With nothing keeping him in the broken city, Jurgis heads out to the plains, doing odd jobs for meals and stealing or picking fruit when he is turned down. Jurgis refuses to work for any man for a committed time, and soon begins to feel the stresses of city life fade away. He eventually starts to work in the fields, as it is harvesting time, and makes a decent sum of money. When winter strikes once again, and Jurgis can no longer bear to sleep outside, he travels back to the city in hopes of finding work and a
And again later in the story Joe made Janie feel bad about her looks by making her wear something to conceal her hair while she was in the store. Towards the end of the marriage when Joe started to look horrible, sick, and fat, he thought that he would try to make Janie feel bad about her looks too. This is all important to the story because these little cases was what drove the two apart permanently. Janie’s beauty was what split her and Joe up. Janie developed some bitterness in the solitude that Joe and the town gave her, that was evident in the speech she gave to Joe on his deathbed.
Maria and her mother had just enough to get by. In the Dominican Republic the man is the provider in the home. By Joaquin carrying plantains in the dream demonstrates that he came back to Juana and they were a happy family. This is how she would like to picture Joaquin of course because she does not really know him as well. On the other hand, Joaquin had a dream where he told Maria to wait for him.
She told Roger that if he wanted a new pair of shoes he could’ve just asked. Then she cooked for him because she knew she was hungry. Mrs. Jones asked him if he had anybody at home that would’ve taught him better. He told her nobody was home. After that the boy was left alone while the lady went to go do something.
In return, he also helped them build a place to rest their heads. Before we came here my pa bought lots of seeds to plant so that when we got out here we could live off the land. I help my ma with the chores. While pa is outside working the land, or hunting for animals to put food on the table. When Pa does bring in an animal I help ma prepare it, she says I need to learn how to do this for when I get a husband of my own.
One objection is that every man does things for his own advantage and not for the good of others. As we previously learned, some believe that no matter the act, man is always trying to do good for himself. If he does an act that appears to help someone else out, it was to only make himself feel good and not actually for the benefit of those he helped.
Cormier highlights this idea in chapter 31, when Emile Janza and his group of “friends” crowd around Jerry outside the school gates. They begin interrogating Jerry although he pretends to ignore their presence in a plead for them to leave him alone. This however infuriates the students leaving them unsatisfied with Jerry's behaviour, this subsequently leads them to violence, the boys launch themselves at Jerry and begin physically harassing him “A dozen fist pumps meled his body, fingernails clawed at his eye. They wanted to blind him, they wanted to kill him.” (Chp. 31 p.g 213.)
Then another time, I came in from outside with my hands full of anthuriums. I looked up at him, and I thought why not. I set up a vase on the table right under his picture… I don’t know if that’s how it started, but pretty soon, I was praying to him, not because he was worthy or anything like that. I wanted something from him, and prayer was the only way I knew to ask” (Alvarez 202). Look at what Trujillo did to the society of the Dominican Republic, he brainwashed all the people into what he thinks right, and that's the worst crime you can ever do to a person, which is make them feel powerless and speechless in a society.
Jerry understands the meaning behind the man on the beach alone and not afraid, making himself known in the universe. This shows that Jerry himself also wants to disturb the universe by standing alone and being different, and making himself known in the school by refusing to sell the chocolates. Therefore, Jerry does not sell the chocolates because he wants a change from the daily monotonous schedule that he follows every single