Social Issues In Stown

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Stown Final Suicide awareness, and bullying are becoming big issues but not just for kids in school but for adults too. Stown shows examples of social issues when the person of main focus in the podcast commits suicide it is a wonder why but looking back at the issues that he faces throughout the podcast and the issues that he brings to light it is more obvious why. Stown is a contemporary gothic literature piece because it teaches the readers about decay, social issues, and violence. These things can often lead from one to another and they usually start with social issues. John didn’t socialise himself with others because he was different and had never been treated the same as others. John was smarter, John had never been married, had children …show more content…
John was at first happy when he was younger. The further his age progressed the further his depression progressed only this progression was negative. John used to have a hopeful outlook on everything before his passing but as he moved on in his life his attitude became more and more pessimistic and he enjoyed his hobbies less and les, slowly becoming more involved in climate change, becoming more depressed with his pessimistic attitude overtaking his optimism. Another clear example of decay as well as irony is John’s property after his passing. Once all of John’s and Mary Grace’s belongings were removed from the house it was sold to Kendall. Kendall’s son was the reason that Brian was in Woodstock; because John thought he was a murderer and he had killed a boy in a fight which had turned out not to be true. They owned a lumber mill called K3 which was not intended to be portrayed as the KKK but the 3 generations of family that run the business have K’s as their first initial. Anyhow, Kendall was the new owner and John was very connected with nature and loved his garden unfortunately when John passed and his house was sold he no longer was able to tend to his garden but now it was Kendall’s responsibility. Kendall did not take care of the plants that were on John’s land and they passed away slowly decaying in the yard they once flourished …show more content…
When John finally committed to ending his life and no longer had a will strong enough to live he drank cyanide as the way to end it all. In his choice to end everything he could have chosen a quicker or less painful way or he could have gotten help and not chosen to make the decisions that he did. This is was makes his suicide so violent on top of the fact that he killed himself. John also made poor decisions based on what he had his friends do to him. He requested his friends, or acquaintances to harm him physically because he found pleasure in it, a temporary release from the pain that he had been experiencing. Rather than making these decisions that could have pushed John to the edge when they were taken away, he could have seen a doctor about everything that was bothering

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