The nightmarish, withdrawn, and unrealistic environment wore Tom down as time went on. Amanda never understood Tom, and that only made him more angry and frustrated with his issue. An opportunity for Tom presented itself at the end, and Tom took it, and left his family. Although Amanda and Laura heavily disapproved, and Tom was not extremely successful, he was still happier than he was when he lived in his miserable house of
Boo is “mentally challenged”. This handicap keeps him from being able to read, write speak properly. This handicap forces him to live with his emotionally abusive parents. This handicap makes him even more “different” than other men in society. Him hiding away makes people think he’s evil and scary.
For example, when Lennie goes into Crooks’ room even though he knows he is not allowed in there, Lennie is just trying to be friendly. Crooks at first doesn’t want Lennie in the room but after Lennie would not leave he let him stay. By Crooks letting Lennie stay was probably good for Crooks because he is always lonely and being discriminated against. The absence of friendship makes the characters sad and lonely and then they are meaner characters. 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.
Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon. Another flaw of Creon is that he is a hypocrite who does not stick to his own words, thus perjuring himself. In his initial speech he says “ - a man who does not take the best advice there is - such a man is the very worst of men and always will be.”. But later in the play Creon doesn’t listen to the advice of those around him, in the most basic sense he is saying that he is the worst of men. These tragic flaws work against him as the story progresses.
They don’t have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They wantin’ to fight all the time” (Steinbeck 41). An example of these men is Curley, who has no sympathy or empathy towards others. His relationship with his wife was very difficult because he did not truly love her and often
There was an unspoken hate between them and he did not like the way Sonny carried himself or the people he was friends with. He blames this, and the way Sonny is living, on his music claiming, "his music seemed to be merely an excuse for the life he led" (83). The narrator did his best to mend his broken relationship with Sonny, but it only resulted in a fight and Sonny said that "he was dead as far as I [the narrator] was concerned" (83). The narrator was fearful that Sonny would be just like all the other musicians around Harlem and the surrounding cities. After the disagreement he did not talk to Sonny, even following the news his arrest, until after his little girl, Grace died.
He was always worrying, he never had enough, and was troubled. Willy`s mental health stood in the way of his happiness because he ignored it vigorously. Willy wanted material things which is why he never achieved his version of happiness. Happy’s name is very ironic because he was not happy for the most part.
And now Kendyll is alone, by himself because he has no one to look up to, no father figure, no mother figure. He only has himself and the people that look over him and they treat him like a butler. His caretakers like to make a mess of things and morph the truth from the reality. He wants to get out of this life and the only way he can get out of it is spilling his emotions to someone but he doesn’t like how he needs other people to help him with his problems, so he holds his emotions in and let the waves of emotion change him. But nobody knows that he’s going through that because people think of him as another street kid that has it easy because of what he’s wearing.
It is not that Holden is misunderstood, but that Holden has never really understood himself and that is why he maintains himself within the confines of his own miserable loneliness. One real life example of this are bullies, who abuse and bother others because they are not comfortable with how they are so they take it out on other
2. “You coward.” - Hans Junior has no pride in being the son of Hans. He despises his father, therefore he doesn’t keep in contact with him. When the two of them to come into contact, old tensions rise up and cause them to argue. Their relationship is broken into tiny pieces because of their different ideologies.
As Beard describes Lu, “Gang Lu looks around the room with expressionless eyes. He’s sick of physics and sick of the buffoons who practice it” (Beard 7). When Beard describes this about Lu, one can tell he does not like being around the people he is, and Lu does not have any real emotion when he is with these people. One can tell that Lu potentially despises the others. Lu’s co-workers do not treat him very well either.
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.
Reuven is very annoyed that Reb Saunders is not allowing his son to talk to him. He really misses Danny. Being forced to be in the same room with Danny, but not being allowed to talk to him, makes Reuven very frustrated. The silence is ugly, because it forces Danny and Reuven to be near each other and think bad things about each other, but it doesn’t allow them to talk. Because Reuven and Danny can’t talk, Reuven can’t be 100% convinced that Danny’s feelings about their friendship hadn’t changed.