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.
Holden Canfield’s root of his problem was caused by death of his brother Allie. “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don't blame them. I really don't. 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.
Dan broke his leg in the accident and he feels 'like roofing nails are being belted into my busted foot', while he suffers mentally because he lost three of his best mates. His mental pain and suffering is shown on page 193 when he says 'I'm sobbing now, my chest heaving like I'm breathing for all of us: Carlo, Aaron, Borris, Phan and me'. Relationships are also deeply explored in contemporary adolescent fiction between friends, parents and siblings and how they evolve over time. The exposure to risk and the feeling of being
"It's all in a day's work..." is a frequent response. However, clinical depression is common especially for people who play a role in high profile rescue efforts. A few examples include Robert O’Donnel of the Midland Fire Rescue, Texas who pulled 18 month old Jessica out of a deep well. O'Donnel never recovered from that incident. He became an alcoholic, lost his job, his family and in 1995, about seven years later, he committed suicide with a shotgun (Lunsford, 2002, Babinek, 1997).
General outline for any essay question: Themes, Characters, and Techniques Robert Cormier’s ‘We All Fall Down’ explores the April Fool’s Day trashing of the Jerome’s house that leaves the youngest daughter Karen in a coma, the house a physical disaster, and an emotional state for Jane and her family. The trashers are four average high schoolers led by the domineering Harry Flowers. Harry manipulated the group and takes advantage of Buddy’s state of mind. ‘The Avenger’ an 11 year old boy witnesses it all, but remains an unknown character until the conclusion. The book focuses separately on the trashers, the Jerome family and the Avenger, as they unknowingly interact and come together at the stories end.
· Scenario 1: You just failed a test. Reaction: If I were to fail a test I would be very angry at myself for maybe not studying enough, if I had or if I didn’t study I would say why didn’t I just study instead of watching shows on TV. I’ll also be mad at my teacher, just because she/he put the grade in.· Scenario 2: Someone from your neighborhood is hit by a car and was killed.Reaction: I’ll wonder if the person that was driving drunk ? or I’ll always think about their family and loved ones how sad it is that they lost someone due to an accident that was very premature the driver should have known where he/she was going and I’ll hope that the driver was put in jail.· Scenario 3: You just got a raise at your part time job.Reaction: I’ll be happy, because that is something to jump up and down for even if it is a couple more bucks coming in for me. that way I can do something else like take my mother out with the extra cash.
Even though you are dead and everything, you are still placed alongside hundreds of other dead guys. It does not seem peaceful at all to me. It really doesn’t. When “I was only thirteen, they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage” (salinger21). I was frustrated as hell when I found out Allie died.
When the check came, and Mama put the money down on the house, he said to her bitterly, intending to cause as much pain as possible, “So you butchered up a dream of mine—you—who always talking ‘bout your children’s dreams...”(95) Yes, he was upset, but there’s a limit to what you can do and say before it turns intentional. He gave up on his dreams, much like Beneatha did later on, and because of that, he lost his conviction. He didn’t go to work for 3 days, instead took Willy Harris’ car and drove off places, and went to the Green Hat and got drunk, for three days. Almost lost his job, putting his family into deeper trouble than it already was. “Ain’t that a sad, ain’t that cryin’ sad,”(104) was his only comment.
I also know of another McAllen family who suffered a horrible loss this year. A 21 year old, male, UTPA student, whose name I will not reveal, drove his car into a 19 year old man’s bedroom and killed him while he was sleeping. His mother was in the same room as him and had to be pulled out from under the vehicle and was later hospitalized. I actually know both the victim and the driver and got to how both sides suffered, differently, but still suffered nonetheless. Transition: It is clear that people need to be more informed about the dangers of drinking and driving.