He started to perform badly at school and so, he decides to follow his sister’s steps and leave the house. However, he has nowhere to go, so he’s forced, suffering, onto the streets. With a sleeping bag, and £150 of savings of saving, he decides to travel to London. After his arrival to London, hoping for a fresh start, finding an apartment and a job were Link’s priorities. He finds an apartment advertisement with a negotiable rent, but after being bullied he is forced to take the apartment for a high price for 2 weeks leaving him with only 2/3 of his money.
Turkey was of same age as lawyer, and used to work very hard with dedication until noon, after which he used to get drunk. Then he used to get too energetic and used to blot on copy-paper too much. Due to this, the lawyer wanted to convince him to quit in the afternoons so that other employees would not be affected by Turkey. He couldn't remove Turkey from his work as he was already short of people and Turkey was very good at his work till the noon. Nippers had a problem of indigestion due to which he used to be very inefficient till the noon and he used to commit many mistakes in copying the legal documents.
So Link leaves for London to live on the street. The first few weeks Link found it hard to find a job, somewhere to stay and get food. Link meets a boy on the streets called Ginger who is very streetwise. Ginger disappears one day and Link starts questioning where Ginger would go. Link meets a girl who is called Gail, who later on in the novel does not turn out to be who she said she was.
She has recently started hanging around more with hr 'black friends family and stays the night sometimes to avoid going home to her dad and brothers. Recently she started getting in touch with hr real dad who seems to have an influence over her too. There is now conflict in th house as Shanna started smoking weed and is now constantly mimicking her friends as a means to fit in which does not reflect the way she was brought up by hr step dad. She is falling behind with hr school work and sometimes truants. She is spending more time at hr real dad’s house and only goes home 2-3 a wk for a change of clothing.
The main character, Dick, a chronic drinker, seems to directly reflect the inability to truly change personality. Although he succeeds at going on the wagon, he does not manage to deal with his past. With the quote “I began to take a whole lot of drinks to keep going and have everybody think I was wonderful [...] So all I've got to show for the last five years is a reputation that makes mothers rush their daughters away if I'm at the same hotel,” author shows that Dick is fully aware that he initially abused alcohol to make an impression on people which has ended in failure, but he doesn’t try to find and eliminate the causes of his addiction. On the contrary, he only changes one addiction for another - a woman, which he himself clearly showed by claiming “I think if it hadn’t been for Esther, I’d have fallen off the wagon”. But after all he is not only internally troubled by his past and chained by his habits but also exposed to external judgements and other people’s prejudices based on his previous behaviour, both preventing him from moving on and living a full life.
He attributes this to the increased responsibility of having his own home, and the fact that there was no one there to turn things off or protect the house from intruders after he and his wife have gone to work. Although initially he was satisfied with a quick glance at all the appliances, over time his checking behaviour became more complex and time consuming. With the births of his children his fears worsened again, so that whenever he tried to sleep he had images of his young children being caught in a fire, or being stolen from their beds. And so he returned to check the stove and the window for a second, third or fourth time, until gradually he felt he had no control over his checking behaviour at all. When ever Michael leaves his house, and before he goes to bad at night, he is plagued with doubts that he has not switched of electrical appliances and locked the doors and windows.
Later, they noticed that they both could not stand with their own sphere life. April was no longer want to act as a housewife to provide a restorative home for his husband that a job was not recognized, while Frank found dull to be a salesman, a job that his father have been devoted the whole life into. They started to feel being trapped in the suburban life on Revolutionary Road. In 1950’s, a home always represents a place to escape the unwanted life in the work place. The workplace was a place of competition and the home was a place of warmth and peace.
For example they call their mothers ‘mater’, the Latin word for ‘mother’. Betjeman does not really remember why Percival wants to fight him but he makes it quite clear that the perfect boy is trying to defend somebody who has been treated very badly by the poet. Being a coward deep down and remembering past experiences when he had been badly beaten. J.B. finds it very hard to settle down to a good’s night sleep the night before the fight. However he would not tell anyone how frightened he was, “Thin seemed pyjamas and inadequate The regulation blankets once so warm, ‘What’s up?’ ‘Oh nothing.’ I expect they knew…” In the morning, at breakfast when the poet arrived, he had a brainwave which he thought would help to get him out of the difficult situation ha had landed himself in.
For instance, during the “Week of Peace” Okonkwo came home to find that his second wife had not returned from her friend’s house in time to cook dinner. “When she returned he beat her very heavily. In his anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace” (Achebe29). Beating your wife during the Week of Peace was a huge sin to the clan. Okonkwo let his anger get the best of him and violated the code of the Ibo people.
The second part will be about Luckys relationship with his parents and whether or not it was alright that they kicked him out like they did. The third and last part will be about life as an addict. ”Trash Walks” is a short story about a guy named Lucky. He’s only fifteen years old and already an addict. Because of his addiction, he is thrown out of his home by his parents.