When Charlie tried to keep discussion on a “simple, everyday level,” Miss Kinnian ended up with a blank look, and asking him what he “meant about the mathematical variance equivalent in Dorbermann’s Fifth Concerto” (64). Charlie’s social awkwardness leads to him being “alone in [his] apartment” where he “seldom speaks to anyone” (64). One night at a local diner, Gordon kicks himself for being blind to what he had gone through for close to thirty years. At the diner, a mentally retarded busboy received sarcastic remarks after dropping white china all across the floor, the teen employee mirrored all the customers’ grins because he had not known that they were laughing at him. Charlie lashes out after he noticed he joined the laughter.
In December 1915, German author Franz Kafka wrote a short story called The Metamorphosis. It tells of a man named Gregor Samsa who is working as an accountant non-stop over the past few years and does almost nothing outside his job; He also has to pay off debt to his parents for his apprenticeship at his now current job. One morning, he wakes up only to find that he transformed into a cockroach. His family obviously does not react well to his metamorphosis and locks him up in his room. With time, they don’t regard Gregor as a family member; they take away all of his things and use his room for storage; they took away what kept him human.
This meant that he would be the first one in line for the race. When Scott was turning off his motorcycle, he noticed the engine sounded funny. He told his mom. Then, he thought about what he could do. Scott and his mom went to a motorcycle shop and bought a new red motorcycle with a new blue helmet!
The employment rate in Chicago was extremely low for African American males which made it extremely hard to find jobs and support their families. Walter says to his mom, “sometimes when I’m downtown and I pass them cool, quiet-looking restaurants where them white boys are sitting back and talking ’bout things … sitting there turning deals worth millions of dollars … sometimes I see guys don’t look much older than me” (Hansberry 62). Walter does not understand why so many guys around his age
When the brothers’ relationship is at a high point, the car is in acceptable shape. When the relationship is at a lull, the car’s condition reflects that by being ragged and broken. Each of the brothers acquired a large sum of money from unfortunate events that occurred in their lives. Henry got laid off from his job and was given an extra week’s pay and Lyman had cash from his insurance money when his restaurant was destroyed in a tornado. They put together their money to spontaneously purchase the car on a trip to Winnipeg.
Leopold and Loeb drove their rental car slowly around the streets of the South Side of Chicago, looking for a possible victim. Suddenly saw his cousin, Bobby Franks, walking on the opposite side of the road. Loeb knew that Bobby's father was a wealthy businessman who would be able to pay the ransom. He tapped Leopold on the shoulder to indicate they had found their victim. After the crime as in Lindbergh’s baby kidnapping, Leopold and Loeb wrote and sent a ransom note to Bobby’s father.
This summer was like any other summer, he would go over to Chase’s house at 10:37 A.M. everyday to help him with his one chore, dusting Chase’s dad’s statue of himself. Well you see Chase’s dad was named Greg, and was and artist, he made many different things, from a pancake portrait, to a face vase. But his most prized possession was his life sized statue of himself. Greg position was exactly like that of the statue of David, but to most both Chase and George’s relief, the statue was wearing pants. After they were finished dusting the statue, they would go to lunch.
Willy recalls that Dave was so skillfull and respected that could sell goods without even leaving his room by just calling the buyers, he would “go up to his room, put his green velvet slippers – I’ll never forget – and … made his living” (Miller 1518). Dave was “remembered and loved and helped by so many people” (Miller 1518), which is what Willy wanted so desperately his whole entire life. When Dave died, “he died the death of a salesman, in his green velvet slippers in the smoker” (Miller 1518). Hundreds of people were attending Singleman’s funeral. Therefore, Willy imagines a similar funeral after his death and is convinced that it would prove to his sons that he has not wasted his life.
Bob Ewell is an unemployed drunk who is the father of Mayella Ewell and her younger siblings. Mayella’s family is so poor that her and her siblings only go to school on the first day just to mark their appearance, because they need to spend their time hunting for food. Since they don’t attend school they barely get an education. When Bob Ewell has the opportunity to spend money on food or clothes he takes advantage of it and spends it on alcohol. In the town of Maycomb they only made it this far because of their skin color.
However, this has a domino effect on the remaining people in the family since they would spend the few dollars that they managed to scrape up on cigarettes and alcohol; “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines. They have to have the Woodbines in the morning and anytime they drink tea (McCourt 138).” It is obvious that the smoking and drinking are detrimental to the family, but the McCourts trap themselves in an endless loop. Each time something unfortunate occurs, things go from bad to worse when this sadness or hopelessness prompt the parents to spend more money on their habits (addictions), making conditions significantly worse for their children