Take the Jarret family, for example, in Judith Guest’s Ordinary People. The Jarret’s are perceived as a typical, perfect, ordinary family. The lives of these family members soon become anything but perfect, with the death of the eldest son and the suicide attempt of the other child. Conrad, the youngest son, has a very hard time dealing with the grief of his brother’s death, and ultimately tries to end his life. Conrad has a very difficult understanding that the death of his brother affects others too, making Conrad ultimately feel alone and insecure.
In the story, Holden tries to be different from others because it is the way to express identity for him. It causes him to be isolated from the society, and he sometimes feels loneliness in his life. Similarly, the girl in “First Muse” feels sadness and loneliness when she realizes that there is the literary border. She says, "I was stunned ...and fought back tears" (Alvarez, 3-5). Additionally, she says that "Maybe I could be the one exception to this writing rule?"
To compare, Faulkner shares a slice of evidence as to why Emily has an uncontrollable obsession for the dead, “After her father 's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.” (Faulkner) Given these points, her father becomes arrogant and isolates her from society, or anyone who is willing to take Miss Emily from him. When her father, the only man in the world who has loved her,
Raskolnikov expresses clear remorse for his actions, and any other person would regret the decision of taking another person’s life- but instead, Raskolnikov shows his internal struggle with his identity and sense of self. He says that he spent nights on end trying to work things out within himself- so much that he wanted to be able to start over again like it had never happened. He then goes on to explain his thought processes before he committed the crime at all. He desperately claims that he was well aware of what he was doing- and if he hadn’t, it would be much simpler for him to explain or even try to excuse. He committed this crime knowing full well what he was doing, and rather, questioned himself in other ways that do not include morale.
Parenting is one of the most important if not the most important responsibility someone can undertake. A good parent is responsible for the physical and emotional development of a child who in the beginning is totally dependent on parents. Parenting is not an easy job. If you are incapable of this responsibility, you should not be a parent. At the beginning of her book, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, her parents were incapable of providing a safe environment for their young, innocent children.
“Why is Pops so mean?” He does not see the benefits of working hard and being paced, but only the pressure and the burden his shoulders cannot carry. This relationship between Andre and his father is very much dominated by the authority his father possesses. The father is strict and consistent, especially when it comes to training. He does not share much about himself and his childhood and it is only when Andre’s grandmother begins to tell stories that the father reminisces and opens up. Andre Agassi’s father is very much like his own mother.
Lennie and George had more strongest friendship in this novel. Their relationship become unusual, because in the time of the Great Depression in America, It is difficult to work with person who especially has problem in mental. (Lennie) then, Steinbeck portrayed character’s isolation, Lennie, has no fear of being alone, but whenever he is found alone he is constantly thinking about George and George should take care of him. George said “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell upi again, do i?
“Many babies that are being born today grow up not having a father.” The babies that grow up with no father is most likely because the father don't want to take on the responsibility of taking care of the baby that he created, so he wants to run away from those responsibilities to make it harder on the mother to take care of the baby because she won't have the help from the father like she should have. “If a teen decides to have a baby, he or she has the responsibility to look after it, take care of it, love it, and give it shelter.” The teen parenthood is not a joke because you need to realize that there is now a human that you need to try to take care of and not to fool around, going out to parties and things like that because you now have a child. Your child should always be your main priority. You as the mother now have to do the father’s role because he stepped out of the child’s
Throughout the book, he does not want to make any real grown-up decisions or set any goals for himself. He shows a lack of ambition and motivation and therefore is a constant failure at school. He refuses to associate himself with mature ways of living, and this is all because Holden his hanging onto the picture-perfect image he has of his childhood where he could be careless and free. He sees this particular period of his life as the only good thing that has happened to him so far in his life. He wants to hold on to it for as long as he can.
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know