Contact with members of the lower castes always reminded him painfully of this physical inadequacy” (64). Bernard shows dissatisfaction with his intellectual superiority. Bernard believes his insufficient physical traits threaten his place of power. He continues to add to the lack of diversity in Brave New World by not only trying to hide the introverted side to himself, but he tries to overcompensate for his height with his
He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations. He suffers from psychological complexes, that alienated him from society, and he 's unable to face the realities of life. This research indicates the modern theme of breakdown, absurdity, uselessness, loneliness, and bitterness of life. The protagonist also realizes that the escape from the responsibilities is not a solution to life 's problem. A person ought to create a struggle for his survival, otherwise, there 's the decay of humanity in alienation.
There will come a time where a person will have to rebel against something or someone to find inner peace or freedom. This is exactly what happens in “The Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka. Kafka uses material circumstances and commodification to show how the Hunger Artist is rebelling against society, while everyone else seems to be conforming to what 's popular at the time. The Hunger Artist is valued, or commodified, for his ability to last many days without any source of nutrition. The people in the village were completely infatuated with his frail malnourished body.
Driven by jealousy and self-consciousness, Bento tries to persuade the reader that he is being victimised. His closed-mindedness, constant need to reassure and use of allusions are all powerful yet ineffective ways in which he tries to be judged as innocent. Bento’s lack of ability to understand leads him to creating theories in his head in order to support what makes sense to him. Machado shows Bento trying to rationalise Capitu’s tears at Escobar’s funeral and failing. Bento tries to build sympathy for himself through adapting unclear feelings about Capitu through his language and subtle hints.
In these situations, however, Tom shuts down and tries to ignore her or avoid the topic, because Tom’s dreams do not a-line with Amanda’s needs. This toxic way that he and his mother communicate is because he cannot use his emotions to sympathize with Amanda. Instead of solving their issues, Tom storms out of the house, telling Amanda that he is “going to the movies!” (3.24). Tom’s unhealthy relationship with his mother is very rudimentary and shallow because Tom restricts the emotion in their relationship. By calling his mother an, “ugly - babbling old - witch,” (3.24) the distances themselves leads to an avalanche of problems because their issues never get solved, and those topics, like his jobs and his dreams, are just
At the middle of the movie, Jack has no patience with his son when Danny asks him questions on the riding up the mountain. Then, when they got to the hotel, Wendy is enthusiastic, but Jack mumbles with annoyance. This clearly show that Jack is self-absorbed and distanced from his own family. Jack Torrence's own torment and sense of self- hate is also externalized due to the isolated condition of the hotel, which the isolation allows the “public Jack” to hide away and the “private Jack” to appear, and the private Jack was the one that embodies the audience's fears. The public Jack interact with his boss and family nicely, but eventually when the private Jack appears, he becomes synonymous with Grady, the last person who take cares of the Overlook Hotel which become insane at last and murder his own family.
For example, John’s parents do not care if he drinks or smokes. He has tried many different rebellious tactics in order to gain his parents attention, yet, no matter what he does, he cannot get the attention he begs of. This makes him feel like a ghost. It is
Beckett’s drama is based on his perception of human condition, that is, being born and mostly living in pain, suffering ordeals, a short rough and unpleasant existence. Man’s needs and desires are all reduced. Therefore, “All Beckett’s work comprises a unity in which certain attitudes are expressed in different ways with much force and rare imagination: life is cruel and painful; failure is no worse than success because neither matters; what is important is to avoid giving pain to others and to share misfortune”. That is to say, for Beckett, there is neither meaning nor explanation; there is and there remains only nothingness, which puts him close to the Existentialists. Within this context, human relationships in his plays are reduced to cruelty, hope,
Cole is a 15-year old that trusts no one and no one trusts him. He feels like everyone needs to fear him because he thinks that everyone is out to get him. He thinks everyone in his town is against anything he does. He has gone to juvie many times and is just trying to get out of going to real jail. His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman.
In Beowulf, it says “their ears could not hear his praise nor know his glory,” this is a connection to God in this epic, but in modern society, people with anxiety don’t hear praise they receive from others because they don’t believe it (lines 97-98). Grendel can’t help who his ancestors are, but he can help himself instead of living down to their expectations. In The Monster Called Anxiety, it says “The inside of my head is a loud place. Something is constantly bouncing around. I think about things I said or did years ago, about how ‘stupid’ I was,/ Anxiety makes me a difficult person to be friends with” (Ann).