Guests, Wanted and Unwanted A guest is a very important variable in any storyline. With the inclusion of a guest in the stories “Cathedral” and “Hell-Heaven”, the authors allow for an interesting clash of character between the hosts and the guests. How the hose receives their guest will be the first topic of this essay. Robert is a “late forties, heavy-set, balding man with stooped shoulders, as if he carried a great weight there” (Carver 95). Robert had worked with the narrator’s wife ten years prior to the planned visit to their house.
The narrator does not seem to be close with his wife at all, he makes horrible jokes to her, and it is as if he knows that their marriage is not where it should be. The narrator’s wife comes off as being somewhat happy, but with every little remark that her husband makes just makes her seem to be unhappy. Their marriage does not seem to be where it should be, the conversations that they have seem to be very strained and it is as if they barely care for one another. Their marriage seems to be at the edge do to the fact that the narrator being ignorant and not only about the blind man but also about life. As the story progresses, the two men sit and “watch” cathedrals on TV.
Illusion of Being Well Liked Through the character Jay Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald disproves the idea that money can buy happiness, friendship and love. Through the actions of Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the idea that wealth cannot buy happiness. Gatsby having all the money in the world, still does not make him happy. Even though he has nice clothes, a car, a mansion and good looks he still is unhappy because a life with Daisy was his main goal and he never reached it. Trying to show off all of his possessions didn't impress her, but made her feel sad.
Steinbeck leads the reader to believe that Curley does not really care about his wife; if he did, he would not be flaunting their private life and he would consider her dignity. This instantly degrades Curley’s wife’s reputation. Candy goes on further to describe her character by telling George that ‘she got the eye…I seen her give Slim the eye’. ‘The eye’ is suggesting that she is looking at other men whilst being married which creates a negative impression of her character on the reader. Steinbeck raises
I think he realizes that his presumptuous little flirtation is over.” * This quote emphasizes how the upper crust 1920’s society of NY has substituted materialism with spirituality (or I guess you could say they could worship money..). Tom easily forgives Daisy for her infidelity because he doesn’t care about her or his marriage, he simply cares about the illusion of a marriage they put up together. In contrast to this, Gatsby cannot forgive Daisy for loving Tom rather than him because he wants their love to be flawless, the way he sees it in his dream – the American Dream. Chapter 8 #1 - “I jumped out of bed and began to dress-I felt that I had something to tell him, something to warn him about and morning would be too
This portrays that he is confident around women and is not scared of curly even though he is the boss’s son. Curly’s wife does not mind as she craves for the attention of the other men as she doesn’t receive it from her own husband. Another good quality slim posses is the understanding of friendship, When George tells Slim that him and Lennie travel together, Slim seems abit shocked , “Maybe everybody in the whole damned world is scared of each other’’ This conveys that there is a problem in society in those days and people find it hard to travel together due to a lack of trust so that’s why ‘’scared of each other’’ is said. Slim possess the knowledge of knowing what is wrong with society and understands it so that’s why he doesn’t find George and Lennie travelling together a bad thing. That could have been one of his roles In the novel to critise society because people are only known to travel together or don’t have anyone to travel with.
So I cannot really relate to how she feels. What I can relate with is the feeling of jealousy she feels about Doug knowing things about her father that she didn’t. I too get jealous need It be with my siblings instead of a boyfriend I know how jealously feels. Ruth did a good job of showing the pain, jealously, confusion she felt throughout this chapter by emotions she had and things she said throughout this chapter. Ruth realizes life isn’t all about her and cooking.
After he apologizes to her for saying he didn’t like her husband Claude reflects on Mrs. Meitner. Claude says he didn’t hate her husband because he made Mrs. Meitner happy but he hated Hitler for taking away her happiness. This shows how empathetic Claude was at such a young age. Even though he did not completely want to give up on the idea of marrying Mrs. Meitner he wanted her to be happy and “let her go.” This shows how Claude has traits that no other kid had his age. By seeing past Claude Brown’s bad boy ways of robbing, drug use and thuggish persona you see very grown up attitude of a kid not even in high school.
When Gatsby returned home, he did whatever he could to win Daisy's heart back and earned money and riches. Nick, Gatsby's neighbor, did the favor of reuniting him with Daisy but after all the time they spent together at his mansion, he still wanted more from her. He expected her to tell Tom that she has never loved him, and leave him, but she couldn't. She loved Tom and she'd be lying if she said she didn't. Daisy couldn't give the love that Gatsby expected from her.
For example I think, why is he getting is nails done? Is he homosexual? Is he getting actual color polish or clear polish? All of these questions because I am not use to seeing this in society. While growing up my mother made me think this way do to the way rules were in my household do to me and my brothers differences.