The reason to Conrad’s suicide attempt is his mom's acute coldness towards him shows her ultimate despise of Conrad because she blames him for not dying instead of her favorite first born son. After his suicide, Conrad is asked to see a psychiatrist by his father. Cal tries to bring the family back together, Beth, Conrad and himself, but fails to do so. Beth never once visited Conrad in the hospital and barely checks up on him to see if he was asleep. She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son.
Chris feels as though he does not belong because he found out that everything his parents had been telling him was a lie. This disturbed his identity, and made him feel as though he no longer belonged to his family. This movie shows how when a persons connections with the people around them and the community are severed, they loose their identity, connections and sense of
Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time. Chris saw his father as a liar and a hypocrite and he was never able to forgive his father. A recurrent theme in Chris' journal was a search for "truth", and he linked that search to the lack of truth he perceived in his family life. After graduating from college Chris felt the need to flee from his family and their expectations in order to seek the truth that he felt he had never experienced. To say that I grew up in a broken home growing up would be a gross misstatement.
Joseph’s lack of support to the family triggered a divorce. His inability to overcome negative thoughts pushed him into depression and alcoholism. After the divorce, Joseph was denied a chance to be with his wife and children. He denied his children a chance to have a fatherly figure, and this is one of the contributions to his inner thoughts about his family. When he reflects back on how he was one time in love with his wife, he develops thoughts of having another sexual relationship as noticed by his attempt to date another woman without success.
The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad. Bone’s stepdad threatens him by saying some nasty words to him like, as he says “all the time he said he’d cut off my d*** if I told” (pg. 196). I think what makes bone leaves his family is that he doesn’t want anyone to know about the times when his stepdad abuses him. He is afraid of what the society would think of him just like when he says “no one’d believe me” (page 296).
As a whole, how does Hamlet behave around his mother and uncle? • Hamlet acts mad because his father is dead and his mother married his uncle not even a month after his father died and he’s mad because it doesn’t seem like his mother cares since she got married so quickly after her husband’s death. 5. What is the main thing that seems to be upsetting Hamlet when he speaks the soliloquy that begins with “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt…” (1.2.129-159)? • He wishes it weren’t a sin to commit suicide.
Billy’s journey begins by him escaping from home due to his abusive father who used to always smack him around and never offered him love, nor trust. “The old bastard.” The use of abusive slang terms reveals how Billy feels towards his father and it also suggests that he has no relationship with his father like how other children do in a family. “The rocks bounce and clatter/ and roll and protest/ at being left at this damn place…” Personification and onomatopoeia uncovers the anger he feels towards his home where he feels isolated and displaced. His thoughts of the Road he lives in, Longlands Road, are just as negative. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house/ in Longlands Road, Nowheresville.”
Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions. Another example of adultery in the novel is Gatsby’s relationship with the married Daisy Buchanan. He finally reunites with his dream girl after five years of separation, however, Tom eventually learns of his wife’s betrayal, “I stared at him[Wilson] then at Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before…” (124) He is enraged at the news and sees no justification in Daisy’s actions despite his own unfaithfulness. Tom and Daisy’s disloyalty further projects their lack of respect and
He has received a considerate amount of criticism for his actions, for being unprepared, for ruining the hope of ever reconciling with his family, the list goes on and on. His critics are correct; after all he did not have the experience nor the equipment for such an exploit, nor will his family ever be able to with bury the hatchet now that he is dead, but do all of these criticisms mean that Chris did not live a meaningful life? How could he have? His family is grieving because of his actions, and not only that but so are the people he met along the way, he could not have lived a meaningful life while hurting so many people. Or could he?
Abby Yeley: Question 1.1 Telemachus, the main character in the first book of the Odyssey has quite a dilemma. He was just an infant when his father left for the Trojan War, but now that he is a young man, his father has still not returned. Meanwhile, many suitors are courting his mother and destroying his house, since his father is presumed dead. Telemachus is sick due to this, yet he feels he has no power to drive them out or claim his kingdom. He is also having issues with his mother who seems to be not only tolerating these deplorable suitors, but leading them on and elongating their stay.