Tom is physically able to flee from his past and reality, but is unable to escape emotionally. Also, even a new life, filled with opportunities and self goals has troubles. Tom says that he does anything to keep busy so he can forget what he left behind. He is still not fully content with his life. Tennessee Williams demonstrates that people tend to seek a way to escape their world of agony, but regret holds them back.
Running away may seem like the easiest thing to do, but in the end the problem is still there and it may be unforgettable. As time goes on esc... ... middle of paper ... ...e. As time goes on Tom finds it harder and harder to deal with the responsibilities of taking care of his family and the home. He decides to leave his job and his family for the merchant marines. He believes he will find the adventure he’s always been looking for. Instead of being free like he thought he would be, Tom is trapped by the memories of his sister.
Although it seems as though Cory is determined to escape from what his father wants, he still takes the same path his father went on. This ironic situation is shown when Troy says "I don’t want him to be like me! I want him to move as far away from my life as he can get” (Wilson 481). Throughout the play, Cory is also trying to pursue this individuality, but ends up trying to chase after his dreams in a sport just like Troy. Cory faces a battle inside him as he tries to form a unique identity separate from his father; however, Troy is resistant to Cory's attempts at individuality.
As seen as a failure in the eyes of his father Amir tried day by day to prove to his father that he was capable of doing more t... ... middle of paper ... ...t was too late for Amir to do anything. “Life struggles that add to the internal strife that Amir feels, due to his guilt, are put in such a fashion that you feel them yourself as you read. By the end of this book you feel as if you have walked along those alleyways, crouched behind that crumbling mud wall, and witnessed the horror that was Amir's and Hassan's.” (cite?) The kite runner is a story about a boy who struggles to find himself within his cultural community. Amir is faced with many political and social barriers that force him to constantly please others rather than himself.
Holden lacks the essential ability to motivate himself, which he needs to survive in the 'real' world. He continues to be kicked out of every school he attends because he fails to apply himself, his simple reasoning being 'How do you know what you're going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don't' (213). Everybody else in his life tries to encourage him to care about school and his grades but it doesn?t make any difference. From the start of the novel Holden?s history teacher at Pencey tells him ?I?d like to put some sense in that head of yours, boy.
The push-and-pull factors in Enrique’s yearn for the U.S not only allows him to rediscover himself as an individual in a world of uncertainty, it also eliminates his constant fear of failing as a promising human being; in addition exhibits the undying hope of a desperate man found in hopeful migrants. In Sonia Nazario’s “Enrique’s Journey,” his mother’s trip streamed “emptiness” into the heart of a once comfortable child and left him to “struggle” to hold memories they shared. Enrique’s life after Lourdes’ departure triggered the traumatizing demise of his identity. He threw this broken identity away while facing many obstacles, nevertheless each endea... ... middle of paper ... ...rest became a nightmare. Enrique’s time apart from his mother made them more like “strangers” than family.
This represents the rejection of his parents, along with their values. With getting rid of his materialistic belongings and gaining a new identity, he decides to cross the first threshold and continue on his journey and plan to rid himself of the materialistic world and seek adventure. Chris decides to embark on a journey to achieve his goal of adventure. Although living this life is not always easy for
As he reflects back on his final day at Pencey he says: “ They kicked me out. ...I was flunking four subjects and not applying myself at all. They gave me frequent warnings to start applying myself...but I didn’t do it” (Salinger 4). The school is throwing Holden out because he is not what they want to represent to potential students. They want to show examples of fine, upstanding young men, instead of giving off the image of the failing, confused young man.
All of the man 's talents will never be known because he will be different and that is not accepted in society. Although he has lost supporters and friends, the man is still determined to change his life and find himself; he is starting over. A truth about humanity is exhibited in this poem, when people are hurt, it changes them and their perception of life. The man was hurt by those he trusted all his life, he was betrayed by them, therefore he changes himself and changes his outlook on life to protect himself. The man’s past experiences made the man he is today and changed his outlook on life.
In the play Fences Troy Maxon struggles and ultimately fails to separate himself from the model of parenting that he himself had to endure. Troy simply doesn’t know how to be the man that he wishes he could. Troy in many ways becomes his father. As a result he seems to be the same kind of father that he hated so much. Troy goes to say, “I wish I hadn’t know my daddy.