Lennie is incapable of making decisions by himself and relies and depends on George entirely and also looks to him as sort of a big brother. Lennie also sees that George is helpful for guidance and answers which relates to Lennie’s mental abilities. Lennie feels a sense of safeness and comfort when he is with George, whereas when Lennie is without George he sometimes feels awkward and misunderstood by others. George refers to Lennie as his cousin in the book, only to avoid questions being asked and hassle from the ranch owner. But the truth to the matter is that George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him when she passed away.
He defends him against the bully of Jimmy Parson kicks during his fight over big Joe. It shows that he really love his two brother. Tommo looks up to Charlie and they are always there for each other. Tommo support Charlie for Charlie’s love for Molly, even it’s hard for him because he also like Molly but he still supports his brother, he even becomes the postman delivering their letters to each other. When Charlie decides to go to the war, Tommo said that he will go with him, because he doesn’t want to be far away to Charlie.
Although to think of him as the ignorant, illiterate sharecropper, committing incest with his teenage daughter, is the greater tendency, Jim Trueblood is neither ignorant nor illiterate, as illustrated by the meticulous plan he devises to keep from being forced to uproot his family, give up his home, and abandon his land. Despite his behavior, Trueblood emerges as a complex, dignified man who deserves our respect and compassion. Before he became the subject of vicious gossip, Trueblood was known as a hard worker and a blues singer. Trueblood's singing symbolizes his spiritual strength, which enables him to survive his ordeal by accepting responsibility for his behavior and praying for forgiveness. Once he has worked through this painful healing process, Trueblood regains his ability to sing.
She aspires to be as courageous as her uncle. He is very outspoken and kind of crazy but Clara looks past that and sees a man who is creative and intelligent. Walter Mitty lives a pretty depressing life. Every day he gets nagged by his wife and has to hold his tongue because he is afraid of how she will respond if he did otherwise. His daydreams are a break from his bland life.
The fear of loosing his son led Romulus to attempt to better himself, seen through the statement “My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Although this method of parenting gave short-term dismay demonstrated through Raimond’s childhood outburst “you don’t love me”. It resulted in long-term fulfillment and a healthy relationship worthy of being recognized retrospectively within Gaitas
Both boys were loved by their families so much that it did not matter what they did or how they behaved. They knew there was never any punishment and that their parents would easily forgive them. Zachary shows greed many times throughout the story but the one case that stood out the most was when Zachary would not take the time to go to the hospital to see his little sister, Lizzie, who was dying of cancer. He said he did not have time for that and decided to do his own things. When his mother told him he should go visit her, he replied in a very ignorant manner, “I can handle my own life.
Although it is very optimistic to have the belief of Leibniz, no one can avoid the suffering that certain events bring. Candide keeps returning to Pangloss’s theory and that theory motivates him throughout his journey. Pessimism challenges the thoughts of Pangloss but Candide stays on path towards his beloved. His goal of reaching Cunegonde is what keeps him thinking positively. Ironically, when he reaches his goal, he becomes extremely disappointed and then dismisses Pangloss’s optimism.
I can go away any time.’ To which George quickly and desperately responds with bribes and promises to keep his friend with him, ‘No – look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie. Tell you what I’ll do, Lennie. First chance I get I’ll give you a pup.’ In this way Steinbeck presents the idea of loneliness as something which people wanted to avoid and the great understanding George has that loneliness attributes too much to his and other people’s sufferings, ‘I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain’t no good.
This is because Keith's father is always around, so Stephen has gained an expectation that all parents should be like him, which both the reader and older Stephen know is not true. Baba is more neglectful of Amir, however, saying that if he hadn't seen his wife give birth to Amir, he wouldn't believe that he's his son. As Amir heard him say this, it means he spends his childhood trying to make this right leading to his main concern being pleasing his father, not looking after his friend Hassan. Baba, Father of Amir and Hassan and a wealthy, well-respected businessman. Baba believes first and foremost in doing what is right and thinking for oneself, and he tries to impart these qualities to Amir.
At first we see Candide believing unwaveringly in Pangloss’s teachings, that “all is necessarily for the best in this best of all possible worlds” (Voltaire, 4). Not long into the story, Candide begins to question this philosophy after being flogged, “If this is the best of all possible worlds, what must the others be like?” (Voltaire, 16). Throughout his adventures, Candide continues his back and forth view of Pangloss’s theory, later to be followed by disgust at the idea after seeing people hanged or flogged daily. This back and forth that we see Candide go through helps us see what we need in our lives. The lesson for us: While we should have an optimistic outlook on life, we cannot have blind optimism like that of Pangloss.