In The Glass Castle, Rex and Rosemary Walls can be categorized as permissive parents. Rex and Rosemary’s parenting style is permissive because they approach their children as more of a friend than a parental figure, they do not discipline their kids, and they have few demands expected from their kids. The Walls parents act more of a friend than a parent to their kids due to their easygoing nature. Rex brushes off Jeanette's complaint regarding Robbie’s inappropriate touching and does not take action as a normal parent should. Rex had the opportunity to punish Robbie for his behavior but decided not to: “I’m sure he just pawed you some, I knew you could handle yourself” (Walls 213).
This is most clearly shown through Mrs. Bowles’ C-sections and her lack of relationships with her children. Montag recognises his lack of emotions towards Mildred, demonstrating the dehumanization of society. Granger explains how society used to be, with meaningful lives and human emotions/relationships. Without these human characteristics, life is not valued and not seen as important. Because of this, the people spend their days doing whatever makes them think they are happy for that moment in time.
Furthermore, by refusing to confess to witchcraft he was able to provide a decent life for his children, and hence he could be proud of his actions. In order to protect their pride, people are sometimes willing to make decisions which have clear/unavoidable negative consequences.Throughout both plays, A Raisin in the Sun and The Crucible, a character makes sudden decisions, with adverse effects in order to protect their pride, consequently making pride the most impactful aspect in a person 's’ life. Another, universal scenario in, A Raisin in the Sun and The Crucible, is several lives may be altered when an individual attempts to protect the pride of a loved one, hence pride being the most component in one’s life.Mama gave Walter the money, because she wanted to help him restore the his loss of self-esteem. Mama was aware that Walter was not thinking clearly and would quickly invest all of his money in the liquor store. As an experienced and knowledgeable individual not blindsided by opportunity she knew investment in anything was risky and would take years to provide an actual benefit, yet she gave Walter the money despite their dire financial
Though he does not blame Rose for this, he refuses to apologize for cheating. He says his conscience is clear. He rationalizes his infidelity with the idea that the pressures of his life as a provider have led him, quite naturally in his view, to find an outlet, as he tells his wife. His response to her anger and pain is an admission that the other woman offers an escape from his responsibilities. She makes him forget the endless repetition of his life for a few moments.
In his diary entry, Steve uses the word ‘real’ because he wants people to see the non-superficial side of him. Steve desires people to not ask him or see him, but look into his heart. His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom.
As a matter of fact, Sammy could have easily reneged on his word. He could have taken back what he said with Lengel’s questioning, “I don’t think you know what you are saying” (Updike 4). He pleaded with Sammy to reconsider his actions for the sake of his parents. Lengel blatantly mentions, “You don’t want to do this to you mom and dad” (Updike 5). Truth be told, Sammy did not want to upset his parents, nor did he wish to ruin the friendship they had with his manager.
Montag laughed, “That’s against the law” (14).These quotes are truly showing us that Montag had loved his job and he was respected about it at the beginning of the story. Montag eventually stopped burning books. He realized that books represented people’s ideas and their own experiences. Then he strongly decided to learn from the books.”I want you to teach me to understand what I read “(255).”He reached under his pillow. The hidden books were still there”.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
Spencer, to Holden, takes place near the beginning of the book, as Holden is bidding him farewell. It is a stern comment, showing how serious and straightforward Mr. Spencer is. It is significant because this "game" shows how Holden is taught to abide to the social norms, norms that include the higher class' dominance over the lower class. Furthermore, this shows how contrasted Holden is by this statement, due to the fact that he does not want to be unfair towards those with less wealth, despite how wealthy he is himself. Holden's refusal, his refusal to play "according to the rules," shows how unique but unstable he is, and how his many unethical or unnatural thoughts may originate from his transformation from a child, to an adult.
In the novel Black Boy, Wright is living a life filled with constant neglect and segregation; however, even as a child, he was able to accept others without hurting them. When Mrs. Moss was obviously trying to force the idea of marriage with her daughter to Wright, he just simply replied that he didn’t want to get involved in her life and that he didn’t want to hurt her (Wright 213). This is just an example of one person who has accepted the idea of tolerance. During this exact time, Wright was being misjudged and mistreated by the people who believed that they were better than him. The flag case in “American Flag Stands For Tolerance” resulted in the freedom of Gregory Lee Johnson because the ultimate irony would have been to punish views expressed by burning the flag that stands for the right to those expressions (Allen 20).