Conrad has lots of needs, but his first priority is to learn to communicate effectively with his parents and his peers. He has trouble sleeping, and when he does sleep, he is having nightmares of the traumatic accident that .triggered his symptoms of depression and PTSD. With the help of Dr. Berger and medication Conrad will be able to sleep throughout the night. Conrad is having survivor’s guilt, he blames himself for the boating accident, which killed his brother Buck that manifested physically, emotionally, and socially so in turn, he lost his appetite, has very little social contact with friends, and cannot concentrate in class. Conrad, will learn his triggers for PTSD with the help of Dr. Berger and I, he will also learn to accept he does not have to try and be his brother.
Ironweed shares Francis Phelan’s daunting experience during events set during the Great Depression. Francis Phelan, a washed up baseball player that turns into an alcoholic after the accidental death of his younger son Gerald (XX). The consequences of these events result in Francis, fleeing home, working at a graveyard, reconciling with ghosts and witnessing the death of his two friends and lover before his eyes. Francis turned away from his family and all that loved him most. Depressed and desolated, while perfecting the art of forgetting his past struggles; guilt and alcohol are all that remained in his life.
Louie volunteered a little about it, and to everyone’s relief, it seemed to carry little emotion for him”(342). Soon Louie became so traumatized by the events of War World II, he became an alcoholic. Once Louie’s friends and family realized how bad his drinking habit was they begged him to stop, but their words were not convincing enough. Then one day Louie turned to God and stopped drinking. Hillenbrand wrote “ When they entered the apartment, Louie went straight to his cache of liquor.
Ana Oceguera 12. 19. 16 AP English Death of a Salesman Character Compare and Contrast In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the audience follows the dynamic between the members of the Loman family. The father of the family, Willy Loman is a self-deluded traveling salesman whose dreams of success do not match his reality. Prompted by his frustration due to the discrepancy between his unrealistically ambitious expectations and his reality, we watch as his mental health takes a turn for the worse, and his story eventually ends in suicide.
With this in mind, Judy’s control of Dexter perhaps ruined his life. Concluding, Gatsby and Dexter are similar in the way that they were bridled by their first love. Also, the demolition of each of the main characters’ lives occurred as a result of their intense love. “...so he gave that up, and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, despairingly, toward that lost voice across the room.” (Great Gatsby 134) By the quote, the audience can see how Gatsby losing
Additionally, Wiesel conveys how circumstances were challenging when his father fell ill and had, "become like a child, weak, timid, vulnerable" (Wiesel 110). By comparing his father to a weak child, Wiesel shows how the inhumane living conditions were affecting the victims. Father figures are usually associated with great strength and might; to contradict this by considering his dad to be vulnerable shows how Wiesel depicts the egregious conditions in the camps. A third example where Wiesel depicts a shift from rational behavior is when his father is ill and asks for a cup of coffee, so Wiesel makes his way to the coffee table, "Like a wild beast" (Wiesel 111). Towards the end of the novel, Wiesel makes multiple allusions to how people began acting like animals and beasts.
She begins by informing him that she, “poor Anne/Wife to thy Edward, to thy slaughtered son”(10), is the speaker. Referring to herself using this title, Anne suggests the reason why she has become “poor Anne” is because she is mourning a slaughtered husband. Consequently, her grief has turned her into a wretched and miserable widow. After alerting his ghost of her presence, Anne informs him that the killer who slaughtered his son, is the same one who ended his life. She wails to King Henry’s ghost, that she “pour[s] the helpless balm of [her] poor eyes” (13), into the wounds that have let out his soul.
Ivan falling off a ladder symbolizes the first sign of disintegration of his bubble of falsity. His materialistic desires contribute to his deteriorating health since he injures himself when deciding between having “straight or festooned” (57) curtains. Ivan’s trivial concerns about interior decoration is a reflection of men’s obsession with societal aesthetic standards and status. Ironically, Tolstoy exposes the lack of uniqueness of Ivan’s house due to like-minded, pretentious people striving to do the same. Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47).
1. In the short narrative “The Haunted Boy” by Carson McCullers, Hugh Brown overcomes the terrors of his haunting past by succumbing to the fears brought on by a horrifying experience that leaves him broken with feelings of abandonment: “…knew something was finished… never cry again… no longer a haunted boy, now that he was glad somehow, and not afraid” (682). The thought of being alone terrifies Hugh and reveals the scars he has from his mother’s attempt to kill herself. Since he finds her on the bathroom floor one day after school alone he insists John Laney stay. He lies, begs, and manipulates Laney but is unsuccessful in his attempts.
This speech reveals to us that not only is Hamlet incredibly dismal over his fathers death and the wedding, but he holds a very low opinion of himself. Not only is he so upset that he contemplates suicide, he also compares himself as opposite Hercules, who is heroic and strong. Hamlet also reflects greatly on the theme of corruption. He reveals the corruption of his uncle who is a unfit for old Hamlet 's crown and has married his brothers wife without properly grieving for his brother. Hamlet also explains his mothers corruption as she appeared to be in love with Hamlet 's father yet was corrupt in her quick remarriage with little grief for her fallen love.
Holden’s depression directly relates to his family, specifically his brother, Allie. “I slept in the garage the night he dies, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist…” (Salinger 39). Holden experiences much pain when his brother dies, leaving him constantly wondering about him and what might happen to him. From a general perspective, Holden would seem in need of psychoanalysis, however, death is never easy to cope with, especially at his age. Holden’s parents hold more of a negative influence on his life.