I assumed it was a bottle of booze, but then he opened the paper bag and turned it upside down. Hundreds of dollar bills—ones, fives, tens, twenties, all wrinkled and worn—spilled into my lap. ‘There's nine hundred and fifty bucks,’”(Walls 264). Rex is being helpful because he is showing that he is fatherly like most parents he is willing to help Jeanette pay her college tuition. Rex is helpful because he could use that money to get off the streets, but instead he uses it to help Jeannette get a good education.
TKAM Study Guide Chapters 20-23 Expectation: At least 3 sentences per question. Why had Dolphus Raymond made himself into a town outcast? What commentary is he making about the town and its values? Dolphus has made himself a town outcast because the town doesn’t accept the way he wants to live his life. All he does is gives them a reason to, which he can’t help because he is always drunk.
Or in Francis’ case, flees. As Helen says his alcoholism leads to them having to “give up [their] pillowcases and [their] dishes” (53). This instance clearly shows that by drinking away his money, Francis one by one loses his possesions and finds himself in the situation of being a bum. Another devastating affect his consumption of alcohol is when he drops his 13-day old son, Gerald who dies of a cracked neckbone because he “had four beers after work that day.” (18). While Francis does say he did not drop him because he was drunk, a person who has recently had drinks is not a good judge of anything let alone their current state.
Huckleberry Finn deceives his father because he knows the only reason why he wants the money is to buy liquor, get drunk and, beat Huck Finn. Another example of Huckleberry Finn lying to his father is when Pap asked Huck what is he doing with his gun. “ ‘What you doin with this gun?’ ‘… Somebody tried to get in,
With the money, Lena wants to buy a new house for the whole family to live in but everyone else in the family sees a different type of opportunity. Being the man of the household, Walter dreams of owning a liquor store and plans on using Lena’s money to do so. Walter is always after money and believes that the only way to succeed in life is with money. For example, when Walter is talking about the check, he says, “Mama, sometimes when I’m downtown and I pass them cool, quiet-looking restaurants where them white boys are sitting back and talking about things, turning deals worth millions of dollars, sometimes I see guys don’t look much older than me” (992).This shows how Walter wanted something more out of life and not just be a poor black man. Everyone in this family had dreams but no one supported each other dreams.
Rex's hostile and dangerous behavior was a direct result of alcohol consumption. After drinking, he grew excessively angry, his driving skills were lessened, and he wreaked havoc between the family while completely ignoring the needs of his children. His spells of drinking were a direct result of stressful situations. (Bartkevicius 151) On page 71 of Walls's The Glass Castle, Rex attempts to domestically abuse Rosemary by hanging her out of a window towards the end of an argument. Leading up to this, the context provides evidence that at this time the family was tight on money primarily because Rosemary refused to get a job.
Walter older than his sister Beneatha is married to Ruth and they have a son together named Travis. The main problem Walter deals with in the play is mamas inheritance money from Big Walter ( Their father and Mamas late husband ). Walter wants all the money for himself to open up a liquor store with his friends Bobo and Willy Harris. While mama a devoted christian does not want anything to do with thinking it won’t get her in the pearly gates of Heaven. This causes a lot of arguing in the house Walter saying to mama “ You just don’t understand, Mama, you just don’t understand “ (Page 74) In one of their heated arguments.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s father, Pap, returns to Hannibal to acquire Huck’s vast fortune of six thousand dollars. Jim Finn didn’t really want to be a father to Huck, he only wanted Huck’s fortune so he could buy more alcohol. The townsfolk knew that Pap was abusive, had a lack of education, and was no more than a drunk. This shows Pap’s poor character and how he shouldn’t be taking care of a young boy. The Widow Douglas tried to win custody of Huck to take him away from his father but the court denied her.
Dolphus Raymond spends his days pretending to be drunk as an excuse for his choices and to escape society’s racial prejudice. A final example is Atticus’s decision to defend Tom Robinson from a crime that he did not commit. Atticus’s choice turned him into a target for various folks in Maycomb; who insulted and disrespected him (Scout’s cousin, Francis, Bob Ewell and Mrs.
Al Capone was a good student but he often got punished by his teacher for misbehaving, then one day he hit back and got expelled. Shortly after he got involved in illegal activities and met Johnny Torrio. They later became friends/partners and saw a golden opportunity in using the 18th Amendment(ilegalizing alcohol) to gain massive profit in bootlegging it.”In 1925, Capone became boss when Torrio, seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, surrendered control and retired to Brooklyn.”(www.fbi.gov).Before leaving Torrio gives him advice not to make the business to big and to stay local. Capone ignored his mentor/friend’s advice and lived the high life and making a huge fortune making himself known throughout the country. Al Capone met the right people to become the man he is and gained a
He later gets another job, gets a good amount of money, and spends it on alcohol again. He is stuck in an endless cycle of only supporting himself enough to make it to the bar. Sinclair is signifying how the lack of self control towards alcohol amongst early immigrants could (and probably did) completely destroy families. Jurgis soon enough becomes violent, attacking
Throughout each of these moves, siblings Lori, Brian and Jeanette were home-schooled and told to neglect close relationships with other children, since they would move shortly after meeting them. The money Rex gained from gambling was enough, but soon it was all used up. He was an alcoholic and spent most of his money buying booze to get absolutely drunk. This wonderful dad that Jeanette looked up to so much could turn into an angry, drunk monster in just a minute. It was a confusing situation for
One day Huck discovers that his father, Pap Finn, has returned to town. Because Pap has a history of violence and drunkenness, Huck is worried about Pap 's intentions, especially toward his invested money. When his dad confronted him, he told him to quiet school and stop trying to make himself something that he is not. Even though Pap Finn told Huck to quiet he still went to make his dad mad. Pap Finn kidnaps Huck and takes him across Mississippi river to a small cabin.
Holden’s parents hold more of a negative influence on his life. “Lawyers are all right, I guess – but it doesn’t appeal to me…all you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy car and drink martinis and look like a hot-shot” (Salinger 172). Holden has a pessimistic view of his parents, as he sees them as selfish and only caring about possessions since his father is a lawyer. The reader is able to understand why Holden may be led to depression, partially due to the lack of care he receives from them. Both, Holden and Christopher’s families, among numerous others, struggle to get along, and at times, have considerable negative sway on their emotional