Johnny’s father, an alcoholic who had thrown a flat-iron at his head, was clearly unsafe for Johnny to live with. As a result, Johnny had run away. After a brief stint living on a farm, Johnny returned to New York City (it is suggested that Johnny still loved his father, despite his abusive nature, prompting his return). Johnny had even tried attending school, but found it too difficult to balance homelessness with the demands school places on a person. This condemned Johnny to a life in the streets, boot blacking.
Buckley confronts his father about his neglect of the living family asking “‘But what about us? … Us, Dad. Me and Lindsey. Mom left because she couldn’t take it’” (Sebold 257). When Jack realizes how he has neglected the rest of his family who are also struggling with grief, he suffers a heart attack.
Mayella had no say in the trial, which caused her to have no power. The Ewell’s had little to no money at all, and struggled with class. The family lived behind a dump. In the trial with Tom Robinson, Mayella was scared to tell the truth because of the looks her dad was giving her when it was her turn to speak. Mayella was almost forced to say Tom Robinson raped her or her dad would have beaten her.
Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
Racing into the bedroom, Jurgis speaks to Ona one last time before she dies, leaving him no one left to care about in the world except his son. Furious with grief, Jurgis takes the rest of the family’s money and goes to drink his sorrows away. Living with the purpose of supporting his sole son, Jurgis works harder than ever to support his family, even though it means only visiting on the weekends. One tragic weekend, Jurgis returns home to discover that his son has died by drowning in the streets of mud. With nothing keeping him in the broken city, Jurgis heads out to the plains, doing odd jobs for meals and stealing or picking fruit when he is turned down.
“You remember what you want to forget and you forget what you want to remember,” (McCarthy 12). With most aspects of life, the horrendous moments are the times that no one can erase. This applied to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Towards the end of the novel when the son loses his father proves to be the most indelible moment with the assistance of the feelings experienced during that part. The son encounters a variety of emotions including loneliness, loss and hope.
When the son of Royal, Richie tries to commit suicide, the viewers see how all the family members come together to support and take care of one another. Royal, finally remorseful for his mistakes realizes that in order to redeem himself he had to put his families needs first before his own, even if he had to take himself completely out of the equation. He learned the valuable lesson when it comes to repairing a broken family. His family was stuck in a period of extended adolescence due to his abandonment, as well as his inability to accept both adulthood and what it took to be a father. The viewers are able to comprehend that without Royal the family would be locked into an unbreakable pattern of dysfunction and that he was the key to the other characters growth and
This so called “luck” is what essentially drives Paul to his grave. As the story progresses, Paul’s health decreases to a point where his soul is already gone though he is still breathing. It is when Paul dies where the reader realizes that this God was a fake when Uncle Oscar says, “My God, Hester, you’re eighty-odd thousand to the good and a poor devil of a son to the bad. But, poor devil, poor devil, he’s best gone out of a life where he rides his rocking
While the duke and the dauphin and lying about their identity, they are gaining money through this. The readers know they don’t deserve that money. It also evokes aggravation because the people of that town and the Wilks girls are gullible enough to believe that the duke and the dauphin are Peter Wilks’ brother with no proof to prove that. This is used to satirize how people easily believed anything with no proof and did not question. In Death of a Salesman, after many years of struggling to pay for all the bills, Willy decides to commit suicide because he wanted the insurance money to be given to Biff, his son but at his funeral, the readers find out: "I made the last payment on the house today.Today, dear.
The Lonely Outcasts John Steinbeck displays the theme of loneliness in the novella Of Mice And Men through the outcasts; a cripple, a colored man, and a woman. People judge Crooks based on his skin tone, making him resentful and hesitant towards everyone. Candy realizes that because he is crippled he won’t be able to work for much longer, but if he does not work, Candy will not have any family or friends to turn to. As a result of a protective husband, Curley’s wife is lonely because her husband threatens to fight anyone who tries to talk to her. Crooks is a colored man whom is constantly judged by a harsh society.
Men are always expecting women to be in the kitchen and men acting all manly. Putting a women down is not good because if once a women is risen from that putting down you’ve been doing you won’t be getting up after. Mona Hayes was later on released from jail in 1939. Mona Hayes ran into her ex Sharpe multiple times in public which always ended up in a sexual harassment. Some of the by standers had informed the police about it and she had been seen running away from all this violence.
Wiesel has completely lost all faith and hope he had in humanity and simply became a walking shell. He couldn’t even weep over the loss of his father because his spirit was so broken. He was completely dehumanized. By the end of the war, Elie Wiesel had lost his father in humanity and God. These two aspects that were so important to him prior to World War Two were eradicated from his personality.
The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever." In Night everything is reversed, every value destroyed. "Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a kapo tells him.
Throughout The Reader, from adolescence to adulthood, Michael is “haunted by a personal sense of guilt” (Munteanu). He feels guilty for a variety of reasons, predominantly his lifelong addiction to Hanna. Since the beginning of their ill-fated relationship in his teens, he knew there could be no future for them; not even as friends. Yet, when she reappears in his college years, the lovesickness Michael felt as a child seems to come creeping back. Even as he tries to forget her after the trial, it floods back following the collapse of his marriage.