Another example where it shows that Thomas is alienated is when they talk about him wandering the corridors by himself. The author says “Nobody wanted to be anywhere near him because of all those stories.” (Alexie, 1994, para
A man who loved his mother would have cried a little bit at her funeral. Unlike Meursault’s behavior of being calm and distant at his mother’s funeral. It was unheard of to not have an open casket, but he did not even want to she his own mother one last time. He was not connected with his mother. He seemed to have never been close with her.
Now that Allie is dead and that D.B. moved away, Holden feels that he doesn’t have anyone. It is just he and his little sister Phoebe. Holden also misses his family, and rarely gets to see them because he goes to a boarding school. Holden feels depressed from the prior events in his family, and no longer has the desire to learn or strive to be successful.
In the letters, we find out that Walton really doesn’t have any friends but he longs for one. He says, "But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil. I have no friend Margaret.” Walton then continues to explain his need for a companion. This is why in the novel Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton were isolated both physically and emotionally. Isolation can make people very lonely and depressed.
Walt Whitman had very unique characteristics. He was a very isolated person. Even during his childhood he stayed apart from his family and spent most of his time at a newspaper editorial, or at an office where he got his first job. Walt was not thrilled about his family’s ties to the country and farmland, which he notably scorned in his letters to Abraham Leech (Folsom and Price 2). Whitman made every attempt possible to stay away from his family’s farm and to not become a farmer, which his father strongly pushed for (Folsom and Price 2).
Artie feels that he will never live up to his parent’s expectations of Richieu, because he was never in the War. An example of this is shown on the last page of the graphic novel, where Vladek turns over to go to sleep and calls Artie, Richieu. “I’m tired from talking, Richieu, and it’s enough stories for now…” The way Spiegleman has represented this in the text suggests to the reader that Vladek never fully loved Artie, as much as he loved his first son Richieu. This has obviously had major impacts on Arties life, and it has all primarily been caused by the Holocaust, because Vladek and Anja never fully healed after the Holocaust. Although ‘The Complete Maus’ is based around the interviews that Spiegleman has conducted with his
(Page 119) Now, he has nothing. The family he once had is now nowhere near him. He has lost everything that was the most important to him because of something that took everything away. Joe is now alone in a society the does not care about the injured veterans. Also, he is ashamed of allowing his family to see him the way he is.
The book clearly states that "it has been happening for years" but still the town's people do not want to have anything to do with him. His strange hermit-like behavior, and peculiar looks and clothing prevent him from conversing in interactions with other townspeople because they find him abnormal and refuse to associate
Crooks does not associate with many people which causes him not to have many friends. He is also a hard worker,as soon as he finishes he goes to his bunk and stays quite till the day is over. Crooks does not even try to get alone with anyone because he feels excluded from all the other men on the ranch. He got the name " Crooks" by an accident when a horse kick him in the back. Crooks personality makes him not have any friends, he is not the type of person who would want friends.
Gaffney highlights John’s alienation because of the new world’s discouragement for Shakespeare. The awkward situation leaves him embarrassed, beginning his isolation from modern society. John’s entire life has been spent in solitude reading Shakespeare. Suddenly immersed in a society in which his behavior is completely taboo, John finds himself even further separated from the community than he was on the reservation. Bernard observes that John may never be able to completely assimilate into this environment, “partly on his interest, being focused on what he calls ‘the soul’ which he persists in regarding as an entity independent of the physical environment” (158).