Pathos: In this chapter, we sympathize for Dr. Manette who has returned to his poor condition while his daughter is away on her honeymoon. We also sympathize for Mr. Lorry who is alone with no spouse. Flashback: “For a moment, he held the fair face from him to look at the well remembered expression on the forehead.” This is a flashback (recurring motif) because Mr. Lorry visualizes the expression that Lucie had on her forehead the first time he met her at Tellson’s bank.
At his family home, we realise that his only friends were characters in books, showing he had a very lonely upbringing. This makes the reader feel sympathy as he regains his imagination and ability to feel emotion. However, when we meet his fiancé, we lose our sympathy as he had a chance to be happy, and missed it due to his obsession with wealth and possessions. Although, by the end of the Stave, we again feel sympathy as he begs to go home as he cannot handle the
“There comes John's sister. Such a dear girl as she is, and so careful of me! I must not let her find me writing”. However, John’s absence from his wife for great periods of time may say otherwise. The author cites “John is away all day, and even some nights when his cases are serious.” In the end I honestly believe that John genuinely love his wife but was clueless in helping her get better.
Central Conflict The main conflict is character versus character. This conflict is between the members of the Goodman family. The reason why that is the parents are divorced and it brings so much stress on the children. So when the mother sends the children, Sally, Hugh and Bethan, to spend their first proper holiday with their estranged archaeologist father, they are happy and uncomfortable to be with him, due to the fact that they don’t see him that often.. The conflict is resolved in favour of the protagonist, the Goodman children, because all they really wanted was for their family to be together and that is what happens at the end of the story.
He had worked hard to be there. Akeelah was a single parent child and missed her dad a lot. We can see her talking to him even when he is no alive which shows that she missed him. This way, when she watched Dylan’s father pressurizing him made her realize that the spelling be was very important for him. It was Dylan’s last chance to win the Bee.
He then sits quietly and hopes the two men won’t see the connection between him and his wife, and that is also the reason for him not saying goodbye to his wife. It almost seems like he acquires the point of view the two unidentified men have. The troubles of Doreen and Earl’s relationship are also made clear by this fact, because this clearly shows that if he hasn’t noticed the extra pounds, then he obviously haven’t been looking. Earl has been living his life completely blind and detached, so detached that he has no visible love for his wife. When he finally wakes up and sees his wife for what she really is, he sees her through the eyes of two strangers.
Nora behaves childishly and he enjoys treating her like a child to be instructed and indulged. Soon an old friend of Nora's, Christine Linde, arrives. She is a childless widow who is moving back to the city. Her husband left her no money, so she has tried different kinds of work, and now hopes to find some work that is not too strenuous. Nora confides to Christine that she once secretly borrowed money from a disgraced lawyer, Nils Krogstad, to save Torvald's life when he was very ill, but she has not told him in order to protect his pride.
Her brother even used “Joan’s husband” as a character emotionally separated from her family to describe her husband, reinforcing the cleft between two families. “My husband likes my family but is uneasy in their house, because once there I fall into their ways, which are difficult, oblique, deliberately inarticulate, not my husband’s way”(Didion 1) shows not only her own experience of family segmentation, but also reflects the current situation
a man who felt self pitying and blame his mother for the lack of love in his adolescence to a self confident and secure person at the end. In this world more care about money than people and more worry about small things than the family unit, brings people into family discussions and frustrations everyday. In the story A Visit to Grandmother Doctor Charles Dunford a gentle and warm man who overcomes the frustration of his painful past, start his hero’s journey when he decided to separate from his family at the age of fifteen. “I wanted to go to school. They didn’t have a Negro school at home, so I went up to Knoxville and lived with a cousin and went to school”, this was the answer of Doctor Charles Dunford when he is asked why he left home, but the truth hide something more painful and difficult to overcome.
Eleanor is Ray’s wife; she is a little uptight and very protective over their daughter, she seems not to be very found of her daughters new “friend” Andy because he always interrupt Penny in her homework time and take her late home after Eleanor finally had given permission on letting Penny ride the motorbike. Penny is seventeen; she is a polite and you can see it in her language “Yes, these are my father and mother” (L.20), a little childish when she tries to beg Eleanor into give her permission on riding the motorbike with Andy because she begs and begs, she is smart because she is ahead with her A-levels studies, she is really found of her new “friend” Andy. Andy is big strong boy that loves motorbikes, motocross and expensive cloths, he is careless, a little corky because when he finally get to take Penny out and ride the motorbike he comes home with her after dark even when Eleanor