The Stone Boy Isolated by his family, betrayed by the community, and silenced by an accident, Arnold Curwing a child, shot his brother by mistake and his actions touched everyone. In the short story "The Stone Boy" Gina Berriault, walks us through a twenty four hour period of Arnold's toughest time, not the death of his brother, but the neglection by his family and community. What started as a good day for Arnold ended with his world shattered, with him having to grow up. Abandonment is one of the important themes surrounding Arnold in this story. It is first shown through the major scene in the story, the death of Eugie.
When his brother Allie died his whole world came to a halt and he didn’t feel any more happiness. Allie had died of Cancer and it took a toll on him mentally and emotionally. In RWC, Plato’s death made an impact on Jim as well. Plato was Jim’s only true friend when no one else was there. Plato died not from sickness but from a gunshot.
J.D. Salinger utilizes Holden Caulfield’s longing for childhood innocence and reminiscence of Allie’s life and death in The Catcher in the Rye in order to convey that one cannot begin to more forward in his/her life until the past is accepted. Before Allie’s passing, Holden was just like any other child: carefree and content. Allie’s death was a traumatic experience for Holden, seeing as he was only thirteen years old when leukemia triumphed over Allie, which influenced Holden’s ability to grow out of his immature state. The night that Allie died, Holden “broke all the windows in the garage”, symbolizing the turning point in Holden’s life, the point where innocence is no more (Salinger 38).
As you read, you enter the mind of Holden and experience everything he is thinking, which isn’t exactly what I would imagine goes through the mind of every other teenage boy. Holden’s relationships with other people aren’t exactly normal and Holden is extremely affected by the death of his brother, Allie. He constantly finds himself alone and depressed and basically just lost in the world. It’s clear that Holden is psychologically disturbed. To start off, we know that Holden is a troubled kid from the get-go.
This movie is about a family of 5, a mother, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. The movie is about a boy named Gilbert. After his father commits suicide he had to take on most of the responsibility of the house because his mother goes into a depression and pretty much only eats. After she becomes obese Gilbert is the only one who can take responsibility for his brother. His brother Arnie has a mental disorder and needs constant care.
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.
When Allie died, Holden smashed every window in his garage; his violent action foreshadowed his later self-destructive personality. Holden has been suffering from the loneliness of his brother’s death since he was thirteen. He never confronted this pain and instead avoids it; Holden is a compulsive liar and he distances himself from people by being cynical. By distancing himself from people, Holden believes he can never feel the pain that occurs as a result of a beloved, deceased individual. While Holden uses his self-imposed alienation as a defense, he is unaware that it severely damages his well-being.
He realizes Ponyboy is failing his class and offers to raise his grade to a 'C' if he writes a good enough autobiographical assignment. The theme Ponyboy chooses for his assignment turns out to be the outsiders. Mr & Mrs.Cade Mr.Cade and Mrs.Cade are johnny's parents. They are very abusive towards each other and Johnny. They are alcoholics and care nothing about their son.
“The Bluest Eyes” Topic Question: To what extent is Cholly to blame for his violence against his family? Which other people or circumstances may also be to blame? What is the novel’s position on blame? For the most part he is to blame for his violent acts towards his family. The way he comes home drunk to the core and can start a fight with his wife over nothing makes us wonders what kind of person he is and what has really gone on in his life.
On a day that will be remembered in the Meier household forever, Megan received hurtful and devastating messages from the boy who pretended to be her friend. The last message she received was, “The world would be a better place without you” (Stelter). Meier, who had been taking anti-depressants, was pushed to her breaking point. She committed suicide in October 2006 (Stelter). An investigation revealed that the boy Meier had been talking with online was not a boy at all, but the mother of a former friend of Megan’s, who lived just two houses away.