Despite leaving his first wife and two sons, cheating on his second wife, and physically isolating himself, Everyman was most isolated by his poor health. He had everything he needed to live a full and happy life, but let it slip away out of the perpetual fear of his own demise. His fear is what disabled him from living a life like Howie's, not his heart surgeries or divorces. No amount of sports or sex could quell the lingering fear death imposed upon him. The Everyman's pessimistic, fear-centered attitude is realized in every human being as an inexplicable fear to which Roth has provided an explanation.
Also, the man... ... middle of paper ... ...ighting his father, he kept going until they were dead because he had lost the ability to love even his own family. Love and compassion are both crucial qualities for a human to have, and when it is taken away, people are no longer recognizable as themselves, much like the prisoners of the Holocaust. In both books, the people are left as near empty shells, but are somehow still standing there and still able to feel compassion and love. Elie Wiesel went through the worst experiences imaginable, however he somehow made it out and is still standing and still has the capability to love and feel compassion, and the old man returned near death as well, but also kept pushing himself, and even felt some compassion for the fish he followed into the sea. Humanity is an essential part of the world, and if it is lost, the world and all the people in it will be destroyed.
Olds and her dad bond grew stronger at the doctor’s office. The man she had always known for his abusive behavior turned out the most caring man in the world. As a child, Sharon Olds childhood was described as a “hellfire.” Growing up, she was told that she was going to hell. In Olds’ poem, she tries to express how she felt about her early childhood with an abusive father and relationships with her family. Olds wrote many poems about her relationship with her helpless, alcoholic father and her path to help deal with these memories and forgiving her father to loving the dying man.
His father cared so much that he gave Con a number of a psychiatrist. Unlike the mother, the father would like to see Con back to normal. The mother had a negative affect on Conrad. After the brother’s death, and Con’s attempted suicide, she could never deal with Con. When the brother died so did a part of her ability to love.
Conrad is orientation to people, time and place. His memories are intact good and bad. Conrad is working through his depression and some day will reach acceptance. Psychological and emotional patterns Conrad experienced a tremendous amount of psychological pain because of the loss he felt, he had no one to talk to about the death of his brother and best friend in the boating accident which resulting in a suicide attempt. The relationships he had with his mother Beth and his swim team friends suffered dramatically because of all of the pain he held
Another choice Andrew makes is talking to his dad, a psychologist, about the accident which put his mother in a wheelchair. Because of this incident, a huge metaphorical rift is placed between the two. Andrew knows that his dad never truly forgave him of this accident, and placed him on medication. Even so, he tells his father of his feelings. Andrew states that he does not need his forgiveness, he just needs accept his decision.
Whether it is turning to substance abuse, using his memory to escape reality or using Risa Walker as a sexual escape, Billy Ansel never fully recovers from the death of his twins and his wife. This close analysis of Billy’s struggle with death becomes an important lesson for all readers. When dealing with tragedies humans believe they have the moral strength to handle them and move on by themselves but, what they do not realize is that they need someone by their side to help them overcome death. Using unhealthy coping mechanism only leads to life full of grief and depression. One of the ways Billy shows his ineffective ways of dealing with death is by using Risa Walker as sexual escape from his daily life.
He leads his sons to believe the same ludicrous keys to success, pointing them in the same direction of failure. Everyone but Willy sees fault in his judgement as “his old friends, the old buyers that loved him so and alwaysfound some order to hand him in a pinch -- they’re all dead, retired” (Miller 32). With these factors counting against him, Willy still has not realized his life is at a standstill, not moving at all and he’s failing. His entire life he’d depended on the help of other people. Although he wants his sons to live a successful life, he’s teaching them the wrong points of gaining that particular lifestyle.
In the novel, The Sportswriter by Richard Ford, the main is Frank Bascombe. Frank is a divorced father of three, who lost his oldest son several years ago Reye’s syndrome. After the loss of his son, Frank fell into a dreamlike state leading him to rash behavior, which left his marriage in ruins. He began having in affairs, looking for something that doesn’t have to do with his life nor the loss of both his wife and son. He hoped to be able to define himself by these women for a short period in order to forget his own troubles for a while.
Willy always had to pay for repairs, such as the mortgage, the insurance, and other bills. The emb... ... middle of paper ... ...onfused and disturbed individual. His incompetence wore on him so much that he suffered from delusions. He believed that there was no end when he had failed his career, sons, and his wife. He had convinced himself that his suicide was an act of love for his family but this was another selfish act of cowardice.