Hugo also has authority over his younger brother Nigel by making him cry and faking a surprised reaction when their mom asks. He even convinces Jason to smoke even after telling him they are horrible for the lungs: “Hugo’s trying to teach me how to be a kid like him, but I can’t even smoke a single cigarette” (66). So he continues to watch his fellow classmates, even observing a couple make love, hoping to gain a better reputation. The Cold War takes away the joyful spirit of the town, just in time for Jason to receive a secret letter from Spooks, the secret society in his town Black Swan. It turns out he and another one of his classmates received the letter to meet up at the graveyard.
Social class can be attributed to many different factors from how much money a person earns to what neighbourhood ones family is based or even what car you drive. The higher somebody’s so called social class is the higher standard of life one should generally lead. It is said that if one is a working class person you will find it harder to live a “healthy” lifestyle over someone who lives a higher class lifestyle. “The higher a person’s social class, the longer their life expectancy” (Doob, 1988:212). Social class can affect one’s life expectancy, how healthy one’s lifestyle is, how one speaks and converses, how one dresses and presents themself and even who ones friends are.
That is not the way one fights for a cause. Liberal as he maybe, these little actions seem more like that of a kid lashing at his mom out of resentment. He resented every part of his mother, from her florid hat, down to her outright racism because she reminded him of everything he once was, backwards thinking and racist. I also think that the author is trying to point out that, there is no use pretending to be someone you are not. At first glance, Julian seems to be a good guy.
Rudy later on, starts worrying at how she acts with the fat man. He undermines him and makes him feel like a piece of trash “fat stuff”. Rudy starts to belittle the fat man by bringing up his past when he bullied two fat children. He is trying to show his girlfriend that fat people are weak and worthless and that she shouldn’t be preoccupied by him. He does this because he feels threatened by the fat man and feels insecurity.
Curley’s wife would always try to show more of herself, and of course the reaction of the men was to call her a “tramp” and a “rat trap”. This is also subtly changing the readers view. We can see that all the men on the Ranch feel the same way about her. Steinbeck almost puts you in the position of Lennie and George, so whenever she insults them, so also insults you, further exaggerating what you feel about Curley’s wife. For example, when she says “They left all the weak ones here” all the men ignore her to let her know that she isn’t wanted, and Crooks tells her to get out.
Then George warned Lennie to keep away from her; “Listen to me you crazy bastard, don’t you even look at that bitch. I don’t care what she says and what she does, I seen ‘em poison before but never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her.” Curley’s wife causes tension on the ranch because she annoys and embarrasses Curley by wandering around the ranch flirting. This makes Curley angry and feel humiliated because his wife is always seeking the attention of other men. Curley got angry with the other worker because his wife is often disappearing and he felt as if the other man laughed at him because he could not keep control of his wife. “If you can’t keep control of your god-damn wife what do you want me to do about it?” Curley’s wife’s behaviour on the ranch angered Curley so much that he often vented his anger on the other men because Lennie was laughing to himself.
His mother, advised by her friend, Mrs Spears, asks his father to beat the child for his naughtiness. The boy's father is very reluctant to do this but is urged on by his wife. He slippers the boy for his bad behaviour but, because he feels so guilty about it, gives the boy a sixpence. Despite that, he still feels that he has done something terribly wrong in beating his son. Some points about the language: 1.
Stanley is guilty of this throughout the whole play by always trying to outsmart Blanche. This is Stanley’s main hamartia in the play. In scene three, Stanley is even willing to hit his wife, who is pregnant with his child, to gain back the respect and power he felt he was losing by having Blanche there. Stanley sees nothing wrong with what he is doing, until it is too late and is incapable of understanding his wrongful fight to gain back his sense of dignity. Modern Tragedy is also described as being the ‘consequence of a man’s total consumption to evaluate himself’.
He does drugs, he steals, and he always lands himself in Saturday detention. He is just an angry person. He reads people very well. He sees to have everyone in the detention figured out and for the most part it does. He is an angry person, in the movie he said that he parents beat him, and do not care about anything he does.
He berates her in a coarse attempt to get her to strike out at him, to stop "sitting on the fence" and make a full commitment to her real emotions; he wants to force her to feel and to have vital life. He calls her "Lady Pusillanimous" because he sees her as too cowardly to commit to anything. Jimmy is anxious to give a great deal and is deeply angry because no one seems interested enough to take from him, including his wife. He says, "My heart is so full, I feel ill - and she wants peace!" Anger and Hatred Jimmy Porter operates out of a deep well of anger.