They feel guilty for the deaths of men in their platoon, for the deaths of Vietnamese, and for their own inadequacies. This leads each individual’s guilt to develop in a different manner and force the individual to cope with the guilt in the best way they see fit. After the war, the psychological burdens the men carry during the war continue to define them. Years after the end of the war, Jimmy Cross goes to visit Tim O’Brien at his home and together they look at old photographs and reminisce. “We paused over a snapshot of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death.
Closure: an Insult to Grieving? When dealing with the loss of a loved one we all go through steps in a grieving process. Some steps may take longer than others, and some may not even be taken. Although the pain may always be there, there is nothing we can do with this suffering except to suffer through it. In the article “Idea of Closure an Insult to Grieving” by Jim Coyle, the term “closure” is used even during times of the most awful bereavement the world can inflict.
In the beginning of the play Ajax claims, “...My name is Ajax:/ agony is its meaning. And my fortunes/ are cause indeed for agony of wailing cause” (Ajax, 24) He believes that he burdens the people around him by continuing to live. He finds justice in taking his own life because so much of his society already holds so much animosity towards him. Not long after Ajax’ slaughtering took place, Tecmessa says to the Chorus, “He is freshly miserable. It is a painful thing/ to look at your own trouble and know/ that you yourself and no one else has made it” (Ajax, 17.)
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
Hester consoled him and tried to make him feel better. Hester also realized she still loved Dimmesdale and begged for his forgiveness because of her never saying he was her lover. Hester was now conscious of the deep injury for which she was responsible to this unhappy man, because he let him lie for so many years, or just for a single moment. Which was the real reason why Dimmesdale’s health kept getting worse. He felt guilty that he didn’t confess he was the other adulterer when Hester was standing on the scaffold seven years earlier while getting
'I closed the bathroom door and I got Sinbad back for it; I gave him a dead leg' the use of violence in this extract suggests that Paddy has a sense of resentment towards his brother perhaps because he has to take care of him and feels he always shadows him. Later on in this episode Doyle describes how Paddy's mother shows Sinbad affection, 'She wiped his nose and looked at his eyes for ages and pushed the tears away with her knuckle.' This supports the idea that Paddy resents his brother and this time perhaps the reason is that he feels his mother only shows sympathy and affection towards his little brother as apposed to him. Finally the effect of conveying the relationship between Paddy and Sinbad helps the novel as a whole as it suggest that Paddy is longing for
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay- Abaire is a short play about a family who is dealing with the loss of a son. Both of the parents are a perfect example of how humans deal with grief differently. The family experiences a tremendous amount of distress and they express it with conflicting actions. Becca and Howie are the parents, who suffer a great deal of grief for Danny, their son. Because of the accident that caused her to lose her son, Becca seems to be a very bitter person; she is distant from her husband, judgmental of her sister, and rude to her own mother.
Amir's mother died giving birth to him. It's clear he feels a great lack in his life, and he throws himself into poetry and writing. In addition, Amir feels an enormous amount of responsibility for his mother's death – as if he not only caused it but, was responsible for it. Worse, Amir begins to believe his father also blames him for his mother's death. This is only one aspect of the incredibly fraught relationship between Amir and his father.Amir is also extremely jealous of his half-brother Hassan.
Many characters suffered through abuse, both mental and physical, along with neglect and banishment as the result of another characters emotions. With Wuthering Heights, Bronte created a novel in which all of the characters are unruly and savage while appearing proper and socially acceptable. This novel is a tragic story in which the lives of all the characters end in peril as the result of their flawed personalities. As soon as Heathcliff was brought into the family, he and Cathy grew very fond of one another, while on the other hand; he and Hindley grew to hate each other. When their father died, Hindley became master of Wuthering heights and treated Heathcliff horrendously, forcing him away from Cathy and putting him in the position of a servant.
The poet has achieved this by the use of a long and evocative description of death. This description is interrupted by the phrase ”I saw those eyes that did not see, mirror my cruelty…this represents the child–s loss of innocence, the realisation of the malice of her action. This is further reinforced in the last stanza where the child finally comprehends that as a result of her actions, her life has changed, the little child still inside her weeps upon her fathers arm ”for what I have become… but also comes to the realisation that she will never be the same again as a result of her actions.The father, authority figure only speaks once in the poem; ”End what you have begun.…This changes the child–s understanding of the responsibilities associated with power and the consequences of the misuse of this power.The second part of the poem …Nightfall… continues the story of the child forty years from ’Barn Owl– and is written in the form of an ode. The poem represents death closing in on the father, and