At this point, Asbury feels very disheartened in his life for the things he has done. “What’s wrong with me is way beyond you” (O’Connor 95). Which means, Asbury chose his fate by not letting a doctor see him in person, which then brought Asbury down into a huge dump, making him feel more disappointed for what he has done. Secondly, he took a dangerous risk of drinking unpasteurized milk to make him suffer throughout this illness, “We’ve got to think free if we want to live free” (O’Connor 98)! Again, through Asbury’s mind he thought wrong when it’s not going to hurt his mother to lose two or three glasses of milk a day, when really it hurt Asbury himself by drinking the outdated milk, to make Asbury the person he is now.
“I'm Andy, he screamed wordlessly, I'm Andy.” (P. 196) He began to hate his identity as a Royal and he want to die as Andy. Being a Royal was not important for Andy anymore. Being himself meant much more than being a Royal. At the same time, he also realized that he was going to miss a lot of meaningful things that he hadn’t even started yet. He was mourning how short to end up his life.
These thoughts take over and consume Ivan. He becomes more anxious at the realization that death is a very real possibility. Ivan began to isolate himself from the world around him; he pushed himself away from all his loved ones, even blaming them for his suffering as he tried to avoid the truth. At one point, it would appear that Ivan wanted the acknowledgement and compassion from his family but in his distorted thinking, he assumed that his family did not care. As Ivan confronts death and acknowledges its certainty, he starts to question death, suggesting that maybe his soul is already dead and
It is a horrible journey, and one that seems to have no end. Complete uncertainty surrounds him at all times and is overwhelming, a feeling that everyone can relate to. Take for example when Kumalo is searching for his son Absalom and each time he thinks he's getting close to finding him, he is led in another direction. Kumalo is “beating himself up” so to speak with the fear of the unknown. He makes the anticipation of bad news worse than the bad news itself.
The Logan's had to walk to school rain or shine, all year long. The white children and their bus drivershowed no sympathy when the Logan's were splashed by puddles. Without the strong influence of racism Mr. Granger probably wouldn't have been able to fire Mama as easily as he did. If she had been treated equally she would have at least gotten the chance to plead her case. Racism greatly affected their lifestyle.
He becomes unable to deal with these obstacles and problems by himself but also pushes away anyone who tries to help. Maggie tries to help but repeatedly gets shut out by Brick. “I don’t want to lean on your shoulder.” Maggie’s persistent attempts foreshadows her future attempt to help Brick face his problems. “Yes!- I left out a long distance call which I had from Skipper, in which he made a drunken confession to me and on which I hung up!- last time we spoke to each other in our lives” When Brick hangs up on Skipper, that “click” forever remains on Brick’s mind. This leads him into a terrific trip of guilt the likes of which few have ever experienced.
I took out my bludgeon, unable to admire my craftsmanship in the dark hour, and felt again the nervous feeling crawl up my spine and paralyze my whole body. Afflicted, I thought to myself, “How could I do this? George is not even here to help me.” A myriad of minutes went by as I stood there silently still trying to remember why I had taken the cursed job! “Ah yes, the money!” Now I remembered what this small sin – nay, this righteous bringing of justice – was for. What right did this man have to hurt my acquaintances so?
A swarm of thoughts were going through my head all at once. I didn’t know what to think when my husband told me about the blind man that he was dealing with. What really made me afraid was he didn’t know what caused the man to suddenly go blind. I thought that if he didn’t know how it spread then he could be contaminated and it could spread it to me. A sense of fear swelled inside me about what I would do if I went blind, I thought of all the terrible things that could happen to me or what I couldn’t do.
Love Can Hurt Love can both be a wonderful thing, and something that may cause a painful heartbreak. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, love is shown as both of these. Phoebus is one of the characters that brings out the love theme, but not always in the right way. He is likely to use his handsome looks and charm to make women fall in love with him but he ends up not loving them back. Phoebus's sensitivity of how a woman should be treated is one of his flaws that overcame in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.