He is also upset that they are not able to settle because Lennie does not know right from wrong. George should be able to live his dream life but having to care for Lennie is a big weight on his shoulders. Their friendship would be a better one if only Lennie were a... ... middle of paper ... ...he understood his poor behavior better than Curley ever would. A good narrator understands the importance of having an exposition, climax, and resolution when the whole book is based on conflict. Lennie’s disability disables him from being conscious of putting a stop to what it is he is doing wrong.
Holden feels the absence of love, which causes him to suffer a variety of emotional problems. Holden needs direction in his life because he constantly struggles to find the meaning of life on his own. Schools kick him out because he is not able to focus with all these issues in his life. With all this pressure he faces, Holden escapes from consciousness in what appears to be a psychological defect, but is just a severe lack of control in his life. “After I got across the road, I felt like I was sort of disappearing.
He cannot decide on anything in his life and this a result of his inability to know himself. Being inconclusive about a matter is an internal battle that can only be solved by the victim. It is a sickness that is inside a person and continues to affect them. Depressed people tend to be indecisive to avoid the burden of their decision. They know that once they make a choice, they will be committed to their decision.
Instead though, because he puts himself in melancholy moods due to his personality, improper feelings or by running away from his problems, it is also believed that Holden is undeserving of this sympathy. It is difficult to feel sympathy for the distraught protagonist because the reasons for his dreariness are all self-induced. To elaborate, one of the reasons Holden is unfit for sympathy is his personality. Throughout his coming of age, he often gives up and is lazy, tells lies or makes excuses. To begin with the former, Holden gives up on his schooling.
How many times have we been frustrated by the things that happen to us and most of the time we do not know how to react. Frustration is something that irritates us for losing something or feeling that we lost control of what happened. Frustration has several levels that sometimes make us feel a little unhappy, not very positive regardless of the circumstances. The frustration can be annoying and makes us not think logically at the moment. The frustration can be caused not to feel that acceptance to commit errors and to resign themselves to the unexpected.
Holden was constantly wallowed in self-pity, hatred, and regrets he had no way of moving on from his past. He counted on Allie even when he was no longer there, “Allie don’t let me disappear” (Salinger). His hope would only diminish every time he would fail again or notice another flaw in the world. Even though he had several opportunities to change his life around he treated each one the same as before, and then was disgraced when he only grew more depressed. This is one of the reasons there is so much controversy surrounding this novel on whether schools should read it, as stated by this critic, “some people complained that the novel’s language was crude and obscene” (Moss and Wilson).
It would remove him far from any other changes, leaving him conserved as Allie. Holden’s death-wish can be interpreted in different ways. For example, it seems that Holden experiences survival guilt that he is not good enough to live on while his more successful brother cannot. Rather than living up to this ideal, he is purposely failing and sabotaging himself, which according to Takeuchi suggests that he “desires to reenact Allie’s fall....” (327). However, although Holden toys with the prospect of suicide or inflicted death several times, he has personally experienced a major loss and he cannot put Phoebe through the similar grief.
64). Clearly, Dimmesdale was afraid of the justice and the shame that would follow. He thought that if no one knew, he could continue with his life normally. Yet, he began punishing himself secretly (pg. 133).
Then he realizes he is alone, but it is too late. The reality is finally realized yet Willy cannot handle it because he has avoided handling it for so long. The pile of unsolved problems is too much and Willy is destroyed. There are many troubling issues Willy faces throughout the play. His lack of success and work and his troubled family relationships hurt him.
They all became hopeless at one point, and unfortunately not all of them regained their faith in life. Charlie, Conrad, and Hamlet all faced struggles in life which caused them a great depression. Even though painful events like the ones these characters faced are not at all an experience others want to go through, they do come with a great amount of impact. They change peoples lives, tests them, and in the end shape them into different people in positive or negative ways. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and Harold Jenkins.