He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
Hoping to end relations between Daisy and Jay, Tom did not hold back when confronting Gatsby. This whole situation is very ironic considering Tom is also having an affair with Myrtle and Daisy knows all about it. Tom only thought about himself and his image and got terribly mad because there was the chance of him losing his wife. George Wilson, compared to Tom, acts a lot like him except the abusiveness towards his wife, Myrtle. George owned a gas station in the Valley of Ashes and was very poor.
He does not like the way Tom treats Daisy and believes he should be the one that is with her, especially because of Tom’s actions toward Daisy such as talking on the phone with his mistress Myrtle, Wilson’s wife, in front of her (Fitzgerald 15). Tom says what he says in retaliation to the embarrassment caused by Gatsby’s accusation, and because he does not like Gatsby, since he is trying to take his wife, although Tom knows that Daisy will not leave him because of the control and fear he has enacted and put upon her. Neither Tom nor Gatsby care about the feelings
Eddie felt humiliated about where she was raised, she didn't want to be associated with the "scandals" that belonged to the shacks north of the creek. She believed that, since she grew up in the shacks, she was worth less than the next person. Edith was embarrassed by her drunken father, even though none of his actions were ever her fault. Her mother, a "hallelujah-shouting fool" who preached, but never actually went to church, was also a huge contributor to the way Eddie felt. With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful.
Cal The antagonist is Cal. Cal is clearly the opposing character. He may seem as is if he is the victim, but all he does is deliberately attack Andre’s mother not understanding her situation and position. According to the play, Cal states “How many of us don’t want to hurt our mothers and live in mortal terror of their disapproval. Our lives aren’t furtive, just our feelings towards people like you” (50).
Her father doesn’t help the situation because he shields her from the outside world and “chases away potential suitors because none of them are good enough for his daughter” (p.6”A Rose for Emily”). Her father is very controlling of her and this contributes to her being a little off down the road. When she does find a man that she does like in Homer Barron she goes crazy over him despite him being gay. This causes him to kill him when is he is to say that he is not a marrying man. Sarty is
In anger of not getting her way, Abigail yells, “You mistake yourself, uncle!” (Miller 9), something a well behaved, Puritan girl should never do. If Abigail were as sweet as she makes herself appear to be, it would seem that she should not let herself get quite so upset and so suddenly. Her uncle is not believing what she wants him
He also discovered that his mother was the Madam of a whorehouse. Cal determined that he hated his mother because he had her traits in himself; and therefore he blamed his evil actions on her. Lee responded to Cal blaming his evil actions on his mother by saying “You stop that!.. Of course you have that in you…don’t you dare take the easy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry… Whatever you do, it will be you who do it—not your mother” (Steinbeck 445).
I also do believe that Connie knew that being at the Drive inn was wrong because they both kept it a secret and because she explains to Eddie “ I just hate to leave her like that” (585). To even second guess about leaving her friend alone, Connie knew there could be trouble but still went along with the boy. But her self indulgence and peer pressure would not let her think right. Eddie was a form of peer pressure in Connie’s situation, when he took her into his car Connie thought she was on top of the world “