The depiction in society in both stories reveals J.D. Salinger’s distaste for twentieth-century morals as seen in the effects of war, the corruption of society and the loss of innocence in children. In both stories the two protagonists, Seymour and Sergeant X, were deeply effected by the war for they experienced mental breakdowns that led to being dysfunctional in their society after returning. In “Bananafish,” Seymour is recently released from a war hospital where he was admitted for P.T.S.D., and while his wife Muriel assures her mother that Seymour is doing fine, there are obvious signs of psychological damage from the war such his with incident driving into the trees and thinking he has a tattoo. Sergeant X also experiences P.T.S.D.
This shows more about Holden’s personality and his negative thinking, which is also a link to his down fall. This is not the only thing that Holden feels guilty about. On the day of Allie’s funeral, “[He] wasn’t there, [He] was still in the hospital”. Holden was not able to make it to his brother’s funeral, and because of that it makes him
Recurring thoughts of suicide, disconnect from society, a lack of motivation and the abuse of drugs and alcohol are also common symptoms of Clinical Depression. Holden exhibits many of the symptoms of Clinical Depression, which are ultimately causing him to retreat from society as well as having a hopeless outlook on life. Holden frequently talks about his brother and infers the importance of Allie and the traumatic effects it had on is life when he “disappeared”. On July 18th, 1946 Allie
The violent events occurring throughout his life were his primary influence for Nineteen Eighty-Four, however continual illness and the death of his wife helped to form his morals and beliefs, which essentially influenced his greatest novels. The setting of Nineteen Eighty-Four is essentially influenced by Orwell’s sickness and the current state of war around the world. The novel is set in a particularly gloomy era, where Winston feels like everything is not quite right. "Orwell himself told his friends that 1984 would have been less gloomy had he not been so ill—it was a very dark, disturbing, and pessimistic work”. This gloomy atmosphere is influenced by Orwell’s current state of depression, as he has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and he is still recovering from his wife’s death.
However, Raimond’s emphatic language, “I left the hospital changed” signifies that Romulus’ mental breakdown causes him to become isolated from the environment which also deteriorates the father-son relationship. In contrast, the protagonist ‘Owen’ in Let me in demonstrates the dysfunctional relationship with
Sure others will place restrictions on our desires, but these restrictions are there insofar as we allow them to be. This is being solely applied to Duberman and his suffering in his younger days. He failed to confront himself about his sexuality and accept it, which renders him emotionally unstable. So he readily accepted his sexuality as a disease and self-prescribed as being incapable of a lasting fulfilling relationship with another man, as psychiatry would claim during the time. And in essence he became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
He believes that he is always right, he is abusive, and is always being short-changed by life. Even though his wife is impartial to his actions, she looks at him with an “anxious face at his shoulder,” which describes how weary she is when in the presence of her husband (Faulkner 1961). My father was also abusive. I was not yet born so I was not victim to the abuse but my older siblings and mother were not spared. Similarly, Sarty’s whole family lives under a blanket of fear and anxiety due to his father’s insecurities, and resentment for people who belittle him.
Close and Alone Thesis: In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer uses the symbolism of the key, flashbacks, and foreshadowing to show that traumatic events can have extreme negative effects on a family. Within the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar Schell’s father has died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Oskar now lives with his mother who, after about a year has begun to get involved with another man and Oskar does not know how to react to this. Oskar does not really interact well with people and needs to see a psychiatrist for post traumatic stress. Oskar was able to say “nothing” to his father before he died, figuratively and literally (14).
Vivian’s illness and vulnerability was robbing of her sense of self. I relate her vulnerability with that of my past experience when my father’s personhood was challenged by cancer. It profoundly affected not only his sense of self but also mine. Regrettably, what made the condition worse in Vivian’s case, is the unethical behaviours of her doctors who ignore her as a multidimensional person requiring healthcare based on her physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs (Atkins 2014, p.17). My frustration and anger are associated with the unprofessionalism of Vivian’s doctors who disregard her personhood and used her as mere means - object of their research – to bring good research outcome which, to me, demonstrates their utilitarian approach (Kerridge et al.
He was told by a social worker that his parents were alcoholics, and this was why he had been removed from his family and placed in foster care; all Richard ever wanted was the opportunity to go home to his family. As a result of being in foster care, the pain and emotional suffering he endured from not receiving the love and family that he desired resulted in Richard taking his own life. This is a dramatic result of the failings of the child welfare policies that were imposed on Aboriginal children. (