The orphanages are not the only places Jennings experiences alienation and isolation. He is also exposed to it when he is sent to numerous different foster homes. For example, when he goes to stay with the Carpenter family, Mrs. Carpenter either makes stay at a little table or in a cold dark room, either way Jennings is all by himself. He has nowhere to go and has to endure her constant torture until he is sent away by Mr. Carpenter. Lastly he experiences it when sleeps in the zoo at night when nobody is around except for an occasional patrolling guard.
However, he takes action in trying his very best, which even includes calling his father for advice. However, Sonny does lack symbolic self-awareness. His is not able to develop a representation of his thoughts and motives, which is why he is not able to deliver this news to his father in a way that his father can understand, and respond to in a calm matter. Sonny’s father lacks self-awareness as a whole. When Sonny’s father receives his son’s phone call, he lashes out at him immediately.
He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream. Lennie’s personality is like that of a child and this makes situations very hard for him. He does not always know what or how to do things and this causes a lot of trouble for his friend George. Because Lennie is handicapped he has no ability to understand abstract concepts like death.
Grete’s Journal Entry 1 Dear Diary 6/13 Gregor is not the same brother I have always known. He is changing physically and I'm finding it hard to look at him anymore. When I see him, I don't see my brother but rather I'm starting to see nothing but an insect. He can't communicate with the family anymore. All that comes out from his mouth is this disgustingly cringing hissing sound that other bugs make.
Artie feels that he will never live up to his parent’s expectations of Richieu, because he was never in the War. An example of this is shown on the last page of the graphic novel, where Vladek turns over to go to sleep and calls Artie, Richieu. “I’m tired from talking, Richieu, and it’s enough stories for now…” The way Spiegleman has represented this in the text suggests to the reader that Vladek never fully loved Artie, as much as he loved his first son Richieu. This has obviously had major impacts on Arties life, and it has all primarily been caused by the Holocaust, because Vladek and Anja never fully healed after the Holocaust. Although ‘The Complete Maus’ is based around the interviews that Spiegleman has conducted with his
There is less love in the family because there is no connection between them, no connection between father and son. Also in act one, Eric quite simply interrupts his father but his father retaliates with frustration and pride. “Yes, I know-but still-“……. “ just let me finish Eric, you’ve a lot to learn yet”. Because of Eric’s lack of manors, Mr. Birling uses his pride to belittle his son which is very upsetting for Eric and its not how a parent should treat their children.
Troy’s inability to accept change and even his inability to see the change the world is undergoing directly hurts his relationship with not only Cory, but also indirectly impairs his ability to understand his own wife. After Cory learns that Troy will not allow him to play football, he accuses his dad that the reason he won’t let him play football is, “cause you didn’t have a chance! You just scared I’m gonna be better than you, that’s all” (58). Although Troy does not flat out say he is afraid of Cory surpassing him, in all the cases where Troy explains his reasons in not letting Cory play football, he always underlines his resentment towards sports because of the injustice sports had given him in his own life. This clearly expresses that because of his own experience with injustice, Troy is involuntarily jealous of the opportunity Cory is receiving through his scholarship which results in his action of not allowing Cory to participate in sports.
He couldn’t help it.” Albeit the perils ahead, he could not force himself to concentrate on his responsibility as a leader of the troop. He was in a dilemma between work and personal needs. “His mind wandered. He had difficulty keeping his attention on the war. On occasion he would yell at his men to spread out the column, to keep their eyes open, but then he would slip away into daydreams.” Because of his negligence, Ted Lavender was dead.
In Of Mice and Men Steinbeck describes the bunk house as a basic living quarter which is made to be practical and barely reach the requirements to be called humane. The floor is covered in hay, there is only one table, everyone sleeps in bunks and conditions are crowded. We can depict from the first page that the bunkhouse was not originally designed to house humans but rather farm animals such as horses. The ranch is described as a place of loneliness and is a metaphor for the great depression. Even though the men are surrounded by others inside they are isolated by their lack of companionship , they have no trust in one another except slim for his word 'is law'.
His bed was still in the same room and in the same house. However, the boy that returned to this house did not have a home any longer. He could still lay down his head at night, but his mind could not rest now. He knew he had changed, but he didn’t want to. During the war and after, his experience affected him to such a great deal that he could then not even pray.