Peyton is pitied by Cassie because of the kind of man he is and this makes you feel pity for Peyton as he truly loves Cassie, “The naked emotion on his face made her pity him and wash him away. He was a man who always wanted the best for everyone around him, which in Cassie’s mind meant he was fated to be disappointed.”(Crummey 14). You feel pity for John Peyton because he wants the best for everyone around him and this is such a good quality but is seen as a weakness in the eyes of Cassie whom he loves. Cassie later on gets pregnant which is a hard hitting blow to Peyton because he has not had relations with Cassie so it could not be his, “‘There’s just myself and father,’ Peyton said and he stopped himself before he took the thought any further.” (Crummey 63). Peyton says this while being asked if the child could possibly be his and pity is felt for him as he is forced to come to terms with the fact that Cassie had relations with some other man.
Again this presents the idea of being the unreliable narrator as he fails to perceive the sinister way of Heathcliff’s living. As an audience a feeling of mistrust and even dislike is built for Lockwood as he constantly misjudges events, which could even evoke frustration from the audience as his complete incompetence and lack of understanding immediately allows him to fall out of favour with Heathcliff, and furthermore presents his clumsy character. In addition to this, Lockwood also misreads Heathcliff is by being totally unaware of his body language: ‘my heart warmed..when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously’ this quotations presents how Lockwood is completely oblivious to the recluse body language of Heathcliff, which strongly suggests he is uncomfortable in Lockwood’s presence. Furthermore, the fact that his ‘heart warmed’ when seeing Heathcliff react so strangely to
Likewise, Kabuo distrusts his white neighbours so much that he refuses to cooperate with Art Moran’s investigation of Carl’s death. He has past experience of great prejudice and realises he must defend himself as no one else will trust a “jap”. His defensive mechanism however, which is to be still and proud, is culturally misinterpreted at his trail and instead he just appears cold and arrogant. Guterson suggests that prejudice runs in circles, with each biased action and attitude reinforcing prejudice. Characters that are surrounded by such resentments start to internalise them, allowing them to seep into other parts of their life.
The people who go to his parties gossip about him constantly saying, “he’s a bootlegger” (Fitzgerald), or “he killed a man” (Fitzgerald). He also did not “suffer the absence of parental support” (Brucker) Alger’s characters went through causing their lack of knowledge of right and wrong. Demonstrating how his success does not gain respectability because he chooses wrong instead of right. Since Gatsby is not virtuous, he is not rewarded by the divine. Alger’s characters are to be believed as
For that reason he disturbs people, enrages them, makes them question his humanity. With Marie, who loves him, it hurts to hear that whether he loves her or not does not really matter… With the lawyer assigned to defend him, his indifference to anything, including God, provokes irrational rage… To the judge and jury that tried him, his indifference condemned him to death (260). Poser considers the typical human’s response to Meursault’s indifference: rage. People either cannot stand or cannot comprehend Meursault because of his inability to
Doodle's big brother's fear of being made fun of led him to being ashamed of his little brother. This subsequently led to him to teach Doodle how to walk. He also did not want to have a brother that could not do anything. Doodle's brother only helped Doodle for his own reasons and for himself. Doodle's brother was cruel.
Alas, Okonkwo’s successful life is marred by his continuous mistakes as the novel progresses. I believe the reason things fall apart for Okonkwo little by little is because he does not learn to balance his outward persona with his inner self. Okonkwo’s monomania is his hatred for what his father, Unoka, stood for. He is so blinded by his hatred for his father that he ignores his father’s words of wisdom. His sick father had said to him “Do not despair.
Instead of repenting for his sins he escapes them. Plus he is worried about his daughter because he believes that they will have a horrible future because of him. (LINES 1318-1923) Also by acting in his weak behavior he is trying to avoid his fate again. He does this physically. Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done.
Candy explains this by saying that Curly is “like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys…he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy,” (Steinbeck, Page 26). He is unable to seek reassurance from the other men on the ranch because they are, in a way, afraid of him because of the power he holds over them by being the boss’s son. Curly is lonely as he cannot socialize with the men in a carefree way, nor can he be entirely comfortable with his wife, who was never truly in love with him. However, the reader is never asked to sympathize with Curly, nor does the author ever portray his disappointment in a straightforward way, opting instead to make him angry and confrontational to show that
The lawyer’s problem stems from the fact that he doesn’t know how to deal with and eventually get rid of Bartleby. The issue is not ignorance but confrontation between the lawyer and Bartleby. Delano on the other hand, succumbed to his well-natured obliviousness and overlooks clues of a mutiny right under his nose. However, because of his social conditioning leading him to believe that these events could not possibly occur, even though they crossed his mind, he nearly leads himself and his entire crew to their demise. Captain Delano can be shortly described as “a person of a singularly undistrustful good nature” (2695).