Whilst she loved him very much it was sometimes difficult to forgive him when he was irresponsible. I thought taking care of a man who is haunted by his own demons was a very big responsibility for a teenager and that I perhaps would not have been as mature and level headed as she was during times of stress. At a moment when her father was being difficult Hayley says “It’s hard to know how to play the game when the rules keep changing.” Then later “I patted his back. Waiting for the storm to pass.”
She looked weary. She spoke, her voice was flat. ‘I can’t say I approve of everything he does, Maudie, but he’s my brother, and I just want to know when this will ever end.’ Her voice rose: ‘It tears him to pieces. He doesn’t show it much, but it tears him to pieces.
”Sam. There’ll be no more talk on this tonight. ”(c.c 8)Father displays his anger towards Sam in this “fight”with him. Father is outraged at Sam because Sam is talking back at Father for talking about the rebels and the war. “Why does he always have to get in a fight with me?”(c.c 15)Sam thinks Father is picking on Sam to much because of the war and him going out playing “soldier boy” and not doing any work.
The widow, Miss Watson, takes Huck into a closet to pray, and tells him to pray every day so he will get what he wants. Huck tries to pray daily, but becomes disappointed when all he gets is a fish-line with no hooks, when he prayed extra hard for hooks. “By-and-by, one day, I asked Miss Watson to try for me, but she said I was a fool. She never told me why, and I couldn’t make it out no way” (19). When he asks Miss Watson about it, she tells him praying brings spiritual gifts. Unable to see any use for that sort of thing, Huck decides praying is probably not worth his time. Huckleberry Finn, an illiterate white trash boy who is at the bottom of society’s hierarchy, narrates Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain put the novel in the voice of Huck for his very literal thinking. His realistic views and perceptions provide much of the ironic humor of the novel. Huck simply reports what he sees, and the monotone narration allows Twain to show a realistic view of the common ignorance, slavery, and inhumanity that took place.
Because Curley’s wife is so alone, she goes to find someone to talk to. While other men are out playing horseshoe, she finds Lennie in the barn by himself. She begins to talk to him because she doesn’t know what else to do with herself. She is not fully aware of Lennie’s mental illness, however; she knows he acts like a little child and she knows he has just killed a puppy. “You’re a kinda nice fella.
In 1869, Bret Harte wrote a short story “The Outcast of Poker Flat.” This time period was during the gold rush, and he believed the Americans had no right to kill the Indians. He decided to write a short story explaining to the Americans how inhumane it was to kill the Indians and take over their territory. In “The Outcasts of Poker Flat,” Harte represents Mr. Oakhurst’s personality as easy going, calm, and unselfish. In “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte, Mr. Oakhurst’s caring personality is tested multiple times throughout the short story, but he never gets upset or overwhelmed.
Which means it’s my fault my mom’s not the same anymore and my fault my dad’s not around anymore. It’s all my fault’ ” (117). She believes that she is responsible for her brother Sam’s asthma attack, but when asked why she blames herself, her best response is “ ‘I made him cry? I got him upset?’ ”
Throughout the book, Moody narrates the difference between and her mother’s way of thinking which signifies their generation gap. Anne mood’s mother, Toosweet Davis (Mama) led a challenging life of inequality and suppression. Just like many African Americans of her generation, Mrs. Davis fears to protest for justice and equality. Similarly, Toosweet lacked the confidence to stand up against her husband family. After witnessing this, Moody showed the lack of respect for her mother’s actions of belittling herself.
When Minnie marries Cal, Gander has some resentment of his sister and Cal’s relationship and this resentment changes his relationship with his sister making it more divided and in some ways more awkward. Gander never understand his sister and Cal Beach’s relationship, he sees that “being fond of a member of one’s family has always been regarded by Gander Stake as a mark of weakness” (236). Gander believes that they both are lazy, which changes his relationship with his sister because she use to
In the Jilting of Granny Weatherall the main character Granny Weatherall is not at first perceived as being all that normal. It becomes more apparent that she needs help when she says she does not need a doctor at all and is perfectly fine on her own. That in its self is a big hint that Granny needs the help she is neglecting. Given that she is old it is not surprising that she thinks she can do things on her own still. In the Short story she is portrayed as this old school women who has been through it all, so it makes sense for her to feel entitled to be the self-sufficient and providing women she once was. Although she might not seem to be a prime candidate for someone who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, she certainly possesses characteristics of this mental disorder. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is defined as “a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency, beginning by early adulthood” (American Psychiatric Association 678). Granny Weatherall’s actions in this short story prove that she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and she shows characteristics such as always having things done her way and getting
In South of Broad by Pat Conroy the theme is appreciate people for who they are. Leo has a very diverse group of best friends that are not accepted by the community at this period of time. Trevor is gay, Sheba likes to sleep around, Ike and Betty are African-Americans in a town that still has not accepted blacks, and Niles and Starla are orphans from the mountains. This group is not exactly a perfect group for most families back in the 60's. In chapter 15 Sheba needs help looking for her brother in San Fransisco who is dying of AIDS. She asks for all of her friends to come and help, without even hesitation they accept. When they went out to San Fransisco there was a chance that they could die, but they all loved Sheba and want to find their
trying to run away from all of his problems and in the process runs into an escaped slave, Jim. Instead of turning Jim in, Huck helps him on his journey to the north. During the book Huck grows from a immature boy to a more respectable young man. Huck begins to see how different people can be. Throughout the story Huck grows as a character and that is because of the people he meets along the way. The portrayal of adults in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to help Huck to grow as a more mature and respectful person. Twain uses the King and the Duke, Jim, and Huck’s own father to help Huck develop as a more mature adult.