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.
Jewel’s Love Throughout all of As I Lay Dying, we see Jewel as the Bundren with apparently the most violent nature. He was constantly arguing and disagreeing with the other members of the family as they made the journey to Jefferson to bury his mother Addie. It wasn’t until the end of the trip that you really take a look in-depth at what kind of impact Jewel had on his family. We really start to notice through his random acts of courage and kindness that he is a valued member of the Bundren family. It proves that Jewel had only the best intentions and did everything in the best interest for the family.
Huck questions why he has not turned in Jim because he wants to be what society depicts as good, but in reality, he does what he knows is right. While Huck is on the raft alone, he begins to question why he helps Jim escape while Miss Watson has done nothing wrong to him. Huck feels terrible but he cannot bring himself to pray that he can do the right thing. “I was trying to make my mouth say the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write to that nigger’s owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie-and He knowed it. You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227).
Candy has pledged his savings to the project of the dream ranch, and cannot let go of his one remaining hope of a pleasant old age when Crooks says it will never happen. When Candy fools himself, saying ‘You god-damn right we’re gonna do it’, we realize just how pathetic and vulnerable he is. It is very hard not to feel pity for him at this point. Overall, therefore, there are many characters in the book towards whom we feel sympathetic, and there are many who are also pathetic: generally the two things go together, but Curley is perhaps the exception who proves the
The turning point in this poem was when Gwendolyn said “She heard no hoof-beat of the horse and saw no flash of the shining steel.” This line describes how Carolyn realized that Roy was not the man he appeared to be and she grows to be angry and disgusted with him and “her hatred for him bursts into glorious flowers”. The killing of Emmitt Till both angered and inspired Gwendolyn to write this poem, and shows her hatred against Roy through the eyes of Carolyn. Instead of coming right out and saying how she felt she described how she felt carefully through Carolyn over a period of
If he would have used some sort of intellect and compassion in understanding his children’s aching hearts, their emotional collapse could have been prevented. Anse never acted as a stanchion – he by no means showed love or compassion for anyone throughout the book, especially his luckless children. With his inability to take action and foresee situations, Anse’s blatant faults overtly parallel every disaster in the novel. Other characters in As I Lay Dying who were more rational and not part of the Bundren family (Peabody, Samson, Tull) all agreed on Anse’s ruinous and lazy character – “I notice how it takes a lazy man, a man that hates moving, to get set on moving once he does get started off, the same as when he was set on staying still, like it ain’t the moving he hates so much as the starting and the stopping”
What the book says that one has to give up their dreams to survive in the world. Basically in the book, everyone feels hopeless. When George kills Lennie, Slim tells him "You hadda George. I swear you hadda. "(Page 107) After Slim tells George he had to, George is left with a permanent feeling
For example, Nick’s father tells him that, “all the people in this world haven't had the advantages you’ve had” (1) . This shows when Nick explains that his father's words have forced him to “reserve all judgments” and that “reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope”. The idea is that Nick's solid upbringing has taught him to place his hope in people, not things. This is also what Nick refers to when he
He scared everyone he came into contact with and was labeled as the "breathless horror"(56) which made it impossible for him to socialize with any humans.Unlike Victor who chose to be alone. Valerie, in the other novel was isolated by ones who at one point, did love her. The creature was abandoned from the start, he was rejected and hated from the moment he opened his eyes. Complete isolation for Valerie doesn't happen until much later in her story. The horrible image of the creature's outward appearance physically isolated him from society.
Here it is evident that Bone has lost all hope. Through hate, she has been guided to acceptance of the miserable fate she was given. Upon being caught raping her, Glen kills off any hope within Bone to seek or understand love. Instead she blackens even more, extending this emotion towards her mother, the only one who ever came remotely close to teaching her about love. After being raped, Bone