One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
Proctor serves as the voice of reason and justice. As he is the one, who knows the reality of Parris, so he is always anger with him and seldom go to the church. Parris is an example of appearance versus reality. As in his first appearance, he seems good father, who cares about his daughter but in the fact, he only cares about his reputation, as he says “they will howl me out of the Salem for such corruption in my house” (1.10). Parris has always disagreements with Proctor and both of them angry with each other.
The older boys are constantly rude to each other and don’t really act like friends at all. The younger boys also tend to ridicule each other but they do it in a loving, joking type of way. I think that the Gordie and his friends remind Ace of what his childhood friends were probably like and he is jealous of their carefree ways and that is why he despises them so much. They remind him of a time when things were much easier and he didn’t have to constantly be on edge and feel like he has to prove something. Dr. Steven Hanley, a psychologist specializing in male friendship discusses how when young, the love and intimacy felt towards a male friend seems natural and uncomplicated.
If we are looking at the contrasts between them you can notice that Dally is a tough guy would doesn’t really care about anything, but Johnny is a delicate and quite guy. He is very fragile, his is because he was jumped badly but a social gang called the ‘Socs’ who scarred him for life but also because of how bad his life is at home. He can stay away from home for long periods of time and they wouldn’t seem to care or even notice. Johnny is the one in the gang (The Greasers) that everyone looks out for and that keeps everyone to get along with each other but meanwhile, Dally was the meanest and toughest guy in the gang and the one needs the least amount of attention. Dally is one of the oldest, coldest and the one who got in most trouble with the cops out of the greasers whereas
It hurt him that people were so racially discriminatory against him and that he couldn’t do anything to stop it. Throughout the story, he flashbacks to different points of his life where he shows us how important getting an education is to his family. He really wants to succeed to impress his parents, “What hurt me the most is that I won’t be able to become a telephone operator like Dad wants me to”(185). The school staff doesn’t understand his desire for getting his family out of poverty. The principal just assumes that he doesn’t care about getting an education.
The Segregation Crooks faces Isn’t nearly as a harsh as it would be in Jackson or Birmingham However, The isolation is ten times worse. Crooks pushes others away just as much as others push him away this is because he was taught this as a child that, he must relate with his own ‘kind’ though there isn’t another black family for miles. Crooks has a very lonely life because he doesn’t have any person that can completely understand what he feels. He can prattle on to people like lennie all he wants but it doesn’t satisfy him
One of their similarities is that they both have neglectful and abusive parents. This example fits Dally because his parents don’t care where he is or what he is doing. “Shoot, my old man don’t give a hang whether i’m in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter” (88 or 90). If Dally’s parents care about him, then he shouldn’t be so mean and aggressive, and he shouldn’t have been put up in jail at the age of ten. This example fits Johnny, as well.
He once whacks his daughter for not obeying his words, but afterward he burst out crying with remorse, and the felling of guilt. “Although being a father is an important role and a huge responsibility in normal families, Pap shows no such concern toward Huck. The only thing he cares about is getting drunk every day until he doesn't remember himself. Pap is a contrasting figure to Jim who is described in the book as the agent of goodness and honesty. Huck's father is the example of all worlds' immorality and filthiness.
The setting of John Updike’s “The A&P” is critical to our understanding Sammy’s decision to quit his job. Although Lengel’s uncompromising squabble with the young girls may seem like the main cause of Sammy’s decision to quit, it in fact actually played a small role. After all Sammy is a 19 year old boy that lives with his parents that is getting near the stage in his life of becoming his own independent person. Under those circumstances, Sammy can’t afford to quit his job for no reason. The A&P’s boring and mundane setting is the antagonist and plays an equally important role as the protagonist Sammy in this story.
Just be you! Both Holden Caulfield of “Catcher In The Rye” and Jim stark from “Rebel Without A Cause” are young, male characters growing up in the 1050s. Holden is depressed, also Holden keeps his circle very small because he doesn't like a lot of people but his brother and sister. Jim is confused and he is always getting into trouble. Jim wants someone to help him do the right thing.These two characters have important similarities and differences.
The main character Ben, is a boy whose parents are divorced, living with his mom he shows his dad a negative attitude and has never had many friends. After the tragic accident that leaves Ben and the others in shock, he is falsely accused of being responsible for this, which turns the whole school against him. It was entertaining to see how Ben acted in various situations and I think he changed a lot throughout the story which kept me on the edge of my seat. Ben overall is a realistic character; he holds true to the typical “skater boy” stereotype. Ben was very important in the story, as he was the main character and I liked him as a character.
More of a lover boy than a ladies man--just simply for the fact he didn 't think he was that handsome. Jay-Roc deemed himself a reject possibly from some wicked place and would have to always fight to fit in with society. Jay-Roc was sixteen then, with a poor attitude, thought about fighting, and constantly sought for the perfect life. The thought being stuck with a baby face for life would always have its advantages and disadvantages. Born into society as a loner, he hated it at that age when people would mention how old they thought he really was, making him at times feel like having it out for the person for even speaking on it.