There are three characters that illustrate the theme in the novel Of Mice and Men, these people are Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s Wife. These characters all show the same trait of loneliness, but in different perspectives. The first example of a character who is lonely is an old handyman, who is left with only one hand from the outcome of a 7wwwwwprevious accident, is left alone with his dog. In the beginning his dog was a impressive sheep herder, but over time he ages, causing him to have a bad odor. Carlson insisted to Candy that the dog needed to be put out of his misery, so Carlson shot the dog.
First off, Crooks is a black stable buck that is isolated from the men which happens to make him a mean and unsympathetic man. Lennie enters the barn to see his puppy and decides to strike a conversation with Crooks. Crooks sees that Lennie isn't the smartest guy and decides to play around and make him concerned about George by saying " Le's say he wants to come back and can't. S'pose he gets killed or hurt so he can't come back"(71). Seeing that Crooks is displayed as a hostile guy and is not welcomed in the barn, he keeps to himself.
Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed. Candy is first introduced as “a tall stoop-shouldered old man”(18), indicating to the audience he is old. Candy also has a hand injury which prevents him to do as much as the rest of the men are able to, making him feel isolated to certain things. Toward the beginning of the novella, Carlson suggested to Candy that he should kill his dog due to its old age. Candy cried desperately “‘No, I couldn’t do that.
Watching with astonishment, Lengel says, “‘You'll feel this for the rest of your life.’” Sammy’s decision is stated by all as a terrible mistake. Sammy slips out of his slot and walks straight towards the door and walks out without looking back. Not surprisingly he thinks to himself, “I look around for my girls, but they're gone, of course.” While trying to use a heroic gesture to feel equivalent to the girls they seem to have not appreciated the gesture and leave. In his story, “A&P”, John Updike shows that sometimes people unhappy with their opportunities judge people based upon their social class causing bad decisions and later disappointment. Updike utilizes symbolism, irony, and characterization to display the impact of a person’s social class on society.
If you are a good person, they talk about how good you are, but if you are a bad person, then they talk about how rude or bad you are. I learned that if you want people to like you you have to be nice and kind to them, or else they’ll be rude to you too or talk bad behind your back. In the book it talks about how people acted when Mr. Scrooge was around. How they were scared of him because he was always so cold and never smiled.
Because of lack of companionship, he often sits by himself alone and is left behind. Candy is friendly with Lennie and George even though he does not know them very well, "I 'd make a will an ' leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, 'cause I ain 't got no relatives or nothing…" (59) This quote shows that Candy is all alone because he had no one else to leave his money to. He is very depressed and has no desire to live: “I wisht somebody 'd shoot me..." (60). Also, he says, “I won’t have no place to go” (60) because he knows that he is old and useless with only one hand. Since his dog was shot, he feels that his fate is similar.
Scrooge in contrast to all will grump and mumble. He will snap… as might a horrid old hound” (Horovitz 674). Scrooge’s lonely and unsociable personality is show here because Scrooge doesn’t reply kindly to anyone who offers up a friendly greeting to him, and in fact replies by growling, and snarling. However Scrooge realizes he must change his bad habits of loneliness. The first thing he does is actually accept Freds invitation to a party!
In to kill a mockingbird I would most definitely say that racism & ignorance are just two words to describe a mad dog. They story is very exertive which makes it pop! It tells us about how someone who is inarticulate would want to have an irreproachable man killed for adultery and flaggellat an loathsome woman, with the need of satisfactory from her father. In the novel we see how the father weild his evil ways to put an immpecable man on trial. But as we see from the story the benightedness of the towns people revolted in an innocent man being hung.
To the devil with it all!” (Kafka 14). Although he had just awoken to find himself transformed into a gigantic bug, Gregor worried more about how much he despised his work. The pressure that the family placed on Gregor led him to be less concerned with his own well-being; furthermore, his inability to get to work makes Gregor feel guilty. Gregor is enslaved to his job and his family; when his mother said, "'Believe me, sir, there's something the matter with him. Otherwise how would Gregor have missed a train?
Chronologically speaking, the next progression up the corporate ladder after working as a cashier is a department position like Mcmahon's job. Sammy shows resentment for Mchahon, especially as he states, “All that was left for us to see was old Mchahon patting his mouth and looking after sizing up their joints, poor kids, I began to feel sorry for themt” (Updike 432). Sammy’s animosity towards Mchahon is apparent when he expressing sympathy for the girls, simply because they were being observed by him. It is Mcmahons qualities which make him such an odious character to Sammy. He is a dirty old man and perverted one at that.
Morrie tells Mitch, "Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others (Albom pg.164).” Eddie struggle with forgiving his father. He puts so much energy into hating him that, even after his father’s death, Eddie still can not seem to be happy. Ruby then teaches him how he needs to forgive and let go so he can live a happier life.She says, “Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves (Mitch pg 141).” Mitch Albom’s writing is very autobiographical. He takes life lessons he learns from great minds and turns them into easy read novels so he can help people who need to hear them.