If the Addict is not glued in front of the TV, he is most likely to be found paging through his latest issue of TV guide, carefully selecting the shows which he will watch that week and marking them off with a highlighter. On an average day the Addict will come home from work or school, put off all responsibilities, and escape into the world of TV. In this world, the Addict has no demands or responsibilities. The TV becomes his only focus of attention, and all of his energy goes into staring at the TV. While watching one of his favorite shows, the Addict becomes totally oblivious to the world around him.
A boy sits at home waiting for his big brother to come home from school. He hears the door shut and a backpack fall to the ground. The boy looks at the clock and sees that it’s around 3:20, so his older brother should be home from school by now. The boy goes into the living room where he sees his brother’s eyes fixated on the TV. The boy asks his brother if he wanted to play some catch outside, “No thanks, I’m fine.” What was odd was that his older brother loved to play catch with him.
(Shakespeare 2.1.8-11) In these lines, Banquo show that he is having nightmares and was greatly troubled but he did not mention what... ... middle of paper ... ...t the play. He had many reasons as to why he could not sleep, but the one that affects him the most was his guilt toward murdering Duncan.) (In this play, there are many main characters that are unable to sleep because of their uneasy mental state: Banquo is dreaming of the witches’ prophecy; Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking due to her overwhelming guilt; Macbeth is not able to sleep because of several issues he had faced.) (In the world of Macbeth, the motif of sleep was mostly associated with guilt and fear. As the characters experience these things, they were usually restless to show the extent of their guilt and fear.)
This shows that he is not happy, and is not secure with who he has become. Later on he tells Ruby that he has regrets but he can't do anything about it now. He is just accepting his inadequacy. Eliot shows how Prufrock's insecurities can be tide to isolation as loneliness is shown later on in the poem, “... ... middle of paper ... ...he boat again, she is not there, all that remains is the jacket, leaving the viewer to believe that it was all a dream and the two meet in their sleep. She was always dead but he couldn't face reality.
"(pg.42) Holden is aware of the time but is desperate for a friend. Holden presses father asking if he could spend the night in Ackly's room. Ackly once again denied Holden's request With that, Holden let's Ackly go back to sleep and lays alone with his thoughts, "I t was depressing out in the street. You couldn't even hear any cars anymore. I got feeling so lonesome and rotten.
For me I think to myself, surely it is a mistake, except with the terrifying thought in the back of my head that this was indeed, not a mistake at all but reality. After fully bringing myself together, I had known that the coach did not put me on the team. The hours in my room I spent sobbing salty tears pondering the decision that the coach had made had me sick to my stomach, as well as extremely confused. Both my parents gave me unexpected responses to the situation as if they knew this was going to be the outcome all along. I was so curious until hours later that night both me and my dad could not sleep.
After Stradlater and Caulfield had an argument, Caulfield went to lie on Ely’s bed. “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead” (Salinger 48). Caulfield is isolating himself from his roommat... ... middle of paper ... ... unconscious mind is causing their emotions to be uncontrollable. Caulfield’s lack of control is portrayed through his unstable emotional matter.
“There were times when his heart spent hours telling of its sadness, and other times when it became so emotional over the desert sunrise the boy had to hide his tears.”(The Alchemist Pg.128, line 5) This means that the heart has many different emotions towards numerous things and, sometimes it is even afraid of showing those emotions. For example, the crystal merchant is very wary of telling Santiago that his ideas are working and that he apprecia... ... middle of paper ... ...s that one never even dreamt about before, something that they thought that they could never even touch. "When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current, that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision." (The Alchemist, Pg.68, line 10) Therefore, if a dream at a certain point in one's life is extremely way to hard to handle in all aspects, it is better let it go. There are many things in life that will stop a person from following their dreams.
Mentally and physically drained, Holden returns home, only to find he almost got tuberculosis. Holden, who is 16 years old, has trouble accepting that innocence is lost by everyone and one cannot preserve their innocence. During The Catcher in the Rye, Holden also does many concerning things that make people question whether he should stay in the mental institution. Although people argue that Holden needs to go home and get his life back, Holden really needs to stay in the mental facility because he continues to have suicidal thoughts, he needs people to help him get over him being lonely, and he also needs cope with his issue of growing up in order to become mentally stable again. Throughout the book, Holden says and thinks about many actions of suicide.
Thus the person turns to the television for that instant dose of friendship and gratification that could not be found anywhere else during his or her day. Once the person gets comfy on the lazy-boy, he becomes quickly stimulated and amazed by the intense sound and picture of thirty frames per second, and suddenly forgets thinking about the real world. Notice how some people become extremely annoyed when you talk to them or distract them when they are watching a program, or even a commercial. And might even yell at you for walking in front of the TV. As the hours of straight zombie-like watching go by, the person slips further into the fantasy world of television, and with you breaking that link between them and the tube comes as a shock to them.