In the book I read Blood Is Thicker by Paul Langan , there’s an on going central message and theme of trying to do what’s right in a situation that’s tough. Also throughout the book the main character is always confused and can sometimes lose himself in high pressure situations. A short summary to the book is the boy Hakeem Randall is faced with a lot of problems. It all starts when his Dad is diagnosed with cancer and that sparks the theme of sadness that constantly shows through the story. Once his Dad has gone through so many medical procedures the family has no money left and they are forced to move in with their uncle in Detroit.
His case records are two inches thick filled with numerous diagnoses, including schizoid personality, paranoid schizophrenia, and manic-depressive psychosis ( also known as dipolar mood disorder now). Steven V’s father worked long hours and traveled quite often. Mr. V would always criticize his son and saw him as timid, weak, and withdrawn. Mr. V would show no sympathy towards Steven if he had lost a fight. In other words, he was disappointed in his son.
In Niccoló Ammaniti’s novel ‘I’m Not Scared’, the main protagonist, Michele, also faces life altering events that dramatically turn his entire world around. The story traces Michele as he discovers a boy, Filippo, trapped in a hole, through this he is forced to accept the events that are happening underground, involving all the town’s adults, deceit, kidnapping and plenty of desparation. His 9 year-old-mind struggles to comprehend the evil and so he turns to imagination to explain Filippo. Filippo is roughly the same age as Michele yet due to their circumstances, both are drastically different. Filippo’s isolation has driven his mind past sanity and speaks of ‘wash-bears’ and is convinced that everyone also lives in holes like he does.
Rusty Worley Mrs. Rich English 110 March 12 2013 Absence of Allie For any teenager, the transition of coming into adult hood and going out of child hood is never easy. For many, it can be a very stressful time and it can be seen through their actions. In the Catcher in the Rye, this is the biggest problem Holden Caulfield faces along with losing his little brother. Throughout the novel, J.D. Salinger presents Holden as a young man who is trying to find himself in the world.
Holden’s fear of the game Holden Caufield is the seven-teen year old protagonist of the book The Catcher in the Rye. Holden at a young age goes through lots of tough situations in his life, which has caused him to become the person he is now, very sedate and nondescript. All the tragic events in the past in Holden’s life have turned him into a cold and isolated person in many cases. Also, throughout the novel Holden shows much unstableness; having numerous mental break downs in the book. Holden is very hard to figure out, because you never know how he is going to react to situations.
And the only thing that kept him going was his dad but the chance of getting separated from his dad was devastating for him. He was constantly hit with life and death situations throughout the whole year he spent going from camp to camp. Elie and his father had to lie about their age to even stay alive. “Here, Kid, how old are you?” “Eighteen” This helps keep him from being burned in the crematory. He was scared, felt lonely and wanted to do anything to stay alive.
He wanted a way out of his life. To him, this seemed like it was the only way out. He said on the basement tapes that his older brother Byron and his friends constantly “ripped on” him and that everyone, including those at school, excluding his parents, treated him like “the runt of the liter. These constant events lead to something that no teenage would want to face, depression. Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
The point is that an alcoholic not in recovery should be nowhere near a young child or in any committed relationships until sober. The novel is also peppered with horrific flashbacks of abuse at the hands of Jack’s father. Because of the trauma he experienced, it is as hard for Jack to be a normal father as it is for a normal father to strike his son; quite difficult. “In those days it did not seem strange to Jack […] that his own love should go hand-in-hand with his fear […]” (http://www.shmoop.com/shining-stephen-king/family-quotes-3.html). This quote is a perfect illustration of how Jack’s sense of what a relationship should be like is irreversibly altered.
Emily Stewart ENGL 1302 Villarreal 04/03/2014 Paper 2 Rough Draft In Paul’s Case, author Willa Cather elaborates heavily on the temperament of a young man, Paul, and his struggle and triumphs in and around his home on Cordelia Street. Paul goes through the motions of life completely dissatisfied by his normal surroundings. School, his home on Cordelia Street, and most importantly, his father, all drive him into a hole of depression that he can only escape through arts. All though the arts–music, theatre, art– alone did not relate to Paul, the setting mixed with the arts “seemed to free some hilarious spirit within him” (Cather 126). Paul’s father, as described by Paul’s thoughts, is a wealthy business man who believes in
It’s about a young adult named Holden Caulfield who never finds anything appealing. Holden always feels depressed and lonely, but always tries to hold it in. In the beginning Holden gets kicked out school, and then just aimlessly goes around New York City. This book appeals to a mass population for its complexity and relates to anyone who has ever gone through emotional trauma in their lives. Many believe that the most significant themes of the book include phoniness, death/suicide, and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phoniness is a tremendous structure of The Catcher in the Rye.