In the piece entitled “I Kill for Money” she writes about an exterminator who is often not treated well, which he feels is because “no one wants bugs around, so no one wants [him] around” (Keegan 186). As a result of this obvious ignorance people pay him, the man has moments of melancholy periodically that he attempts to cover up with bad jokes. His unique profession distances him from others, causing mild depression. This state of mind can also be seen in “Reading Aloud” with a different method of coping. Anna, just as the exterminator, is married but still feels a major disconnect from her husband.
I get awful lonely’” (86). She also states “‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley’” (87). This is because she is Curley’s wife, and because she’s his, and she is a female and not just another guy and the ranch, she isn’t allowed to do things that some of the other people on the ranch can do. She is also classified as a tart by many of the guys. Since she isn’t even allowed to really talk to people on the ranch and do things the other guys get to do, this shows how she is discriminated against for her gender and on her
The short story Sucker included loneliness by showing Sucker himself. Sucker was very lonely, he always wanted to talk to Pete because he didn 't have any friends. "He didn 't have many boys in the neighborhood to buddy with and his face had the look of a kid is watching a game and waiting to be asked to play (McCullers 1)." In the short story The Life You Save May be Your Own loneliness is shown through the Old Lucynell. At the end of the story, she is lonely because Mr. Shiftlet takes younger Lucynell for a ride and he never goes
In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton depicts Ethan as a tragic hero who gets downtrodden by his circumstances and mainly, his personality. He has the tragic flaw of not being willing to put anyone in pain even if he benefits from it. Through this, he gets blocked from pursuing an education when he must care for his ill parents. Consequently, he also doesn’t get to socialize with other people of his age, making him feel awfully lonely. To further his tragic predicament, he marries Zeena, his cousin who arrives to take care of his mother and unfortunately, she prevents him from pursuing his love for nature and engineering by wanting to stay in Starkfield forever for her own ego.
When you reading about Candy he is very kept to himself and doesn’t really have anyone that really cares about him. In this quote from the book, Candy is telling Lennie and George that if he dies he’ll make a will and leave everything to them because he does not have any family so they could have it if they wanted.“ I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you two guys in case I kick off, ‘cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing.”( Steinbeck 59). When reading this quote from the book you can see that Candy is kind of desperate to have a relationship with someone because he was willing to leave everything to Lennie and George cause he didn’t have anyone else to give it to. That quote is a ceal example of how Candy is lonely and how he is
In this story Ponyboy and his best buddy is Johnny feel alone. Pony says in the beginning of the book “Then suddenly wishing i had some company” this creates some background on Pony he never seems to want anyone around until he starts feel like no one is around, he feels alone. Johnny on the other hand didn't like his life very much, his parents couldn't care less about him, they never did. This makes him feel alone even when he's with people that are like him, because he feels like he needs parents in his life people who love him as much as he wished his family did. He felt as if no one understood him 100% and he was alone.
Discrimination of the mice and men In the book Of mice and men written by John Steinback some of the characters are mistreated by the other people because they are not the same they are the outcast of the group. Curley 's wife is a lonely woman on a ranch with a whole bunch of ranch hands and nobody wants to have anything to do with her she got married to man that she doesn 't even love she is just on the ranch with a lot of people and really nobody likes her and even after death nobody even felt bad for her. Candy said “ You God D*** Tramp”.You did it din you. Everybody knew you messed it up someway”. (Steinback 95) Since this is taking place in the 1930 and that Curley 's wife is a women she also
How can they be expected to live a long, happy life together if she is out playing around with other men? Can the ranch hands be expected to work efficiently if she is always acting suspicious around with them? Should her wrong actions be excused on account of loneliness? Curley’s wife’s behavior demands explanation and the source of which could be the emptiness she feels
I get awful lonely”(Steinbeck 85). Because Curley’s wife needed someone to talk to, she was lonely because Curley doesn’t devote his time to her. Since her husband is always with his friends and he is more happy with his friends rather than his wife, she is isolated because she has nobody staying with
Because of this setting, loneliness is a major theme in the book. Crooks, Candy, and Curley's Wife are all very lonely in the book Of Mice and Men. Even though George and Lennie seem to be lonely, they have each other as well as the other characters do not have anybody. In this book, loneliness plays a great part in this story, and every lonely character has a little bit of hope. For an example, Candy says “I got hurt four years ago, they’ll can me purty soon.