They also fear a native miners’ strike because that would collapse their whole economy. Rather than reforming, the whites let greed devour them and they continue to exert their power over the natives by ignoring their reasonable pleas. Although Ndotsheni is completely segregated and one could live there his/her whole life without interacting with someone of another race, there is also fear. There is fear for the land that is dying and the children that are dying. They fear for the people who left the village for the black hole of Johannesburg.
This creates my alienation from my world; making me live a life of oppression. You basically become a slave to your world. An example of how the black community is an oppressor to Richard is by the way that they ignore his questions about racial relations between the white men and blacks. This is a perfect example in how the oppressors have managed to oppress the black community, by making themselves be discouraged, and by killing any curiosity to try and overcome the oppression. Richard is discouraged by his own people, because they fear that in a sense, Richard could cause trouble for them if he where to understand what was going on.
Black south Africans are treated different from the white South Africans. Absalom weeps because he is scared of the questions and what their answers could be. He doesn't know why he shot Jarvis because he knew it was the wrong thing to do, but there was nothing else to do. He was scared that Jarvis would get them into trouble; he had no idea that Jarvis was a man who fought for native rights. He is scared of himself and scared that since he killed a man, which in his and his family's mind is the worst thing one could do, what more he could do to other people, including his father, and his pregnant girlfriend.
His hypermasculinity hurts everyone around him, most obviously through his killing of Ikemefuna. Although Okonkwo does not want to kill his “son,” he does it anyway because he does not want the other men to see him as weak (Achebe 43). Okonkwo’s hypermasculinity also hurts himself. He falls into a depression after Ikemefuna’s death and (Achebe 46). In the end, Okonkwo’s failure to convince Umofia to go to war leads him to hang himself (Achebe 46, 144).
During the days of slavery many slaves did not know the alphabet, let alone reading and writing. Douglass feels distant from his close ones and is often stressed about his situation. Sometimes, he would be so tensed that he feels that there is no other option than to take his own life in order to be free and escape the misery of slavery. Frederick Douglass was stressed and he would find himself “regretting [his] own existence, and now wishing [himself] dead;” he had no doubt that “[he] should have killed [himself]” (146). Douglass is clearly suffering from the knowledge he gains because it leads him to be estranged and makes him often want to end his own life.
Gregor no longer fits into their plans, so they treated him with as much disdain as possible. Kafka presents this through symbolic meaning, personal reflections, role reversals within the family, and Gregor’s maintaining of the guardian position in the family. Gregor continues to try to involve himself in his family’s affairs, but is unsuccessful. His physical ailments symbolize the problems in his life and relationships with his family. His relationships suffer mainly due to the change in family dynamic and responsibility.
With this comes his resentment towards everyone around him. Holden Caulfield, with a few exceptions, has never seen someone for who and what they truly are, but instead looks at everyone as a phony. He states, “One of the biggest reasons I left Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies. That 's all.” (17). Holden especially has a true resentment towards his parents that is caused by Allies death.
His refusal to accept who he is and trying to be part of the white community causes him to face fear, anger, humiliation, and alienation. Throughout the story, Peter talks about his hatred of his ethnicity. He displayed this when he said, “I hated my mother for living there. I hated all the people in my neighborhood. They went
This is demonstrated by his destruction of his father's office. Garry has withdrawn from his mother. This despite Helen's efforts to reach out to her son, they remain disconnected (Gazer & Howard, 1989). Todd is Julie's husband. Todd's relationship with his family is marked by abuse from his father.
In reading his writings, james finds that arthur would have risked anything to help other people, and ended up doing just that. James finds that his son was well researched on the problems of their society, and was interested in helping the development of the social structure in south africa. From the pictures of jesus and lincoln on his wall, james discovered the admiration arthur had for these two men. These were men of action, who showed love for their friends, and at the same time, their enemies. These two men suffered and died for their beliefs, as did arthur in a way, this is showing arthurs' father what a great man his son was by comparison, and similarity to others.