In the novel apart from George, no one else really cares for Lennie. He shows us how the characters feel and act towards Lennie as a character. Lennie, along with Curley’s wife, candy and crooks are considered to be the weaker characters in the novel and when they meet in chapter four in the stable house all the other weak characters reject lennie for his child like nature and his simplemindedness. Lennie tries to do his role in helping him and George fulfill their American dream but no matter how hard he tries, he only causes disasters. It also relates to that time in America, when everyone wants to have their “American Dream” but it’s actually really
Jerry’s mother dying had left him feeling sad, angry lonely and made him feel cut off from happiness. His dad’s boringness and same-old-same day to day life bores Jerry and only increases his burden. Even when Emile Janza beat him up he never told anyone or complained about the situation he was in, he pushed through it. Renault has little power, he is bullied by Brother Leon and also by the vigils yet he sticks to his beliefs and doesn’t give in, the vigils result in trashing his locker which includes ruining his poster which says ‘Do I dare disturb the universe?’, anonymous phone calls are made to his home and they also expose his privacy, the vigils leave him with little. Jerry decides that if they have taken everything he will continue further to not give in as saying no to chocolates is all he has.
Due to General Zaroff’s savage doings for satisfaction, he seems to have lost his humanity and de-valued human life far more than the Villagers and their customs did. Both characters in these two short stories felt that what they were doing was the right thing. In “The Lottery,” they mention “that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery.”(Jackson, paragraph 32). Old Man Warner calls the north village a “pack of fools” stating that, that is not the way to go. He believes they must carry on this tradition and he never has come to realized how awful it is.
Why, friend, that’s most unlikely.” (Kesey, p.54,55) With this type of thinking throughout the novel, that the patients were misguided with what they lack in their lives. By Miss Ratched’s manipulation. When McMurphy comes in the ward with his bolstering personality and laugh, and it instantly breaks up the monotony of the ward.With the Novel progresses. Then McMurphy challenges the Big Nurse to break her down and get under her skin, give the patients their manhood back. Then the guys they need to go into the world since they are an only volunteer and not committed as he is.
Faced with the task of taming an elephant, the officer is forced to deal with the reality of imperialism that results in him killing this animal to please the crowd. The narrator can be classified a coward, not by the actions committed but the motives behind those actions. A motive is an impulse or a physiological need that acts as incitement for action. Every conscience action has a motive. The protagonist participates in the rule of imperialism over the Burmese even though he claims to be against it.
In the novel of Huckleberry Finn, Twain draws his characters form the lowest levels of society, a runaway slave and an uneducated homeless boy. Twain comments on the bad things of society through his development of his characters. Huckleberry Finn and his relationship with Jim, a runaway slave. The two characters both run from injustices and are distrustful of the society around them. Huck is an uneducated boy on the run from his abusive father, constantly under pressure to conform to the "civilized" surroundings of society.
From the very beginning of Shooting An Elephant, George Orwell demonstrates ambivalence through his affiliations with Imperialist Britain, his sense of self among the Burmese, and his ties to the elephant. In the second paragraph, Orwell says: “All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred of the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” We learn early in the essay that Orwell hates imperialism and the Burmans, already making him ambivalent. Although Orwell hates being a British official, he has a constant need to feel important and needed by the Burmans. Therefore, he is excited when called to help with a loose elephant rampaging in the bazaar. Throughout the piece, we experience Orwell’s internal conflict between the imperialist police force he is working for, and the rude Burmans people he is forced to deal with on a daily basis.
The author’s blunt descriptive approach of the mischief in his past makes it even more difficult to have affection for the boy. Toby is described and made out to be a typical no good teenager who around his mother, is a nice behaved boy, however when with friends or by himself alone Toby gets up to no good. “We drifted in and out of stores, palming anything”. This quote shows how much Toby didn’t care, how cold hearted and ignorant he was as a boy. Not only this but Toby’s obsession for firearms and shooting made him out to be an empty hearted person, resulting in even less affection for the boy.
Despite the fact that he and his wife have been “mean and fought dirty” he knows they must break down these walls of anger and resentment, “no matter how much work it requires” (442). Dr.Ted Huston stated in the article, Will Your Marriage Last by Aviva Patz: that “Our culture is to blame for perpetuating the myth of storybook romance, which is more likely to doom a marriage than strengthen it” (449). Life alone is hard. Add a spouse, children, pets, work and daily responsibilities to the list, and we each will begin to see and feel the effects of a roller coaster of emotions. There are no exact guides on how to deal with the stress and fears that life brings our way.
Mr Birling is a very selfish man who ‘has to make his way’ and doesn’t think of anyone but himself and his family; he thinks the community is stupid. He likes to make predictions on future- the unsinkability of the titanic, the impossibility of the war and the promises of technology. Sheila is presented as a very pretty and a quite honest character. She is engaged to Gerald Croft and they have just had their engagement party. When the inspector tells Sheila about Eva Smith she showed a lot of emotion and felt that she had to tell the inspector everything that happened.