Meursault’s detached personality is first shown when he showed no emotion at his mother’s funeral and how he did not know his mother’s age: “I [Meursault] hadn’t wanted to see mother, hadn’t cried once and I’d left straight after the funeral without paying my respects at her grave.” (86). Meursault does not meet society’s expectation because he was different from the rest of society. He is expected to cry and show his respects but he does the exact opposite. A normal man would be devastated by the loss of his mother and suffer from sadness and despair; however, Meursault does not even care much about the date she passed away. “Mother died today or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.” (3) Another point is that shortly after the funeral, Meursault is reacquainted with a typist who used to work at the office with him.
Dez relied on his new friend, Cory, to stay by his side but when Cory saw how dangerous Dez was during a shooting incident, he left him alone. Dez’s other so-called “friends” were just people who hanged out with him because he had control over them; they never really supported him. Even the school teachers let him down as they all gave up on trying to help Dez and always thought he shouldn’t have been in the school. The last major person who let Dez down was his only family, his mother. His mother told him she loved him and thought she was the last person who actually wanted for him.
The first conflict is based on the mother and her children. “They looked at her coldly, as if they were finding fault with her” (Lawrence 28). The conflict with the children could be due to the fact that they see their mother with no real career objectives. "The mother said: 'I will see if I can't make something.' But she did not know where to begin.
Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it. The third problem is Dunstan’s fear of being manipulated in a relationship because, of his mothers firm control over his father. Thus due to the hostile childhood his mother creates, Dunstan can never form a successful relationship in adulthood and this leads to a life of loneliness. Having trust is a major aspect in keeping a continuous relationship. Being trustful though, is a characteristic Dunstan Ramsay lacks and this results in weakened relationships.
She would be there to protect her in most situations. But her erratic behavior led to a total loss of trust in her and she ignored her. This caused psychological issues in her life, on the other hand made her realize she is by herself and she had to get better on her own. Her father did not play much role in her life. He was not there for her when
Realizing that her parents and heritage would look down on her for such a thing shocked her into reality and made her stop the relationship at that instant. She felt powerless, not able to choose what she truly wanted, which is why she couldn’t cut off her emotional feelings for Ishmael at that moment. She was able to cut off their physical relations though, because she was moving to Manzanaar Internment Camp. Hatsue’s powerlessness, through her mother’s societal values, ended her and Ishmael’s relationship cold while in the internment camp. Kanner describes her as, “’Hatuse explained her emotional reserve…didn’t mean her heart was shallow’” (Kanner), stating that because she is emotionally
She looks on the verge of breaking down…” (51). Andre’s mother’s mouth remained shut, but she obviously showed very strong emotions. She obviously was very dreaded by the fact that her son passed away and she somehow shows regret on ever convincing Andre that she would not accept his homosexuality. Which character is the Antagonist? Cal The antagonist is Cal.
There weren’t any simple answers to the questions in the readers mind. You had to re-read to understand whether the story was uninformative or you didn’t read the passage correctly. The girl in the story had a fake death because her family didn’t want their town finding out about who, or even what, she really was. I think that the family were a good symbol for the average olden time family who might have been very unhappy with children who were not born exactly how they wanted their perfect child to be. I felt the undertones of sadness in the story because of the aloneness and separation from the world that the
As much as Luke claims he cares about the river’s state of being, it seems that he’s more worried about the actual principle of it and the fear of future disturbances of the Tamassee. Ruth’s parents, Ellen and Herb Kowalsky, obviously did not care at all about the laws they would violate, they were miserable over the loss of their daughter and were willing to fight endlessly to get her body out and give her a proper burial. The local farmers like Maggie’s dad, cousins, and friends, were not clear on the side they were on. They felt bad for the Kowalsky’s and were sick of being told
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