The novel shows you how the colour of your skin, of being crippled and jealously can the reason you end up alone and on your own. One of the most important human emotions is friendship. Without friendship or company of others, people would suffer and become lost and drown in their world of unhappiness. Characters in the novel are envious towards Lennie and George, as they own a strong bond of friendship while the others dream of obtaining this kind of company and companionship. All the characters suffer with unhappiness in their lives because none of them can escape the misery of being on their own.
Ethan Frome Throughout the novel Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, the main character Ethan goes through hard time in his life, internal and external which eventually lead to his downfall. Ethan is very much a tragic hero because of various tragic flaws in him. Ethan From has very poor judgment and lacks the ability to analyze situations. This flaw leads to problems, including marrying Zeena, his wife, as well as having a relationship with Mattie. Another flaw which Ethan has is his lack in ability to communicate with the people around him.
Raymond uses a series of fragmented repetitions to convey the alienation felt by Christina. He states, “Her vivacity was gone…some days she stayed… some days she was gone… no explanation, then or ever.” Her eventual suicide is a result of the accumulated guilt, stress, and lack of acceptance that her lack of fulfillment brings about. In juxtaposition Romulus however is a character whom attempts to overcome the
“…and sat mumbling, ‘Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now…’” (Bradbury 114). Mildred, his own wife, called the fire department because of the books Montag kept. Not only did she just call the fire department, but she called the one place that Montag worked and was already on the edge of being fired and put in prison. In one shot he lost his wife and job and in pages to come, his home. Many people would just give up, give Beatty the books within the 24 hours or just burn the rest of them but not Montag.
After a week of barely showing up to work, and going on spontaneous dates with the local waitress, Peter finds that he is going to be promoted, while Samir and Michael are going to be laid off. The layoffs lead Peter to convince Michael to infect the work computers, with Samir’s help, with a virus that would secretly steal money from the company. This goes terribly wrong when Michael misplaces a decimal and instead of fractions of a penny going missing, full dollars go missing. When Peter goes to turn in his confession, fully knowing he is going to go to jail, he finds the office in a much unexpected state. Milton, the worker who had been laid off five years ago, but no one had told him, was finally fed up with being walked all over and set the building on fire, something he had muttered about before.
She started to notice Jack’s demanding behavior but thought nothing of it. She did her duty and was thrilled when she birthed five children before she was told she could not have any more due to a health reason (which was really the result of Jack’s harsh treatment). As the years passed, Jack became increasingly abusive, hitting not only her but also their children. When they got older, their kids left. One became a nun; another turned to prostitution; two went to jail; and the last died at age seven when a raged Jack threw her off the roof when he was in an uncontrollable rage.
He did not have any real friends other than his wife and that relationship is debatable. He was paranoid and suspicious most of the time. The most disturbing symptom was the delusions and hallucinations also known as positive symptoms (pg 455).
The title a good man is hard to find proves it's meaning in the story. The significance of the title comes into play when Red Sammy and the grandmother are talking about how no one is reliable anymore. They both agree that a good man is hard to find. On the other hand, it looks like the characters in the story have something to show regarding this argument. First of all, the Grandmother is probably the worst character of all.
[George’s side of the friendship] George's and Lennie's dream is at first a whim, but becomes clearer. The unexpected opportunity offered by Candy's money means it is no longer a fantasy, but the threat to the fulfilment of this dream, ever-present in Lennie's behaviour finally destroys it, just as it has become possible. It is unfortunate that the rare relationship of friends should be ended by one of them; in killing Lennie, George knows (and tells Candy) he is condemning himself to the life of working for a month, then blowing his pay in the pool-room and “lousy cat-house” [George’s
64-65) Every man in Pauda knew what a shrew she seemed to be and assumed she could never be loved,”You may go to the devil’s dam! Your gifts are so good here’s none will hold you. There! Love is not so great” (I.I. 105-106)”…any man is so very a fool to be married to hell.”(I.I.