So when I told old Spencer I had to go to the gym to get my equipment and stuff that was a sheer lie. I don’t even keep my god dam equipment in the gym” (16) justifies why Holden lie to Spencer to escape from people asking him questions and more questions, thus, wanting to get far from them without offending them. Lying is a way of being isolated and Holden wants that. Holden lies throughout the novel to get far away from society. Holden’s rejection of change is due for his fear of change, not be the same after growing up, accept something that he does not want to accept, be rejected by people, or even lose someone special to him.
This is sexist because he believes that she shouldn’t be on a ranch as it should be a place only for men. Also, he says she will cause problems just because she is the only woman there. The word ‘jailbait’ In the 1930’s was a sexual connotation that is very sexist in the way George uses it. This insinuates that CW is not equal to the workmen, as she is believed to be weak willed and a troublemaker. Steinbeck uses short sentences to create tension among the bunkhouse as George is sending a message across to Lennie that CW is dangerous and nasty to be around.
Anse’s exaggerated traits of selfishness distance him from the other characters and others tend to dislike him because of his self-centered personality. Anse is even too stubborn to call a doctor for his own wife until it is obvious that she is desperate. Peabody says, “I knew that nobody but a luckless man could ever need a doctor in the face of a cyclone. And I knew that if it had finally occurred to Anse himself that he needed one, it was already too late.” (42) Peabody highlights Anse’s stubbornness in this passage and shows just how unwilling to adapt and help others he is. The other characters are bothered and annoyed by the grievances of Anse, and his neighbors such as Tull view Addies death and Vardaman’s actions as “A judgment on them.
The Chrysalids Essay In John Wyndham’s novel the Chrysalids David and his group of friends have to run from the expectations of society to be normal. David and his group of friends have special abilities that no one finds normal so they have to keep it from the community. David struggles with the internal and external conflict about what he is told is right and what is wrong with the discrimination all around him, in his community and even in his family. This important to know because it teaches people about discrimination and what it is like to be discriminated, or live in a discriminated community. David feels discriminated because he is different; he is not a person of the norm.
Okonkwo and Macbeth are both heavily influenced by other characters, fuelled by the expectations of their societies, and driven to act based on their tragic flaw. The reason behind all the actions Okonkwo takes can be traced back to one person; his father. Okonkwo grew up hating Unoka’s laziness and he “was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved” (Achebe 13). This led him to rule “his household with a heavy hand” (Achebe 13), and treat his family poorly. He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna.
Fences in Fences August Wilson's Fences is about Troy Maxon, an aggressive family head who struggles to keep a successful relationship with his family and friends. Fences are used to either keep things and people out or in. Troy Maxon built many personal fences and committed many actions to do just that. He has spent the later part of his life trying to support his family and make sure that he fulfills his responsibility as the man of the house, a far cry from what he had in his own abusive childhood. All of the obstacles he faced in his past life severely impact the way he handles relationships and situations in the present.
Furthermore, ordinary people like me have to struggle for our livelihood living in a militaristic country such as Burma because of factors like government terrorism. We have to struggle for our livelihood as the junta terrorizes us in every aspect leading us to fear our every move. Since my father could not accept the military government’s administration, he tried to oppose it as much as he could. Thus, when he decided to move to America in 2001, it was for political reasons as much as it was for economic reasons. That was the last I heard from him till 2004.
Othello didn’t have it easy when it came to Desdemona; her father didn’t approve which in the end added to the struggle of their relationship. Othello basically had stolen away Desdemona from her father, and secretly married her, making an enemy of Brabantio and the hopes of his ever being accepting of their relationship no longer. What could be the cause of this jealous rage?
When he says “meant”, it puts stress on the word and it’s meaning- he knows he is failing to do so. Their conversations are restricted only to the local happenings and their children. Elizabeth wants John to go Abigail and “tell her she’s a whore. Whatever promise she may sense – break it.” He grows angry at her suggestion because he feels she calls him “base” and having no moral standards. However, I think that Elizabeth is merely trying to find common
So because of this rudeness it makes the Duvich family feel unwanted. So in order to have freedom you must be accepted. Lastly, to be free you must feel accepted. Since the Duvich family is marked as “untouchable” they are unable to do what they wish peacefully. “But the Duvitches were marked people.” (3) This prevented them to do what they wished peacefully because where ever they went they would be harassed by the town folk.