Of Mice and Men By Jamie Clarke Chapter 7: Page 1 George stared down at the grave, it read , “here lies lennie a caring friend.” The guilt he felt was unbearable, it was like a huge boulder crushing down on him and he was doing his best to hold it up and stop it from crushing him. It was dark and the graveyard was dimly lit with only a few slow burning lanterns hung up around the graveyard. George would visit this place once every week because he just couldn’t stay away! Sometimes he would speak to lennie, he missed him so much but he knew he couldn’t change what had happened, He some how knew he had done the right thing but he also knew that Curly would be onto him soon.
Edward Cole and Carter Chambers are both experiencing the hardships of cancer. Carter is extremely flat and resigned to death. He is detached from his family and leads a very dull life. However, Edward is rude, selfish and abrupt as shown in his many statements such as “kiss my ass...” Edward is very demanding and insensitive. The bucket list was created by Carter as a “young mans wishes”.
Joaquin describes Mark as being “unable to find his way back” to the land of the living. Colin seems to be an especially important part of this process; whenever his name is mentioned, Mark “shrinks, becoming literally a more compact person.” When Mark allows himself to be forgiven for Colin’s death and allowing his friend to leave his mind, Mark subsequently finds his way back to the living world and those he loves: “[As Colin left him], Mark felt something else leaving him, the tether on his throat, the night water on his temples.” Mark illustrates Anderson’s ‘survivor’ in different ways. As a man plagued by the death of a friend, his survival is complicated by a very strong sense of guilt and cumulative stress. It is only after he faces these events that he is
9). This shows that he does not have many real friends because nobody wants to talk to him, even on the phone. Holden's gloomy youth all started with the death of his brother, Allie. There are many examples where the reader can tell that he misses Allie and where he refers back to him. "Allie, don't let me disappear.
He experiences loneliness in a society where people are constantly entertained without time given to reflection and personal development, activities often associated with the reading process. The more complicated fine distinctions of the world of books are available to him only when he leaves his reductionist society. Bradbury does not realize just how unhappy he is with his life and the world he lives in until Clarisse talks about her "strange" family, the one that actually converses with each other and enjoys nature. Bradbury show just how much Clarisse’s way of life is unaccepted in Montag’s world with the quote spoken by Clarisse, “White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows.
Happy Endings in Raymond Carver Stories (cathedral and a Small Good Thing The stories “Cathedral” and “A Small, Good Thing” are two different stories, but the two main characters share some similarities. In “Cathedral”, the narrator, who is the main character, was caught up in his own blindness. He was trapped in his own world and neglected some of the most important things in his life. He was very jealous, inconsiderate and always disconnected himself from others. He was not open up to changes; he preferred to stay in his old ways.
At one point, Andy looked into his eyes and became overwhelmed with his feelings of isolation. "The loneliness-the desolate cold aloneness of the landscape made Andy whimper because there wasn't anybody at all in the world and he was left." From this glimpse into the Chinaman's world a person realizes how alone the old man is actually. The old Chinaman is known around the town as “Death,” because his eyes are one colored and abnormal. Although, if one were to truly gaze into his eyes, he/she would not find death but longing for a friend.
Wuthering Heights Turning Points Every day turning points are experienced. Some will be remembered for ever and others will have a long term affect on life. In the novel Wuthering Heights the author, Emily Bronte, suggests that when an individual experiences turning points, there will be a long term effect on the spirit and they will forever endure emotional pain. The death of Catherine Linton has a lifetime effect on Heathcliff; even eighteen years later he is still mourning her death. Heathcliff overcomes the need to cause grief for the third generation; as he desires to be reunited with Catherine in the grave.
The narrator is forced into interaction with a blind man by his encouraging wife and now takes on an unpleasant feeling. The mental notes begin to stop telling the story, while actual dialogue between people begins. With the use of dialogue the narrator is making an attempt to make Robert feel comfortable in his home, however, he still feels as if Robert is strange because of his blindness. The living room scene is a strong indicator of the narrator’s weariness of forming a relationship with a blind man and it is almost like he is handicapped himself, because he is unable to engage in normal dialogue with Robert. The narrator finds himself questioning which side of the train Robert sat on because of the scenery.
Gaffney highlights John’s alienation because of the new world’s discouragement for Shakespeare. The awkward situation leaves him embarrassed, beginning his isolation from modern society. John’s entire life has been spent in solitude reading Shakespeare. Suddenly immersed in a society in which his behavior is completely taboo, John finds himself even further separated from the community than he was on the reservation. Bernard observes that John may never be able to completely assimilate into this environment, “partly on his interest, being focused on what he calls ‘the soul’ which he persists in regarding as an entity independent of the physical environment” (158).