In the novel, Crash, written by Jerry Spinelli, there is a boy named Crash, who always wants to win and get attention as same as other teenagers. However, his desire to win vanishes at the race-off, because he wants his opponent, Penn to run at the next relays, he wants to give a gift in return for the present Penn gives Crash’ grandfather, and he thinks too much about his opponent, Penn. Moreover, he gains a profit to become a loser, for example,
He wanted to earn the money being employed by the Devil, so he became a broker that would charge insane amounts of money. Tom became a rich and powerful man over the years, but began to develop a different outlook on life as he became older. He suddenly became very Christian and was regretting ever making the deal with the Devil. Knowing that his time drew near, he started to read and carry a bible in his pocket anywhere he went, and left a very large bible on the desk where he makes the deals with the people he is taking money from. One day however, the Devil caught him off guard without his bible while Tom was closing a deal.
Paul’s horse racing addiction comes upon him all because his mother says his father is unlucky. At this point, Paul has some sort of calling from God telling him he is lucky, the reader believes this true since he earns a substantial amount of winnings at horse races, however this is the exact opposite of the truth. Lawrence skillfully tricks the reader into thinking Paul has found the clue to “luck” when truthfully, Paul is the most unlucky character in this short story. All throughout the story, Paul and Basset many references to religion and God when they speak about luck. When Uncle Oscar asks Basset about Paul’s luck, Basset says, “‘It’s Master Paul, sir,’ said Basset, in a secret, religious voice.
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, reflects the complexities in father/son relationships. The connection between a father and his son is vital to their development. The novel explores the impact of these relations is immense. The central allusion of the novel is comparing several characters to Cain and Abel, who were formed through their attempted relationship with their father-like figure, God. They struggled and vied for the attention, love, and respect of God, which subconsciously influenced their actions and thoughts.
In the short story "The Monkey's Paw", Mr. White, Mrs. White, and Herbert were all affected by the emotion greed. In the beginning, Herbert was a selfless boy that worked to support his parents. After the heard about the monkey paw, however, he turns into more of a wealth loving character. He finds out about the wishes and almost immediately starts talking about being "rich and famous and happy", he also told his father to wish to be emperor. This, in my opinion, is a bit greedy.
Gregor’s father is an extremely lazy person who is considerably greedy with his money. It can be inferred that the father uses his son to pay off the family debt. Grete, Gregor’s sister, quickly becomes envious of her brother. She has to get a job to support the family, ultimately changing this envy into the wrath
But he realizes Okonkwo his dad betrayed him by killing his adopted brother. And Nwoye 's betrayal of his own father would be converting to be a christian and so he converts to get back at his father for his crime. Nwoye later finds such a joy and love for being a Christian. One reason being the influential wonderful Hymns about, “Darkness and fear, ignorant of the love of God,” they brings grace to Nwoye. (TFA pg 154) Nwoye can relate to these teachings that he learns about in church because of his past expirenienses with losing a best friend and being in a dark place and then finding the light with this peaceful
“ Marriage, and later the birth of his so had softened Armand Aubigny’s imperious and exacting nature greatly.” Signifying that Armand had calmed and settled down once he meet her, he was so in love with Desiree. After a while and 3 months had passed y of the baby’s birth Armand’s attitude had changed she didn’t want to ask but it made her unhappy. Armand didn’t want his family legacy to be ruined because the baby wasn’t white which he believes Desiree wasn’t white either which isn’t the women he fell in love with. This can conclude the fact that people weren’t supportive of interracial relationships and how because of the baby’s skin color Armand’s attitude changed just cause he didn’t want his reputation to be ruined. Desiree still loved
The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
"You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday." (Citizen Kane, 1941) Kane’s parents used the power of money as an accessory for giving him away to a billionaire. Since that day, the protagonist went through a traumatizing experience, insecurity and redisposition due to his parents’ actions, which marked the beginning of his tortuous need, to be loved. This unreturned love created a sense of fear and mistrust to love something or someone, only to experience abandonment again was something Kane never got a chance to learn. Citizen Kane broke all the rules because of Welles, there were no