He tries to read books, but they bore him, he striving of talking with someone, and when Lanny of mice and men comes to his room, he even doesn’t care if Lennie is listening to him. Crooks says: "A guy goes nuts if he ain 't got nobody. Don 't matter no difference who the guy is, longs he with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick" (p.105) In other words, Crooks is definitely in need of a friend, a person with whom he can talk to, and he is emotionally striving of being alone. He compares himself with George and Lennie who support each other and have one thing which all ranch inhabitants are looking for – the friendship.
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
When Fritz enters his dorm room he tries to initiate a conversation with his peers, but his buddies are too caught up studying to pay any attention to him. Understandably this makes Fritz irritated, and this leads to him making an entire speech about how students are caught up into spending so many countless hours studying, working, and completing deadlines that they neglect experiencing the wonders of life. In Fritz own words,”You spend years and years with your nose buried in these goddamn tomes..while the world is passing you by.” However, the reality is the world is actually passing by Fritz. While his argument may hold some truth, Fritz does nothing about it but do detrimental things to his future. In the end he burns all his college books, immediately regrets burning all his college books, and through the remainder of the film never practices what he preaches about leaving the school system.
For example, The Boss who only shows up once is a very lonely man because he has no friendships so he is always a very angry man. The Boss takes out his anger on Crooks because he is black. Crooks is being discriminated against so he is very lonely and that makes him want to pick on someone else so that’s why he picks on
"’Cause I’m black…"(Steinbeck ch.4). This is the only time that we see crooks discussing how everyone on the ranch degrades him and discriminates him. Crooks is so oppressed by the society that he lives in, that he starts to opress himself and he seems to be depressed. Crooks never talks back to any of the ranch workers when they call him racial slurs to his face. Crooks either has a strong will to keep working here, or, he knows that he has no other choice than to go out alone and starve.
This fact seems to be lost on the characters who live in and travel through the valley; however, and they interact with him and even seem to fear him as a Great Judger of Souls. Tom Buchanan goes there to meet his mistress and notices that Eckleberg is frowning at him as he judges the blue collar community. “’Terrible place isn’t it?’ said Tom” (26). Of course it’s a terrible place, Tom! You have come down from your “golden” Egg to the valley of ashes and soot to meet your lover, and now I will frown at you all day long!
Arthur Radley, colloquially known as Boo Radley, is a reclusive man who refrains from leaving his house. This is a significant social faux pas in Maycomb, and as a result, he is highly gossiped about by the townspeople and negative rumors constantly circulate regarding him and how he is mentally ill and should be feared. At the beginning of the novel, Scouts perception of Boo Radley is no different. As the novel progresses Scout slowly begins to empathise more with Boo; and she begins to fear him less after various events in the novel, such as the times Boo leaves Scout and Jem presents (59-60) and the time Boo places a blanket on Scout 's shoulders during the fire at Miss Maudie’s house (71-72). Scout’s empathy towards Boo Radley is really only fully developed by the end of the novel when Boo saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell.
The townspeople hate Smitty because he is hanging someone who doesn’t deserve it, even though it isn’t Smitty’s fault he is just doing his job. Despite their friendship Michael doesn’t defend him against the angry town after the hanging the next morning. The Snob is a story about Young John Harcourt and when he see’s his father at a book shop with Grace, the girl he loves. John is scared that his dad will embarrass him because he isn’t the same social class as Grace. John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob.
Bartleby's narration ends in a low and sad tone because of Bartleby's death. By visiting the tomb, the lawyer understands that Bartleby is faced with various challenges. Another sad moment is noted when the employees' vagrancy forced the boss to a life of isolation. The Lawyer is filled with pity for Bartleby and was mindful. He wondered what was wrong with Bartleby and tried many ways to help, but he never accepted the Layer’s requests.
He continues instead in his quest for pleasure and intern allows his soul to disintegrate even further. The portrait of Dorian Gray acts as his moral indicator, but Gray simply disregards it. Dorian instead prefers to curtail his sins and live his life with the absence of morality by locking away the portrait. The memory of this terrible portrait however continues to return to haunt him. This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world.