Anse Bundren is an uneducated farmer whose selfish tendencies in his personality result in poor parenting and relations with others. Anse is extremely selfish as well as stubborn and throughout the book he butts heads with the other characters. For Anse his wife's death is just bad luck and he seems only to feel bad for himself, not for the loss of her. Even his intentions for her burial are laced with selfishness because he will acquire a new set of false teeth. Anse’s exaggerated traits of selfishness distance him from the other characters and others tend to dislike him because of his self-centered personality.
We can see that Curley’s wife is portrayed by Steinbeck as a ‘tart’ in the beginning of the book, she is not cared for or liked by many of the men on the ranch at all as she irritates them and they think that she is not loyal towards Curley. However, by the end of the book the reader feels sorry for her as we see deeper inside her and see how lonely she is, she only has the image of a tart because she is so alone and the only way she knows to make friends is by being a flirtatious person. The first mention of Curley’s wife is in chapter 2 when George and ‘the swamper’ are talking about her. They say that she is ‘Purty ... but- well-she got the eye’. They mean that she is always looking and flirting with other men.
Ponyboy just had to see Johnny kill Bob and that was enough to make him lose his innocence. People like Randy and Steve just resent and hate the world so much that that would cause them to lose their innocence as well. Someone could lose their innocence just by thinking bad thoughts. S.E. Hinton definitely does not agree with William Blake’s poem: The Lily because in The Lily, William Blake is saying that innocence cannot be abolished or destroyed.
The lonliness caused by the creature killing Victor’s family caused Victor to isolate himself from the rest of the world he became very depressed because he lost many members of his family. "William, Justine, and Henry-they all died by my hands"(137). The theme of loneliness is one of he most important themes in Frankenstein. While some choose to be alone and some do not, this factor is the only thing the three characters seem to have in common. Mary Shelly shows that society is judgmental based on looks and intelligence through the creature and through Walton and Dr. Frankenstein that having no one to share your ideas with can result sometimes in
In order to understand the mind of Darl, the reader must also understand Darl’s place in the Bundren family. A majority of Darl’s family doesn’t like him, even before the death of Addie and the journey to Jefferson. Addie herself hates Darl’s very existence. She thinks of Darl as Anse’s child and not hers, “And now he has three children that are his and not mine” (102). Darl is also brings humiliation for Anse because other townsfolk are always talking about Darl and how strange he is.
Miller uses irony in this as it is in fact Abigail who shows these attributes towards Elizabeth after Abby’s affair with John Proctor and becomes jealous of their marriage. It also shows her cold resentfulness towards Elizabeth when she suggests Elizabeth is making up lies to get Abigail into trouble. Abby also shows a lack of respect when she refers to Goody Proctor as “It’s”. By objectifying Elizabeth it shows that Abby has little appreciation for her, again showing utter revulsion. The impersonal term lowers the importance of Elizabeth giving the impression that Abigail sees herself above Goody Proctor.
This novel also asks the question, what does it mean to be different from everyone else? This comes out in Peter as he is always tormented for being different and also in Josie who almost hates herself for not being real. A final theme in the book is the idea of hiding behind facades and failed relationships, for example the relationship between Josie and her mother is so false but neither one of them is willing to acknowledge they hardly even know each other anymore. In the novel the idea of the media is partly blamed for fuelling the panic. The author in this case is trying to test the idea of blame and the security it brings within her characters in the novel.
With necessary communication, the relationships in a family can be maintained smoothly. However, a family’s relationships can be easily destroyed by miscommunications. The character Sister is one of the most important characters in the story. Sister is lack of communication with her family, clouding her view of the world by her narrowed-mind, which deepens her family’s misunderstanding of her, even results herself in leaving home, and moving into the post office. In the story, Stella-Rondo, who is the younger sister of Sister, tries to turn Papa-Daddy against Sister, and tells a lie to Papa-Daddy that Sister thinks he should have cut his beard.
Gatsby struggled to realize that Daisy “(was) not worthy of his adoration.” (thebestnotes.com) But as Gatsby saw his golden girl wasn’t quite what he thought she was Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda’s mental state deteriorated and she went insane. He did later die the lonely death he foresaw in his book. These parallels demonstrate the disappointments Fitzgerald faced in his tragic