“ “Was he really injured or did he raise the semaphore of injury only because it was something a passerby could understand?” (Brown 12). Chip Brown questions whether Chris really did everything in his power to stay alive or whether he did not want any help from society. Brown thinks we should care about this because he believes too many people are giving too much credit to Chris just because he died. Chip Brown gave some really strong claims in his story and raised many questions from John Krakauer’s assessment in Into the
Casy had multiple similarities to Jesus Christ. Casy was an astounding preacher in his lifetime. Casy was so great at it that he would get the people “ talkin’ in tongues” and “baptise them” (Steinbeck 21). Casy was a person who lived a life in a way that Jesus did. He would strive to live the best way that he could.
He was mesmerized and impressed with my talents and accomplishments. He was not the least bit shy about expressing his instant attraction for me. I felt a spark of an odd kind of connection while at the same time my sense of better judgement was holding me firmly in place. He was significantly younger than me which was obvious in many ways though his courage and forthright manner kept me from believing he was too young. At the very least these qualities would leave me open-minded.
Most no longer work and are done with the job of child rearing, and caring for a house, or for those who were career oriented they are now not dependent on working for their needs. Their days are no longer filled with the duties of caring for a home or children, and many times they are often lonely and feel that they no longer have direction or purpose. For many, there are health issues, and concerns, and medical care can take up a significant part of their lives. For some, being elderly means freedom from the drudges of work, but now they must face the fact that life has changed and that they must find other ways to maintain a sense of relevance and well-being. In addition it means that they must learn to depend on new ways of thinking and being to achieve that kind of sense of well-being.
Before his imaginary meeting with his mother, Chick kept blaming himself after his mother died. He became an alcoholic and often distracted from reality because of the incident. In fact, he was too distracted up to the point he neglected his responsibilities with his wife and daughter as well as his job as a salesman. According to the book, he had also lost his job. He decided he could not take it no more when he found out that he was not invited to his daughter’s wedding.
We are all aging and getting older. You are a day older today than you were yesterday. Most people would like to be younger than their chronological age. There is nothing wrong with ageing. It is the natural process of the human body and certainly cannot be arrested.
As individuals age their roles and relationships within in society change and the impact of ageing on social structures also change. Older people are often given labels such as frail, weak and dependent on others. Sociologists consider this as social construction. Positive and negative stereotypes have been created on ageing in society. An example of a negative stereotype of older people in society is that people consider old age to be declining in health.
I always felt that being outside made me a part of something bigger than myself, and it always reminded me of how I felt on my aunt’s ranch as a child. The most absolute joy I felt as a young adult was when I went on hikes or to visit the tide pools, parks, or natural history museums. My friends felt similarly and we grew in this way together. As I grew older, and began to deal with depressive episodes, I found the most solace in the moonlight, nature, and sunlight around me. I wished to go back to my aunt’s land, but simply being able to see the incessant continuance of growth was what ultimately provided me with comfort.