Although he is introduced as a loving father trying to care for his daughter, he does not want anyone bothering him and seems like an unfriendly person. With his powerful position in the village he is worried about what may be the cause of Betty’s illness, whilst many are assuming it is the cause of witchcraft, which he refuses to discuss. Abigail, Parris’ niece, enters the room and starts arguing with her uncle – however our first impression of this girl is that she may be truthful whilst Parris is unnecessarily angry at her, wanting her to confess all that happened in the woods. He says ‘I cannot go before the congregation when I know you have not opened with me’; he does not trust her and cannot lie to the village about the events that night. This makes us sympathise with him more.
This scene is constructed to show Lenny's passivity and nature. Lenny does not go after Curley, even after Curley has attacked him, until George gives him the go ahead. Lenny is upset that he crushes his hand, because he only meant to stop him from attacking him. Lenny does not know his own strength. It also illustrates the relationship of Lenny and George, and the position of caretaker that George assumes-for example-when Lenny is worried that this will cause Lenny to lose the privilege of caring for the bunnies.
Take 1 Tensions between Elizabeth and John Proctor are prominent at first in the act. Miller describes in the stage directions that John "is not quite pleased (with the food prepared by Elizabeth). He reaches to the cupboard, takes a pinch of salt and drops it into the pot". We can see from this stage direction that he doesn't want to make anything even more awkward between him and his wife, and if she sees what he is doing then she may feel insufficient. We could interpret this as tension in their relationship, as it is not normal for married couples to not tell their true feelings to each other.
It just made the play seem unrealistic, so that along with the gay scene and the gay prostitution made it the worst play I’ve ever seen. There was a lot of nonverbal communication also in this place, the fact that Simay never truly finds out that adnan truly loves her and the way he treats her when she is paying attention and when she isn’t you felt a connection with him. He seemed to care a lot for her but didn’t show it because of childhood issues he faced. He hardly said much when it came to her for his symbolism for buying her food showed the audience that he cared. There were scenes when she told him how she felt and how much she cared about him, he had to turn
He keeps repeating “she’s purty.” George, realizing Lennie’s fascination, warns him to stay away from her. Lennie seems to be the only man who has a liking to Curley’s wife, except from Curley. He does not understand that she is Curleys property, so he does not listen to George and carries on talking to her. In the rest of the book this then leads on to disastrous events. 6.
For example when George tells Candy that “we were always gonna do it by ourselves”, in regards to the “dream”. Furthermore, George does also not like Lennie mixing with Candy: “what you doing in Crooks’ room? You hadn’t ought to be in here” Both these extracts are perhaps representative of the greed that was present in 1930’s America, as George doesn’t want anyone else to be part of his dream Lennie. Furthermore, this could show how 1930’s America was very divided and unwilling to be accepting of minorities- the only person George really trusts is the white, able bodied
Sheila defends herself from Eric with “Don’t be an ass, Eric” and further along Eric teases Shiela with a quote-“Steady the buffs”. This some how offends the mother with the language they use and tells them to mind what they say. This shows that their mother doesn’t let them joke around often and it’s a bit sad on them to as they like teasing each other. This might have caused a loss of bondage between the two. Further along, in act 3, Sheila and Eric’s bond became more and more stronger as they backed each other up from their parents when the Birlings thought that everything is fine and sorted out because the inspector wasn’t a real police officer.
Scout pays back her cousin Francis for nasty comments he makes about Atticus by punching him in the face, though the reader can sympathize with her need to punish him for his mean streak and his manipulation that gets Scout into hot water when he blames her for the entire incident. (He is not weaker, but does not play fair, and Scout has a strong sense of playing fair, as she points out to Uncle Jack at the
The narrator feels that his wife shares too much information with Robert, and not enough with him. That alone is enough to make any man question the relationship they are in as well as the relationship his wife has with Robert. Society says that men in relationships needs to be in control. The narrator feels like he has no control over anything going on in his marriage, which leads to his negative attitude towards the blind man,
On the ranch, the pair meet a man called Slim, throughout the novel George confides in Slim when he tells him that they are on the run from a bad thing that Lennie had done in Weed. When George confides in Slim it shows powerlessness too because he’s not strong enough to keep all of this negative information to himself. Steinbeck hints at ‘jealousy’ during the novel and reveals it when Crooks manipulates Lennie telling how something may have happened to George and it could end up that he might never come back. Lennie soon shows us that he gains some initiative when he has a certain degree of power for George when he stands up to Crooks telling him that of course George would come back and that he basically had nothing to worry about cause George would never do anything like that to him, this also reveals the closeness of their relationship resulting in it being more powerful and threatening to the