This makes willy feel guilty as he was caught by biff in boston having an affair, which resulted in biff not attending summer school and flunking school altogether. Willy gets so upset as Bernard because he feels Bernard is putting the blame on him for his families disfunctionality.Why does willy refuse charleys job?Willy rejects the job from charley out of pride. Willy is too proud to accept that he needs a
We are introduced from the beginning of Raymond Carver’s Cathedral to a man that seems to be perturbed and agitated. The husband “ wasn’t enthusiastic about [Robert] visit, he was no one [he] knew. And his being blind bothered [him].” (20) He is uninterested in the relationship that Robert has with his wife. (21) The only reason he knows any thing about Robert is because she told him, he didn’t ask and didn’t care to know. We see how selfish and self centered the narrator is as he has thoughts of, “this blind man” “coming to sleep in [his] house” and telling his wife “maybe [he] could take him bowling” (22).
Willy states that his thirty-four-year-old son is a lazy bum, but then says that Biff is anything but lazy. Willy’s habit of contradicting himself becomes very obvious in his conversations with Linda. Both of the sons are awakened by Willy’s rambling. They assume that he had another accident. Linda goes back to bed, and Willy goes to the kitchen to get some food.
The action of leaving the accustomed world starts both movies. Both Andy and Jamie receive and refuse their call, they are reluctant heros. Jamie’s call is his separation from his parents, he rejects this call by waiting for them in their home. He finally has to go out when he can’t find more food. Andy receives his call when he learns his wife’s affair with a successful golf player.
Once Gregor comes out from hiding he is giving not the warmest welcoming from his family. His sister runs away, his mother faints, from the very look at him, and him father pelts him with apples causing him unconscious. Gregor is neglected and unwanted, whenever someone tries to help him, causes a family fight. Feeling like an insect Gregor is alienated from life at home, a place where the last thing he should feel is isolation. When the family’s tenants see Gregor, they declare that they will not be paying for the time they were living in the apartment.
But in the end the father says, “if there had only been time to go up to my club” which tells us that the father is very self-centered and that the only thing he thinks of is him self and his life instead of getting to know his son. The son is getting more and more ashamed of his father, because of the way he behaves at the restaurants. In the beginning he was proud and he had high expectations to this meeting but know only an hour and a half later, he know that he will never see his dad again. While standing at a newsstand the father is doing it all over again. He is being rude to the seller and he is shouting at him.
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.
When the other men head to Suzy’s, Lennie gets lonely and goes to see Crooks. He happily speaks to him about the dream farm. When Crooks tries to tell Lennie that George isn’t coming back, Lennie gets scared and angry. Lennie gets to see Curley’s wife again. Hubba hubba.
He does not bother to find a job or even support his family. He also blames Atticus for being a blue jay, because Bob believes that the reason he lost his job was because of Atticus. However, even if Atticus knows Bob is blaming him, Atticus does not let Bob’s claim ruin him. Nonetheless, Bob Ewell uses the welfare money to buy whiskey for himself, leading to his family of eight’s starvation. Back in chapter three, Atticus explained to his daughter Scout, “When a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains,” (Lee 31).
If their mother was still alive they would not have to hide from their father. Brian on the other hand attributed his experiences to the fact that life was harsh on him and he could not forgive the people in his life that hurt him. This was in the beginning of the movie. An example of this is when he refuses to visit his mother during the weekends and speakes rudely to his mother on the phone. Later on in the movie , after mixing with Rohana and Rohani he forgives his mother and goes to visit her.