Allies death was a major loss to Holden’s life, and because of his inability to cope, it led to his development of Clinical Depression. Due to the patients development of Clinical Depression he has been experiencing many symptoms, the major two includes loss of motivation and withdraws from society. Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of four schools because of his bad grades. He is a very smart boy but has trouble applying himself in social situations. At his last school, Pency Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, he failed four out of his five classes (10).
He is of average intelligence but has a hard time with reading comprehension, which caused him to be held back a grade. At 16 he also falls into the same stage of Identity vs. Role confusion as Ponyboy. With parents that fight a lot and are alcoholics it seems like he was unable to learn any kind of coping skills and relies a lot on what other people tell him to do. His shyness and a social awkwardness lead to the question of abuse and PTSD; this belief is also substantiated as he has a scar on his check from being beaten by 5 grown men. Johnny also has frequent thoughts of suicide which could be due to depression, feeling unloved by his parents, socially undesirable, seeing himself as “out of place” even amongst friends, and that he internalizes that actions of others.
It deeply affected his family, and in the end, he wasted his life away. Johnny Nolan never had a steady job. He worked in the Union, which gave him nightly jobs. The jobs were never consistent, and the pay was not substantial. He always kept a certain amount of money to himself to give to McGarrity for drinks.
She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son. The mother-son relationship has clearly died off. The lack of communication between Beth and Conrad affected Conrad in many ways. Beth’s cold attitude towards Conrad leads to his anger and how he wants to be left alone from everyone, including his father. Beth shuts out Cal from showing her real emotions on her favorite son’s accidental death, and lack of communication with Conrad brings the Jarrett family into an interpersonally distant family.
In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield is a thoughtful young man, who happens to also be very angry. As a result of his anger, Holden purposely isolates him from his surroundings, leaving a feeling of depression and arrogance. This arrogance can be seen throughout the book, when Holden generalizes certain people as “phony”, and labels himself as the only “real” person in this world. Later in the book, you learn that Holden’s younger brother Allie has died due to complications of leukemia, and it is inferred that Holden has not moved on, causing his anger.
He hates that he became like his father, an alcoholic, he wants to stop and be better for his family and instead of following in his father’s footsteps he wants to be better and make his own. I studied him while interacting with his family and his wife seems distant from him and kind of scared to anger him. His children are also scared of him and his ten year old son seems to be angry with him and has barely any respect for him. His two year old daughter, though still a baby, seems scared of him too. He tries to talk to them normally but fails because of his past
The author suffered from many consequences as he was getting older. First, the lost of his father, which had a big impact on him because of the lack of parental support. Then, due to the consequences of just having one parent at home, Wes began having trouble with the school which led him to get involved in risky incidents, like trouble with the law and school. Although, the author was surrounded by many negative factors that caused him to not care about him and his family. His mother Joy, wanted to make a change in him because she knew that Wes was not
The Wave Essay In the Novel ‘The Wave’ by Norton Rue a character named Robert Billings undergoes a personality change. He goes from a social outcast to a eager student to a regular student. The three main points I will discussing in this essay are; What Robert’s personality was like before The Wave, How Roberts personality changed during The Wave and his personality after The Wave had ended. Robert Billings was a social outcast at his school, no-body liked him, no-body wanted to talk to him and basically he had no friends. In the book all off his class peers disliked him for no apparent reason, they thought just because he acted a bit weird they decided not to talk to him or pay attention to him.
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the main character Holden alienates himself due to his refusal to take responsibility of his life as he is growing up. Holden Caulfeild struggles through his teenage life, has been kicked out of several schools, is disgusted by society, and is naively fixated on childhood. Holden continually envies the innocence that children possess as he finds the adult world repulsive. Holden’s fear of growing up was so subconsciously intense that he yet again ruined another chance to turn his life around. He failed all of his classes except for English when enrolled in Pencey Prep; Thus proving that he is capable of maintaining some substantial grades… yet he single handily got himself kicked out of
Throughout his childhood his parents were always involved in squabbles and young Jeffrey took all this to heart. Eventually they ended up splitting up and with a bitter divorce Jeffrey lost contact with his mother and younger brother David. Dahmer’s history of desertion left him with feelings of loss and rejection. This rejection situation fueled the already withdrawn personality of Jeffrey. After they moved to Bath his insecurities were heightened and his shy nature ensured that he had few friends.