").
This is the depression that he suffers from that is actually pretty major. In the book Holden constantly used the phrase if you want to know. That showed that he thought that no one cared for him. An example of this is when Holden said, “I was born, an what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth” (Salinger 1). On the very first page of the book that he wrote we can already see that he is doubting that anyone will care enough to listen.
This inability to see his own failings also shows Holden’s state of mind as he himself is failing in life in a way. Falling is the way Mr. Antolini describes how Holden is progressing, Holden is in a place where his mind is so accustomed to failing he can no longer sense the hole he has dug himself
Keeping truths inside yourself will put you into a situation that your conscience will keep on telling you to spill it out but your logic would contradict it, thus endless conflict within yourself. As I’ve experienced it myself, it is sad to keep feelings within self. I remembered not too long ago, I’ve once had untold feelings to someone. Even if we were close enough, it is like we were worlds apart that I cannot tell it to her, so I just keep to it myself. Years later, she got into a relationship.
The use of never as a hyperbole reflects the feelings of the people, and also shows they have been lacking water for an extended period of time. By using such a strong hyperbole the poet is able to emphasize how bad their conditions are and how going for such long periods of time without water feels like forever. The poet also utilizes anastrophe in this line, which is the purposeful reversal of syntax. By reversing ‘is’ and ‘never’ the author is able to draw attention to the hyperbole never and add extra emphasis on
Fear: A simple word, the mere sight of which, gives some of us goose bumps. We have all dealt with fear in our lives at some point. Whether we’re afraid of heights, speed, accidents or someone doing us harm, this is a feeling that has a big impact on our behavior, physical and mental health, thus it must be taken serious. Because of such negative emotions, we often sabotage ourselves, turn down opportunities, never experience certain things and in some cases develop disorders and illnesses. Most of the time it is up to us to change for the better but we lack the courage to actually try and face our fears.