Hurst makes sure to foreshadow unending sadness in Doodle’s life, and a miserable ending. Later, Hurst continues on to describe the feelings of the person who loved Doodle the most: the big brother. Before Doodle was shown his coffin, the narrator says, “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seeds of destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (318). Even though the narrator is the one that cares for Doodle the most, he is still cursed to feel the spontaneous cruelty of love. This reminder is a hard blow to all that Doodle has lived for, as his handicaps will always be hindering his happiness – and perpetuating his sadness.
In Charles dickens novella, ‘A Christmas carol’ you see that the minor characters do in fact have the greatest impact on both the reader and the main character, Scrooge. Scrooge is an unlikable horrible character who has no sympathy for the poor but throughout the novel, you see Scrooge slowly start to change. Important messages through the novel are shown by the minor characters, this helps Scrooge finally see that money cannot buy you happiness and opens reader’s eyes up to the harsh reality going on in the industrial revolution. This suggests to readers that treating the poor in the way Scrooge has is wrong. Minor Characters like the portly gentlemen, Scrooges ex-fiancé, Bell and Fezziwig are a huge part of Scrooges Journey of becoming a better person.
Chapters 1-7 Chris McCandless is a very odd person, and a very awkward character that makes the reader think he is crazy for leaving his perfectly fine family and sister behind to go die in the woods somewhere. You can tell he wasn’t the brightest color in the crayon box by the people he associated himself with as well. Crazy Ernie, for example, is a prime character to look to for a reflection of McCandless in. Chris worked for him to make some money but when he realized Ernie had no intention of paying him, he left. This doesn’t say that he was a materialistic person, just a reasonable man that chose to do what any other normal person would do, and stole a bike for his work and left.
JOSIAH BONT by Jeremy Anderson Josiah Bont, in the novel “Year of Wonders” is a complex character that has a huge negative influence on his family and the people that come in contact with him throughout his village. Josiah’s love and respect for his family was diminutive for the majority of his existence in the novel, and his death suits that of a bully, who is violet to his family both physically and psychologically. His daughter Anna Frith sums up Josiah quite nicely “My father loved a pot better then he loved his children”. Josiah’s feeling towards Anna was a sense of un-accomplishment, but then opportunities for young, illiterate women in those times were scarce. He would often physically abuse her, and put her down in front of others.
Gilbert describes Endora as “like dancing without music.” Larry, Gilbert’s older brother, is said to “have got away,” but this is not as easy for Gilbert. He can check out of Endora at any time he likes but he always feels guilty for leaving Arnie and Endora, so he always returns. He is stuck in Endora with the burden of his family and the boredom of his life. The impact of his father’s suicide made a lot of responsibilities fall straight on Gilbert, even though they felt “as though he was already dead.” Gilbert’s resentment begins with his mother being a major burden on Gilbert and the rest of the family. Because of his father’s traumatizing death, Bonnie became mentally and physically attached to the house .Gilbert is aware that it is his mother that is holding the family down and he shows a distinct desire to be clear from her devouring nature.
Throughout most of the novel Pip is led to believe that Miss Havisham is his benefactor and when he finds out that it is actually Magwitch, he is truly disgusted. This disgust that he possessed towards Magwitch was very superficial and is not a trait that is associated with a true gentleman. Pip expresses how he “could not bring [him]self to bear the sight of [Magwitch], and [he] thought [Magwitch] had a worse look by daylight” (Dickens,349). This passage displays how Pip cannot bear to look at Magwitch because he has become such a superficial snob. However after Magwitch explains that he was treated unfairly by Compeyson and that he does not truly deserve to be labeled as a convict, Pip starts to become closer to him.
“As I got dressed, I felt sick to my stomach. Mama leaves out clean clothes and underwear for me.” Pg.90 He realize how much he misses his mom and how much he appreciates the little things she does for him. “We sleep with strangers, wake up to strangers, and go to the bathroom with strangers. They’re still strangers but still find reasons to hurt each other.” Pg.3 Steve has no friends, he’s lonely, and nobody he can talk to. Emotions played a tremendous part in the story, especially since Steve knows he isn’t guilty.
It shows what a poor and miserable life Phil shared with his family. This sense of pity is illustrated through Goodman’s specifically worded phrases such as when Phil’s “dearly beloved” eldest son asks his neighbors what his father was like and the “embarrassment” it caused. When Phil’s daughter “has nothing to say” to each other, and how his third son “only board here.” Phil’s consumption of his work overshadowed the love of his family and friends.
He used his entrenching tool like an ax, slashing, feeling both love and hate, and then later when it was full dark, he sat in his foxhole a wept” (1228). When reading this the reader feels the guilt that Jimmy feels inside, for letting down a member of his company. Towards the end of the story Obrien talks about how Jimmy does not think about Martha the way he did with love. Obrien also states Jimmy “…would only be able to think that she belonged elsewhere. He would shut down the daydreams…” (1231).
He shows us the cruelty that the paupers endured, and how the ignorance of the rich allows it to continue. The parish beadle, Mr. Bumble, looks down at the poor with disgust. As overseer of the orphanage and workhouse, Bumble gets payed to make sure the conditions are livable in those places. When the book speaks about the starvation the boys felt in the workhouse and how one of them was thinking of cannibalism, we learn he is not doing his job to well. When Oliver asks politely for more food, he is beaten and left in isolation by the self acclaimed humanitarian.