* Suddenly, a ruddy-faced young man bursts into the office offering holiday greetings and an exclamatory, "Merry Christmas!" The young man is Scrooge's nephew Fred who has stopped by to invite Scrooge to Christmas dinner. * Scrooge responds to the invitation by shouting ‘bah humbug!’ to his nephew and refusing to share in Fred’s Christmas cheer. * When Fred leaves, two business men come knocking to Scrooge’s office asking if he’d like to make a donation to the poor. Scrooge angrily replies that prisons and workhouses are the only charities he is willing to support and the gentlemen leave empty-handed.
After Paul is given a duty to make a deposit for his employer for 2,000 dollars, he faces temptation of a lifetime to flee all his problems, and experience the life of an upper class citizen. Paul was raised by his father, and did not have a female figure in his life to guide and care for him. In turn, he struggles in school and does not take his authority figures seriously, while always disrupting class. His teachers sensed something troubling about Paul. “I don’t really believe that smile of his comes altogether from insolence; there’s something sort of haunted about it.
Roethke is describing a hardworking man that he lost at the age of 15. His family had their own greenhouse where his papa must likely work hence the reason for his father to have battered knuckles. Obviously when Roethke smelled his dad breath he knew that he was a little drunk yet he does not run away from him on the contrary he hold tight in case he miss a step. He probably placed his feet on his father’s shoes and prepare for the waltz. To me the child love this moment so much that he does not let
I worked with mixing and processing chemicals, a repetitive and rote role that was worlds away from the life I grew accustomed to in Boston. I rose at 7 am every day, even on some weekends, and left at 5 pm. The work was grueling, particularly because it involved no thought or intellectual output, and I soon discovered that my father assigned me to this role as punishment for my less-than-stellar performance at BU. Furthermore, after weeks on the job, I learned that my father would not simply award me with a good job because I was his son, particularly after a mediocre academic year in University. This continued performance would only earn a position as a factory worker, and nothing
The son also mentions, “with cracked hands that ached.” (line 3) My father is also in pain from working out in long cold hours of the day. At such a young age we don’t realize that our parents do anything for money to take care of us and to show their love to their children. My father never has received a single thank you from anyone in the house for all the hard work he does. My father works hard and it’s like he doesn’t expect a thank you for anything he does for his family. Like the son in the poem says, “no one ever thanked him.” (line 5) Looking back now I feel bad because I have never said a simple thank you to my father.
He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
later on chappie moves into his friends apartment where he encounters a bike gang, they are not very pleasant people but Chappie tries to associate as family. He says "…so in a sense like Bruce said,we were a family weather we wanted to be or not…" (49) even though being a family with a bunch of dirty bikers was not the best thing, Chappie still felt like he finally belonged especially when Bruce, the head of the gang started to look after and care for Chappie. But unfortunately for Chappie Bruce dies in a house fire which makes Chappie even more sad because he lost someone that he looked up too almost like an older brother. Chappie later on meets Froggy a young girl about the age of 5 with a man that seemed to be more of a pedophile than a father figure to the little girl. Chappie later on rescues Froggy from the man and they go to a deserted schoolbus in a junk yard where they meet I-Man on page.
These people all face troubles in their everyday lives, and are treated unfairly. Elderly people are viewed as worthless and this is not fair. Candy was the elderly person in the novel who feared for his future. This was because he was aging and showing signs of weakness, and he wasn’t sure if the boss was going to let him keep his job for much longer. Candy did however have compensation for losing his arm, which he had kept saved encase he needed it.
he never had a chance to meet one of his brothers seeing as the brother had died at a young age, although he never got to meet his brother it still could of left him intellectually puzzled about the past. Social: he lived in a house with a small room with pollution which could have left him self-conscious. Spiritual: his mother was Jehovah’s Witness which could mean that the background he is from was quite grounded, strict and looked out for high expectations. Positive Effects: Physical: the more he grew he became stronger and his lifestyle made him more active travelling from country to country and
The changing of gender roles between men and women in the family is the first difference between now and the past. Thirty years ago, men were always the ones who went outside to work and earn money. Men went out to farm or went to a small company to make money; after they came home; they met other men near their house and started to drink wine. Men did not to do anything in their houses. If their house needs to fix a fan, a roof, or an electric repair, they would help their wife.