Sunday, September 29, 2019
Notes on Horses of the Night
Chris the boy in the ML short storyÃ¢â¬âfaced adversity, the no money for school -depression years that Just got worseÃ¢â¬ ¦ This combined with the love of learning and ambition to be an engineerÃ¢â¬ ¦ Drove him to study and workÃ¢â¬ ¦ First when he was away at HAS. Ã¢â¬ ¦ Then when somehow he couldn't afford? To go to Univac In WinnipegÃ¢â¬ ¦ It drove him to rebel against going home to the farm(north of Waken)Ã¢â¬ ¦ He cashed in his ticket and ran away to Winnipeg. James Eriksson: He tried to work to make money to go to College to succeed In his dream. He got sales JobsÃ¢â¬ ¦ So he wasn't paid money he worked on commissionÃ¢â¬ ¦ OnlyIf he got someone to buy what he was selling did he make moneyÃ¢â¬ ¦ Let was the depression and the depression got worse. You studied this Is SocialÃ¢â¬ ¦. Keynes people even If they did have money did not buy thingsÃ¢â¬ ¦. The psychology of uncertainty kept them from spending money because they needed what little they had Just In case thin gs got worse and some emergency came upÃ¢â¬ ¦ The war cameÃ¢â¬ ¦ Soldiers got paid a salaryÃ¢â¬ ¦ Chris enlisted (joined the army). He could afford to go to school to be an engineer if he saved the money from being a soldier. Sometime in the horror of war Chris gave up Ã¢â¬Ëhope' of ever succeeding in being an engineer.As a result of Ã¢â¬Ëlosing hope' Chris lost his Ã¢â¬Ëmental health'.. To put it another wayÃ¢â¬ ¦ As long as Chris had something to Ã¢â¬Ëlive for'(dream to be an engineerÃ¢â¬ ¦ Unrealistic or not) he could cope and deal with any adversity that came his way. Once he lost hope he became mentally paralyses: Ã¢â¬Å"He is so passiveÃ¢â¬ . IMO as long as Chris had hopeÃ¢â¬ ¦ He had something to work forÃ¢â¬ ¦ He had meaning in life. Without hope he had no meaningÃ¢â¬ ¦ Nothing to live forÃ¢â¬ ¦ Without anything to live for Chris had a nervous breakdown and ended up spending the lest of his life in the mental hospital.