Patten learned at school that ‘one and one made two’. This metaphor is referring to love and how one person and another come together to make two. But at home it was a completely different story; Patten had parents who fought and didn’t take much interest in him, Patten’s home life ‘stung more than any teachers cane’ which shows the extent of how painful love came across to him. In his home life he learned that ‘one and one stayed one and one’. His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress.
Differences in Isolation Nobody can be happy all the time. It is because the feelings that come to everybody’s minds once in a while are sadness, frustration, or even depression, which causes a person to see the world in a dim light. This bleak point of view, as expressed by Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is a result of the angst that all teenagers go through every now and then; making them assume that they are alone in the world and that no one understands them. Another situation where one would feel abject and isolated is when society seems to shun and frown upon them, like Antigone from Antigone by Sophocles.
Holden feels depressed from the prior events in his family, and no longer has the desire to learn or strive to be successful. Holden feels distant from his family, and needs their loving care. After a rough childhood, Holden just needs someone, like Phoebe, there for him. He needs love and support from his family, and their sending him to boarding school to fend for himself is not a good idea. Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life.
As shown, Holden is depressed in many ways: he fails in life, he is lonesome, and he still is affected by his brother's death. Holden is a failure because he cannot pass any classes in school, except English, and he cannot do anything right. He is lonely because he simply hates mostly everyone and, therefore, does not have any friends. Holden is depressed by his brother's death because that was his best friend. Holden's depression started with the loss of his best friend/brother and continued on with failure and loneliness throughout the rest of his
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
They include having many failures, not having any close friends, and the loss of his younger brother Allie. Since his many failures at school, Holden has been in a downward spiral that will eventually lead to his mental break down. Not being able to talk to any close friends makes Holden’s depression much worse. Holden thinks that he should be dead instead of his brother Allie which does not help with his depression. If Holden’s parents had let him go to a school near his apartment he might have been able to establish a few long term relationships.
Loneliness for some is a dull beginning of a bright future, and for others, it is unfortunate and eternal. In The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, Quoyle is a character who suffers through a boundless amount of loneliness that exists in many forms. He becomes lonely as he is involved in a one-way relationship and also exhibits the feeling of isolation when he is singled out by society. Similarly, the life experiences of a narrator in an anonymous writer’s poem, Bow Down Your Head and Cry, closely resemble the isolation and hardships that Quoyle is forced to suffer through. The narrator experiences loneliness and great difficulties coping with the separation of his loved one and additionally felt isolated as he was alienated from society.
Isolation isn’t the Key to Success Loneliness and feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty (Mother Teresa). This quote states that being unseen makes someone terrible inside. By that person feeling terrible it puts a burden for whatever they do. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck, there were many themes and motifs. The theme that exemplified the most in the novel was the theme of loneliness, which took apart Curley’s wife.
As a result he often can’t face reality and can’t react properly to situations because he isn’t used to proper human contact- except from George who treats him like a pet, and who lennie obeys. The men are afraid of Lennie because they know that if his great strength were ever to go uncontrolled, it could easily overwhelm any one of them. This constant rejection by others increases the depth of Lennie's loneliness and adds to the theme of loneliness running through the novel. Lennie and curley’s wife react to their lonliness and getting into trouble, this explains why many people do bad things and how it isn’t really their fault. This also suggests why society have to care for minorities or generally lonely people because otherwise bad things may happen.
Just like children abused by their parents that in fact grow up to be abusive themselves. Kass says that children of divorce “have had no successful models to imitate” (229) and in fact “enter into relationships guardedly and tentatively” (230). Children of divorce enter a relationship looking for red flags up front and when things get difficult they never had anything in which to compare their situation. “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going;”…LITERALLY! Divorce is tragic on many levels and all too often the impact on children is more then just the shock of their parents living in two different places.