He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
These people all face troubles in their everyday lives, and are treated unfairly. Elderly people are viewed as worthless and this is not fair. Candy was the elderly person in the novel who feared for his future. This was because he was aging and showing signs of weakness, and he wasn’t sure if the boss was going to let him keep his job for much longer. Candy did however have compensation for losing his arm, which he had kept saved encase he needed it.
Depending on the drinker, anxiety and depression can be elevated or become less intense. Throughout the book it is evident Frankie’s father is addicted to alcohol and hated due to his neglect of his family. Though he most obviously loves them, he is unable to put food on
Lying drove away the sympathy from his colleagues, and aroused resentment. Thirdly, Paul allowed his wife creating disturbance in the company, spreading his abnormal behavior at home and caused him in the center of attention, which also put his bosses in dilemma of how to dealing with his issue, and challenged their management credibility. Last and most important, he denied what he had done were wrong, and blamed all faults on his boss Sean Williams. He blamed William for creating the stress that prevented him from doing anything, and refused to take his responsibilities. Paul Hardy perfectly meets Zaleznik’s definition of compulsive subordinates.
He is very distant even from his family, his grandchildren don't like to visit him and they misbehave during the funeral. Walt also judges them without having into account that they are little kids and teenagers, he dislikes the way they dress and their attitudes. As for Walt's sons, my impression is that he feels like they are trying to send him to the old people's house to get rid of him and take over his belongings, the house and his beautiful car, the Gran Torino. Another issue that Walt has to face after the funeral is that Father Janovich is tries to talk with him in order to get him to confession, because he had promised Walt's wife he would do so after her passing away. This is very difficult to Walt because a younger man is talking him about life, being that he has had strong and near experiences with death, so Walt stereotypes him as a young virgin speaking things learned at school, but that the Father didn't even understand according to him.
Jerry’s mother dying had left him feeling sad, angry lonely and made him feel cut off from happiness. His dad’s boringness and same-old-same day to day life bores Jerry and only increases his burden. Even when Emile Janza beat him up he never told anyone or complained about the situation he was in, he pushed through it. Renault has little power, he is bullied by Brother Leon and also by the vigils yet he sticks to his beliefs and doesn’t give in, the vigils result in trashing his locker which includes ruining his poster which says ‘Do I dare disturb the universe?’, anonymous phone calls are made to his home and they also expose his privacy, the vigils leave him with little. Jerry decides that if they have taken everything he will continue further to not give in as saying no to chocolates is all he has.
Candy is lonely because of his old age although it is somewhat helped by the fact he has a dog but as we know, he is left high and dry after the residents of the bunkhouse choose to eradicate it for it was in pain and also smelling. Curleys wife throughout is negatively portrayed to the reader by the workers on the ranch and therefore is not left with anyone on her side, ultimately, making her lonely despite having a husband. The fact that Lennie is so incapable of getting along with people who he doesn’t already know well, this leaves him almost completely reliable on George in the book. Last but not least, Crooks is left without companionship on the ranch for various reasons. In the novel, the ranch is a huge symbolism of loneliness.
The simplest form of guilt in Maus is Art's guilt over the fact that he thinks he has not been a good son to his father. Right from the first panel of Book I, we are told that the two of them do not get along particularly well, and that they do not see each other often, though they live fairly close by. Art is always on edge around his father, and when they speak it feels as if an argument could break out at any moment. Indeed, arguments often do break out over, for example, Art's dropping cigarette ash on the carpet, or Vladek's revelation that he has burned Anja's diaries from the war. Vladek often asks his son for help with errands around the house, and Art is always loath to comply.
Even though he loves Edna and his sons, I don’t think he is considered as a good husband since he knows very few about Edna’s true feeling. I think this because he spends slight time with them, and leaves the family behind and goes out saying that he is always busy and has to go away for business or spends more time with his friends. As my point of view, I think it is not fair for a guy to treat a wife or his family like this and it seems like he is just a selfish person to me. Since marriage during that time of period was very harsh for women I think she was able to survive by meeting people. The time period where Edna was living was in a very strict condition for the women, especially for house wives.
He changes when he learns about Mrs. Dubois and her bad addiction to morphine. One can directed to believe that Jem would be more inclined to read to her to help her to stay clean. He loses his innocence when Mrs. Duboise dies and he never gets to really apologize for his actions. After this loss of innocence, he has another realization that life is unfair and it is not fun and games because of the verdict in the Tom Robinson case. He also realizes the mere fact of why Boo Radley never liked coming out the house which shows his intellectual maturity of realizing that the world is not that great.