Later, during their meal together, Walter pours syrup on his vegetables and meat. Scout asks him “what in the sam hill” he is doing and Walter ducks his head and puts his hands in his lap, seemingly embarrassed. Atticus shakes his head at her disapprovingly and then Calpurnia asks to see her in the kitchen. Calpurnia informs Scout, “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” she then goes on to say, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?” This event shows Scout’s intolerance of people at the beginning of the novel.
The family was forced to take Stanislovas out of school and get him a job at the lard machine. The factory was not fit for a kid, the boy witnessed traumatizing events and began to fear the walk to work (Sinclair 75). Teta Elzbieta’s two sons, Nikalojus and Vilimas, and Kotrina are sent out to sell newspapers and earn extra income to support the family. The children are taken advantage of by a man claiming to know of a newspaper store, but he took their money and never came back (Sinclair 127. One day Stanislovas fell asleep after drinking too much and was killed and half eaten by the rats.
The narrator requests to work on an ordinary job which is not completely relevant to copying, and instead of writing, he prefers to object. When confronted by the narrator about the issue and his reasons for declining the request, he says that he desires not to. After considering the happening for a long time, the storyteller moves his office to a different place to get rid of Bartleby. As the story split ends, Bartleby says no to eating, and he is seen starving himself to death. Various incidences in the story portray Bartleby as a hero who reveals his braveness in facing the unjust community by his authority and molding the conscience of the narrator.
A final example that proves that Holden should be in a rest home is that he doesn’t have a healthy relationship with his peers. There are many reasons Holden should be in a rest home. Holden shows that he can’t function on his own as he doesn’t apply himself to his studies. Holden gets expelled out of many schools because he doesn’t apply himself like should be doing. Holden has been
The Oppressive Nihilist Troy Maxson, the hero of August Wilson's exemplary play, "Wall", is constantly battling with tolerating the progressions around him. Troy's childhood and individual disappointments have caused him to live as a skeptic whose narcissistic and narrow minded. Troy lives by his own standards and is not able to acknowledge the decisions of others that conflict with his own particular logic. "Fences" is presented in the late 50's amid a period when bigotry and separation was still endemic crosswise over America. Wilson starts the story with a look of history and presents the condition of Maxson's adolescence.
Walter feels trapped in his day to day life. He is quoted saying, “I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy.” (Pg. 73) He wants to be able to have a job he loves. He feels that he is misunderstood by his family because it 's almost like they never listen to him. One of the first times we see Walter’s character, he is complaining about how nobody supports him or listens to him.
He started off as a father who was so obsessed with money and status, he lost sight of his family. From this point he kept making mistakes and sank deeper into a hole of his obsessions. Walter finally climbed out of the hole by choosing to help his family over himself by declining Lindner’s deal. In this climax of pride, it is clear that, in many ways, Walter dreams of being a man and is simply consumed by the incorrect belief that materialism is the only means toward this goal. Achieving the status of head of the family and proving his worth as a man opens Walter's eyes to the variety of ways that he can better his family’s future.
This shows that Elie is drawing farther apart from his father and starts to only care about himself. Another instance where Elie loses his mind to not care anymore is at Buchenwald. Close to the end of the book Elie finds out that his father was killed or more like taken to the furnace, and Elie didn’t feel anything from the news. All he felt was relief; Relief that he won 't have to care for his father anymore.This shows that he doesn’t care anymore and all he cares about is surviving and food. All that Elie has been through at those concentration camps changed how he thinks and what he follows in heart.
The play deals with the memories of Tom Wingfield, an officer in the Merchant Navy, who had deserted his poor mother, Amanda, and disabled sister, Laura, in order to pursue a life of adventure but suffers from acute remorse due to his realisation of what his helpless family must have gone through in his absence. The objective of this paper is to study the reasons of Tom’s abandonment of his family and his perpetual anguish as its result. At the beginning of the play, Tom Wingfield tells the audience that he is the play’s narrator as well as a character in it. The play takes place in his memory. After giving a brief introduction of other characters and social background, he joins his mother and sister at the dinner table.