The theme that exemplified the most in the novel was the theme of loneliness, which took apart Curley’s wife. The quote by Mother Teresa relates to Curley’s wife because she went through many downfalls with her situation in the story and because many things become grudging. Loneliness is something that will make people go into depression because first and for most they
When members of society are discriminated, they start to develop feelings of loneliness which affect their self-esteem and general self worth. Crooks, the African American was discriminated due to his race which caused him to be seen as a lonely, bitter, quiet individual, the insecurity that possessed Curley’s wife caused her to be seen as a superficial, flirtatious female character but readers learnt that loneliness caused this persona and Candy who had only one companionship experienced solitude due to the loss of his dog and because of being an elder, disabled worker. Often in our society, we are discriminated due to our physical characteristics, race and genders; this makes us vulnerable to the feeling of loneliness. To overcome this, we need to seek companionship in someone who will make us feel accepted and
An example of some of the things that George Henderson says in his paper about poverty is, “Poverty is staying up all night on' cold nights to watch the fire knowing one spark on the newspaper covering the walls means you’re sleeping child dies in flames. In summer poverty is watching gnats and flies devour your baby's tears when he cries.” In the novel Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario poverty is everywhere, some places are just worse than others like families living in shacks, only being able to eat one meal a day. These authors and others are pointing out an indisputable fact. Poverty is everywhere and everyone needs to be doing something about it. Sonia Nazario describes a very graphic picture of children without one or any parents, food, shelter, and clothing, which many Americans choose to ignore and go about their business like it doesn’t happen here and around the world.
Loneliness for some is a dull beginning of a bright future, and for others, it is unfortunate and eternal. In The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, Quoyle is a character who suffers through a boundless amount of loneliness that exists in many forms. He becomes lonely as he is involved in a one-way relationship and also exhibits the feeling of isolation when he is singled out by society. Similarly, the life experiences of a narrator in an anonymous writer’s poem, Bow Down Your Head and Cry, closely resemble the isolation and hardships that Quoyle is forced to suffer through. The narrator experiences loneliness and great difficulties coping with the separation of his loved one and additionally felt isolated as he was alienated from society.
With this said, no matter what goes on in or outside of this house it is the house that suffers the most. People can walk by and look at it in shame, but those individuals are not going through the pain and anguish that this individual would have to endure with this disease and the many different treatments of this disease. With the imagery given by Stephens throughout this entire poem of a deteriorating house full of an angry family inside is a exceptional symbol of a person with this disease and the conflicts that they have to
Frethorne’s time as a servant was so brutal that he believed he would have been better off living life as a crippled beggar in his hometown of England rather than being a servant in the New World (Lauter 289). From Frethorne’s letters you can deeply feel the true pain and suffering he went through on a daily basis and you learn how much he begged and wished for his family to help him be back with them again in England. Simply, Frethorne’s experience as an indentured servant in the New World was unpleasant. His life during this time was rough due to elements, including: scarcity of food, weakness of the body, and loss of hope for a better life. During this time in the New World the demand for food was incredibly high, and only the wealthy were the ones lucky enough to get a real meal each day (Kupperman).
The Holocaust ruined numerous lives, including that of Evelyn Roman, who wrote “Aftermath”: a sorrowful poem that described her feelings about the concentration camps. Wiesel and Roman both share different and insightful outlooks about their experiences in the toughest part of their lives. They still remember a great deal of details “fifty years after the fact…” that they wish could vanish in an instant (1). Wiesel and Roman wondered every minute why they endured those experiences: no human deserves the horror they survived. Knowing that someone actually lived these stories made it almost unbearable to
Kirk Bauer English I Section 3287 Diane Mannone 11/22/09 Cannery Row – Materialism vs. Harmony In the novel Cannery Row, author John Steinbeck comments continually throughout the book on how the pursuit of materialism is almost always the cause of disharmony. Taking place so close to the disaster of the Great Depression, the book explores an area of life that was still sensitive to many people. The tone of the book reflects the opinion that pursuing material things leads to unhappiness and problems while the vagrant life frees one of those desires and the pain of loss when life takes them away. There are examples from both the economic and the natural worlds as the natural world represents the furthest extreme from the capitalist
Others also face sadness and suffering throughout the story. Sadness and suffering are prevalent in the novel because life during the 1930s was harsh. Loneliness is what caused a lot of widespread pain in the characters. Anger and revenge cause the injuries and deaths in this novel. The ‘big picture’ is that many tragedies which cause sadness and suffering can be avoided if the vicious cycle of hatred, revenge and retaliation is stopped decisively.
Of Mice and Men Setting On a broader scale, it’s important that the action takes place during the Great Depression. Accordingly, the people that populate this novella are mostly all poor and desperate for work. Because of the poverty and general tough times caused by the Depression, the characters have good reason to be suspicious and distrusting of each other, feeling that there isn’t enough food, money, and work to go around. If you wanted to think creatively, this air of distrust and isolation is central to the American Depression and seems to be a set piece in this work. The friendship between Lennie and George seems all the more remarkable set against this backdrop, and the end of the friendship means that distrust and isolation will