His wife Mae makes the decision to send their kids to her sister and parents so they have a warm place to live until they can pay the bills. Jim eventually gets the money and pays that same day because he can’t live without his kids because he promised he would never send his son away.
“America was give-and-take. You gave up a lot but you gained a lot, too,” the uncle claims. When Akunna pushes him away after he grabs her, the uncle attempts to rationalize the sexual assault by reminding her of the “give-and-take” of America, claiming that “smart women did it all the time” in order to secure high-paying jobs. He does not explain what “it” is that smart women “do,” but his actions clearly indicate that he expects sexual favors from Akunna in exchange for housing. Despite American values of white supremacy that oppress him, such as the racist neighbors who suspect he eats the neighborhood squirrels, the uncle takes advantage of his relative gendered power over Akunna.
Amanda, who is obsessed with trying to find a suitor for her daughter, encourages her son Tom to set his sister Laura up with a colleague from work. The get-together that took place at the house of Amanda and her children left Laura surprised after realizing her date was someone she had a crush on in high school who was now engaged to another woman. Amanda who also controls Tom, tells him to secure his job at the shoe warehouse, even though he hates the job. Williams writes, “What right have you got to jeopardize your job? Jeopardize the security of us all?
She says she is not one of these most girls, she is independent, because she has a job, job, she pays her own rent. Hence she doesn’t have narrow purposes and expect those things from a man. “Couldn't be more fly, getting paid was everything But I'm not every girl and I don't need that world to validate me Cuz shorty's got a job, shorty's got a car, shorty can pay her own rent Don't wanna dance if it is not in my heart”
Getting Doodle to walk is something Doodle should want and not brother. The time Doodle had walked his first steps brother cried too, but he cried because he was untruthful. It was something he wanted and not Doodle. This brings me to the last point.
Since there were so many “young men her father had driven away,” it can be inferred that Emily’s father was a very unwelcoming man who did not believe any male was good enough to meet the Grierson standards (Faulkner 55). As stated by Victor Strandberg, “driving away her suitors so as to keep her housekeeping services for himself, Emily 's father has ruined her chances for a normal life” (par. 3). After the death of Mr. Grierson, all that Emily had left was herself and the house because of the seclusion her father created. However, she could have willingly escaped this confinement because her father was no longer there to set rules for her. Instead, she “went out very little” (Faulkner 53).
Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know. What prompted Doodle’s brother to help him was embarrassment which over came all of his feelings. Being different was hard for Doodle but at times it was harder for his brother to put up with because, as the narrator states, “Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did. ”(Hurts 159). Unfortunately Doodle was told he would never live and because of that he was never taught anything as a child.
Brother was so ashamed of who his brother might have been, that he went to extremes to make him normal. That would have been fine, but he did not help Doodle out of the goodness of his own heart, he taught him things because he felt that he would be spending too much time with him and Brother feared that he would spend the rest of his whole life trying to take care of his disabled little
This, in turn, caused Troy 's mother to abandon him, leaving him without love from a parent or anyone to show him the correct way to treat females, a sin that affects his relationship with Rose as an adult. His father 's treatment of Troy made Troy believe there was more to his suffering than what was humanly possible "The gal jumped and run off...and when my daddy turned to face me, I could see why the devil had never come to get him...cause he was the devil himself"(Wilson 52).This metaphor used by Troy, adds a certain weight to the gravity of his situation as a teen. His father wasn 't just cruel but was the devil, a symbol of pure hate and all evil.
The sales become more difficult because no one takes Willy seriously, instead they mock and laugh at him, and it also doesn’t help that his mind wanders off at the worst of time, like when he is driving. That almost caused him to drive into a kid, causing Willy to fill bad. Then there is Biff, the eldest son. Unlike his younger brother Happy, Biff wants nothing to do with his father after learning about Willy’s affair in their trip to Boston. Although both sons are like Willy in deceiving reality to their favor, Biff accepts the life they’ve been living isn’t real, unlike Happy who thrives like his father in his younger years and uses women.
Although Meyer Wolfsheim, the owl-eyed man, and Henry Gatz are minor characters in the novel The Great Gatsby, nevertheless they reveal Gatsby's involvement in crime, the deception of Gatsby’s life, and his past, because F. Scott Fitzgerald wants to show how minor characters can help the reader understand aspects of Jay Gatsby's life in greater detail. Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby's life is mentioned in mysterious ways, however, as the readers are introduced to minor characters it is easier to understand more about him. The character Meyer Wolfsheim aids in the understanding of Gatsby’s criminal life and ambitions. After Wolfsheim is informed of Gatsby’s death, he responded to Nick’s invitation to the funeral, “I cannot come down now as I am tied up in some very important business and cannot get mixed up in this thing now.