Throughout the book, Frank constantly changes the way he feels for his father. There are times when Frank completely despises him and others where he idolises him. At the beginning of the book, Frank explains that Malachy was “the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father,” giving the reader a bad impression of him. As the story moves on, there are several places where you can see that Frank loves his father, despite all the hard times he has put him and his family through. Malachy is constantly out of a job, leaving his family to survive on their own through poverty.
Vladek's experiences during the war caused a drama... ... middle of paper ... ...is especially incapable of trusting people who didn't libe the same life, like his son. He is very cold-hearted and sometimes even unkovinf to Art. All this being caused by Vladek's inability to deal with the pain that he suffered through-out his life, ie. the war, the holocaust, his wife's suicide, and his heart disease. Vladek has a very complex personality that evolved so muh because of the expereinces that he made throught the Holocaust.
This leads Creon to get enraged at his son and his mind is still set on executing Antigone. Haimon responds by saying “Not here, no: She will not die here, King... ... middle of paper ... ...herself from suffering. However, this wasn’t the case with Creon because his entire family perished right before his eyes and he has no way to relief his pain. Thus, Creon is the tragic character of the play due to his everlasting grief caused by his flawed personality. In conclusion, Creon is the tragic character of Antigone because of his pride which caused him never ending agony by the end of this tragedy.
Throughout the book, Dally does not care for his life too much, due to him constantly committing crimes and such. “I knew he would be dead, because Dallas Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted”(154). Finally, Dally has gotten what he wanted his whole life. The only view of life that he has, due to him thinking that he is not worth being alive. Dally does not see life as a good thing, but a dread similarly to Johnny’s thoughts on life.
In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn't want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden's way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character as expressed on the first page of the book before Holden tells his opinion about his childhood.
Beginning with the death of his brother Allie, Holden describes his life as a downward spiral. In addition to losing one of the closest people to him, hw has no personal relationship with his parents. They are constantly sending him from one school to another, and eventually to a mental institution all the way in California. These can be seen as ways to keep Holden separated from the family unit. Seeing as how Holden uses his younger siblings as his only tie to his family, this disinterest shown by his parents could definitely be detrimental to his mental health.
39). After Allie died, Holden lost his mind and took out his frustrations in a violent way that only ended up hurting himself. Holden did not know how to deal with his emotions, and his parents overc... ... middle of paper ... ...lt before is lessened and it feels as if he is on a road to recovery. Holden and Igby both face similar journeys of anguish and uncertainty, but realize they can only heal their pain through confrontation with their families. In general, the bildungsroman focused on Holden and the movie on Igby show the long process of finding yourself and purpose in life.
It is not easy, he always thinks about it and being away for it made him angry and grumpy most of the time. Eventually, Katz does break his promise, thus this effects their friendship greatly, as Bryson says “I was furious, livid - more furious than I had been about anything in years. I couldn’t believe he was drinking again. It seemed such a deep, foolish betrayal of everything - of himself, me, what we were doing out here” (251). This signifies how Katz had a bad mental breakdown when he took the break from the hike.
Portrait Of A Man Trying To Hang On Wade Whitehouse is a man who is frightened to death of following in his father's footsteps, yet he follows them exactly. His violent temper and alcoholism are giant neon signs of how much he is like his father Glen and how closely related their actions are. Wade and his brother Rolfe lived with a violent and destructive man whose behavior was both mentally and physically threatening to his sons. Their father had successfully destroyed them in a long process that began when they were young boys, as they stood and watched him strike their mother. These boys grew up with only feelings of fear and loathing toward their father.
Lying usually becomes second nature to those who suffer from depression as they feel the need to shield themselves away from the world. Holden assumes to lie to just about any adult he encounters so he can obscure insecurities and shelter his lack of inspiration in life. Holden is “the most terrific liar you ever saw,” (16) when it came to people wanting to assist him in finding his way in life. His frequent used technique was to shove people away by telling them “don’t worry about me…I’ll be all right, I’m just going through a phase” (18) when in reality Holden is screaming, hoping someone will s... ... middle of paper ... ...ng charge of his life but it is time to stop. Depression is a major concern today and takes a harsh toll on everyone, not only the person who is diagnosed with it but also their family.