The money was enough to pay for the damage and the trumpet, and the storekeeper donated the rest of the money to the Audubon Society. The old cob returned safely home. Serena then flew with Louis to where Louis was born. There they raised their children, and they lived happily together for the rest of their
“rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless. Furthermore they both include the reality of family life as the poems are realistic and the poems, especially Nettles, have both the love and misery of family relationships. In Nettles the love in the poem is the protective instincts of a parent towards his son but the misery is the Nettles that had hurt his child and the fact that being protective isn’t enough to stop him from getting hurt. The realistic relationship in Harmonium is the family resentment and frustration from a son to his father. We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship.
Although he doesn’t know it, we see his only friends at the stock market saying they would only go to Scrooge’s funeral ‘for the buffet.’ This shows that he is totally alone in the world and we therefore feel sorry for him. At the Beetling shop, people haggle over his possessions. This shows us that everything he worked and lived for does him no good in after life and cannot buy him mourners to keep the rats from ‘gnawing at the wall.’ We also feels sympathy as his debtors are happy to see him dead as they no longer have to pay him. If Scrooge understood, this would pain him and make him feel very alone with no one who cares for him. We, the reader, feel a lot of sympathy when he visits the Cratchit’s as he sees that Tiny Tim has died.
“Earth’s only paradise!” he says at one point. Document B, written by George Percy, disproves this statement in a very harsh manner. People did not live a happy life of gold everywhere and everyone being happy, rather much famine, disease, and pain was brought to those who moved there. When Drayton says these things like “cheerfully at sea,” it is made very obvious that he has not experienced a voyage to Virginia, at least in the way most people did. In Document D, Richard Frethorne wrote a letter to his parents about his voyage to Virginia and how life is there.
A 22 year old man should not have to worry about becoming a crazy homeless man. However, Pitts lives each day wondering if he will become the next man on the corner that doesn’t have a full grasp on reality. Since he has been out of the Army, “everything seems like a dark place” to him. He tells the interviewer that he doesn’t feel “welcome” in the civilian world. Unlike his other injuries, there are no physical scars to show for his PTSD.
Rip was a lazy man who helped others but never did his own work. He is described as a man who "was ready to attend to any body's business but his own; but as to doing family duty, and keeping his farm in order, it was impossible" (Irving 938). Van Winkle had a staunch wife whom he dreaded and two unkempt children. His farm was slowly wasting away and his dog Wolf was his only "domestic adherent". Rip would go to the town's inn and sit with his friends and discuss past issues in old newspapers.
Teddy origins from a traditional American family. They prefer/value garden work, hunting, fishing etc. and are not driven by the material world. Teddy has few friends; before he starts at the new and bigger high school, he only has Terry, the Dennison brothers and maybe a few other friends. After the accident, which involves the death of Bobby Dennison, Teddy is left with no friends.
When Hally was young his father “was dead drunk on the floor of the Central Hotel Bar” and Sam helped Hally bring him home. Hally’s father being him left a big empty space in Hally’s heart of a father figure missing and Sam slowly un knowingly started to heal and close the small hole. Sam would always be there for him and with Hally being always disappointed and sad he knew that no matter what Sam would find a way to heal Hally, like with the kite scene where he made him feel hope and
Gregor's search for his identity seems hopeless, but, because he never had an identity to start with. He finds his humanity only at the end, when his sister's playing of her violin reminds him of his love for his family. What we don’t realize is in that someway everyone is alienated. Gregor does not truly see reality exposed after his metamorphosis, he gradually dies from his family’s neglect and from his own depression; life would go on but, not for him. When Gregor wakes up from his Metamorphosis, he acted as if nothing had happened.
when Okonkwo father died he had been in a lot of debt, Okonkwo became obsessed with the idea of manliness in order to get over his father weakness. ”It was the fear himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father.”(13). Therefore, Okonkwo only showed the emotion of anger. He strongly believed that "To show affection was a sign of weakness the only thing worth demonstrating was strength.”(28). Okonkwo’s life first began to fall apart when Ikemefuna, his supposed to be son was killed.