(36). No one wants to be near him because of his dog. Keeping his dog is a personal choice that keeps him isolated because he can just shoot the dog and then he won't be as isolated. Dialogue, characterization, and word choice develops Steinbeck’s belief that loneliness and isolation is caused by both personal choice and social barriers. Crooks is lonely because of his race and back.
This is evidenced in Ichiro’s constantly wavering feelings towards his response to the loyalty oath. Ichiro goes back and forth between self-pity and self-loathing, but is not able to see his “no-no” in a positive light, as an act of protest. He does not even consider his actions as a call for social justice, having stood up to demand racial equality. Instead, he takes little credit and provides no justification for his actions. He presents his situation in isolation: his decision to resist the draft was his alone, without consultation or influence.
Alienation is an experience of being isolated from a group or a society. It is something that affects people everyday at school, work or any social events. The theme of alienation is showed in The Lego Movie when the character tries very hard to meet society’s standards. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 alienation is showed when no one listens or pays attention to the protagonist. The Lego Movie and Fahrenheit 451 does a good job demonstrating the theme of alienation with the usage of character emotions, feelings and society’s standards and labels throughout the movie and the novel.
Judgments are seen and feel by those who are different or strange to the multitude, however is the same difference that we arguably criticize and also judge who makes the rest also become different. Throughout the story and until the end, Mr. Hooper refuses to remove the veil, tough it was certainly his right to keep the veil on his face and not give any explanations and reasons to others, the motive for Mr. Hooper wearing the veil was never disclosed and remains ambiguous. “All men has secret
Calpurnia is one of the characters that teaches Scout not to judge and to tolerate and respect the actions of others. Scout gets in trouble with Calpurnia, when she embarrasses Walter Cunningham by pointing out his eating habits at dinner; Walter poured syrup on his vegetables and meat with a generous hand. Scout says “ he’s gone and drowned his dinner in syrup, He’s poured it all over-” (Lee 32). Calpurnia calls Scout into the kitchen and says furiously “ There’s some folks that don’t eat like us, but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t.
Jonas refuses to go to the annex room because he doesn't want any more memories of pain. Jonas has a long way of memories to go, there could be good ones and bad ones. In The Giver Lowry writes, ”he didn't want the memories, didn't want the honor, didn't want the wisdom, did not want the pain”. This shows us that Jonas doesn't care about any of the wisdom, and honor, he just want no more pain and memories.
All the way through the Ugly American, Louis Sears only acknowledged how “lucky” he was because of his luck in his political career; however, he couldn’t even acknowledge the instability of “the damned little monkeys” (page 12). “The damned little monkeys” are the Sarkhanese, and he displays disgust towards them. Instead of caring for them and their well-being, Sears obsesses and rages over a pointless comic, from the Eastern Star, that resembles his idiocy, and his tantrum shows how much he only cares for himself and not others. Also, does he even know anything about Sarkhan, and where he is at? Surely, he doesn’t.
(Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse. This also proves the idea that nothing part of nature that is a living thing survives in the bunkhouse. At first, no one complained about the dog except for Carlson. Candy refused but then considered what Carlson said because Slim agreed with Carlson.
When others challenge Danforth and his views he does not quiver when it comes to a snarky act of retaliation. While during one of the trials, Giles, an elderly man who is trying to defend his wife, questions Danforth. Danforth yells at Giles for disrespecting him as Giles is questioning his opinion on a matter. Giles states that he means “no disrespect” (79) to judge Danforth, however, Danforth lets his haughty self get to him and he shouts “Disrespect indeed!” (79).
In “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, the workspace itself plays a pivotal role in the way the characters behave and interact with each other. The lawyer, who is also the narrator, describes his Wall Street chambers as having “windows that commanded an unobstructed view of a lofty brick wall, black by age and everlasting shade…that for the benefit of all spectators was pushed up to within ten feet of my windowpanes” (105). This description of his chambers shows that the lawyer is located in an office space that has been totally cut off from nature and almost all living things; much like a prisoner when he is in solitary confinement. Once we get inside the office, we see that “ground-glass folding doors” (110) have divided the office into two parts,
The number 23 describes the famous basketball player Michael Jordan. When Steve Jobs is mentioned, people automatically think of Apple. Actress, Marilyn Monroe, is notorious for her birthmark. When Bartleby is referred to, one thinks of the symbols that describe his strange, mysterious character. In the story, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” a public records office is searching for a new employee.