At first glance Grace and Smitty appear to be completely different characters. One is a tall, elegant woman while the other is a short, elderly hangman. In the story Two Fishermen, Smitty is an out of town hangman. He is interviewed by Michael Foster and ends up being friends because of a fishing trip. The townspeople hate Smitty because he is hanging someone who doesn’t deserve it, even though it isn’t Smitty’s fault he is just doing his job.
I get awful lonely.’” (125) – She is the only woman and Curley restricts her from talking to the guys “’I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.’” (128) – Curley’s wife isn’t even happy with him. She is only with him because her dad is dead and her mom doesn’t want her 2) “They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger… The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so the nigger got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.” (55) – to show the loneliness of Crook and how he’s different; yes they are necessary for character development, this reveals something about both the people who say it, in this case Candy, and Crooks; yes, this is it.
Cratchit thanks god for the “many gifts” that they had, including his children, a loving family, and for the “warmth of [their] small fire.” He appreciates all he has and thanks god for keeping them happy, all while Tiny Tim is unhealthy and might not live much longer. Scrooge is very confused of how they are so happy with their life even when they have so many difficulties, but Christmas Present explains how he did not show Scrooge the Cratchit family because they are rich, handsome, or they are very special. But, he showed them to him because they are “contented with the time and how it passes.” In the background the family sings a song enjoying a happy dinner. Looking at this Christmas Past silently speaks of how they sing so joyfully with only “fifteen shillings a week”, with gratefulness. Seeing how the Cratchit’s act helps Scrooge realize how money is not everything and there family and friends are more important.
First of all, Scrooge starts to care about others. The Ghost of Christmas Present took Scrooge to visit the home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Their youngest son, Tiny Tim, has many physical problems, but yet has a big heart. Scrooge marvels at how the Cratchit’s seem to celebrate Christmas despite their lack of money and concerns about Tiny Tim’s health (Dickens 40). In a dramatic change, Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim would live.
I just think you’ll get back all right.’”(Golding 111). Simon defends himself when Ralph calls him batty, not wanting Ralph to dislike him. Unlike Piggy however, Simon’s want for acceptance is not his driving factor, but rather a distant longing. He knows that being accepted by the others is not an important factor in his life. Simon just wants others to see him the way he sees them; accepting the good and the
It occurs when the second ghost (Ghost of Christmas Present) takes him to the Cratchit family’s home. Scrooge is watching the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit and although he sees that the Crachit family doesn’t have much money either, they too have love and happiness. Tiny Tim is their sick little boy and has a particular effect on Scrooge. When he sees the little boy in his crippled state, Scrooge asks the Spirit “if Tiny Tim will live” (Dickens 40) and the spirit responds with “[i]f these shadows remain unaltered by the future,” the Spirit responds, “the child will die” (Dickens 40) “[n]o, no,” says Scrooge. “Oh no, kind Spirit!
This soul startles Scrooge more than the others, and harrows him with dreams of the Cratchit family dispossessed of Tiny Tim, of Scrooge's own forlorn demise and last torment, and the frosty, voracious responses of the general population around him after his passing (they joke about his demise and memorial service). Without its expressly being said, Scrooge discovers that he can maintain a strategic distance from the future he has been appeared, and modify the destiny of Tiny Tim—yet just in the event that he
When Smith is in Mr. Clutter’s home, he says “I didn’t want to harm the man. I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” (Chapter 2 page 102). Smith knows that his actions are inhumane and respects the Clutters, but even if he shows sympathy, there won’t be any escape to what he has done.
If he coulda use his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger” (Steinbeck 20). Steinbeck shows that everyone tried to put Crooks down and they use offensive word “nigger” to describe him. The worker name Smitty, even tries to kill him. Crooks have harsh life on the ranch. This quote reveals about social injustice in society during the 1930s that being from different race at that time was harmful to survival.
Bob Cratchitt is the poor employee that works for Scrooge, and even though Scrooge so mistreats him, he remains a loyal and grateful employee. Bob Cratchitt has a large family he feeds with his small salary, he is always happy and willing to continue working. The most important thing about Bob Cratchitt is his son Tiny Tim, who is very sick and in need of medical attention that Bob cannot afford. Tiny Tim will later be an important part of the reason why Scrooge becomes good again, as Scrooge feels that he should help him, so he does not