His dull and average life seemingly pushes him to the brink and makes him start wondering what the point of his existence is if he was “...the surest person to perform nothing today…” (Hawthorne 1). At a certain point even he was bored of himself, which is interesting because he can’t stand being the ideal guy. It makes the reader ask themselves why society sets these standards that make people miserable and unhappy. At the start of “Bartleby the Scrivener”, Bartleby already is miserable and unhappy. Though the narrator originally leads the reader to believe that this is because Bartleby works day and night with “...no pause for digestion” and hardly speaks to his co workers, it is because life has already worn him out (Melville 11).
Have you ever encountered someone whose life endured a great amount of disillusion or failure? These aspects relate to each other-one might cause the other- and create tragedy. Jay Gatsby and Willy Loman the main characters in the books The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller both lived lives that did not meet their own goals. Both Willy and Gatsby created their own destruction when their chances at achieving their objectives were unattainable. Willy Loman lived a more tragic life because of the constant change he wanted to achieve that never played out in his favor.
how do you know when you really love someone?Love is the complete giving of oneself to another. Ed Boone and Christopher Boone both had a healthy father-son relationship, but Christopher and his mother have a bad relationship because she had a tough time taking care of him and her solution was to leave him. But Ed had stayed with Christopher through thick and thin. He was always there for Christopher when he was needed. Even when Christophers was in trouble, he was always the first one there rather then his mom.
Christopher McCandless, the protagonist of the novel and film Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, is not your average guy. Driven by his minimalist ideals and hate for society, he challenged the status quo and embarked on a journey that eventually lead to his unforeseen demise. A tragic hero, defined by esteemed writer, Arthur Miller, is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on tragedy. Christopher McCandless fulfills the role of Miller’s tragic hero due to the fact that his tragic flaw of minimalism and aversion towards society had lead him to his death. In the beginning, McCandless starts his adventure by cutting himself off from all the human connections he had.
No matter how much the father did, the son never noticed his efforts. Now the son 's neglectful attitude towards his father has returned to haunt him. The son finally sees the amount of work it takes to raise a family. He learns how hard life really is, and he understands why he should have respected and admired his father long ago. His father went about his everyday duties quietly, never asking for anything in return.
Halfway through Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses dialogue to demonstrate the theme of the loneliness and human companionship felt by the ranchers. When Lennie visits the bunkhouse to see his pups, he strikes up a conversation with Crooks and in the conversation he turns to his personal upbringing: “There wasn’t another colored family for miles around.” When Crooks was a child, he would play with the white kids. He didn’t feel isolated then. “...there ain’t a colored man on this ranch” Crooks now is physically divided. He is sequestered due to his race.
"We're born alone we live alone die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone” Orson Welles. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I believe Steinbeck puts attention on the loneliness of the California ranch workers life during the 1930s around the Great Depression. An important thing in life is to have a friend, without friends or other people to connect with people suffer from loneliness. Not everyone in the book, Of Mice and Men, has the same connection and unique friendship like George and Lennie do but they all seek a connection with other people and things.
Crooks he is lonely because he is the only black person at the job. “Many people don’t come in the niggers ranch very much”(70) he told Lennie “Growing up I always been the only black family,or black man in a place.”(70) In the book it’s proven that Crooks is lonely because when Lennie came into to his ranch he began to mess with him and act like someone hurt George and he was not coming back he did this because he usually does not get to have fun He stop before Lennie hurts him he does this because he usually never gets to have any fun with anyone because no one is ever around. Crooks has it really hard the boss takes his anger out on Crooks. He is not allowed in the ranch there really one thing he can do if he gets lucky and that is play horseshoes outside the
Aloneness is kinda like depression Because most people are sad not lonely. But what aloneness really means is “You are completed. Nobody else is needed.” ““George stared at his solitaire lay out.”” (Steinbeck 29). The game solitaire is meant to be played alone. So in this case George is playing alone but there are others around him there but he does not need them at all.
Throughout his life, George had been fired fro many jobs and had been held back by Lennie’s disability. We know for certain that George feels this way when he says “God a’mighty, if i was alone i could live so easy. I could get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble”(Steinbeck 11). At the time period of this book, Lennie’s disability was untreatable and there was no reliable method of curing the mentally disabled. Lennie would have to live his life with his illness and live a life of constantly struggling and being punished for his disability.