The coat was her father and was priceless to her, but because Mr. Van daan was so selfish he gave it to meip to sell so she could buy him cigarettes. He bought the cigarettes because he was afraid of losing them. He was probably addicted to them so he cared about them. When they were taken away from him he became worrisome. He felt that if he didn’t sell something fast that he might never see his precious cigarettes again.
Gregor’s turning into a cockroach was the very start of it all. However, if Gregor had behaved differently in his life before, could he have changed that fact? There are many possible reasons for Gregor turning into a cockroach. The most likely of these is due to his lowly, shameful lifestyle. To the reader, Gregor’s life is visibly pathetic and pitiful.
He tells Happy that, “Everything I say there’s a twist of mockery on his face. I can’t get near him.” Biff is tired of telling lies to his father instead of the truth. All Willy want is the lie and never the truth. He never let Biff tell him what his son wants him to know.
These self-inflicted hardships seem to be selfless, but they are later shown to be for each person’s benefit, some more obvious than others. The actions of the characters highlight the innate selfish nature of humans because every sacrifice made by a character is in self-preservation. At other times, characters do the exact opposite. They instinctively make decisions for their own relief or preservation without thinking about the consequences, and in turn harm themselves or others. This is saying that at our core, all of our decisions are
On page 42 it says, “[Piggy] got the conch- “ Jake turned around fiercely. “You shut up!” This showed how people weren’t drawn to him and therefore didn’t care what he said. For this reason piggy, in a way, became selfish.
Minnie Foster used to sing in choir, ware beautiful clothes, and be happy. So, in the first quote it's comparing Minnie Foster to a songbird, but not Mrs. Wright. The second quote talks about how Minnie Foster was "killed" because he changed her to be something entirely else and not herself. So, when a sales man came to sell canary's cheap she was reminded of Minnie Foster and wanted it for a sentimental reason, but when Mr. Wright came home he was angry for her buying this, during this time she might have been making the quilt at the time he was yelling at her, messing it up stopping to quickly morn over her bird, then angrily continuing, wanting him to feel the pain the bird did, she planned to kill him. So, in the middle of one night she
The men mistreat the animals for way too long, and to the animals being unfed was the last straw in their miserable lives. Even while only eating the bare nutrients in order to survive, the men still expect the animals to perform their jobs to their full potential. Consequently, the animals then break into the storage shed that contains food and help themselves to food. The men then enter the shed with whips to punish the animals, and “this was one more than the hungry animals could bear..they flung themselves upon their tormentors” (38). After being abused and mistreated the animals could no longer tolerate their poor living conditions, so they carry out the rebellion by kicking man off Manor farm.
It is the faults in their characters that, not only makes them distinct, though is what leads to their ultimate fall at the end of each novel. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby struggle with the present because they tend to reject reality by being overly self-interested. Holden Caulfield appears to not “fit in” anywhere and leads him to view most people as “phony” as an
1.3 Is the suffering good? Normally, suffering is considered as bad in the sense that if there is no suffering, the human life be better than the present situation. So suffering in human life, in itself gives a negative connation, because sufferings are evil in itself. And no one really and voluntarily accepts suffering.
Unfortunately, there are those who treat people horribly as if being different is such a bad thing, when in all reality, its not. Who are you? What makes you feel as though your life is better than someone else 's, that it 's worth more? People fail to realize some things as time goes on. As their reality becomes known for people putting them down because of their differences .
We’re all hungry, everyone is getting thinner and thinner by the day, the children especially. He’s a terrible father. His wife is even worse, she’s defending him “He needs more food than the rest of us, he’s used to more, he’s a big man.” Please tell me she realizes what she’s doing to her son. She’s defending a man, taking his side, rather than telling him he needs to change when he is clearly in the wrong.
Everybody makes mistakes. We have all been in a situation where we have made a made a bad choice. We all have our own unique self perceptions and worldviews, and sometimes they cause us to make impulsive decisions. There are plenty of examples of this reckless behavior in literature.