After his mother dies he states that he never visited her, “…because it took up my Sunday- not to mention the trouble of getting to the bus, buying tickets, and spending two hours traveling”(5). He wasn’t even willing to go she his mother when she was in a rest home. He tries to excuse himself by blaming it on technicalities. However, no Sunday is as important as bonding with an aging mother. He obviously was never close to her, due to his lack of wanting to visit her.
Both honest mistakes that he didn’t even know he made. The ignorance shown towards Lennie in the novel was due to the time period and the people’s lack of knowledge. People in the story like “The boss” just thought that Lennie wasn’t smart because he just didn’t talk much unless it was to his best friend George. There was ignorance in Raymond because his brother thought that he could remove Ray from his schedules at his home and take him with him. The Ignorance was that Ray needed those schedules or he will have a fit.
His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean. He forces Toby to do the paper round but exploits him and does not give him his money which angers Toby (221); he has to pawn his rifles. He is referred to as a “sissy” because he initially he does not want to fight Arthur. He abuses him because he discards the almost-empty mustard bottle (171) and when Dwight strikes him despite his finger injury, Rosemary finally knows she must remove Toby from the household.
This was a time when marriage was criticised due to the lack of emotional involvement and loyalty was also questioned in committed relationships. In the beginning, Lewis agrees with Nick and Lucy claiming that “love is not so important nowadays”. His statements surprised some of the patients and they were “looking at Lewis as if he was mad”. To characters like Henry, Roy and Ruth, love and fidelity are very significant in a relationship. Nowra however shows that through Lewis’ discussions with the patients and the ironies found in Cosi Fan Tutte helps Lewis to change his view on love and relationships.
Roy, who has acted the role of the bully throughout Cosi says something so shocking that it makes the audience wonder what Roy has experienced in his life to make him view love as a feeling ‘when you don’t have enough emotion to hate’ but Roy’s childhood is soon revealed which the audience then sympathises with Roy and understands Roy’s great appreciation of music for ‘music is what love between humans should be.’ Henry, the most silent of the patients has such a strong but quite outdated view on love and fidelity in contrast with the younger characters. It is also ironic that the character that Henry plays in Cosi Fan Tutte is completely cynical about the fidelity of women whereas Henry is a firm believer that women can stay true because his mother ‘only llloved his fffather, no one else.’ Doug, however has the same views as Nick and Lucy about free love and offers Lewis the advice, ‘you can always find loneliness in marriage, but never solitude.’ Julie who is a drug addict describes the feeling of love as ‘being stupid and foolish... hallucinating without drugs.’ This view is the closest in the relationship between love and what is real. The
Thomas has just walked into Charlie’s room to confront his mother Maggie about Charlie, words are said and it quickly escalates with Thomas calling Charlie a freak, resulting in Maggie slapping Thomas in the face. A deathly silence comes between the two leaving Thomas feeling alone inside his family. When Thomas calls Charlie a freak, Maggie slaps him across the face sending a shuttering silence across the room. Dowd has used this technique to emphasise the tension between Thomas and Maggie and the hatred that Thomas has towards his brother. This makes the audience feel shocked because of the way Thomas doesn’t want anything to do with Charlie.
Throughout “Long Day’s Journey into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, the issue of the past is one that is brought up quite often, by the entire Tyrone family. Mary; the mother; resents that she has never been able to feel at home, while also battling her addiction to morphine because her husband was too stingy to pay for a real doctor. As well as the men of the family’s addiction to alcohol. The children hate their father for his cheap ways and for the way they were brought up. And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor.
Everyone gets lonely now and then for reason maybe even unknown to ourselves. In the story "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, 3 characters face being lonesome throughout the book. Candy, Crooks and Curley's Wife are the ones facing this problem. Candy feels like he's not useful and he's a burden to other and Crooks says he's being discriminated against for be black. Whereas Curley's wife feels lonely because she IS alone with nothing to but sit in her house and has no one to talk to and gains sympathy based off that.
It can be argued that I’m The King Of The Castle is a novel about the need for communication between people because the lack of communication and understanding between Kingshaw and his mother create issues or prevent problems from being solved. Mrs. Kingshaw ‘s lack of effort in communicating with Kingshaw exacerbates the struggle that Kingshaw is going through, as on top of the torment he is receiving from Hooper, Kingshaw feels that he cannot even turn to his mother for help or comfort. Kingshaw also is subject to Hooper’s schemes because Hooper knows that Kingshaw does not have a good relationship with his mother, and that he could do anything to Kingshaw without being punished or make up lies about Kingshaw and know that Mrs. Kingshaw and Mr. Hooper would side with Hooper. Mrs. Kingshaw does not understand Kingshaw’s character, as she would know that Kingshaw did not do the things that Hooper accused him if doing if she knew what his personality was. Mr. Hooper also does not understand Edmund, and does not see his malevolent, manipulative ways.
John Proctors wife Elizabeth becomes upset when she learns the alone time Proctor and Abigail shared and is convinced they are pursuing an affair. This shows the lack of connection in their relationship, which makes Elizabeth feel lonely and upset. The lack of acceptance shown by Proctor takes a toll on Elizabeth, as she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft. Another text that relates to belonging includes the film Little Miss Sunshine. The lack of communication and acceptance is a key concept throughout the movie.