However, he was still able to go through his life like that. The quote doesn't apply to All Quiet on the Western Front because Paul Baumer and his friends trusted the officials and this ended up leading to the death of all of them. "... It is impossible to go through life without trust..." This quote does not apply to The Catcher in the Rye because Holden Caulfield, the main character believes everyone is phony and doesn't trust anyone which is a major flaw. Holden’s major flaw affects his life
Throughout his life, he strives to be the best he can at commanding, but he doesn’t want to kill. Ender Wiggin does not want kill anyone or anything, including the Buggers. He always wondered though, what the Buggers thought about them humans. Ender didn’t feel like killing was the right answer to things. Although he did kill a few people in the story, he never really wanted to.
The soldier was just an everyday guy, besides being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he did absolutely nothing to provoke the colonist to verbally attack him. Another soldier stepped up and told the man to be respectful, and out of spite the man insulted the other soldier as well. From what I could hear, the soldier had challenged the man and struck him with his musket. The man brought it upon himself, but started crying over exaggerated, drawn out cries. I kept walking away minding my own business,
Just not care about anything or anyone and just go wherever life takes him. This reading also shows how Chris is different from any other books main character. He isn’t trying to be a hero, and he definitely isn’t trying to effect anyone else by his journey’s, only himself. For example, when he was with Crazy Ernie he worked for him for no pay, and when he found out he wasn’t getting paid he stole a crazy guys bike. In no way would any real hero do anything like that, because hero’s are supposed to help people, not take away from them.
Candy explains this by saying that Curly is “like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys…he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy,” (Steinbeck, Page 26). He is unable to seek reassurance from the other men on the ranch because they are, in a way, afraid of him because of the power he holds over them by being the boss’s son. Curly is lonely as he cannot socialize with the men in a carefree way, nor can he be entirely comfortable with his wife, who was never truly in love with him. However, the reader is never asked to sympathize with Curly, nor does the author ever portray his disappointment in a straightforward way, opting instead to make him angry and confrontational to show that
This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.” (68) He is acting this way because this is the way that everybody else treats him. Crooks is secluded to a small room of his own and he never is allowed to go to the barn and play with the other guys. The author’s characterization of Crooks is also negative. He calls him a nigger and says he doesn’t mind getting hell from the others.
George is not as flat a character as Lennie. Understanding him can be hard since you have no idea where he is from and what he has done. There are no relatives or anything significant from his past mentioned despite the fact that he has never had a girlfriend. Things one might speculate about is how Lennie and George met each other and why on earth George is so devoted to Lennie. George always talk about how his life would be easier if he did not have Lennie to take care of, but George never leaves him.
In the book Johnny has lived a life of being beaten up by his father and ignored by his mother. The only reason he does not run away is because the gang has replaced the family unit. Johnny’s parents do not even know where he is half the time because they are too drunk to notice anything. Because of this, Johnny often feels unwanted, uncared for, and
He was never a man to take the blame but rather say that his actions were just reactions of unfortunate events that others caused. Even though he too, along with Daisy, was not loyal to his partner, he never once admitted he was wrong. He would proceed to lollygag with Myrtle and come home to accuse Daisy of her unloyal actions towards him. A man with that much fortitude cannot be happy with whom he is or he would not be accusing anyone of anything.”…and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby.
Most films about addiction are about people struggling to manage their lives perilously falling into a pit of despair. They replace their sense of responsibility with abhorrent behavior that is regarded as dangerous by loved ones – forcing the character to reflect and choose between their new reckless life or the life they used to know. In Shame, Brandon’s (Michael Fassbender) behavior has never evoked such a confrontation because he’s never led a conventional life, nor has he had intimacy with anyone, so he’s never ha wholesomeness to have threatened, causing him to confront his state. No, instead Steve McQueen’s film is about a man who inherently hates himself – but having lately felt absolutely empty – quietly needing love and desperately seeking reform for his sexual indiscretions. Brandon is a secretive man – bounded as such by the shame that haunts him – feeling volatile for the first time in his life.