His love for her was also a huge distraction from what truly was important. Lieutenant Cross shows shame and fear. His love for Martha distracted him so much that Ted Lavender, a soldier in his platoon, died under his watch. O’Brien states, “He felt shame. He hated himself.
We can tell that George is devastated my Lennies actions and is upset as he thought everything would work out, “He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would” Whenever George is with the other ranch workers, I think he feels embarrassed and ashamed of Lennie’s actions as it says, “his hat was so far down on his forehead that his eyes were covered” this shows us he scared and wont make eye contact with the others. George is scared for Lennie, “it seemed to take george some time to free his words”. Throughout the novel Lennies and Georges friendship is obvious and even though Lennie killed Curleys wife, George still stays a loyal friend to him and tries to protect him “he never done this to be mean”. Steinbeck uses imagery to portay Georges feelings, “his feet dragged heavily” this tells us is upset and doesn’t really want to
It was the “impulses, desires, and feelings that a person is unaware of but that influence emotions and behavior” that were the driving force of the killing (1542). His disposal of the body shows premeditation, “They drove…Matt thinking now of the hole he and Willis had dug last Sunday: (109). He used a handkerchief to touch everything, and had a glove for when he touched the gun. He would also shut the car door with his hips. These fearful emotions he used to protect himself were much like the emotions he felt which caused to be overprotective of his son.
This paper argues that although the exchange of gifts was utilized by all cultures and people, the way in which they were used gave proof to the social status, culture, and even identity of the parties involved. Gifts were commonly given among men for various reasons including peace offerings. In Book 1, King Agamemnon stole Achilles’ beloved trophy wife from him in front of many of their men. This would be an “Achilles’ Heel” for Agamemnon for Achilles would not fight in battle due to his anger filled heart. As a result, Agamemnon lost thousands of men in battle because of his blinding error.
He uses his family throughout the story to achieve selfish benefits. On several occasions he endangers his family by sitting on the sidelines while they take on the dangerous task of saving his dead wife from a barn fire and overflowing waters. He also puts his son Cash in danger by neglecting his injury and attempting to heal a broken leg by pouring concrete on it to set the bone. Anse gets away with all this by rationalizing the situation and putting the guilt on his children, so they feel obligated to do the ‘right’ thing. He attempts to assume the position of authority, but this has long surpassed him due to the fact that he has never done anything to help the family.
The violence that Mark faces at home is so constant that he doesn’t think it anything when he threatens to kill his father because he beats him constantly. Jacksons violent nature causes a wall to be built up between him and his son. This wall is slowly torn down as Mark realizes he actually loves his father and that his father loves him. “ Pangs of hunger melted my resentment of my father away, and now that he was gone I longed night and day for his return... as I saw other children in the company of their fathers, I would cry. “ ( 6,8 ).
“King Lear” approaches the theme from many angles. It has very prominent examples of loyalty that run parallel to the playing out of situations where characters indulge in betrayal. In a dysfunctional family, it is often the parents that have neglected some part of their duty and this causes disruption in the family dynamic. Gloucester’s family is an excellent example of this disruption. Edgar’s misfortune of betrayal by his brother does not falter his loyalty to his father, as even in the worst of times he is by Gloucester’s side, “Give me thy arm.
Roger Chillingworth was shown to be ambiguous because he was first described as a vengeful horrifyingly natured person, yet shows glimpses of human characteristics, such as assisting Hester and her child in the beginning and leaving everything he left behind after his death to little Pearl. Another example of ambiguity was Hester Prynne, because she at first is someone a reader could pity, then she becomes a cold person with no sense of feeling, then later to a sympathetic fortunate woman. Finally, Dimmesdale’s revelation of his chest marks the last questionable situation. He could have had something physical on his chest because he has always shown pain in that area, Chillingworth acted as if he found something on his chest while the minister was fast asleep, and it would be most likely that Dimmesdale only revealed his chest to the Puritans if they could observe anything significant on his
The deaths of his friends were a big blow to him considering all the moments they have spent together, especially Manny (Leary feels responsible for his death). His stubbornness of being “King of the Ice” were one of the reasons that led to Manny’s drinking habits (for example, trading Manny away to the Amerks) and eventual death. Manny died alone and was pretty unhappy and his wife Jane makes evidence of that by saying “when he wasn’t drinking there was a sadness in him I couldn’t touch.”(Leary p.221) Leary felt like his selfishness cost him his dear friend’s happiness and life. Clay’s death was another important piece of evidence regarding Leary’s transformation as experiencing loss finally let out Leary’s emotions, who seemed to be a guy who kept everything inside and felt nothing. The reader can feel that Leary had finally broken out of his crusty shell and let all his tears pour down for someone he had truly
He doesn’t do anything but just wait for things to happen. For example, He expresses his anger at the entire family for just sitting around and waiting for Addie's death. And in a moment of fierce tenderness he thinks to himself, "It would just be me and her on a high hill and me rolling rocks down the hill at their faces...until she was quiet..." His wish to be alone with his mother is seems fairly selfish, but turns out to be the closest thing to love that is found in the novel. Jewel's description of the family as buzzards waiting for Addie to die turns out to be fairly accurate. In a sense all of the Bundren's except Darl and Jewel were buzzards who used Addie's death to feed their own desires.