I was just being obedient.” Max wasn’t brave enough to admit to his friends that he had been crying. He was trying to keep looking brave in a bad situation by denying the truth. This is important because it proves that Max wasn’t tough enough to tell his friends he was, in fact, scared. Horse struggled with being tough. In paragraph 99, Horse tripped over his mattress that he brought from home and was going to sleep on.
He could only remember the freedom he felt before becoming the owner of houses and having the responsibility of making sure that house was there to shelter his friends. Danny was not able to enjoy life the way he used to, with freedom, before the burden of the house fell upon him; he wouldn’t fight, sleep in the woods, or didn’t “adventurously” drunk (Steinbeck 142). Danny’s friends began to become concerned about him as they saw him sitting on the porch in sort of a daze. They believed he could be sick. Danny then left his house and started on a tirade of drunkenness and thievery.
That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
Lionel, who has become a captain in the British Army, is initially reticent and conservative: he is shocked to learn that he is to share a cabin with his childhood acquaintance, because "British officers are never stabled with dagoes, never, it was too damn awkward for words." (2128) Lionel thus embodies the prevailing prejudices against cross-ethnic involvement, since he deems it improper to 'stable ' a British officer with a dago, a disparaging term for someone of foreign descent. ("Dago, n.) Moreover, though he first allows Cocoanut 's sexual advances, Lionel becomes "puzzled, scared and disgusted in quick succession" (2128) when Cocoanut comes too close to his loins, and he even purports to report this incident as an "offence against decency"
A very important fact is that Biff felt betrayed and did not finish college because he found his father having an affair with another woman, so he did not retake math to spite his father. He could not believe that his father would betray Linda in such a way. Willy attempts to excuse his behavior by telling Biff, “She’s nothing to me, Biff. I was lonely, I was terribly lonely,” (Miller
This hurt him in many ways because it prevented him from seeing the truth about himself, which would end up isolating him from his family. In the play, Willy’s own son told him that he was nothing special, and he was just an average man; Willy angrily replied, “I am not a dime a dozen! I am Willy Lowman,” (Miller 105). This moment explains the problems with Willy’s obsession of appearing perfect, because he pushed away his family who is trying to tell him the truth over a lie he told himself years ago. Since he refuse to acknowledge the truth, Willy begins to reminisce his ‘glory’ days and as a result felt he had nothing left to give towards the end of his life.
Ponyboy and the greasers fight against the Socs in Tulsa Oklahoma. Ponyboy is an outsider because he doesn’t believe in fighting. During the course of the novel, Ponyboy becomes enlightened on how he views the world. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy has a dark view of his oldest brother Darry. He feels Darry doesn’t care for him the same way as Soda does(Soda is Ponyboys other older brother).
In the book “The Kite Runner” by “ Khaled Hosseini ” it states “ Childrens aren’t coloring books .You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors “ ( pg 21) . From this quote I can infer that Amir’s father thought that what Amir did was dumb and rare , he thought that his kid should he like him . He didn 't understand why his son prefers to stay at home and write . In the excerpt “Father ” by “Alice Walker ” it states “ Im positive my father never understood why you wrote ” (paragraph 2) . This quote demonstrates that Alice the narrator knew that his father never understood why she wrote .
Despite his lover, smiling, the pair are about to break up. We know the speaker realizes that lovers can be deceitful because he describes the situation as a “keen lesson”(IV13). The speaker as a child didn’t appreciate his father’s sacrifices. “Those Winter Sundays” Rober Hayden “No one ever thanked him” (I5) “Speaking indifferently to him”(III10) “what did I know”(III13) We know the speaker did not appreciate his father’s sacrifice because the father was never thanked for the work he did.the Furthermore, the speaker talked indifferently about his father. The phrase “what did I know” indicates a later appreciation from the speaker because he looks back with appreciation that he did not express as a
Even though Frankie hated the fact the the Angel on the Seventh Step kept bringing babies, the suffering of his mother and the fact the his father is worthless, he still did all he could to make something out of nothing. He became a man a young age and wanted to make his mother proud. In the story Frank states, “ I’m a man now…” to indicate that he felt like a mane because he was going to make some coins (258). This reminds me of the story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, where the boy only wanted to please his mother who was just as weak minded as Frank’s mother. Angela, Frank’s mother is very weak minded.