Alan O’Connor’s view on his job fosters a negative work environment because his outlook on his own job is negative itself. Through Alan’s body language and how he communicates with his employees, not to mention his poor listening skills, his employees have to deal with a negative work atmosphere. 3. Identify specific comments made by Alan that show he is either effectively listening to his
Hally constructs an identity which, by many people, might perhaps be regarded as negative. He is full of shame for several reasons, and lacks self esteem. Hally is influenced by the negative image of his father, who seems to be an antagonist in the play, without realizing it. Though Hally’s father is only mentioned, and never appears on stage in person, he is a major part of the conflict Hally finds himself in. Hally lives in a society where “whites” are superior to “non-whites”.
Crooks, named for his crooked back, is one of the most vulnerable characters on the ranch, mostly due to his race combined with general racist attitudes at the time. He lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch, and he has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives. Crooks is painfully aware that his skin color is all that keeps him separate in this culture. This outsider status causes him to lament his loneliness, but he also delights in seeing the loneliness of others, perhaps because misery loves company. When Lennie arrives at his room, he turns him away, hoping to prove a point that if he, as a black man, is not allowed in white men’s houses, then whites are not allowed in his, but his desire for company ultimately wins out and he invites Lennie to sit with him.
These individuals are uneasy and uncomfortable in the acting as if they belong in a world that they distain and one that looks down on and despises them for not belonging. “This is my letter to the world that never wrote to me” [poem 66] This quote is of individuals who as a result of them failing to conform to the social pressures of contemporary have gained the status of outsiders, not belonging to the greater populace and ignored by it. Dickinson also has conveyed the message of those individuals that are introverts or for other reasons that labels them as outsiders that are tortured and killed from the inside when they are force to belong that of which they so clearly have no part of. Dickinson conveys her message with dark, death focused imagery that reflects the attitude of society towards her, individuals like her and the harm of forceful belonging. This quote identifies that message of harmful force of belonging, that of which is out of place “The plenty hurt me ‘twas so new.
The cause of this appears to be physical and emotional abuse from his father and lack of caring from his school. All the symbols pointing to a decaying, depressing environment. No sense of belonging shown. The pain and suffering endured by him from ‘the old bastard’ his father. This technique of cursing language is used to portray poor relationship he shared with his father “he gave me one backhander..i felt the blood” and his attitude towards the world he’s living in.
Orwell begins to show his inner conflict by stating how he feels about being a European imperial policeman. Orwell is an unhappy young policeman who lives in mental isolation. He hates British imperialism, he hates Burmese natives, and he hates his job. He is completely alone with his thoughts since he cannot share his idea that "imperialism was an evil thing"(pg.10) with his countrymen. Orwell sees the British rule as "an unbreakable tyranny, as something clamped down.
These low assessments of Heathcliff have caused conflict among many of the novel’s characters. For example, the enmity that exists between Heathcliff and Hindley Earnshaw can be said to stem from Heathcliff’s social position. From the start, it was pretty obvious that Heathcliff was Mr. Earnshaw’s favorite from Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff. Hindley often felt that Heathcliff was a “usurper of his parents’ affections and his privileges” (75) and grew very bitter towards Heathcliff for this reason. Hindley could not tolerate the fact that Heathcliff, a random and worthless child from the streets of Liverpool, won his father’s affections and was liked more than Hindley himself was.
Alan had extremely negative self-talk regarding his performance at work which lead to a very negative atmosphere with his employees. He feels “inadequate” and his employees tend to resent him after the performance interviews. I think that by thinking these negative thoughts they exude into his actions and behaviors. I think his inability to listen is best described by Wood as “Preoccupation” (2013, pg. 150).
He was unhappy as he felt that being a guardsman “was not worth it”. Relating to Adam’s Equity Theory, he felt that the monetary outcome was not equivalent to the hardship he had to go through, as compared to a combat medic, driver, or even a normal infantry trooper. The dissatisfaction is further explained by Herzberg’s “Motivation-hygiene theory”. The poor hygiene factors created lots of displeasement and unhappiness in this soldier. 3.
In the first stanza the persona is “haunted” by the postcard sent to him. The negative connotation suggests that the persona has encountered an uncomfortable experience and disturbs him, and he in unable to get rid of his past. His culture will always be waiting for him to establish a connection with it. The negative connotation of “haunt” is ironic because something so small and unsubstantial has a great impact on the persona. The postcard becomes a symbol of how distant his identity is from his culture.