Carl is often shifted to his Auntie Beryl’s house which she doesn’t treat him with respect or kindness. “Who would love you if your own mother doesn’t?” Therefore Carl has a very low self-esteem and he feels very abandoned and lonely. He also feels that his mother did not love him and that he is in her way of doing what she wants to do. He is a very sad, lonely and confused fifteen year old teenager. Slowly we see Carl standing up for himself and his brother Harley.
In this book by Ken Kesey, McMurphy’s interactions with the patients and encouraging of laughter help the patients develop from fearful individuals to courageous men. When McMurphy sees how fearful the patients are around Nurse Ratched, he is determined to help dispel their fear using laughter. When McMurphy first arrived at the ward, the men were too scared to laugh around Nurse Ratched, as shown by Chief’s statement that “nobody even dares let loose and laugh”(13). The patients are so afraid that they view opening up and laughing as a bad thing and prefer to keep to themselves. The few times they are unable to contain their laughter, they immediately smother it up by “snicker[ing] in their fists” (13).When McMurphy notices this, he begins trying to make them laugh.
Petry characterizes Jones as animalistic through the symbolism of the dog. When Lutie meets the Jones She “hears the faint sound of steam hissing in the radiators” , she finds that the apartment is like hell the instant she opens it and before Jones speaks Petry presents the readers with the dog “the dog tried to plunge past the man and
He was young and illiterate but this did not suppress the fact that he was well capable in carrying out his duties. However, not everyone liked him. The overseer, John Claggart, disliked Billy the moment he set eyes on him. Billy however did not come to understand that Claggart hated him thus was not cautious when dealing with him. Thus, it was easy for Claggart to come up with a plot, thereby accusing Billy of planning rebellion among the fellow workers in the ship.
As a child Hindley treats Heathcliff poorly and always liked to hurt him by hitting him and insulting him, but he always found enjoyment in relaxing with Catherine, Hindley’s Sister. Every since Heathcliff is first brought to the Earnshaws house Hindley has been treating him very badly but Catherine accepted him into the family. Nelly says about Hindley that, “The young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent’s affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries” (31). Hindley did not like Mr. Earnshaw because he always told him not to bother Heathcliff. Hindley always treated Heathcliff very badly for a long time, and Heathcliff began to despise Hindley more and more.
He never knew his father so he doesn’t have a good sense of his own identity, he makes poor decisions in raising his son’s by instilling a false sense of what it takes to be successful, and allows them to steal and cheat. Willy’s father left when he was a baby and he only has one memory of his dad, “All I remember is a man with a big beard, and I was in mamma’s lap, sitting around a fire, and some kind of high music” (Miller 1232). After his older brother Ben leaves shortly thereafter to search for their father, it is assumed that Willy doesn’t have a male figure in his life during his upbringing to teach him the things that a father would teach a son, such as morals, and a sense of values, possibly helping him form a sense of identity. Because of this Willy feels a tremendous sense of loss. Willy confesses his sense of loss over his father’s abandonment to Ben.
He covers the local events that no one else wants while he watches his co-worker continue to get promoted. Though TV audiences love him and look forward to the zany humor he puts into every story, Bruce lives his life in constant frustration. He not only hates his job and rival co-worker, he hates the traffic, his car and the silly little projects his girlfriend wants him to do, like scrapbooks. Bruce curses and fumes that he just has no luck and no good breaks in life. He tells Grace that God is ignoring him, that God is like a mean kid holding a magnifying glass over an ant, burning off his tentacles and laughing.
In the book Johnny has lived a life of being beaten up by his father and ignored by his mother. The only reason he does not run away is because the gang has replaced the family unit. Johnny’s parents do not even know where he is half the time because they are too drunk to notice anything. Because of this, Johnny often feels unwanted, uncared for, and
The first evidence we see of Hooper’s bullying is the note that he drops from a window when Kingshaw first arrives, ‘I didn’t want you to come here’. This immediately sets the tone and strikes conflict between the two boys, sparking fear and insecurity within Kingshaw, knowing that he already isn’t wanted and hasn’t even spoken to Hooper yet. Through the use of flashbacks we gain insight into Kingshaw’s past which reveals how insecure he is which due to lack of love from his mother. This fear and insecurity is what Hooper thrives on, targeting on these weaknesses. To get away from Hooper and his torment, Kingshaw runs away to Hangwood.
After the death of Allie, he dealt with the event by breaking all the windows in the garage “just for the hell of it”. The onset of depression may help explain the display of over sensitivity that he shows at times. He views himself as the “catcher in the rye”, saving children and their innocence from entering the adult world that is full of “phonies”. He doesn’t want “to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anyone”, which not only supports that he is a “phony” himself, as he strikes up conversations with various people he meets, but also alienates himself from society. Holden’s loneliness and alienation causes him much pain as he seeks for human contact and love.