Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
The father's protectiveness is very evident many times throughout the novel, however one of the most notable events was when a man threatens his son with a knife and the father shoots the man in the head. Although this action was probably necessary, the fathers downfall is his suspicion that everyone is their enemy. His father's paranoia causes them to move constantly from camp to camp, consequently, never getting the chance to make friends with anyone. His son, on the other hand, is much more sensitive and innocent. He feels very safe with his father but at the same time he questions some of his decisions.
Christopher Boone is a 15 year old, autistic child living with only his dad Ed Boone. Early in the book Chris discovers his neighbor’s dog Wellington dead with a garden fork through him. Chris’s neighbor Ms. Shears calls the police, who grab Chris and blame him for the murder. Chris, unhappy with the blame and wanting to clear his name, goes out and investigates. Chris nervously interviews his neighbors, recording his findings in his book The Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
1st Para First of all, it is the support presented by the guide figure that assists the hero. BNW: John is in extreme danger as a group of Deltas are ganging up on him due to his revealing of his rebellion against the society by throwing away the somas. Luckily Helmholtz comes to help: "Helmholtz Watson pushed his way through the crowd" (Huxley 195). This shows how Helmholtz was willing to risk himself and yet provide physical support for John. Toronto at Dreamer's Rock: Rusty exposes how stressful his life is during his conversation with Michael and Keesic.
Some Key facts to remember Carlson: I limited, insensitive person. He does not handle the later shooting of candy’s dog with any compassion. Carlson offers to shoot candy’s dog as candy is paralyzed at the thought. Candy knows that when he is no longer needed as a swamper (cleaner), he will be ‘shot’ just like a dog. However Candy later regrets letting Carlson shoot his dog for him as he says ….. “I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog”- The shooting of the dog foreshadows the death of lennie.
Ishmael is a bit of an outcast in the School society, he starts off having no friends but after the arrival of James Scobie and being forced into the debating team. He makes a little group of friends with people that are outcasts like him. Ishmael doesn’t greatly represent good or evil, he is neutral in sorts. This is because the typical ‘Good’ character stands up for what he believes in and stands up for his friends, whilst Ishmael hides from his problems and doesn’t stand up for his beliefs. Near the end of the book Ishmael does show some signs of being a ‘Good Guy’ though.
Lennie was oft compared to a dog in the book. This comparison is apparent when Lennie is drinking water, but it is also hidden within the context of the book that he, as George’s only friend, is like Candy’s dog, who was Candy’s only friend. Lennie’s hands are the reason he kills Curley’s wife. Therefore, Steinbeck compares his hands to those of a dog’s, calling them “huge paws” (62) and saying that he “pawed up the hay” (89) to bury Curly’s wife. As early as page four, the characterization of Lennie’s uncontrollable strength was denoted by Steinbeck’s description of the way he dragged his feet being similar to “the way a bear drags his paws” (4).
Achilles loss of his brother affects his sanity and enrages him to an inhumane vengeance on Hectors body. Achilles struggles to get a grasp on the loss of his broth Patroclus and takes all his anger out on Hectors body after killing him. Achilles convinced himself that his anger would stop after he had killed Patroclus’ killer, Hector. It just continued to enrage him further, as after every time he mutilated Hectors body it receded to a peaceful untouched state. The reader is able to understand the depth of Achilles and Patroclus’ relationship and the strong connection that they shared, which went deeper than just adoptive brothers and cousins they were soul mates.
His friend told him to kill the Hyena. When his friend told him to do this is when all the hatred came back and Watson was set out to find him and kill him. Forgetting what his real goal was to do Watson found the Hyena in a hotel. Watson remembering everything the man did to him he wanted that Jap to remember also what was done to him. Tashimoto had no idea what the man was talking about.
Narrative Methods: pages 56-62 “You mean that you wish you were dead”, McCarthy continuously develops characters but slowly, creating hesitation in the reader’s minds and preventing judgement of what could be a reflection of himself and his son. Throughout the novel the man commits these selfless acts to his son. Only when an idea that his son admits his longing for death, “I wish I was with my mom”, do we see a more selfish side. McCarthy depicts this when the man tells the boy off, a first within the novel, “You mustn’t say that”, it is also the first time the man sort of says no to the boy. In consideration, self-loathing rules the man’s existence forcing him to be selfless.