While on trial Meursault forms relationships with both the magistrate and his lawyer. The prosecutor can’t understand why Meursault showed no emotion toward the death of Maman and how he was able to keep on living his daily life. The fact that even after all the testimonies Meursault is still seen as an emotionless man very capable of murder says a lot. Meursault is very detached from society, and unsure of how to interact with others. Meursault is capable of making many relationships, but none of them ever go beneath the surface.
Lucy's display of role reversal with Terry and Rose shows how distant from the adult community she appears to be becoming. She turns the pair into squabbling kids, and sends them on their way. When it was they who came to help her! The waiter in BM shares a similar problem, he must be friendly and warm to everyone while keeping a respectable isolated stance from their affairs. Meaning in his everyday working capacity he is lonely and having to present a distance between himself and his customers.
In reality Mitty is desperately lonely, avoids speaking to anyone, and mostly refuses to share his inner thoughts with others. Mitty dreams of feeling equal enough to his peers where he can freely express himself and fit in within a group of people. His wife makes it difficult for him to find this satisfaction by her constant belittlement and control, but Mitty furthers this by isolating himself within his dream realm and allowing himself to hide from confrontation with others. Throughout the short story Mitty only speaks out once to Mrs. Mitty with what resembles an intelligent confrontation, “Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?”, which Mrs. Mitty brushes off as if it were child’s nonsense (Thurber, 27). Even when Mitty attempted to find companionship and confess his feelings he is met with annoyance and callous.
You also learn that Troy is not at all supportive of Lyons' dreams of being a musician, even though that is what makes Lyons' happy. Troy constantly insults Lyons' by telling him that he is lazy because he would rather pursue his dreams than get a job similar to the one that Troy holds as a garbage man. Although Troy's relationship with Lyons is the least complicated of all of his relationships, the strain... ... middle of paper ... ...el permanently put away in an institue due to his mental health problems. Although we do learn that Troy accidentally signed the papers to lock Gabriel away because of his inability to read, we also know that he never took initiative to free Gabriel. Troy selfishly keeps money that is not his while keeping his own brother locked in a mental institute.
He tries to please everyone and do what he can to help. Sometimes he does too little and never goes out of the ordinary and this is where he runs into trouble. On one end, he wants to do nothing and play video games with his roommate Ed all day. On the other he wants to be the best boyfriend he can be to Liz, this causes many issues in his day to day life. He has a lot of trouble trying to balance the
He does not really enjoy sports, for he is not a good athlete. While in school he lets many distractions such as his friend Finny take part in his life. This leads to his internal wars. Finny is Gene’s roommate and best friend, who has a completely opposite personality from Gene. He always acts on blind impulse, never thinking about the rules or the consequences.
Mike was nervous because he had to stay with many people who he didn’t know (ADJCL), and he went home before the party started. He is an unconfident person because he always does something by himself. Since I knew he seldom asks for help, sometimes I offer to help him because he is my friend, and I knew him. He always blushes and says thanks to me in a low voice. Based on these reasons, because of the opposite personalities, Dora and Mike are really different, and Dora is more outgoing than Mike.
Freedom: Lack of Restrictions “This is our island. It is a good island until the grownups come to fetch us we’ll have fun” (Golding 35). The lack of restrictions on the island in Lord of the Flies affected the way the boys acted on a day-to-day basis. The lack of leadership and the failure to cooperate caused the boys to split, and rebel against each other. Without restrictions, the boys ruled themselves and answered to no one, except those they were loyal to or feared.
Unfortunately, most of the Socs do not have this, and to make matters worse, they are never chastised or given a consequence by society when they do wrong, just because they are the upper class. Consequently, they continue to do more and more wrong, knowing that at the end of the day, they will not be scolded or given a punishment. Bob Sheldon is the perfect example of this. Bob was the leader of the Soc gang, a rich child who had parents that never told him “No,” and ones that never got him in trouble. He continued to push his limits and his actions were progressively negative towards the Greasers and the rest of society, and one day, it cost him his life.
There is many different ways of peer pressure such as the use of drugs and alcohol abuse. People don’t always get addicted to drugs on purpose. Most of the time it’s accidently and can ruin lives and even take lives. Steroids have become a widespread issue among athletes these days in high school locker rooms, professional sports, and in some gyms. Most adolescents and even some adult’s desire respect from their peers, and when they find out they can put on massive muscle quickly, they find it hard not to jump on the opportunity, if not at least show interest.