These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. The actions in the novel all happen because the main character, Conrad, tried to kill himself almost a year before the events in the novel started. At the middle of the novel, it is revealed that Conrad tried to kill himself by slitting his own writs and letting himself bleed to death during a holiday he spent with his parents.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Some people say that nothing is permanent in life. These people are wrong, one thing is permanent; death. When a loved one dies, they are not forgotten, they are forever remembered and continuously affect those who were close to them. In the novel, Ordinary People , written by Judith Guest, this theme is seen in the Jarrett family after their youngest son, Buck, died in a boating accident.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. It depicts what might happen to a family when a tragedy unexpectedly happens. The film portrays many aspects of the premises of Structural Family Therapy SFT such as dysfunctional family boundaries, roles, and rules. In addition, it shows the breakdown of the family dynamic due to the grief of the loss of Buck and misplaced guilt within the family. The structural approach emphasizes the family as a whole, as well as the interactions between subunits of family members.