Through dialogue and tone we understand that Homer is quite distant from his father. After his father saves the miner’s life Homer proudly says, “That’s my dad,” but as his dad starts to yell at the miner, he again says, “That’s my dad” but this time with an embarrassed tone. Through this technique we are able to see that while Homer wants to be proud of his dad because of his lack of compassion he feels uncomfortable and uneasy around him. This scene is also shown in a very dark and dull colour, which reflects how Homer feels coldness towards his father compared to the rest of his bright life. When John Hickam sees his son and enquires to how the football training went, close camera angles show us the disappointment that Homer experiences on his face and as the camera cuts back to John we see how he thinks his son is weak.
Heather tries to make Robert jealous by saying another guy loves her but he doesn't show any interest. “Then why should I fight him, Robert had asked...Robert thought it was idiotic and said so”. Him not wanting to fight with Tom Bryan which shows another sign of him not being a fighter or fit for war. Page 14: Robert looked to one side from under the peak of his cap, hoping that no one had seen him flinch from the steam or stepping back from the fire. Guilty about Rowena's death Robert is seen with a horse and dog in the prologue, after the 'war', and when we come across Taffler we see that he is accompanied with a horse and dog.
Animals play an important role in much of the symbolism found within the novel. A common motif throughout the book, bunnies symbolize the hopes and dreams of the future. The fantasy rabbit farm shared by George and Lennie, two friends and companions working on a ranch, keeps them moving toward the goal of one day realizing that dream. Lennie’s love for soft creatures helps show his innocence, despite his tendency to kill the very animals he adores, due to his brutal strength. Their deaths and Lennie’s eventual death result in the unfulfillment of the dream, leaving everyone lonely and without purpose.
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.
After some references to the children and “my wife”, the speaker can be seen as an adult male, father and husband, not to mention the dog’s owner. Also, the tone of the speaker is a bit melancholic, as he grieves over his beloved pet. The dog, described as “too young to know much” was still a puppy and that is probably why it didn’t have a name yet. Other elements that contribute to this idea are its illness once interpreted as a “shot reaction” – dogs are usually vaccinated when they are very young – and the fact that “she tried to bite” his hand, which is also a puppy’s behavior. The use of the subject pronoun “she” referring to the animal suggests that it was part of the family.
Lennie is afraid when Curley’s wife enters the barn, but she’s not freaked out about the dead puppy. Lennie details his interest in petting soft things. Curley’s wife offers her hair to be petted. Lennie obliges. He obliges so thoroughly that he accidentally breaks Curley’s wife’s neck.
This is the case because that would break up family which this book’s whole point is that family is the most essential a human can. The husband talked her out of it, which kept the family together, which in turn was the rebuttal. The whole purpose was to keep the family together and sending him away would tear them apart. Intended audience and call to action The intended audience this selection was mainly focused in was probably a fundamentalist or just a person that is family first. It’s charming detail and plot tells a heart warming story about a dog, which middle-aged people and little kids would appeal to.
Huck Finn has disobeyed rules that he believes, himself, to be wrong but society thinks otherwise. After Jim confesses to Huck about why he was in the woods, Huck doesn’t go and turn him in for a reward because he promised not to (Twain, pg. 32). This shows that Huck doesn’t have much of a problem with Jim being a runaway slave and is a loyal companion. Another example of Huck’s altered views is when he witnesses the Duke and Dauphin being humiliated in public.
He is certainly not a sheep that blindly follows everyone else. If he sees a problem or something he dislikes, he is not afraid to go against the grain. For example, he is displeased that the townspeople are told to give money to the church to help fix it and yet he sees golden candlesticks in the church. John would rather pray in the comfort of his own home than to go to the church where they beg for money but use it not on necessities, but on expensive things. It is clear that John does not like what the church has become which is why he refuses to baptize his third son.
Huck feels torn about giving Jim up, but does not. “What’s the use you learning to do right. “When it’s troublesome to do right and no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same” (Twain 81). Huck does not feel right about hiding Jim, but does not feel right about giving him up either. Ultimately, Huck hides Jim from the slave catchers by leading them to believe he is hiding his sick father with the smallpox under the tent.