And do you really live with the thought that when you die, you die, and nothing remains?’ ‘Yes,’ I said”(117). A man with no ambition is man without a reason to live. Meursault doesn’t care about murdering a man in cold blood, because to him it really made no difference in his life. He didn’t believe in God, where a lot of people find their reason to live life as an excellent samaritan. However, Meursault decides not to
Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
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
He eventually pities her featherless body rather than finding a pure beauty within it; wishing he could give her some of his feathers instead. The husband never comes to terms with his jealousy, and rather distances himself from it, therefore making him a static character. There is both internal and external conflict in this short story. As the husband refuses to tell his wife how he felt before he died and lets his pride become the best of him, he struggles with
The effective noun ‘bees’ suggests Guy dislikes them because humans, as a group, are not particularly fond of ‘bees’. The verb ‘humming’ suggests Mildred is content and happy and has no care to talk to Montag and as they cannot simply talk to each other it highlights another fault. Guy is noticing these problems and realises that he and Mildred do not love each other as they should. Guy finds that this is common throughout his community and that it isn’t right, so he begins to rebel against it. Initial signs of Montag’s rebellion continue to occur throughout the novel.
When he returned it seemed that he felt nothing; especially love. He told his mother that he couldn’t love at all, and God was apparently included in that statement. He probably could not pray to God after all he experienced, because he could not deal with the thought that the same God that let so many people die could love him. He couldn’t bring about the emotion or love for God, and hence wanted his mother to pray for him
As Guy Montag thinks about all that Clarisse stood for in her life, he realizes that the world cannot go on the way it is: with no value for life or nature. People didn’t care about starving countries, or deadly wars, or even real people. They were all blinded by an overly inoffensive atmosphere. Guy decides that he has to fix this, because Clarisse wasn’t like those people at all and she was the first person in years that he actually liked. He chooses to recruit the help of a retired professor in an attempt to open humanity’s eyes to the world around them, and all because of
Mayella is rarely explained through out the novel so her background is kept short and simple, however you can see the great affect of not having a mother around has on her. Mayella consequence from not being vocal and telling the truth in To Kill a Mockingbird is one of personal growth. She does not learn how to take ownership for her actions neither does she learns how to stand up against her father. Mayella Ewell and her father Bob will always have the blood of Tom Robinson on their hands because of his abusiveness and because Mayella is complacent about her fathers angry
He cares about her wife, Eurydice, as well because Creon wanted to suicide when he saw his son and wife died in scene 8. In the play Antigone, Creon is not a loving ruler because he is stubborn and doesn’t listen to advice and Creon doesn’t listen or believe the prophet. He only wants what he thinks is the best. He doesn’t even bother asking the people of Thebes for advice. He is a one man state and will only does what benefits the people of Thebes.
Seymour is in a loveless marriage to his wife Muriel. He cannot connect with her, due to the fact that she is more interested in herself, than her own husband while on their vacation. Muriel’s family is concerned with Seymour’s behavior, and fears for their daughter’s safety. Seymour is so detached from the world he lives in, that he takes the ultimate escape, suicide. The fact that Muriel has no concern for her husband’s mental health, and continues her disconnected communication with him, further explains the idea that isolation is destructive in society, and causes and individual to an unthinkable escape.