Holden explores the concept of relationships through the similar attitudes displayed towards popular society and his repulsion of their values. Holden is seen throughout the novel to have difficulty accepting people due to their pretentious nature and expresses this through the constant use of the word “phony.” “…very phony, Ivy League voices, one of those very tried, snobby voices” this quote by Holden displays his criticism of middle to upper class America. Holden’s relationship with his own parents is one that he deems
Similarly, the title “Give” suggests an attitude. The word could be interpreted as an aggressive demand or a cry for help. In the poem the character is both hostile and pleading in a desperate attempt to get attention because of the way in which he feels he has been ignored by society. Although both poems feature characters shunned by society they are written from contrasting points of view. ‘The Clown Punk’ is written from the view point of a father who is driving “home” through the “shonky” part of town.
His medical history includes GORD (gastro-osophageal reflux disease) and a CABG (coronary bypass grafting) in 2002. Lisa is unsure of the term CABG and plans to research this later in her shift; she decides not to ask what the term means in fear of looking incompetent in front of her colleagues. Lisa is also told that Mr Bonelli’s first language is Italian and the language barrier may cause communication difficulties. In addition, it was made clear to Lisa that the Italian patient can be a ‘grumpy and angry man.’ This statement was voiced very loudly where the handover took place. Mr Bonelli had complained of chest pain earlier in the shift.
This shows his desparation at self imposed exile by moving to Darwin. This is because he believes that he is responsible for not protecting his family as the venemous Nazis besieged his home and forever broke the link between him and his family which as a result contributes to his negative opinion of Vienna. This negative opinion is portrayed when he is invited to dinner with Paul's family where he remarks" Nothing my dear lady could make me feel homesick" as well as that Vienna is a place of pomp and glory. This signifies that he has seperated himself from the world he knew and love replacing it with the town which is famous for its 'booze & blasphemy." In this new setting Keller is a changed man however he has still maintained his love for music as it is an integral part of his being and therefore he can never run away from his past.
This is in seen in the main protagonist of Lucy where she struggles to find middle ground for her desires and social acceptability. Lucy is first introduced into Florence Italy, where she is on a holiday chaperoned by her cousin Charlotte Bartlett. Italy is not introduced at first as a place of warmth and liberation, as usually stereotyped as, but an anglicised version of London. The Englishness is implied heavily and suggests a repression from the English guests. Their stifling and snobbish views show in their refusal to accept a new culture when they are away from their home grounds.
In her journey she witnesses the grief and losses that reveal the ever so changed Germany today. Ordinary citizens like Julia and Miriam have received injustice from the secret Stasi in different but deep ways. Julia Behrend was living a normal life, until the moment when she met an Italian man which led to heavy surveillance from the secret service and changed her life upside down. “There are some things- she stops. I don’t think I’ll be able to remember this.
I feel negative toward her, so pretty much whatever she does, even if it is nice, I will find a way to view it as negative. Also, applying the Halo Effect Theory, the wife doesn’t like her husband and whatever he does, like getting the tickets to this nice dinner event, she saw as negative because she does not like him. According to the theory, no matter how he had presented the tickets, even if someone gave the tickets to him and there was not money spent, his wife would find some reason to dislike the event because her husband is the one who gave her the
This stance was clearly built up in Lahiri’s depiction of Mrs Sen, she came to America with her husband, a professor who adjusted himself finely into the new culture and barely had an understanding of her malady- including the fear of learning to drive and finding the equilibrium of facing new life and homesickness. Learning to drive symbolised to live independently and finally integrating into the American culture, whereas for Mrs Sen, she voiced that she ‘hate it, she hate driving’ after being coerced to drive under Mr Sen’s instruction. Mrs. Sen hatred to drive stemmed from her unwillingness to transform her fear into the courage to change to adapt into the new culture. Also, the fish that she often bought served to illustrate her resistance to accommodate into the new culture, as Mrs Sen recalled solemnly that “everything is there” in India, Mrs.Sen never tried to integrate into this new environment .she relied on fish as a connection to her Indian culture rather than cooking American- style dishes. Lahiri points out that communication is essential, both for societies and for individuals within society.
Opportunity in the face of crisis is a much contemplated concept. Numerous quotes have been repeated on the subject: "Adversity breeds creativity," for instance, or, for the religious, "When God closes a door, He opens a window." Opportunity does often stem from crisis, as illustrated in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Further proof to support this statement may be found in numerous real-life occurrences. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of how two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, from feuding Italian families fell in love.
Italian neorealist film style became world recognised in 1946 when Roberto Rossellini made Rome Open City. The film clearly depicted the venerable struggle of every day Italian people, as they try to resist the difficulties they faced under German occupied Rome. This changed film forever as it didn’t follow traditional cinematic trends. This opened doors for film makers, as realism as a style meant you could literally shoot anything. This gave them the opportunity to visually tell the true stories of human reality.