This characteristic causes him many difficulties in such a chaotic world. But, it is this characteristic that also pushes him to do more investigating about Wellington’s death – he cannot rest until he finds out the truth. When there is no order in his life Chris feels physically sick (he gets nauseous and begins groaning). In order to avoid that, he pursues the truth all the way from Swindon to London. Finally, even if Christopher was unable to empathize with people and required order, there would be nothing to the story if he wasn’t exceptionally perseverant.
This clearly shows an example of how destructive shame can be on someone’s life. Some people can overcome shame and redeem them selves but to other people it can destroy their whole life. Another character form the book that experiences the tragedy of shame is Baba. Thru out the book it is revealed to us that Hassan is also Baba’s son. Baba feels ashamed of being Hassan’s father because he kept it a secret to everyone for all this time.
Mike was being teased and looked at differently due to his moustache, and Greg was having serious trouble with grades and therefore couldn’t play for a team. Both Mike and Greg went through unpleasant moments because of their conditions. Due to his moustache, Mike’s grandmother confused him with his dead grandfather; she treated Mike as if he were her husband and made him feel bewildered. On the other hand, Greg was having problems with his dad due to his bad grades. That caused Greg to go to an old house, where he found Lemon Brown, where he was terrified for some minutes and experienced a dangerous situation.
He is unable to take the "responsibility" of caring for his holy father God, he is "tormented" and constantly "[aching]" of his shame. When he denies to pray for the soul of the dead baby, he feels guilty and goes back looking for the mother. He thinks he is inadequate to continue with his search, he finds the tomb of the baby and a cube of sugar laying above the tombstone. The priest is now left "abandon" and with "despair", he is now waiting for a "miracle" to save him. He is now being tentative because he does not know if he should eat the sugar cube, but his loathsome side ended up taking over, and he eats the sugar cube.
He is complicit in Dwight’s attempt to lure Rosemary; he finds that they are too deeply entwined to stop the prevent carnage. Dwight’s attempts to “improve” Toby and turn him into a “man”, highlight the extreme vulnerability and sense of powerlessness that pervade many of the surrogate father figures in the novel. Dwight constantly sets him up for ridicule. For example, he makes him “shuck” horse chestnuts without gloves, which is an incredibly difficult task. His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean.
Creon is sorry for what he was done, he repents, but it is already too late. He only finds true justice when everything he cared for was gone. Creon’s tragic flaw was that he was resolute; he did not want Polynieces to be buried. He received multiple warnings that this would lead to his downfall. He was put into the position of King.
In the novel falling from grace a main character, Ted is shown to make very poor decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions include, leaving grace, not telling kip he found her, giving kip alcohol and being untruthful with the police. Ted made a very poor decision by leaving grace and the consequences were that grace almost died, grace has hyperthermia and her family were concerned and worried about her. ‘I hear water on my skin. It’s wet. I can’t see.
That is why Twain criticizes those who are superstitious, because all it is is one mans word; there is no way of knowing if the event is actually related to the amount of luck an individual has. In chapter four of the novel, we see Huck worrying over bad luck, yet again. He becomes superstitious that he will have bad luck because he tipped over the salt cellar and was not able to throw a pinch of salt over his shoulder. He said, "…the Widow put in a good word for me, but that warn't going to keep off the bad luck, I knowed that well enough" (15). Again we see Huck worrying that he will have serious bad luck ,in the future, because of something minor that happened in the present.
Robert's main presenting problems were food refusal and oppositional attitude to any therapeutic interventions unless they were carefully planned to match his own pace of recovery. Interestingly, any positive feedback from staff could actually make things worse, and the individuals working with him were expected to 'slow down' all interventions, which was very unusual compared to other treatments for young people provided on our unit. It reached a point where I nearly thought we were pacing two steps forward and one step backward to achieve anything with Robert. PRS is a debilitating mental health condition and the person affected seems to be enacting their distress rather than verbalising their problem. As Lask (2004) described: ‘The presenting clinical picture is unlike that of any other condition and is comparable to that of a cornered, wounded and terrified animal’ (p.154).
This causes Danny to shelter his emotions from the world, and that leads to the next problem. The next problem is that Danny’s bundles up all of his emotions so that it does not allow him to make any friends. This will hurt him in the long run because, if you don’t have anyone to share your emotions with you will live with them stuck inside your head forever. Danny must get rid of all his “ weeds”(issues) by taking them out from the source-- the root....his dad. I believe that Danny suffers from a depression related illness because in the book on the first couple pages the text reads “Behind his back he grips his left wrist digs his finger nails into his skin until a sharp pain floods his mind, makes him feel real.” This quote shows how he isolates himself which leaves him unable to feel any emotions.