He kills himself. This is a huge shock to Josie because she has always seen John as one who is carefree, doesn’t let things bother him, one who has an easy life. His life to Josie seems close to perfect. The discovery of johns death is negative. She’s so angry about this that she can’t cry about it, although at some points she’s just trying to hold it in.
She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly. It seems at every chance she gets, Curley’s wife likes to talk about her lost opportunities. She speaks of a traveling actor who told her she could join their show, without gathering that this is a pretty standard pick-up line. Same with the offer to go to Hollywood: Curley’s wife has convinced herself that her mother stole the letter, rather than realize the men weren’t really interested in her for any actual talent. Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death.
I believe John had a genuine concern and love toward his wife but not wise in his treatments of her mental health. He missed the mark in his Isolation treatments toward his wife mental condition. As the Author cites “John does not know how much I really suffer, he knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him”. Moreover, John tried very hard to make his wife comfortable at the house even having his sister help, although she didn’t like it. “There comes John's sister.
The strenghtened urge for sexual interaction further distances herself from her family and friends. When Robert decides to leave Grand Isle for Mexico, Edna feels left alone. She realizes her need for someone yet still wants to be independent. She finds relief in Alcee who temporarly replaces Robert. With having multiple lovers outside her marriage, Leonce leaves Edna, which only adds to the solitude she initially wanted.
Both Gerry and Marilyn feel venerable to her death because they don’t have the power to alter the law of science. She convinces him to think of only positive memories of her so that he won’t grieve over her death. As time closes in on her she tells Barton, “ ‘I’m ready,’”(18) finalizing her life with the effort to appear confident. Even after her death, Barton still feels uneasy about Marilyn, displaying an ironic viewpoint towards a stowaway compared to the one from the beginning of the
The other offered her stability and prestige in her own community. She was caught between two worlds and could see the good in neither. Helen blamed the death of her husband on her lover, whether it was true or not it relieved her guilt and she became more and more detached from reality in the way she murders and disposes of her
Not everything in life will bring happiness, but with the help and support of loved ones, anybody should be able to find resolutions to their problems and move on with their lives. For Faye, she was on the verge of giving up hope because of extreme dissatisfaction with herself, but since she had the love and support of Kai, her worst fear ended with true
She does whatever she can to forget Gatsby so she can live rich and happy. She shows this when she forgets about Gatsby’s death as “she and Tom had gone away” (172), never leaving messages for Nick. Her want for wealth and happiness causes her to carelessly forget troublesome problems. She always does her best to live richly and happily no matter what sacrifice it may take to acquire
Body and soul, free!.” This shows that she feels like her heart, her soul, is trapped by her marriage, and with the news of the death of her husband, she is first filled with grief, because she did love him, but later with glee when she realizes that she is free. The biggest role the heart plays in the story is the irony it creates. The final irony of the story is how even after all the preparation that is made to deliver the news gently, and after her feeling completely free from
The protagonist of The Outsider, Meursault, is estranged because he does not fit into the social norm. At the news of his mother’s demise, Meursault does not feel the agony that normal people do when hearing their parents’ deaths. His lack of emotion is further evinced by his sending his mother to the Senior’s House. In Meursault’s psyche, he feels that his mother is a burden to him. He thinks that the Senior House is a better choice for the both of them as his mother would be happier there.