In this modern world, many people are being overly focused on their own activities and consumed by their own interests. People forget about their surroundings and become unapparent of numerous problems that people around them are dealing with. Furthermore, they only pay attention to things that bring them benefits and try to avoid getting involved in anything that may harm them. In the memoir Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge, he exploits this serious issue by describing his childhood memory of his loving but mentally ill mother, Hope, who constantly tries to take care of him even though she cannot and his life living in a dreadful foster care and as an adopted child. Even though many people have the ability to help those in need, they are reluctant to do so for numerous reasons, but some of the most obvious are selfishness, powerlessness, and fear of getting involved.
I …[do]…anything that can blow your candles out!” (Williams 97). While he has achieved a freedom in the sense of space and finances, he is still pulled back home by the constant though of his sister whom he loved deeply. He feels a sense of remorse for being yet another man to abandon Laura, a burden that Sammy does not carry because he left only a job, not his family. Both Sammy and Tom are liberated from the desolate situations they find themselves in, though Sammy finds his actions to lead to a more optimistic future while Tom can only dwell in the past. They learn that life cannot be lived based completely on the desires of others, nor can an occupation be solely for monetary gains; there must be goals toward which to stride.
In The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the family was unable to see what they really had going for them. Corrupted Conformity Many times, people believe that they must achieve a certain social status within a community due to the need of acceptance, or perhaps, simply the fear of being rejected. Communities normally demonstrate a positive atmosphere. They are supposed to be places where everyone knows and is kind to one another; one where people feel comfortable with each other. Although the idea of community and solidarity is usually something to be looked at in a positive way, as illustrated in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, “The Lottery”, and “The Shining Houses”, certain individuals suffer greatly when they are presented with the idea, or forced, to conform.
In life people are be alone by choice, no matter if it was flat out what the wanted or alone due to some kind of forced circumstance that grew out of a previous choice they made, but when it comes down to it loneliness is never truly desired. In the short stories A Painful Case and Eveline we see examples of each type of loneliness. In A Painful Case Mr. Duffy for the most part of his life chooses to be alone. In Eveline, Eveline seems to be lonely because she’s unable to leave her duties to her family. In both stories the main characters display their desire to have someone near but when they’re finally given the chance it’s inevitably taken away from them, and then they’re driven back into the entrapment of loneliness.
Not realizing that a possibility of Sameness exists they do not appreciate the diversity. Imagine a community with Sameness and no diversity. Imagine how restricted the citizens might be, how colorless their lives might be, and with no love. This is what Jonas’s community is like in Lois Lowry’s The Giver. In his community all the residents are stuck with Sameness running their lives and not knowing that it can change.
In the beginning to the end George and Lennie share the hope of having a little farm of their own on which they can live on "the fat of the land" someday. (Citation) With this dream, they conquer the terrible alienation that men without homes encounter. Thus, George and Lennie overcome the adversities of poverty, alienation, and despair while staying true to their friendship. In the novel, Lennie faces the adversity in explaining himself to the rest of the world. Thus ,Lennie’s adversity is his mental illness which he is continuously throughout the book trying to overcome.Since ,he is mentally challenged, most people, even George intermittently, underestimates his intelligence and logic skills.
Another problem that led to lack of communication is that everyone is so busy working; they don’t feel they need to talk to their husband or wife. Some couples are often quiet even when they have problems with each other, but decided to not deal with it instead. As a consequence, little problems will begin to expand to become bigger problems, resulting in divorce. This does not happen in a happy marriage because the partners in a healthy relationship seem to have a more open way of talking with each other. They discuss everything to be sure that they are on the same page, so to speak.
It is difficult to find something or someone who can actually satisfy him, but there is one thing he mentions multiple times that makes him truly happy and pleased; his family. However, despite Holden’s love for his family, he is always physically away from them and it leads him to feel psychologically away from them too. The continued absence of a family in Holden’s life has started to make him feeling lost, wandering, not knowing where he truly belongs to and further more finding hard to identify himself not only in the family, but also from the world. Throughout the book, the impact of a family in Holden’s life is clearly shown and although his family has negative impact on him, his family is also the one and only way to save him from his depressing and lonely life. Holden’s hardships in his life are influenced by his parents; he does not seem to know about his parents well, and the awkward relationship between them makes Holden feel less important to his parents and lose his identity in the family.
He soon comes back, but, even though he becomes somewhat comfortable with his new life as the months go by, Huck never really enjoys the life of manners, religion, and education that the Widow and her sister impose upon him. Huck believes he will find some freedom with Tom Sawyer. Tom is a boy of Huck’s age who promises Huck and other boys of the town a life of adventure. Huck is eager to join Tom Sawyer’s Gang because he feels that doing so will allow him to escape the somewhat boring life he leads with the Widow Douglas. Unfortunately, such an escape does not occur.
Loisel, was a man in love that wanted nothing more than to see his wife happy, yet he did not understand her daydreams because he was happy with their current lifestyle. The bond of communication is lacking between Loisel and Mathlide related to different aspects of how their lifestyle should be or desired to be. Loisel knew that Mathilde was unhappy and withdrawn by noticing she took no interest in their home or even idle conversation. Mathilde just daydreamed all day of a better life and these dreams did not include Loisel. Loisel being a man of concern and wanting to see his wife happy worked hard to obtain tickets to a dinner ball.