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.
He is depressed, and in need of someone to talk to and to spend time with. His brother, Allie, was very important to him. When Allie died, Holden was a wreck, and is still affected by it today. He is also mad about his other brother, D.B., for leaving for Hollywood to become a “big time writer.” Holden is severely depressed by prior events in his life, and has no one to turn to for help and advice. In conclusion, the course of events that happened prior to Holden’s attending Pencey had changed who Holden was negatively, and this is apparent in his lack of attempt to become
Holden's PTSD In The Catcher in the Rye Holden shows self destructive behavior as a result of PTSD. PTSD(post traumatic stress disorder) is caused from traumatic events that happen to a person, and that person not fully recovering from it. The traumatic event that Holden experiences was his brother allie dying, and on top of his death Holden wasn't able to attend the funeral. So he was never able to get the closure he needed and continues to suffer because of it. Holden Caulfeild has PTSD as seen through is loss of Allie, trouble with relationships, and alcohol abuse.
Shell shock was a term only associated with World War one due to the major impact it had throughout the war. It was specifically used in Britain to express a psychological breakdown for a soldier from stress and trauma and fear from battles and fighting. It was hard to cure them as people and doctors considered them to be cowards therefore refused to offer help. Some men only received help depending on their high class or rank in the community, while others were even put on trial and even executed for being ‘cowards’. Shell shock caused a lot of problems and casualties for the country and for the war.
Like, Nguyen Van Khien, he had his leg blown off during the war. He felt “sad and wanted to cry” because now he has only one leg (Adams). Many other soldiers in the north must have experienced injuries like him as well. Even with a severe injury though, the soldiers believe that “life is still good” because at least they made it out alive (Adams). The three things that affected North Vietnamese, hating Americans, living in harsh conditions and receiving severe injuries were all things they had to deal with during and after the war.
His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress. He only saw the bad sides of love, and because of that, he kept himself from everyone; he never realised the good sides of love until later on in his life. Another main contrast between the two poems, is guilt. In both poems the poets both feel guilt, but in different ways. Harrison, who had a good and loving family life, felt guilty about the way he treated his father when mourning.
they struggled to come to common grounds with their culture, with the lack of respect for women, and the maturing. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien soldiers carried not only the weight from there ammunition, but also the weight from falling soldiers. These soldiers marched And camped out several months with the emotional struggles of losing their fellow combats or even knowing if they were going to live on a day to day basis. The soldiers struggled with the thought of wondering if they would ever return home. Tim O’Brien “ They carried all emotional baggage of men who have got killed and might die” pg.21.
One of the major reasons for Holden’s depression is failing at many different things. Holden does not have any close friends to talk to and has a very hard time establishing long term relationships. Another cause for his depression is the death of his younger brother Allie, he has always thought that the world would have been better off if he had died instead of his brother. There are many reasons for Holden’s depression including multiple failures, having very few friends, and the death of his younger brother Allie. A large portion of Holden’s depression comes from failing multiple times.
The speaker throughout the poem seems resentful of his father because of the hardship he put him through. He resents the fact that his father’s alcoholic abuse affected their relationship. Although the speaker is resentful towards his father, the poem experiences a shift when he holds on to his father until the very end of the ‘waltz.’ This can be reinterpreted to think that the speaker has never let go of his father, but has never been able to get through to him either. So not only is the speaker resentful for the hardship he put him through as a young boy but also the rejection he has put him through all his
Both his actions and thoughts showed how jealous he was of Finny. The traits Phineas possessed were a major cause of the envy. Gene let his jealously overcome him, and ended up seriously injuring his “best friend”. To begin, Gene wanted Finny’s way of smooth-talking. There were many times when Phineas did something wrong and simply talked his way out of it.