In The Lake Of The Woods

744 words - 3 pages

"John Wade's political loss ignited his disturbed state of mind. To what extent do you agree with this statement?"Plan:John Wade's state of mind.John's current state of mind has been affected dramatically, and is at a disturbed state. He constantly shouts out random things such as "kill Jesus" as a way of reacting to his state of mind. It is the past events that have caused him to develop an unhealthy relationship with his wife Kathy, which seems too loving and too obsessive for a love of two couples. Also due to these past events such as the traumatic experiences in Thaun Yen, and the harsh time with his father, the unusual actions and outbursts that John carries out such as killing the plants with boiling water, chucking away the telephone, and shouting out things such as "Kill Jesus" are his way of combatting his issues and releasing his built in rage, anger and insecurities. The actions that led to the Vietnam War and to take part in politics were his way of receiving love from people, and to feel accepted and popular, in which he lacked all those as a child. His plans were crafted perfectly all to help him gain what he lacked in his life and in his childhood.What events and things led to the deterioration of his mind?The first sign of deterioration in John Wade's mind was when he lacked a relationship with his father, due to the large amounts of abuse that he would receive as a result of his father's alcoholism. He lacked a proper fatherly figure, and when the devastating event of his father's suicide unfolds, John is left helpless, to hide all the negative things in his life and to imagine up things the way he wanted it to be. This led to following events, where he would repress the memories as a way to ease the pain and to avoid dealing with them. John Wade took part in the Vietnam War, and to his surprise was accepted by his fellow soldiers. He was known as the "Sorcerer". However all the positives turn ablaze as he allows his fear of losing Kathy, and his past with his father get to him, and lead him into the wrong path to...

Find Another Essay On In the Lake of the Woods

Pennies In The Woods Essay

1025 words - 4 pages Pennies in the Woods In Annie Dillard's essay "Seeing" she delves deeply into the smaller points of life. She talks of how seeing things isn't always enough, and how one needs to look deeper at what is going on around them, especially in nature. Nature plays a big part in Dillard's journey into enlightenment, for her it metaphorically represents real life. Dillard uses a formula of sorts to express what she is really trying to say

The Significance of Setting in “Greasy Lake”

866 words - 3 pages The title alone told me that this story had some amount of darkness to it, but the setting of "Greasy Lake" is what eluded me as to what would happen next in the story. The author, T. Coraghessan Boyle, foreshowed each phase in the story by providing the reader with such a detailed description of the setting that the reader could make relatively correct assumptions about forthcoming happenings. The setting of Greasy Lake is significant in that

The Lake of Fire

2682 words - 11 pages The Lake of Fire has been a theological topic of great controversy. Cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the doctrine of eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire, and instead they assert that the place is purely symbolic and that one should not take it literally. However, any good student of the Bible knows that although there is much figurative language throughout the Scriptures, he should always interpret the Bible in the literal sense

A Car in the Woods

1212 words - 5 pages XI A CAR IN THE WOODS Nate trudged up the incline through thick underbrush. The wild growth looked cool from the house, but hiking in them became a chore. The sound of a creek that ran parallel to the road acted as his compact. He couldn't always see the creek, but the gurgling shallow water rushing across the rock bottom would help him find his way back to the farm. According to Hannah, it was

It started in the woods

1259 words - 5 pages simply revolutionized the production of cotton being invented in 1793 and patented in 1794. With rotating drums with wire hooks, teethes combs, a second drum with brushes, and additional mechanical parts, the cotton gin was able to spit out cotton fibers to one side and seeds to another (Woods). Unlike before, cotton was able to be mass produced with Whitney himself saying, "it is turned by one hand, and requires the strength of one man to keep a

Scythea out in the Woods

1000 words - 4 pages The Foggy Forest has been just that, foggy. Some days the fog was so thick that you couldn't see the tree right in front of you. Other times, it was as if nature was allowing you to see the air you breathed. As if a reminder not to take it for granted. The night here was somewhat longer it seemed. The weather here was odd as well. It stayed just cool enough, warm enough for this continuous fog to forever stay, or to change. If a person wasn't

Tourism in the Lake District

683 words - 3 pages nature around. In this essay I will come to a decision about whether or not tourism should be banned from this area.Firstly, tourism is an advantage for the residents of the Lake District. Tourists bring in lots of money every year. In 2009 £925,700,000 was spent by visitors on souvenirs and more. Also tourists go to shops, hotels, attractions, tours; they use public transport and pay to go to museum's which all means jobs. People have to

The Woods

1404 words - 6 pages ?The Woods? I awoke the the smell of smoke filling the room and a orange glow appeared in front of me. The heat was increasing in my small log home as the logs provided the flames with fuel. I realized something had to be done. I rose from the bed and placed my flannel cap and leather boots on. I ran to the main door and outside where I was met with a chilly burst of winter air. Running to the well I noticed the line bringing the bucket up was

A Mansion in the Middle of a Lake

1052 words - 5 pages A family bought a house in the middle of a lake.It was night time when they moved in. Kate was horrified."It is scary in here." Mom surly,"It is okay."Kate went to bed with her sister and three brothers.In the middle of the night Evan got up curious about what was going on downstairs.As he walked downstairs,his sister,Emily yelled,"wait!" She took his hand as thhey both walked down stairs.As they reached the bottom they saw something pass

Death In The Woods - Thematic Explication

1946 words - 8 pages in motion, and then recognize how little these great givers of life are celebrated, or even noticed. Without a second thought we will all at one time or another dishonor the same things that pay tribute to us. But that, too, is a part of the cycle. It’s not good, nor is it bad. It just is. In his story “Death in the Woods,” Sherwood Anderson demonstrates mankind’s ability to take for granted the gifts received through our Mother Earth, aptly

Descriptive Essay - The Woods in Autumn

521 words - 2 pages The Woods in Autumn           It is not true that the close of a life which ends in a natural fashion- --life which is permitted to put on the display of death and to go out in glory- --inclines the mind to rest.  It is not true of a day ending nor the passing of the year, nor of the fall of leaves.  Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men, comes forward most insistent and

Similar Essays

"In The Lake Of The Woods" By Tim O'brien

693 words - 3 pages " 'Hey Sorcerer,' Weatherby said. The guy started to smile, but Sorcerer shot him." What kind of dark situations could entice a man to shoot a comrade? This is what Tim O'Brien suggests in his novel, In the Lake of the Woods. As O'Brien previous works also have presented, this book deals a lot with Vietnam and the seemingly dark consequences that can distort reality for veterans. He speaks of the reaction of a broken man whose wife runs off, and

Denial As A Theme Of "In The Lake Of The Woods".

1274 words - 5 pages The American Heritage Dictionary defines denial as; an unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings. All three of the main phrases of this definition of denial are constantly seen throughout the novel In the Lake of the Woods. "Painful realities, thoughts, or feelings", "refusal to acknowledge", and "defense mechanism" all pertain directly to the main character of the novel, as

Death In The Woods Essay

1365 words - 5 pages A Critical Analysis of Death in the Woods "Death in the Woods" is a story about a woman that lives a hard life. When she was a girl she worked for a German farmer and his wife. When she was a little older she married a man named Jake Grimes thinking she would get away from the crude work of the farmer. She soon finds out that life doesn't get any better for her than it already was.Later in the story she is found dead by a rabbit hunter in the

Death In The Woods Essay

1357 words - 5 pages A Critical Analysis of Death in the Woods "Death in the Woods" is a story about a woman that lives a hard life. When she was a girl she worked for a German farmer and his wife. When she was a little older she married a man named Jake Grimes thinking she would get away from the crude work of the farmer. She soon finds out that life doesn't get any better for her than it already was.Later in the story she is found dead by a rabbit hunter in the