That night when Kiowa got wasted, I sort of sank down into the sewage with him… Feels like I’m still deep shit.”(Page 150) Bowker is also intelligent and is well supported by his parents, but he did not see any meaning in getting a job or even going to school. He does not have the words to explain what he went through or how he feels and he tries to hide it. Norman really wants his story told, so he sent a letter to Tim O’ Brien and ask Tim to write itfor him. He believes that Tim can express how he feels or get the right words out, but the story did not satisfy Norman and he commits suicide 8 months later in the locker room of a YMCA in his hometown. Norman’s role in this book is to help Tim to go from being a storyteller, or writer, to being a soldier.
George and Lennie represent the former group, for whom we can feel sympathy, while Curley is a character with whom it is hard to sympathize. The writer presents Lennie as large and strong, but mentally slow, while his guardian George is physically less capable but mentally much brighter. As soon as we hear that they are constantly having to travel the country for work, because of Lennie’s past mishaps, we feel sorry for them. We sympathize with Lennie, because what happened in Weed, for example, was not really his fault; and we feel sorry for George because he has to cope with the responsibility, if not the burden, of trying to find a way for them both to survive and to stay out of further trouble. Steinbeck invites the reader’s sympathy, in the scene where they camp overnight before going to the ranch.
Steinbeck uses the dream to show George and Lennie’s relationship. The shared dream gives both men something to look forward to but for different reasons, which shows how different the two men are. Lennie looks for ‘tending the rabbits’ and for George it gives him security and control. The dream was what most ranch workers had in the great depression but for Lennie and George it is different because they are sharing it. Lennie is more excited about it than George, ‘come on George, tell me.’ Repeats Lennie, suggesting that although he knows what the dream is, he wants to hear it again to give him some security and hope.
Similarly to Jan Burres thoughts on McCandless expedition, Westerberg did not agree with most of McCandless’ ideas, such as traveling to Alaska and leaving his parents, but he admired McCandless passion toward reaching his goal. Westerberg said to Chris during the conversation, “You're a young guy! You can't be juggling blood and fire all the
Lennie often got in problems, and they had to go from farm to farm because of that. George's life would probably be a lot easier if he never had met Lennie. So did George just figure that this was a easy way to end Lennie's life without any consequences? I would argue that it's not the case. George and Lennie had grown up together.
The speaker is reflecting the naively superior feelings of the older boys. The shared smile also hints at their close friendship, an intimacy which is craved by the younger brother but will be denied him because of the ""distance"" between the brothers. The childhood feeling of superiority is later regretted by the speaker, however. ""Looking back"" is used both literally to refer to the older boy checking on the progress of his younger brother to find his bus fare, as well as metaphorically suggesting a look back through
He starts by telling us about the weather “white snow” which describes that is winter. Then he starts reminiscing his home land how in Wisconsin, Christmas in his village is not about the parties and the presents but about being together and sharing together. And that is why he feels out of place because in college people only care about things that he could care less, and act differently than the way he’s used to be treated or being around with people that act a certain way. This actions make him very homesick and sad so he heads home to get away from that place he does not like and calm his feelings of alienation. When the narrator gets home, he
45-58 Annotation: Biff Lowman looks to his father for moral support and guidance, but instead finds his father cheating. Willy Loman refuses to admit he was wrong, and Biff is left with out a solid foundation for moral values. Weales, Gerald Clifford, ed. Arthur Miller Death of a salesman, text and criticism. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
Nick also shows that he is caring at Gatsby’s funeral when he tells Gatsby’s father that him and Gatsby “were close friends” (Fitzgerald 176). Considering not many people attended Gatsby’s funeral, Nick tries to advise Gatsby’s father that his son’s house was always filled with people and friends, although it is not the truth. He senses the father’s sensitivity and takes that into consideration when talking to his about his son. In conclusion, Gatsby shows good character when he was respectful in deciding not to judge people and when he was ashamed of himself after Gatsby’s party, trustworthiness when he told Gatsby to let Daisy go and when he admits he is honest, and caring as he helped Gatsby with Daisy and reassures Jay Gatsby’s father at his funeral. This shows that although Nick can be selfish sometimes, he is mainly a good man.
“But not us,” he said. “ because I got you’__” “An I got you an we got each other.” (Steinbeck, 104). Steinbeck the writes on about how George and Lennie are going to be happy together living on a farm. This is the big brother part of George that wants give Lennie a happy memory before the inevitable