He is completely alone with his thoughts since he cannot share his idea that "imperialism was an evil thing" with his countrymen. Dillard is a carefree tom boy that also lives alone in her thoughts only her thoughts are sassy, as she states that she would have died happy if the man
Crooks’s little dream of the farm is shattered by Curley’s wife’s nasty comments, putting the black man right into his "place" as inferior to a white woman, somebody already seen as being inferior to everyone else on the ranch to begin with. Crooks refuses to say Curley’s wife is wrong, he accepts the fact that he lives with ever-present racial discrimination, and says he had "forgotten himself" because they’d treated him so well. Crooks self-opinion isn’t based on what he believes he’s worth, but on knowing that no matter how he feels, others around him will always value him as less. As quickly as he got excited about the
In contrast to Mayella, Tom Robinson was treated as if he were not worth anything, for example he was being called Boy, big buck, when he was being questioned. When Mr Gilmer asked for Tom’s reason for helping Mayella, Tom admitted he had felt sorry for her. “ ‘.. I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em-‘ ..‘You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?’ Mr Gilmer seemed ready to rise to the ceiling”. (Page 217/218) No black man should feel sorry for a white person.
I'm just like all the other men except for the fact my dad is the boss and I don't sleep in the bunkhouse but still… It's not the same. The bastard ruined everything I cared about, the only thing I had worth living for. Ok, sure, we might not have been that happy but she was the one thing the other men didn't have. I could show her off to them and I knew they were all jealous. I could see it in their facial expressions, especially Slim’s.
She goes on to say, "God is just one idea I don't accept I get tired of Him getting credit for all the things the human race achieves through its own stubborn effort. There simply is no God- there is only man and it is he who makes miracles." Lena rises across the room and slaps Beneatha in the face. She is so intolerant of Beneatha's beliefs that she makes her say, "In my mother's house there is still God." Which may have consoled her but had little effect on Beneatha who then says (after Lena leaves the room) “Everybody thinks it’s alright for Mama to be a tyrant.
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.
Nobody couldn’t git me tuh rie no rag on mah head if Ah had hair lak dat” (hurston 47). Because Janie’s hair is long, straight, and beautiful, many men lusted after it and Joe refused to allow this. He made her bind it so men could not see it, but his jealousy ultimately caused him to lose Janie completely. The head rags she was required to wear constrained her femininity and identity. Janie was forced into hiding her real self, being what her husband waned her to be.
He was never a man to take the blame but rather say that his actions were just reactions of unfortunate events that others caused. Even though he too, along with Daisy, was not loyal to his partner, he never once admitted he was wrong. He would proceed to lollygag with Myrtle and come home to accuse Daisy of her unloyal actions towards him. A man with that much fortitude cannot be happy with whom he is or he would not be accusing anyone of anything.”…and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby.
Gentlemen, I beg you to observe these girls: One has just now lost her mind; the other, It seems has never had a mind at all (1.150) said Creon. Creon humiliates his own nieces publicly. Tragic flaw is a very important characteristic for a tragic hero. Both Creon and Antigone have a very strong sense of pride, but Antigone’s tragic flaw is her lack of fight. Antigone was very heroic and brave at first, Creon now punishes her, and she does not fight back, but she simply badmouths her father.
Richard’s grandmother was always excessively beating him. From the beginning, Richard would not subdue himself to the white man like the other black people around. The white people knew that he was different from other black men. Whites were scared because Richard challenged the system that they had created to insure white supremacy. They feared Richard, and some of the white people felt it necessary to act out their racist feelings in order to cover up their fear.