After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden. Although his mother cares immensely for him, Holden saddens her by failing academically. The only motivator that Holden has to continue living is his younger sister, Phoebe, who is extraordinarily intelligent for her age. After he gets kicked out of Pencey, Holden is lost in life. He speaks to many people, seeking advice and comfort, but they are not able to help him find a human connection.
They could have separate churches, houses of worship, for each of their religions. They would also learn by going through the process of acculturation. Immigrants would adapt to their new surroundings by learning everything they can to survive and do well in their new nation. Immigrants would learn English and send their children to school to learn English and all about American culture. “Immigrants learned how to use American institutions such as schools, factories, and the political system.” (online book, page 588) Immigrants would have to still face some discrimination and persecution in learning to live in a new nation but they would adjust.
We can only think that this is how Chris felt when he “walked into the wild” (Krakauer 69). Instead of the nonsense of everyday life, Jon let himself focus on one goal: survival. Both Chris and Jon packed up and left a comfortable life to seek adventure just beyond their reach. They both had issues with their fathers. The difference between their stories is that Jon returned to his life, whereas Chris lost his.
What was it?” The man had been thinking about his son, but forgot. It was a giant step in a positive direction as the author states, “For the life of him he could not remember.” Perhaps the man is moving on after all. How else could he forget that he had been thinking about his one and only son? Maybe this is a sign that he is finally starting to let go of his
Furthermore, he has to take care of an aging mother and a wacky sister since his father’s death. He never does what his heart tells him to do when he confronts his co-worker, Cheryl Melhoff, to show her the hopeless crush he has on her; neither when he confronts hi new boss (name). This led him to slip into fantasies about the things he would like to experience. It is possible to
Even though Harry and Joe tried to adjust and enjoyed to new circumstances, for Thula from rich wheat-farming family Boulder City was a bleak and desolate place. Moreover, Thula felt inferior to her twin sister who lived a nice house in Seattle. While Thula was tired of hardships of life, eventually she gave vent to her pent-up feelings against her stepson and asked Harry to live apart from ten-year-old Joe. In fact, Thula regarded Joe as an eyesore because she became unable to make a living. Since Harry didn't want to lose his second wife, Harry submitted it and requested Joe to move out of the house.
Connie is boastful of knowing she can pull any guy which causes her to have a huge ego until she accidentally runs into Arnold Friend one night as he says, “gonna get ya baby” (494). Connie does not think much of Arnold other than the fact he is a creep, until one Sunday afternoon, he shows up at her house. Arnold is begging Connie to come with him for a ride and mysteriously knows her parents are gone, how long they will be, and where they are. Immediately, Connie gets a bad feeling and is quick to long for her mother. Because of how Connie portrayed herself, she gets put into a situation of where us readers are stuck wondering what actually happens.
When Scout experiences growth, she see’s in her brother and does not quite understand what is going on, so she describes Jem as grouchy and annoying. Aibileen, on the other hand, is older and more experienced, so she has already grown into her own person. She understands what Miss Leefolt is going through and wants to help her, unlike Scout who judges her brother because she does not understand. Also in To Kill a Mockingbird, Dill and Scout are having a long conversation before going to bed about things that Scout does not fully understand. In the novel, Dill explains,””Maybe he doesn’t have anywhere to run off to…”” (Lee, 192) This quote expresses how Boo Radley does not have anywhere to go because he is always alone.
However, despite being “unsure of their futures, with nowhere to direct their anger and no one to assuage their fears” (GEN X – SITE SOURCE), the characteristic of Generation X which really draws parallels to Palahniuk’s novel is the high divorce rate of the time. The impact of an influential feminized society is yet again bolstered by the norm of a woman being in complete control as a result of fathers leaving the household. In the novel, Jack mentions his absent father, and thus begins seeing a father figure in Tyler after having lacked strong male models whilst growing up. To the cohort of members in Fight Club feeling effeminate as a result, Tyler concludes that they are a “generation of men raised by women” (PAGE), further nourishing the men’s desire to fight and express their wrath to regain their identities. Due to their upbringing, the men in Fight Club lack a masculine portrayal, and hence idealize Tyler as the sole example of what masculinity should be.