He gave out everything in the war, just to be left with a scar that will make him impotent for the rest of his life. Jake turns to alcohol to bury his sorrow thoughts, but when he sees Brett, the woman he loves, his sadness over powers him. He knows he can never have her, and that she will always be his friend, not his lover. His inability to have her makes Barnes think of himself as less of a man. Although, he is disillusioned by his injury, he still is cognizant about the unproductiveness of the Lost Generation.
The major conflict of this play is that Willy doesn’t realize he is losing his mind, but everyone around him does. Not wanting to embarrass Willy or make things any worse for him, his loved ones play along with him. Willy’s son, Biff, returns home from his failed life in the city to find out all this news from his mother. Your attention is gotten rather quickly when you realize, Willy, seemingly happy and content, is actually suicidal. In a somewhat sub-plot, Biff wants to try again at his city life and get a good job that will not only take care of his families’ financial problems, but will also make his father proud of him.
In the book, Gary talks about how his television images motivates him to have a way out of Fresno and it kept him fighting to find away out of poverty. He fought for a place where he can plan his roots and be accepted for who is. Gary also had many family conflicts but the biggest one was with his step dad. Gary’s lack of education and being mistreated in school made him think that his future was going to be living in Fresno the rest of his life like his parents did. Gary wants to break away from poverty and keep the next generation out of working in the fields or factories.
Though Huck's guardians, Miss Watson and Widow Douglas constantly tried to "sivilize" Huck, he repells, therefore exposing his lack of maturity. This lack of maturity however, is shown mainly in the beginning of the novel. Kohlberg spent years researching how an individual develops their own moral codes. He believed that a person's moral judgment is motivated by a need to avoid punishment. Though Huck knows his relations with Jim will be shunned by society, he takes a huge chance and puts his reputation on the line.
According to Holden, Allie was the nicest person he knew and Holden compared his brother to innocence. On the day Allie died Holden was so broken up that he did not know how to express his feelings about the event. Holden could not deal with the immense pain of losing Allie, so he started to induce physical pain on himself. Holden said “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it” (Salinger 39). In the process of breaking the windows Holden also breaks his fist and is forced to visit the hospital.
“Paul’s Case” is about a young boy named Paul, who is miserable with both his home life and his school life. Paul shows his happiest times when he is at Carnegie Hall, working as an usher; whereas here, Paul daydreams a great deal about the performers in front of him and how he wants their lavish lifestyle that results in failure of his school life. Once his father, a single parent, discovered his behavior, he forces him to quit working at Carnegie Hall, apologize to his teachers and go work elsewhere. Paul’s father spends his time setting a good example for him, not realizing that he is pushing Paul away when he constantly keeps pressuring his son to follow a neighbor of theirs for he believes that he would be a good role model for Paul. Paul’s teachers are also giving up on him, saying that he is nothing but impolite and a disturbance in class.
This is Gilbert. Towards the end of the film Gilbert doesn’t allow Arnies disability hold him back. in the beginning Gilbert never liked brining his brother around because he always caused trouble and bothered Gilbert. Eventually Gilbert started to hate and arnie and ended up hitting him. this is was big eye opener for Gilbert because he realized he shouldn’t be letting arnie hold him back from being happy in his life.
Full Pocket? Sometimes people want something, but once they have it they realize they were better off without it. In the short story, “Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney, the main character, Tom Benecke, is a young man who is obsessed with work, recognition, and success. Tom allows these obsessions to take over his life and they become his priorities. Through a dangerous circumstance, Tom Benecke risks his life trying to fill his empty pockets; however, he learns what he should have been filling his pockets with all along.
His ex-friend Bennie Reid taught Paul that sometimes relationships ‘just happen’ even though Paul did not like the prospect of befriending Bennie largely because of his position in the social hierarchy, he still could not abandon Bennie and be left with nobody. Paul’s relationship with Keller is therefore very important to him because although Paul might be at the bottom of the school hierarchy along with Bennie, he is as his parents often remind him, a talented musician. The maestro sees Paul’s arrogance for what it is and conversely devises his teaching methods to suit the position at which Paul was at. As this was initially an insult to Paul the relationship started with no mutual respect, Keller having respect for no one in his surroundings treated his student as he would anyone else. Paul’s first impressions of Keller are ‘Misleading, of course’ and that he is a bad teacher because of Keller’s patronisation.
The character of Biff develops and grows immensely by searching his past and examining relationships with himself and others to find his true self. Although he had a poor view of himself, he felt in the end that he had done something very special when he realized who he really was. Miller puts Biff in a position to look at many of his most important relationships throughout the performance. The two most important relationships are Biff’s relationship with himself and his relationship with his father. Realizing his father is not as perfect as he believes him to be at such a formidable stage in his development deeply affects his view of himself.