| | “He thinks if he could teach him that, he’d be | | Some good perhaps to someone in the world. | 100 | He hates to see a boy the fool of books. | | Poor Silas, so concerned for other folk, | | And nothing to look backward to with pride, | | And nothing to look forward to with hope, | | So now and never any different.” | 105 | This poem conveys that people want to die on a “good note.” Mary, Warren’s wife impatiently waits for Warren to come home to tell him the news that Silas, a former helper has returned “home” because he is ill. Warren doesn’t want to waste his time dealing with Silas because Silas broke his contract he had with him. Mary pleads that Silas is sick and is in need of great help. Warren doesn’t really care because he thinks that Silas’ rich brother should take care of him.
They had thought of every way that could stop him from his bad behavior, but nothing worked. His dad believed that violence worked the best. Every time when Sonny got into trouble, his dad beat him, and Sonny would make him a temporary promise to be a good boy. But his dad lost trust in him when Sonny never kept his promises. His dad ignored when he didn’t go home or when he was sent to the Children’s Center; he said it was good riddance.
In consideration, self-loathing rules the man’s existence forcing him to be selfless. Their whole life is almost a lie, a misconception trying to convince themselves why they should try to survive. So it seems the man also mirrors this in his personality, pretending to be someone else, convincing himself and the boy of what he is not. An alternative interpretation to the man’s first expression of desperate anger, (or even of any extreme emotion, contrasting to his regular empty, shell-like state), is that he is tortured with the thought that his wife left them and the horrific memories the mention of her brings up. This interpretation would make sense as it leads to an analepsis of the man and his wife arguing.
He gave out everything in the war, just to be left with a scar that will make him impotent for the rest of his life. Jake turns to alcohol to bury his sorrow thoughts, but when he sees Brett, the woman he loves, his sadness over powers him. He knows he can never have her, and that she will always be his friend, not his lover. His inability to have her makes Barnes think of himself as less of a man. Although, he is disillusioned by his injury, he still is cognizant about the unproductiveness of the Lost Generation.
If this essay was different and showed that Phil loved his family, he came home on time for dinner and left after everyone was out of the house. It wouldn’t show that he was a “company man” it would show that he is a caring father and showed his wife and kids what a real father is. Phil should make time to be with his family instead of working all day and not coming home so late at night. Is the company man synonymous for a workaholic? Yes, I think that the company man was a workaholic and didn’t have anytime for his family and that’s why his children were always silent around him and him and his wife had a divorce.
Holden feels depressed from the prior events in his family, and no longer has the desire to learn or strive to be successful. Holden feels distant from his family, and needs their loving care. After a rough childhood, Holden just needs someone, like Phoebe, there for him. He needs love and support from his family, and their sending him to boarding school to fend for himself is not a good idea. Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life.
Pilgrim has a hard time adjusting after he gets home from the war. He marries for comfort and security, with no true feelings of love. He follows in his father-in-laws footsteps as an optometrist because the road to success in that field was paved with ease for him. His father-in-law put in most of the effort for him to be successful. Billy Pilgrim is traumatized, stressed and seems to be a very pathetic individual.
They are no longer the important aspect of his life as all focus shifts to himself to become important to others who seemingly don’t care about him. Helen’s response to a company friend stating, “I know how much you will miss him,” with “I already have” shows the significance of her and the family moving on from Phil and his workaholic self. Later, while attending Phil’s funeral, the company president asks, “Who’s been working the hardest?” and provides the audience a sense that nobody noticed Phil’s hard work and dedication to the company, making Phil appear invisible to the people he was intending to impress. By doing this, Goodman illustrates the
Dill and Jem became curious about, their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley, that they made it their mission to get him to come out of his home. They try so many plans, but nothing draws him out of the house. However, over time, the children have formed a ghost like friendship with Boo Radley, and realize that he deserves to live in peace, so they leave him alone. While the
“The Metamorphosis” Essay In Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” Gregor Samsa wakes up one day and finds that he has to rebuild himself in ways he didn’t know were possible. Gregor is stuck with the task of finding his “humanity” by being transformed into an insect. Gregor is a travelling salesman who hates travelling, one morning he wakes up to find that he has transformed into a giant insect. Feeling embarrassed about his knew transformation Gregor hides under the couch to stop his family member from seeing him. Once Gregor comes out from hiding he is giving not the warmest welcoming from his family.