In the beginning of the story “Cathedral”, the narrator has a negative attitude towards Robert. He refers to him as ‘the blind man’ for a majority of the story. The narrator seems jealous of his wife’s friendliness when she offers Robert to stay at their house after his wife dies of cancer. Robert finally arrives to their house one evening and the narrator begins to ask him questions like “Which side of the train did you sit on by the way?” thinking the blind man wouldn’t know. He makes several comments like this throughout the story, but drawing the Cathedral with ‘the blind man’ becomes a life changing experience for the narrator.
Staples is fearful because he is a black male in the late seventies and early eighties where people looked at them differently as if they were bad people, even though staples is as any other american working towards his dream. In the essay he says he’s fearful when he had written a story and was rushing to the office to show his editor and as he entered the building they had security chase after him, mistakenly thinking he was a burglar. He says, “ I had no way of proving who I was. I could only move briskly toward the company of
Pip lives with his sister, Ms. Joe and her husband Joe, who works as a blacksmith. The tale opens with Pip accidentally meeting an escaped convict who threatens to kill Pip if he rats him out. Pip brings food to the meeting place the next day and is surprised to see that different convict is hiding in the graveyard. Later, while eating dinner with his family and Pip thinks his strict sister discovered the missing food and subsequently makes a run for door only to run into some soldiers. Pip, thinking that they have come to arrest him for helping the convict, believes all hope is lost.
The pathos in this editorial comes directly from the author talking to restaurant workers and their stories allows for the reader to feel sympathy for what a worker goes through in order to make a living. “Filiberto Lopez moved to Boston from El Salvador seven years ago in hopes of finding the American Dream, and ended up sleeping in the kitchen of a East Boston Peruvian restaurant…His boss, himself an immigrant, was verbally abusive, regularly referring to Lopez as “Boy.” For this, Lopez was paid $5 an hour and never overtime.” Talking to people directly involved allow the reader to gain sympathy and understand the struggle that a worker may go through to receive very little pay in order to live somewhat comfortably. The reader can understand that worker can be living like this today with nowhere to go being abused by their boss; work long hours with not much pay and still not have a home to go to due to the lack of finances coming in.
On top of that work schedule her husband still expected to come home and do the chores that were expected of someone who did not work. It was very shocking to read that her husband would just leave; whereas most husbands would want to see their wives after working all day. "While they both works full-time, "it was just assumed I did all the cooking, all the cleaning, all the baking, all the clothes shopping. He didn 't even buy his own underwear... Over the years there was a lot of resentment" ' (Collins 27). I wonder how in the world did this man survive?
As seen on page 26, when Myrtle asks Wilson to fetch some chairs so she can plan a night out with Tom, Wilson merely responds with “‘oh sure’...and went toward the office mingling immediately with the cement color of the walls.” To attempt to fix his marriage, that he feels slipping away, he works diligently to raise enough money to move Myrtle west. Wilson even works while sick When Tom asks why he isn’t at his beck and call, Wilson tells Tom, “‘I’m sick’…‘been sick all day.’”( 123) Even though Wilson is sick, he still works hard to achieve his dream of a happy marriage. Later on in the book, Myrtle is killed in a car accident, when she is hit by Gatsby 's car when Daisy was driving. It is presumed by both Tom and
They were getting tired from running from the guards They ended up winning and fixing the teleporter. When they got home Louis asked where they been and Brian said, “in Stewie room”. Peter was confused because he went in there and didn’t see them and told Louis that they wasn’t in there. They looked everywhere in the house and asked neighbors if they saw them leave the house and they said no. When the family saw them they was so relieved and gave them a very very long hug, like they hugged them for an hour it was a very long
Kalia Yang started the story talking about his nephew preference for black trees, not bright trees, showing that all colors of the trees are beautiful not just the bright ones. Then she talks about his husband and when she first saw his husband, she never taught to marry him. Aaron used to hear her given the public speech and one day he sends her an email inviting for breakfast. She accepted for lunch and they met at the Hmong restaurant, but it was just a casual meeting to talk about work. Aaron was not his type of man who she will marry.
After leaving the Moss residency, Richard moved in with his Aunt Addie along with his mother and brother in Chicago. Eventually, Richard obtained a new job and they rented their own apartment and invited their Aunt Cleo. Richard hated the idea of going into a relief station so greatly that he sat hours, fighting hunger and avoiding his mother but then, eventually coming to the conclusion that he
So, how does love and money act as a motivator in the book? What makes the characters in the book motivated? When Gatsby was about to reunite with Daisy, he sent a gardener and a florist to Nick’s house. Gatsby felt like when they met each other again, she would be disappointed to see him, so he wanted to impress her by surprising her with flowers and a nice house. When Gatsby and Daisy first met, “he was a penniless young man” going to the war.