Emma Thurston English 12 Mrs. Frelich 5/23/12 Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me Kristen Chandler's novel is a classic coming-of-age tale set in Montana shortly after wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. KJ Carson, 16, lives with her father, who runs a business as a guide for hunting and fishing parties. While on a hunting trip with him, the teen watches a wolf get torn to pieces by other wolves. Her father tells her not to forget it. He explains, "The minute that wolf backed down it was all over."
Disdainful of the materialistic, cash driven world, he detaches himself physically and mentally to build a new life as Alexander Supertramp. In Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, McCandless abandoned his life and identity, as he went on this journey. Feeling enslaved by society’s focus, he felt the need to prove that acquiring self worth didn’t require material possessions and broke free from society’s dependencies. McCandless enjoyed being self-reliant and refused to accept anyone’s help. His extreme independence and confidence made him underestimate the difficulty of survival in the wilderness.
Though the pet was once a great sheepherder, it was put out to pasture once it stopped being productive. Candy realizes that his fate is to be put on the roadside as soon as he’s no longer useful; on the ranch, he won’t be treated any differently than his dog. Worse than the dog parallel, though, is that Candy (unlike his dog) is emotionally broken by this whole affair. He can’t bring himself to shoot his pet himself, and we suspect this is going to be the same fear and reticence that keep him from making anything more of his life. Candy can’t stand up for his pet because Candy can’t stand up for himself.
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.
Like the ranch-hands, she is desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life. Curley’s wife: Of Mice and Menis not kind in its portrayal of women. In fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book. Steinbeck generally depicts women as troublemakers who bring ruin on men and drive them mad. Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency—Curley’s already bad temper has only worsened since their wedding.
They don’t belong no place.” Migrant workers would commonly spend many months on the road, traveling from town to town, farm to farm in a bid to find employment, which mostly resulted in men moving and working alone. Loneliness is exemplified in a collection of characters throughout the book; for instance, when Candy’s only companion, his dog, is killed, it depresses him immensely. Candy has nothing else to love or care for, and this demonstrates loneliness in it’s most desolate form. This theme is represented perfectly in the two main characters; Lennie and George. Lennie, a child-like adult who is rejected from society, relies heavily on his confidant George for guardianship and company.
Kwameisha Edwards English 2001 Assignment #7 Sweat is a short story which was written by Zora Neale Hurston, it was published in 1926. It is about an abusive marriage between Delia and Sykes Jones. They were married for 15 years, but Sykes verbally and physically abused Delia. Judging from the story, Delia was a Christian woman who worked hard for a living because her worthless husband didn’t contributed anything to the house. Sykes was very ungrateful and didn’t appreciate his wife, he tried to get her out of the way so he can be with his mistress Bertha.
Candy is lonely because of his old age although it is somewhat helped by the fact he has a dog but as we know, he is left high and dry after the residents of the bunkhouse choose to eradicate it for it was in pain and also smelling. Curleys wife throughout is negatively portrayed to the reader by the workers on the ranch and therefore is not left with anyone on her side, ultimately, making her lonely despite having a husband. The fact that Lennie is so incapable of getting along with people who he doesn’t already know well, this leaves him almost completely reliable on George in the book. Last but not least, Crooks is left without companionship on the ranch for various reasons. In the novel, the ranch is a huge symbolism of loneliness.
Throughout the novel, almost every character is portrayed by Steinbeck as suffering from loneliness. Curley’s wife suffers acutely from loneliness. In the male dominated, hostile world of the novel, being female isolates her from the ranchers. She is referred to as “ a tart “ and as “ jail bait “ – expressions which convey fear and contempt. She is never referred to by her name; she is only known as “ Curley’s Wife “ which emphasises her character’s sense of loneliness.
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.