The Pigman: Chapter 9-11 1) I don't think John and Lorraine are falling in love but have feelings for each other and don't want to admit it. 2) Norton is curious about Mr.Pignati because john and Lorraine go over to his house everyday after school. Johns reaction to Norton's questions is calm and not worried. He probably acts this way because if he shows any other emotions he will know something is going on. 3) Mr.Conlan's feelings toward John's drinking and smoking habits were disappointment.
The bakery was his place of desolation because he did not like the interaction with people. The narrator in “Cathedral” was not enthused when he learned that a blind friend of his wife named Robert was spending the night with them. His whole concept about a blind person he thought came from the movies. He thought that a blind person would have to solely depend on other people for help. His wife had a very good relationship with Robert and they were able to communicate with each other although he could not see.
John grew up known as the ‘trouble maker’ and was often shunned because his disability Asperger’s’s was not known about by many people at the time. Over time John has learned “what people expect in common social situations. So [he] can act more normal and there’s less chance [he’ll] offend anyone” (11). Charlie from Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon is a middle aged man that is not accepted by society because like John he has a disability. Charlie is not shunned by people but is often the center of their jokes unknowingly.
He constantly masks his problems and never deals with them. Sadly, many marriages lack the aspect of communication. In this story, if the couple would have expressed their concerns with one another, there might not have been such “blindness” within their marriage. The wife would recognize and deal with her husband’s self-doubt in regards to her friendship with Robert. Also, if the husband wasn’t using substances every night, he would realize that his underlying problems are not with Robert, but with himself.
Lastly, the fathers expectations of two characters does not align with the mothers, yet in one piece of literature the mother expected exactly what the father wished. The feeling of not conforming to societal and parental expectations and not being appreciated condemns youth into believing they are worthless and negatively affects their outlook on life. “Brother Dear” and “A Cap for Steve” both deal with the raw issue of parents not accepting children’s ambitions in life. The two main characters have different goals yet both goals resembled the life that they wish to live at that time. Greg, from the short story “Brother Dear,” does not desire to attend university and become a man of business yet that is all his father wants for him.
“If you just stayed with him, Kept an eye on him, loved him, he wouldn’t get into trouble.’ It’s because of Beryl Harley gets into strife. She doesn’t care what he does and she doesn’t even look out for him or keep him out of trouble, she seems to dump the load of Carl. But other characters like Skips, Sarah and Kerry are held back from experiencing a rite of passage. Skips was prevented from for filling his career because of Carl’s grandfather. Kerry hasn’t completed her transition in being a mother.
At first Janie had a liking to Jody, and thought that he was a good man, but later she found out his true personality, which was vain. He didn’t care about how Janie felt and was really only interested in the idea of the mayor’s wife. He felt like he always needs to have the power. Janie said that Jody needed to “have his way all his life, trample and mash down and then die ruther than tuh let himself heah ’bout it”. He didn’t let Janie socialize with the community, even when it’s what she wanted to do, and he tried as much as he could to stop her from emerging in any way.
The men on Tally’s corner do not feel a connection with step children for the fact that they aren’t sharing each others blood. I sort of feel the same way about this. My wife would ask me to help her babysit and I would say sure why not, I wouldn’t mind
In doing so, we see how essential not only it is for Lennie to gain another friend in times of loneliness, but for Crooks as well. Being secluded from companionship like Crooks is, he becomes dependent on Lennie for moments like those to remind him that he is still a human being. Lennie, like George, also doesn’t want to risk losing a friend over something minor. When Lennie wanted some ketchup and he saw that he made George angry by continuously asking for what they don’t have, he immediately apologized and said “I wouldn’t eat no ketchup, George. I’d leave it all for you.
Mrs Ramsay is however slow to do this “flashing her needles”, this cold imagery speaks for how distant she is to her husband even though he is in the room, the example could also be extended to a mute response of warning to Mr Ramsay’s plea for sympathy by “flashing her needles” and that she is too busy to comfort him. The fact that Mr Ramsay does not notice this speaks for how disconnected he is to his wife and yet Mrs Ramsay can easily understand how he feels and what he wants, but feels reluctant to consoling him. As soon as she does turn her attention to her husband however, we can understand why. Mr Ramsay somewhat notices that his wife is exhausted “there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by”, the extra sibilance on “scarcely a shell” makes apparent how quiet Mrs Ramsay is. Mr Ramsay nevertheless does not bother to understand her exhaustion or not it is partly his own fault, by demanding