He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
Alienation among many throughout Nathaniel Hawthone’s The Scarlet Letter, the main characters suffer psychological damage as a result of different forms of alienation. The character traits they posses make them more susceptible to certain types of alienation. Since Dimmesdale cannot reveal his secret to anyone, he can not share his pain. All the pent up guilt he has stored with in eats away at him, slowly deteriorating his body and soul. Dimmesdale’s masochistic and pious attributes greatly contribute to the extent of his alienation.
John’s defective relationship with his father caused his distorted perception of love, which provoked John to use magic and self-deception to subconsciously ameliorate his relationship with his father and conceal his unhappiness. On the surface, John’s Father was what some believed to be a “terrific man”, a desired father from John’s friends; however, John did not satisfy the strict credentials of a son that his father desired. His father would belittle his inherent qualities with slanderous comments like “jiggling John” and “blubby little pansy”. John fell into a world of unhappiness and used methods of magic and deception to create a “fantasy of utopian reality”. John used mirrors and illusion to gain “sovereignty over the world” as “in the mirror, everything was possible, even happiness”.
Roy, like Dwight, influences Toby’s relationship with his mother and forces Toby to withhold the truth from her. Toby goes on to resent this control and deception and rebel against it. Toby’s skewed perception of masculinity is similarly impacted by his father’s ‘desertion’. Whilst Wolff’s discussion of his father’s neglect is minimal, a deeper impact and lesson of real value becomes evident in Wolff’s snapshot of himself as a father. It is, in part, because of his father’s ‘inconstant parent(ing)’ that Wolff feels such a
Likewise, Kabuo distrusts his white neighbours so much that he refuses to cooperate with Art Moran’s investigation of Carl’s death. He has past experience of great prejudice and realises he must defend himself as no one else will trust a “jap”. His defensive mechanism however, which is to be still and proud, is culturally misinterpreted at his trail and instead he just appears cold and arrogant. Guterson suggests that prejudice runs in circles, with each biased action and attitude reinforcing prejudice. Characters that are surrounded by such resentments start to internalise them, allowing them to seep into other parts of their life.
Leper went crazy and got very angry at Brinker for not telling him that is he is important. Brinker has never treated leper nicely. He always has messed with him a little because he knew Leper wasn’t the type to do anything. Now after the more Leper all of a sudden is taking everything personal and now sticking up for himself. Leper thinks
Sam also doesn’t recognize Peter as his father and either Peter or Sam, both of them are cold and not respect each other. Sam also not respect to his dad, hated his father, yelled when talked to him. In other words, Sam was messed up in all the aspects; his relationships and appearances. He has to go through a longs way to finally become an adult. In several interaction scenes between Sam and his dad, mom, brother, we will see the mentally and physically changed Sam and the way he treats with others.
Chris's inconsideration can be seen through the rashness of his actions. Chris was selfish and insensitive towards his family and the “substitute” family members he met along the way. He didn't feel a strong need to stay connected with the people who loved him and often left with goodbyes. Chris believed that "If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason,
There are many factors that lead to conformity or non-conformity and Aldus Huxley shows this trough his dystopian novel Brave New World. Because he is different, Bernard is the source of considerable speculation and suspicion. He does not enjoy sports; he likes to be alone; he is unhappy. Bernard doesn't know why he is dissatisfied, why he is different; many of his associates speculate that alcohol was accidentally put in his blood-surrogate while he was still "in the bottle." When we first meet Bernard we see him as a rebel, a protestor, "an individual."
Patrick McMurphy is an ornery, loud, idiosyncratic individual. He believes he should act whichever way he feels like. This turns around to have a negative impact on his life however, because of his rash, exaggerated actions he ﬁnds him self being scrutinized. He still sticks to his own ways though, which Bromden points out when he says, “Maybe that’s it he never gave the Combine a chance [..] because a moving target is hard to hit”(92). McMurphy doesn’t let ’the Combine’ of people outside the ward get him down or change who he really is.