Wingfield abandoned Amanda and her children. Something that left a lifelong consequence on the family since his son Tom had to mature at an early age and serve has the breadwinner for the family. Distraught by the abandonment of his father’s and unable to let go, Tom generates displeasing memories of his father behavior. He did not only blames him for the misfortunes in his life besides; he also blame his behavior as a contributing factor to why he walks out on his sister and mother. Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family.
“When parents respond with disapproval or punishment, emotions such as anger and fear may become more intense and may impair children’s social adjustment” (???,?? ?, p. 296). When Elliott was trying to tell his mother and his sibling what he saw his mother did not believe him and basically said it was not true. His brother made fun of him and at that moment Elliott shouted out with anger. Elliott then resorted to lying and sneaking around behind his mother’s back because of his mother’s disapproval of him telling stories.
The narrator of “The Seventh Man” should forgive himself because the blame he puts on himself, is not logical, because he couldn’t have done anything to save his best friend, K. In the short story, “The Seventh Man” the narrator describes the guilt and burden he carries throughout his life and how he lives a difficult life full of sorrow. The guilt he feels is called “survivor guilt”. The thought that someone could of done or should of done differently is considered “survivor guilt”. The blame that the narrator feels is very irrational. Others who also deal with survivor guilt know the irrationality but still take responsibility.
Guilt creates inner conflict as well as conflict within relationships and across generations which is seen as destructive. An example of guilt’s destructive capability is the damage that Michael’s guilt over Hanna inflicts on him. Michael’s resulting decision is to “never to take guilt upon myself or feel guilty, never again to love anyone whom it would hurt to lose” which makes him hard-hearted, sabotaging his relationships with others. Even though guilt can be destructive it also encourages people to take responsibility for their actions, to recognize their mistakes and wrongdoings, and to avoid them in the future. For example, the collective guilt that Michael’s generation inherits from the Holocaust emboldens them to accept their parent generations mistakes, know not to follow in their footsteps and condemn Nazi war
This causes dissonance within Derek, he wonders if he made the right decision, and he feels regret almost. Derek’s decision to leave also creates post decision dissonance in another way. After parting ways with the gang he begins to feel dissonance for deciding to join the gang in the first place. He realizes who foolish their beliefs are, and how his choice to join had hurt those around him, namely his younger brother. Hypothesis 3.)
His cousins were so mean to him. They would make fun of him because he had a different way of thinking. They would tell him he wasn 't normal and he didn’t belong to their family. Ahge began to believe them so he decided to try and find the family he belonged to. He left the next night when his family was sleeping.
At the time of their first meeting in the story, Krogstad had been forced into a place of emotional turmoil and was afraid of being pushed back down into the place he worked so hard to get out of. As a result of his emotions, Nora becomes depressed due the situation Krogstad cornered her into and was terrified that the secret she worked so hard to conceal was about to be let out into the open. Moving forward to their second meeting, Krogstad was desperate to find a way to keep his job while Nora was desperate to keep her secret. By the end, though they do not meet again, their stories still reach similar conclusions. Both characters are "freed" from their respective situations.
Blindness or the lack of self-awareness seem to be a recurring theme in the story. Characters’ inability in seeing the truth often resulted in reprehensible decisions: Edmund’s perception of his life resulted in schemes that would eventually cause great strife in the story, the two fathers who are unable to see the true intentions of their children, paving the way for the events that make the play so tragic, and a man who was blinded by love, leaving his wife uncontested. Nonetheless, once these characters are able to see the world for what it is, they are able to relieve the tension of the ending through reconciliation and the implementation of justice where “The wheel [has] come full circle” (5.3.200). The two more prominent characters of the play, Lear and Gloucester, shows us the importance of humility. Lear is finally able to understand his circumstances when he finally detaches himself from his title and status.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Holden’s actions are borderline schizophrenic, a mental disorder which affects the way a person thinks and acts, with no bearing on reality. Pained by the loss of his brother, Holden has delusions that if he tells Allie to join him, then he can change the past and be a better brother. Holden relives his past through schizophrenic episodes in attempt to bring his brother back, however, his mind has been exposed to shattering pain and his life will never be the same