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.
She isn’t cared about at all. In fact, she is avoided at all costs by the men at the ranch. Her own husband does not show much care, since he is more concerned about seeking revenge on Lennie than grieving for his dead wife. Nobody cares enough about her that she needs a specific identity. Calling someone by name creates a more personal experience, whereas referring to her in relation to her husband produces a less respectable outlook on the person.
Amanda kept a lot of secrets to herself, like that she was pregnant and that she was black mailing Cherry’s dad. When Amanda’s body was found down at the waterfront it turned out that she was pregnant. No-body knew about this, not her friends or her boyfriend, not even her family knew about this. In the novel Kate stated that she knew nothing of this. She said “There were things Amanda wasn’t telling her.” Amanda didn’t share a lot of her secrets with the people in the group which just shows that the group didn’t really know her at all.
In the play, Away, written by Michael Gow, there are many characters who are trapped in their distinctive worlds. However there are two characters that are in desperate need of change. Gwen who is a very materialistic and sarcastic person while Coral who is very withdrawn from reality due to her son’s death. Gwen, who is stuck in her domestic world, has a habit of asking hypophoric questions like ‘Whose idea was it to do Shakespeare? Very silly choice if you ask me’.
Lastly, the fathers expectations of two characters does not align with the mothers, yet in one piece of literature the mother expected exactly what the father wished. The feeling of not conforming to societal and parental expectations and not being appreciated condemns youth into believing they are worthless and negatively affects their outlook on life. “Brother Dear” and “A Cap for Steve” both deal with the raw issue of parents not accepting children’s ambitions in life. The two main characters have different goals yet both goals resembled the life that they wish to live at that time. Greg, from the short story “Brother Dear,” does not desire to attend university and become a man of business yet that is all his father wants for him.
He was not open up to changes; he preferred to stay in his old ways. When his wife had purchased a new sofa, he was not comfortable with the change. He wished he still had the old one which he would be more comfortable. This goes on to show that he was trapped in his own way and does not readily accept changes. The narrator showed little appreciation for his wife and had no friends.
At home, he lived in fear of his mother and resented his father for not helping him. His siblings, at the insistence of his mother, often joined in abusing him. Dave Pelzer had every reason to develop into a product of nurture. After entering the foster care program, Dave Pelzer did not know how to behave in society. He defied his foster parents rules and go in trouble at school.
Where did the genuine love of real people seem to disappear to? Montag dislikes this personified machinery that takes over his household and questions Mildred, “Does your ‘family’ love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?”(pg.77) Mildred does not, answer for deep inside, she knows that the life that she occupies, is unnatural. Montag remains confused and heartbroken thanks to the cold-blooded talking walls. In the book, people look for love in things that are not able to give love in return and if not that, there is no love being looked for at
The most important people in his life are not there for him when he most needs someone to rely on. The lack of love and respect from John’s parents, his wife and his leader in war led to John’s downfall in the end. The cause of John's life difficulties can be traced back to his childhood. Throughout his youth,
At this point, Daisy fails to support her son, and under Cal’s influence Donny becomes more distance from his parents than he had ever been. Parenting goes far beyond providing food and safety. Donny was one of those kids whose parents were not accepting and not able to take responsibilities for their actions. Donny felt that his mother didn’t accept anything he did. As a result, his grades dropped, and Donny got expelled from school.