After the journey is done only one character ends up with everything they wanted. Murphy’s Law fits into this story so well because nothing ever works out for the Bundren family. The corpse has rotted, Cash has a broken leg, Dewey Dell can’t get an abortion, and Darl is off to an insane asylum. The Bundren’s just can’t catch a break. In every situation they find themselves in, something goes wrong.
George stays with Lennie, I believe, out of a sense of duty and an overwhelming loneliness. George promised Lennie's aunt that he would look after Lennie, and now he has become so used to being with Lennie that he does not know any other way. Lennie, despite the frustration George feels in taking care of him, is George's only friend. From Lennie's perspective, George is the most important person in his life, his guardian and only friend. Every time he does anything that he knows is wrong, his first thought is of George's disapproval.
Priestly presents Mr Birling and the Inspector in two different lights. Mr Birling right from the very start showed no empathy towards Eva smith and doesn't start to either throughout the play. He is more interested in his knighthood and doesn't want to admit he has done wrong. “I can’t accept any responsibility. If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward” this further emphasises Birlings ignorance and cowardice attitude towards responsibility within society.
* ”The bottom line is, no one wants me.” * ”I’ve just felt too hopeless to talk to anyone. By using these to phrases Bryce seems to have no self-esteem at all. He has had a hard time finding a job. He hears that his former co-worker had been doing really well with his new job and it makes Bryce feel worse. Bryce will meet with Todd to find out what his former co-worker did six months ago to change his thoughts.
In William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying, the Bundren family embarks on a dangerous journey to bury their deceased wife and mother. On the surface Faulkner’s novel resembles a tragic tale of the struggles during an excursion to bury a beloved family member; however, the personal motivation for Anse and Dewey Dell as well as the mock heroism of Jewel turns the novel into an ironically comical critique of the absurdity of life. Even though Jewel and Cash were completely selfless with themselves and their personal belongings, they ended up with nothing by the end; but Anse, who sacrificed nothing for the success of the journey, was rewarded with everything he had ever wanted. Throughout the journey the Bundrens act as if their only concern is fulfilling Addie’s wishes of being buried in Jefferson. However, the trip becomes a personal vendetta for both Anse and Dewey Dell.
Her father caught in the act and without even asking Lily what happened told her, “You act no better than a slut” (24). He then proceeded to, “[Pour] a pound of grits the size of an anthill onto the pine floor” and told Lily, “Get over here and kneel down.” (24). The ramifications of a parent, especially a father figure to call their kid a slut causes so much emotional damage. Not only did her father ignore Lily, which also added to her trust issues, she developed self confidence and self image issues due to this. She only saw herself as an inadequate woman, and never as a beautiful, intelligent, woman who deserved better than she had.
Baba never discusses her with Amir, and he doesn’t appreciate the qualities she passed down to her son “That was how I escaped my father's aloofness, in my dead mother's books” this being a disgrace to baba as he wished for a masculine son "Real men didn't read poetry-and God forbid they should ever write it!” this effectively showing baba’s disinterest in Amir as Baba believes a real man is interested in sports. One interpretation to explain his lack of conformity to the ideal model of manhood could be due to his mother as she feminizes him even though she's almost
Uncle Andy made Arnold feel abandoned and hurt when he stated “Not a tear in his eye”, this statement proves to show that his uncle did not care for him at the time and did not help comfort him. The community within this story also intertwines with this theme. It is shown when a member of the area, Sullivan, expresses his feeling through the following “He don’t give a hoot, is that how it goes?” Each word that comes from his mouth pierces Arnold’s heart and has him left in the dust. Finally the abandonment of his mother was what hurt him the most. People argue that the perspective that your family has on you, is what matters to a person the most.
In the creatures situation he has no real family, he feels lost and lonely and only seeking human compassion. The problem is that people are too quick to judge the creature. Whenever he tried to make friends it never ended well and people only look at him as a monster. In chapter 16 the creature asks Victor to make him a mate. The creature was very lonely and wanted compassion.
He is still left unfulfilled, his money unable to substantiate his love for Daisy. She still went off with Tom and Gatsby is left there, his whole effort in vain. So it is clear through Gatsby’s plight, that money does not make a difference and is ultimately inconsequential in the value of one’s life. The irony in Owl-Eyes’ comment after Gatsby’s funeral, calling Gatsby “’the poor old son-of-a-bitch’”(175) illustrates this a little further. Gatsby tries all of his