The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad. Bone’s stepdad threatens him by saying some nasty words to him like, as he says “all the time he said he’d cut off my d*** if I told” (pg. 196). I think what makes bone leaves his family is that he doesn’t want anyone to know about the times when his stepdad abuses him. He is afraid of what the society would think of him just like when he says “no one’d believe me” (page 296).
He doesn’t want to be into danger or have his father in danger. He loves his father and he never wants to leave him. He is always scared when they come to a house on the road because there might be some bad people around. He is just a boy and it is natural to feel that way. The boy has to go through so much during this journey that he shouldn’t feel scared anymore.
There’s the part in the book where one of the main characters George tells his friend Lennie not to speak and it ends up getting him into a fight and then when Lennie tells Curleys wife not to speak. The first reason why conflict is heightened when people are not permitted to speak is the part in the book when George and Lennie first move in and are settling down at the ranch. They're just minding their own business when Curley who’s the bosses’ son walks in. George has told Lennie not to speak because whenever Lennie speaks it always gets himself and/or George into trouble. By Lennie not speaking it really annoyed Curley and Curley thought Lennie was mucking him around so Curley got really angry at Lennie for not speaking and they ended up having a fight and they both got hurt.
My thought on this is that the lawyer is feeling sorry for Bartleby. The lawyer believes that the refusal means that something has disarmed him. It is more of a confusing for the lawyer because he knows what the potentials of the character, the lawyer even starts to blame himself for Bartleby’s refusing to do anything. Bartleby never leaves the office so the lawyer begins to watch him carefully. Why is the lawyer so concerned about the change in his behavior?
A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
After reading A Seperate Peace and Prep, one may conclude that these novels represent a rather accurate portrayl of teen life experiences. In both stories, the main characters, Lee and Gene, are muddling through the harsh struggles of adolescence. They both battle with youth and are searching to find themselves. There is a certain aura of innocence that exists in these two teenagers, and they eventually develop an open mind about the world. Lee is a fourteen year old girl and Gene is a seventeen year old boy.
When Sonny’s father receives his son’s phone call, he lashes out at him immediately. There is barely any space for Sonny to explain himself to his father because his father is so upset with him. Both characters are too stubborn and alike to realize the thoughts going on in their own heads. They lack self-awareness, which is why the conversation between the two went the way that it did. In this scene we found that both characters lack self-awareness.
In the book Johnny has lived a life of being beaten up by his father and ignored by his mother. The only reason he does not run away is because the gang has replaced the family unit. Johnny’s parents do not even know where he is half the time because they are too drunk to notice anything. Because of this, Johnny often feels unwanted, uncared for, and
Boo Radley is one of the character who is discriminated in several ways. At the begininging, Boo Radley never comes out from his house after he gets into trouble with law. He knows what he has to get through if he comes out because people and society look down on him. As Scout says, “so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct,
Billy’s journey begins by him escaping from home due to his abusive father who used to always smack him around and never offered him love, nor trust. “The old bastard.” The use of abusive slang terms reveals how Billy feels towards his father and it also suggests that he has no relationship with his father like how other children do in a family. “The rocks bounce and clatter/ and roll and protest/ at being left at this damn place…” Personification and onomatopoeia uncovers the anger he feels towards his home where he feels isolated and displaced. His thoughts of the Road he lives in, Longlands Road, are just as negative. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house/ in Longlands Road, Nowheresville.”