“They weren’t like this before. Now he had to struggle to say something that interested her, something that made her look up from her plate, or from her proofreading files.” It seems that Shukumar had given up communicating with her” Eventually he gave up trying to amuse her. He learned, not to mind the silence.” The story is told from his point of view and it seems like he is very aware that their marriage is falling apart, but he didn’t make any effort to bring the things the way they were before. He considered that this is just a temporary matter and that they will get over it soon. At the beginning of the story, it seemed that both are deeply affected by the tragic event and both find their own separate way to grief and to continue their lives, but it turns out that Shoba was ready to continue her life without him.
Chuan-Sheng is perhaps the character that is least successful in letting go of his past and continues to let it inhibit him from taking steps to solve his problems. Unfortunately for him, he will most likely have to live with the regret of letting Tzu-chun die unloved since there is nothing he can do to change the past. Chuan-Sheng has proven to not be a very confrontational person; every time he is met with an uncomfortable situation, he takes off and goes to his haven in the public library. For example, after he musters the courage to tell Tzu-chun that he doesn’t love her anymore, he cannot bare the sight of her reaction and leaves once again. Only after he finds out that Tzu-chun’s father has taken her away, does he start to realize how
In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator struggles with an internal conflict that involves him never being able to be in a vulnerable or sensitive state, especially when he is with his wife. The narrator creates suspense by having the reader wait until the end to realize what the blind man was referring to when he states, “From all you’ve said about him, I can only conclude—” (Carver 35). The reader can observe that the blind man was explaining that the husband was missing out on all aspects of life and the little things the world has to offer. The husband was so closed-minded, that he was missing out on having a deeper connection with his wife. Throughout the story the reader can affirm that the wife has a deep, strong relationship with the blind man.
McCandless also said goodbye to Borah while "he was crying" (68). McCandless didn't show many emotions to others lacking the care of relationships; however, these people made an impact on him, and he had an idea on what he was getting himself into, but he had hope at the end he would make it out alive. He may have been an introvert, but he still had emotions, although they rarely
Ala Eddin Saleq makes the point that the “Characters' silence[s] is indicative of their inability to communicate with (each)other, reflect(ing) a recurring theme in Carver's fiction. Often his stories are about discourse itself, ways people communicate or fail to communicate, demonstrating consequences of various modes of discourse” (Sadeq). The silence, like most things in the narrators life, makes him uncomfortable, yet to Robert he seems to be covered with a sense of relaxation and peace, something the narrator longs
I sprinted to my dad outside to tell him the news about a dog for sale. At first he was just staring at me like I was a zombie but then he sunk it in and told my mom if it was true she told him it was true and to go get the dog before someone else gets him. All of us kids were listening and all said together “PLEASE CAN WE GET HIM” I thought to myself he has to get him now or my younger sister and brother will cry there sadness away my mom finally convinced him to get the dog but someone had to go with him and that someone was me so I ran to his truck and told him to hurry because I didn’t want the dog to be gone. Soon after we got a little closer that’s when a bomb when off we were like to cats fighting over a piece off thick salmon but instead of salmon we were fighting over where the dogs
The Wife’s Story Ursula K. Leguin is a short story describing a wife retrospective of her husband who she thought of as a loving and caring father and husband a somewhat perfect person always gentle. Yet he had a fatal flaw that led to his death that the wife failed to recognize until it was too late. Throughout the story, the wife recounts important events that led to his deaths events that should have been clues to aid her to recognize the flaw within her husband. In the story, Leguin shows us how the wife’s perception was deceiving her. She was looking at her husband but couldn’t see him for whom he really was.
(I wouldn 't bury my dog next to a machine) he also talks about him one day joining him but for now he leaves with his cold nose, his fur, and his bad manners. And he, who doesn 't believe in heaven believes that there is a heaven for dogs where his dog is waiting for him. So far, Pablo is talking about him burying his dog and that his dog leaves and takes all of his characteristics and is waiting for him in doggy
However, when he moved away from Geneva, he ignored his social life and his family cut off contact with “the woman he loves”. So it kinds of shows that he values his work more than his lover. His personality is more like when he concentrates, he focuses one thing that he was working
He was upset by the display, and only continued to become more reluctant to join the ghost as memories of his ex-fiance were seen. This situation, was written with purpose - to enable Scrooge to change his ways and reflect back on his past, in order to be ‘saved’ on future. If it was not for the ghost, Scrooge wouldn’t have revisited this scenario, and hence there would have been no impact on his future actions. Although, the loss of Belle was a key component in the way that Scrooge viewed himself, both back then and in the present. Belle had mentioned that he ‘was another man’ when they first met, although Scrooge was too blind to notice his actions.