Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it. The third problem is Dunstan’s fear of being manipulated in a relationship because, of his mothers firm control over his father. Thus due to the hostile childhood his mother creates, Dunstan can never form a successful relationship in adulthood and this leads to a life of loneliness. Having trust is a major aspect in keeping a continuous relationship. Being trustful though, is a characteristic Dunstan Ramsay lacks and this results in weakened relationships.
In the group is Alison Reynolds the misfit, Andrew Clark the jock, Brian Johnson the geek, Claire Standish the princess and John Bender the rebel. It is apparent that they all have stressed relationships with their parents, are unsure about their future and have immense pressure from their peers (Loukides, 30). Allison Reynolds is a strange, unusually silent character, who is a mystery to most people. She did not do anything to deserve detention, except that she had nothing to do on this day and decided to go into detention in order to find company. Her parents are uninvolved and ignore her.
Everyone at some point in their lives feels alienated. You feel so isolated from society that you wish you were never a part of it to begin with. But some people take it so far that they completely go against what society has ever told them. The characters that display this alienation, but taken to the next level are Holden Caulfield from "The Catcher and the Rye" and Meursault from "The Outsider". My arguments that I will be discussing are depression that the two main characters show throughout their everyday lives, how they have difficulty in socializing with others and the negative emotional states, differences and struggles that is demonstrated by the two main characters in these novels.
Such isolated atmosphere and forced solitary confinement eventually envelops the narrator in her insanity. While receiving conflicting information from the narrator herself, the reader becomes aware of the narrator's decline in mental health. In Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator’s skewed perceptions of her surroundings and mental state, along with her inconsistent narration, reflects her incomprehension of the reality of her declining mental health leaving the audience left in a similar state of confusion. The narrator and her physician husband, John, rent a mansion for the summer so she may recuperate from what is described as a nervous condition. Although the narrator does not believe that she is actually ill, John is convinced that she is suffering from a “temporary nervous depression” (Gillman 12), and prescribes rest and isolation as her treatment.
Even more, she intentionally rejects Willard Pretty Dog as a lover after she learns that she's pregnant with his child. Aside from her self-determined inner human, Ida is known to be very stubborn. Manipulated and betrayed by people she trusted, Ida commits herself to withdrawing from the world and refuses to interact except on her own terms. Her silence creates confusion and misunderstanding in the lives of the children she raises, and this confusion and misunderstanding are in turn passed on to Rayona. Ida is primarily a static character, unlike Christine, Ida does not grow and change.
Ethan Frome Throughout the novel Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, the main character Ethan goes through hard time in his life, internal and external which eventually lead to his downfall. Ethan is very much a tragic hero because of various tragic flaws in him. Ethan From has very poor judgment and lacks the ability to analyze situations. This flaw leads to problems, including marrying Zeena, his wife, as well as having a relationship with Mattie. Another flaw which Ethan has is his lack in ability to communicate with the people around him.
This fact led to a whirlwind of emotions throughout her life and ultimately, three major ways to describe Marya. Marya blames dependency for her unhappiness. Early in Marya's life she decided that dependence on other people and involvement in relationships resulted in her limited freedom. Somehow her parents, whom she depended on and trusted, disappeared from her life. Because of their "betrayal," she was sent to live in her relative's home where she was powerless, had few possessions since the family was very poor, and had limited freedom.
This is the type of behavior that distances Pearl even further from the Boston society. Pearl’s behavior is seen by the townspeople as so unusual that many, including her own mother, speculate whether she is not a human at all. This is another example of the strictness of Puritan society. Pearl does not conform to the Puritan idea of how a child should behave, and thus she does not get along with the other
I believe the nature of this relationship between Sally and her computer is a negative relationship. One reason is because of how people react to Sally and her computer. There are always saying that Sally is crazy because she never speaks, has no friends and is always on her computer. This is a negative view that these people have on Sally because they don’t really know the situation that Sally is in. She is heartbroken and this is how she is trying to deal with the loss of her