Lennie is mentally retarded, which can be seen in his actions; he loves to pet soft things, is very faithful to George and their vision of the farm and possesses incredible physical strength. Since these characteristics are being demonstrated throughout the whole novel, the reader must feel strong sympathy for him because it is clear that Lennie is hopeless. During the cause of events the reader gets compassion for him because he is just so doomed. Gaining this kind of feeling towards Lennie, proves that he is an outsider because otherwise there could not be such a sensation felt. Lennie is totally defenseless.
1. Analyze Dorothy West’s “The Typewriter” in terms of the slavery versus freedom theme so prominent in the text. Although his life was a bit difficult, Lucius Jones had no trouble at all performing odd jobs to make ends meet. In a sense, he is bound, or enslaved, by the inability to eke out a living that netted nothing more than frankfurters and beans for a meal. In this reading, Dorothy West describes this character as “an abject little man.” In my mind, I immediately think of a hopeless, quite miserable individual who is downtrodden about his current state of being.
Ramsay is a gentle and thoughtful man who believes in both fate and free will. At the beginning of the novel, Ramsay experiences an emotional crisis, being unfamiliar with every single side of his own character. However, considering that Ramsay does believe into living by his own rules, he is not afraid to review and expand his beliefs. He stands up for Mary Dempster against the villagers in Deptford, and, apparently, does not accept his mother’s view of Mrs. Dempster even at the price of losing his mother forever. This event proves that Dunstan is the type of a person who would rather follow his own mind and heart then go along with the mob mentality.
Jackson's The Lottery has always been considered as one of the finest examples of using irony in the most effective way which thoroughly violates reader's expectation and leaves him with the most horrifying feeling he can get from a story, and at the next step makes him contemplate how much a human being stuck to his tradition can become cruel and savage. This vast range of impression is the product of ironical ending of the story and it would not have happened if the writer had chosen another point of view but objective (dramatic) one. Writer artistically has used objective point of view to tell the ironic tale of the people of an anonymous village in which each year a lottery would take place. This year the reader is invited to see the story of the lottery through a camera-like narrator by which he can see every trivial detail of the events and characters' attitude without any partiality in narration. The objective narrator keeps the reader's attention till the end of the story and suddenly the beautiful ironical ending inverts his expectations, leaves him in shock, horror and despair.
In this story Rip was portrayed as lazy man who did not want to do any type of work, at home or at work. He was said to be useless on his farm, his land and property falling to pieces. However, Rip should not be believed to be a sluggish man. Rip’s laziness could be interpreted as an attempt to avoid and, at the same time to object his wife, Dame Van Winkle. It is shown in the way how Rip is being loved by the villagers: he always helps his neighbours to do various jobs, plays with children and dogs are not barking at him.
He ventured out of his comfort zone of beliefs that roads bring misfortune and that man was made for staying to, in order to keep his word-- the very same word that Addie criticized as empty. This no way implies that Anse would be forgiven for exploiting his children in making them do most of the work. We could see though that no matter how useless Anse’s actions in the struggles of “fire and water” in the Bundren’s journey, he still serves an important purpose that is easily misjudged. Samson perfectly captures Anse’s worth in his monologue: “"I notice how it takes a lazy man, a man that hates moving, to get set on moving once he does get started off, the same as when he was set on staying still, like it ain't the moving he hates so much as the starting and the stopping
The Aspects of Jarvis In Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton displays a great deal of depth in his characters, showing them to possess strengths and weaknesses in each of them. James Jarvis is a man of few words, seeing the troubles of those around but doing nothing about them. But after his son’s death, Jarvis changes for the better, looking upon Ndotsheni with new eyes. Jarvis is a silent, intelligent, and kind man who has been devastated by the death of his son. Upon learning of his son’s death, Jarvis does not weep nor cry.
The author’s use of the verb “camouflage” to describe him hiding his “torment with smiles” further enhances this war imagery—an internal war (also echoed by his churning, muddled “Sea Lung”-like thoughts at the end) brought on by the rejection of his family and his resulting shattered self-image. The author also creates sympathy for this character in his determination to put on an optimistic front (his smiles) rather than lash out in bitterness and hatred. Good syntax comment: The brief enumeration of Quoyle’s jobs, without any real descriptors or conjunctions (asyndeton! ), emphasizes both their overall lack of meaning (“third rate newspaperman”) and his own simplicity. To highlight Quoyle’s sense of desperation for purpose, the author notes that his destination (presumably in the pages ahead) lies in Newfoundland (its name ironic as it echoes Quoyle’s hope to find a “new land” of his own, where he’s accepted), “A watery place.” The author then develops Quoyle’s fear of water, how it is merely an example of one of several longstanding consequences of his father’s abuse.
Character analysis of Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins is the main character in “The Hobbit”. Throughout the book we are focused on Bilbo and his actions, and by no doubt he is the most important character of the book. Bilbo Baggins is a honourable young hobbit, as the books title refers to, who lives in a cosy and comfortable hobbit-hole in The Hill . As a hobbit, he has no facial hair, hairy leathery feet, and is the size of half a human. He loves food and enjoys smoking his pipe, and the importance of his pipe is illustrated in the start of Chapter 2, were he nearly goes back from his journey because he has forgotten his pipe at home.
It is very clear he is an educated and lucid man from his writing, and at first, it is natural to feel sorry for him – he has no home, and nothing to call his own, except his dog, Lizbeth, who it is clear he loves very much. However, as his story progresses, it is quite clear he is not looking for pity. He is simply sharing the tips and tricks of his trade, as any other worker would do. He does not want the reader to feel sorry for him, he simply wants them to understand what it is he does, and why. He makes Dumpster diving seem somewhat exciting and mysterious, rather than sleazy and disgusting.