George has to put up with Lennie and then kill his best friend, Curley’s wife faces discrimination and even her kindness towards Lennie leads to her death. It is Lennie’s lack of understanding of the pain he is causing that loses our pity towards him and it is the weight
He expected mom and the rest of us to endure Dad’s behavior and “keep the family whole.” According to the church, putting up with an alcoholic and abusive husband was considered at best a woman’s lot and at worst her fault” ( Ryan, 72). His alcoholism poses numerous arguments about money between him and his wife. “We don’t have any extra money, Mother” Kelly exclaims during one argument (164). “Of course we do, Kelly. You’re drinking it right now,” Evelyn states, in one of the first times she stands up against her husband
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
This makes us sorry for her because Steinbeck portrays that Curley doesn’t care for their marriage he just carries on as if it doesn’t exist. She gets very lonely at this point and she has been betrayed by her husband. She gets very emotional by all this so she shouts at the men, ‘Talkin’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs – a nigger an’ a dum-dum and a lousy ol’ sheep- an’ likin’ it because they ain’t nobody else.’ We can see that this makes her emotional and that she is lonely as she has nobody who likes
There were times where Bone recalls “afterward, Mama would cry and wash my face and tell me not to be so stubborn, not to make him so mad” (Allison 110) which places the blame completely on Bone. I think the biggest factor into engagement was Anney’s refusal to leave Glen even after she knew, Bone’s lack of identity, the pre-existing idea that the family was trash, and her constant desire to please her mother even telling her mother “I could never hate you” after she witnesses the abuse. As Bone gets older she finds even more reason to blame herself for the abuse. She even blames her looks saying that her ugliness explains why Daddy Glen is
Although matt has a lot of forces against him, All that Matt wants is a happy life. One of the forces that push him through the story is his wife. He says in the story, “She can’t even go out for cigarettes and aspirin. It’s killing her”. (104) This shows that Strout is making her distraught.
The mother became an alcoholic; an abusive alcoholic. First, she would just send the boys to look for items that the family didn’t even have, and punish them when they said they couldn’t find it. Then she singled David out, saying he was the “bad boy” and told the other boys that she was glad they weren’t like him. After awhile, she made up ridiculous chores for David to do before
When Marie, the housekeeper that David loves, gets sick, his parents ask his dad`s brother, Dr. Hayden, to tend to her. Marie shouts, “Mrs.! Mrs.!” and “No! Mrs.!” (28:6) and his parents learn that David`s Uncle Frank have been molesting and raping Indian women all of his life. Although Marie has a serious cold, she also uses her weak voice to protest being checked by Uncle Hayden alone.
It gets to a point where he wants to quit due to the fact of his wife’s constant stress caused by his continuous endangerment, which caused her to induce her delivery of their son. That ended up being one of the main conflicts in the film along with Mr.Daider’s lack of motivation to educate these children. But in one final stand will his
Her dad says “I don’t want her or want to have anything to do with her”. This changes when she begins to learn about the relationship he had with Christine. Another aspect of change she experiences is a gradual change that overtime between Josie and Nonna. At first she tries to ignore her because she is constantly being a control freak and is always starting arguments with