His love for her was also a huge distraction from what truly was important. Lieutenant Cross shows shame and fear. His love for Martha distracted him so much that Ted Lavender, a soldier in his platoon, died under his watch. O’Brien states, “He felt shame. He hated himself.
The many rifts in his family played a big role in his departure. John Krakauer made the structure of the American family seem extremely flawed. He highlighted the bad parts of Chris’s parents’ marriage and made very few comments on the good parts of their marriage. Because of this Mr. Krakauer put the American family into a bad light and portraying it as dysfunctional. Chris grew up living the American dream.
Help me!” But I couldn’t help him because I didn’t know where he was. And that was all he said: ‘Mom! Help me!’” (126) Chris’s mother said this after waking up in the middle of the night from a nightmare about her son. It must be one of the most horrific and unbearable pains, for a parent to outlive their child, so that leave leaves me to conclude that Chris McCandless must have been a very selfish and uncaring person if he would willingly cause his family this much pain and
At a young age, Alex’s parents abandoned him and left him with his abusive uncle, which led Alex to isolate himself from the outside world, as he felt unwanted. Ultimately, Alex learns through his suffering to love others; which can be seen through Alex sacrificing himself to save Minnie’s daughter. Furthermore, in the poem Rain when you want sunshine a boy craves for happiness in his life and expresses his feelings through the weather. He is upset that the weather turned out to be rainy and compares this to his life so far (gloomy). His life until this point has been very much related to failures rather than success.
Stanley does finally express loyalty to his father when he tries to protect him by hiding the suicide note that Arthur had wrote confessing of his murder of Margaret. Family Loyalty isn’t strong in the Ellis family- Stanley had a difficult childhood and hates his mother for the way she treated him when he was younger. The Ellis family don’t have a very good relationship with each other, Loyalty
Kate and Catherine have similar experience, but the way they solve problems and how they communicate with people are totally different. Kate lost her parents when she was seven, then she was raised up by her brothers, who made huge scarification in their life. Early year experience makes Kate admire her brothers, at the same time, she feels disappointed and guilty to them, especially to Matt. When she teaches, she always thinks about “If things had turned out differently, it would have been Matt standing in front of them instead of me”(Part4, Chap16, Pg200), the reason for that is due to her guilt to Matt. She is very sensitive and lack of communication with people, even to Daniel, her boyfriend, she refused to share her secrets and past with him.
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it. The third problem is Dunstan’s fear of being manipulated in a relationship because, of his mothers firm control over his father. Thus due to the hostile childhood his mother creates, Dunstan can never form a successful relationship in adulthood and this leads to a life of loneliness. Having trust is a major aspect in keeping a continuous relationship. Being trustful though, is a characteristic Dunstan Ramsay lacks and this results in weakened relationships.
Uncle Andy made Arnold feel abandoned and hurt when he stated “Not a tear in his eye”, this statement proves to show that his uncle did not care for him at the time and did not help comfort him. The community within this story also intertwines with this theme. It is shown when a member of the area, Sullivan, expresses his feeling through the following “He don’t give a hoot, is that how it goes?” Each word that comes from his mouth pierces Arnold’s heart and has him left in the dust. Finally the abandonment of his mother was what hurt him the most. People argue that the perspective that your family has on you, is what matters to a person the most.
Not only is he unfaithful to his wife Rose, but he also appears to have no conscious for his infidelity and his lack of nurturing towards his family. Throughout the play, Wilson illustrates the theme of responsibility by displaying Troy’s recognition of responsibility, his lack of responsibility, and how Troy’s lack of responsibility affects his family and friends. While Troy’s upbringing did not provide a lot of stability or guidance he undergoes many hardships in order to recognize the meaning of responsibility. Growing up without a mother, Troy is raised by his father who mistreated and abused him. When Troy is fourteen he has a brutal encounter with his father, leaving him no choice but to become a man and learn to be responsible and survive on his own; “…When I see what the matter of it was, I lost all fear of my daddy.