Look like all they want to do is knock you down.” Enoch tells Haze about his abusive father and this mean lady he lived with before he came there. It really makes me wonder if Enoch ever had anybody to talk to and that is why he is so strong on Haze; because Haze is listening. Enoch tells Haze that he has “wise blood”. “When he realized that today was the day he decided not to get up. He didn’t want to justify his daddy’s blood, he didn’t want to be always having to do something that something else wanted him to do, that he didn’t know what it was and that was always dangerous”(135).
1. What is the context of this passage? Montag is in a vulnerable state and is easily influenced. He is also inconclusive about how he feels about his society’s values. However his superior Captain Beatty is trying to convince and advise Montag that he shouldn’t be interested in the books and he shouldn’t read them.
Other characters also help build a picture of Birling in the opening section. Eric's defense of the workers brings about a vicious verbal attack from Birling which pours scorn on Eric's lack of business experience and reveals his bitter feeling towards "public-school-and-Varsity" education. Priestley suggests he resents the advantages enjoyed by his son's generation and this helps the audience understand why later Eric says that Mr Birling is "not the kind of father a chap would go to when hes in trouble". At this point, Priestley has provided a picture of a self-important man who places his faith in technology and industry, who believes he can enjoy the rewards granted by the community while declaring that community spirit is "nonsense" and that a man has to "mind his own business and look after himself and his own". Yet Eric, at this start of the Inspector's chain of events' has already challenged his father's views, and later Sheila will do the same by recognising a shared humanity with the
Troy’s inability to accept change and even his inability to see the change the world is undergoing directly hurts his relationship with not only Cory, but also indirectly impairs his ability to understand his own wife. After Cory learns that Troy will not allow him to play football, he accuses his dad that the reason he won’t let him play football is, “cause you didn’t have a chance! You just scared I’m gonna be better than you, that’s all” (58). Although Troy does not flat out say he is afraid of Cory surpassing him, in all the cases where Troy explains his reasons in not letting Cory play football, he always underlines his resentment towards sports because of the injustice sports had given him in his own life. This clearly expresses that because of his own experience with injustice, Troy is involuntarily jealous of the opportunity Cory is receiving through his scholarship which results in his action of not allowing Cory to participate in sports.
That night when Kiowa got wasted, I sort of sank down into the sewage with him… Feels like I’m still deep shit.”(Page 150) Bowker is also intelligent and is well supported by his parents, but he did not see any meaning in getting a job or even going to school. He does not have the words to explain what he went through or how he feels and he tries to hide it. Norman really wants his story told, so he sent a letter to Tim O’ Brien and ask Tim to write itfor him. He believes that Tim can express how he feels or get the right words out, but the story did not satisfy Norman and he commits suicide 8 months later in the locker room of a YMCA in his hometown. Norman’s role in this book is to help Tim to go from being a storyteller, or writer, to being a soldier.
When Lil Bit first began being taken advantage of she didn’t know what was happening and that it wasn’t ok. She didn’t have someone like Sister A. there to tell her that she needed to be protected. Similar to the way that Father Flynn is presented as a overall good guy, Vogel attempted to create Uncle Peck as a very flawed human being, using pathos in order to try to make the reader connect with him. However its not that simple to make the audience connect with a pedophile. Lil Bit has a monologue where she pities her uncle and wonders what happened to him to make
Also, he is afraid for his family here and their reputation. After everyone has been questioned, Arthur says this: “It doesn’t matter much now, of course, but was he really a police inspector?” “Well, if he wasn’t, it matters a devil of a lot.” He says this after the Inspector has left and shows that even if the Inspector was a fake and tricking him then it did not happen and everything could go back to normal. This showed that if the Inspector was not real, he felt he did not have to take any responsibility for Eva’s death and Arthur felt relieved. Arthur also says that if it was more than one girl, it makes a difference as well because he may have only sacked one of
His father tries to bridge this gap with complicated questions such as “what is x if 7x2 is 49? His mother tries by asking Stephen to invite Keith over, something that Stephen almost laughs at her- “She doesn’t understand anything, and I couldn’t begin to explain.” Geoff bridges the gap by making fun of him. Stephen is embarrassed by his father’s words, by his mother’s plainness and even by himself. “Why do we have an embarrassing name like Wheatley?” an ironic statement, since we find out Wheatley isn’t his real name and his parents chose it because they thought it would help the boys to fit in more! However, at least his parents acknowledge him.
He has received a considerate amount of criticism for his actions, for being unprepared, for ruining the hope of ever reconciling with his family, the list goes on and on. His critics are correct; after all he did not have the experience nor the equipment for such an exploit, nor will his family ever be able to with bury the hatchet now that he is dead, but do all of these criticisms mean that Chris did not live a meaningful life? How could he have? His family is grieving because of his actions, and not only that but so are the people he met along the way, he could not have lived a meaningful life while hurting so many people. Or could he?
You would think because he missed his son’s birth, he would try to make up for it and be a great father. But he was never around to raise his son and do fatherly things with William, like teach him valuable life lessons and such. As an adult, William tried to let his father know that their relationship wasn’t steady because William only knew so much about his father, and the rest were fabrications. All he wanted to know was the truth, and Edward kept telling tall tales. This only caused the deteriorating relationship between father and son to