Candy the crippled ranch hand, suffers from an extreme lack of interaction with other people. After losing his long-time companion, his elderly dog, and because of his age, Candy succumbs to the trap of seclusion because he cannot sufficiently mix with the other men while they buck barley in the fields, limiting his level of interaction with them. He states shortly before Carlson shoots his dog “No, I couldn’t do that. I had him too long.” Candy is also quick to approach a new source of friendship to compensate losing his dog, and this becomes evident when he quotes “S’pose I come with you guys...I ain’t much good but I can hoe the
Lennie is considered as an outsider because of his mental disability. Crooks is considered an outsider because he is an old black man whom back is hurt and can’t really stand up straight the reason why he’s even working in the ranch is because he’s the only one who knows how to keep the stables in control. Candy is considered an outsider because he’s an old man with one of his hands disabled. Curley’s wife was considered as an outsider
Reverend Parris “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 20th century. This play is about the towns people of Salem who claim to encounter black magic in order to face their struggles and get what they want. Reverend Parris is one of these characters. He is a monotonous character who only cares about his reputation and well being. In this play his social life is bruise which causes him to reject the morals he should have a reverend, and become mentally ill. Reverend Parris’ relationship with the town people is very poor.
Do the characters get what they deserve in the End? During the novella of mice and men Curley’s wife is alienated, spoken behind her back, called vile names and singled out from the rest of the ranch, since she is the only woman there. Throughout the novella she is constantly giving hints on how lonely she is even in her own marriage, by the end of the book she is accidentally killed and freed from the life she so dearly hated. However, another view on her death could be negative since when she dies she does not get the life she deserves for being kept in a place she doesn’t want to stay or even she does deserve her death since she is vile for not committing to her marriage vows by being a coquette. Curley’s wife is clearly a very unhappy
We are introduced from the beginning of Raymond Carver’s Cathedral to a man that seems to be perturbed and agitated. The husband “ wasn’t enthusiastic about [Robert] visit, he was no one [he] knew. And his being blind bothered [him].” (20) He is uninterested in the relationship that Robert has with his wife. (21) The only reason he knows any thing about Robert is because she told him, he didn’t ask and didn’t care to know. We see how selfish and self centered the narrator is as he has thoughts of, “this blind man” “coming to sleep in [his] house” and telling his wife “maybe [he] could take him bowling” (22).
This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.’ Crooks’ deformed back deprives him of working with the other men, thereby denying him last opportunity for personal contact with them. While the other men work together in the fields “bucking” grain sacks or harvesting crops, Crooks must sit all alone in his little room in the barn mending harnesses and doing other menial labor. Curley’s wife is perhaps the most character which readers tend to feel sorry for. Since she is the only woman on the ranch, she is set apart from the others.
Cathedral Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” is a story full of moral lessons based on one man’s prejudice toward another. Set in the New York home of a nameless narrator and his wife, the story is about a blind man, Robert, who comes to visit the couple, and the conflict that each character faces in the midst of his visit. “His wife had died. So he was visiting the dead wife’s relatives in Connecticut,” the narrator states (19). The narrator’s obvious bitterness toward Robert is clearly conveyed in this statement by the lack of sensitivity in his use of the term “dead wife”.
She is forced to stay in the house by her controlling husband Curley. Curley is insecure about his relationship with his wife, which causes him to be controlling, jealous, and mean. Curley’s wife uses flirting with the workers on the ranch as one way to help with her loneliness. She sees that Lennie is simple minded and so she feels that he is the only one she can talk about her problems with. She feels that no one else listens.
As the story progresses Curley's wife and Crooks admit their prolonged loneliness. George's loneliness is understandable because he has been given the responsibility to look after a grown man who lacks intelligence and common sense. He is also alienated by the other workers on the farm. George reminds Lennie that men like them, who migrate from farm to farm are the loneliest of all men. He explains to Lennie that they only have each other, "...because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you..."(14 Steinbeck).
The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver is about a blind man named Robert whose wife has recently passed. He made a visit to spend the night with his old friend and her husband. The narrator of the story is not happy about the visit from Robert. The narrator is an insensitive, superficial, cocky middle aged man. He thinks that blind people are sad, depressing and unable to live fulfilling lives.