The only reason he does that is because that's the only way he has a chance of getting released from the ward. At a group session Cheswick brings up the cigarettes again and McMurphy doesn't back him up. Cheswick ends up pulled away by the aides and taken to the disturbed ward. “But just as soon as we got to the pool he said he did wish something mighta been done, though, and dove into the water” Pg, 151. That's when Cheswick jams his fingers into the grate at the bottom of the pool and drowns himself.
Tub is a very deep character, and evolves from one who is made fun of to a man with a trustworthy friend. At the beginning of the piece, Tub’s friends, Kenny and Frank, describe Tub as a “beach ball with a hat on”, indicating his short and stout physical appearance. The physical appearance is not all of whom Tub is, but does affect his psyche. Tub is deeply affected by his lack of personal restraint, and feels like he is “never able to just be” himself. The
Ponyboy is the youngest of his family and the youngest of the Greasers. Therefore, he is often not taken seriously by the members of his gang. “They were all as tough as nails and looked it. I had grown up with them, and they accepted me, even though I was younger, because I was Darry and Soda 's kid brother and I kept my mouth shut good.” As we have already seen previously, Ponyboy feels like an outsider not only with the Greasers, but with his family as well. His hobbies are different from his brothers and friends, but it is not the only issue that he has to deal with.
Lennie is not the brightest out there, but George puts up with him and takes him in. George may be rude at times, but deep down he really did care about Lennie. I would say that George was a good friend to Lennie. George would always care for Lennie when they were together. He might have not shown it as often as he should have, but people have their own way of expressing their feelings towards other people.
He life has so far been trying to keep a steady job while caring and looking after Lennie, who easily gets them kicked out of almost every place they go to. “An’ you ain’t gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither,”(Steinbeck 8). George honestly knew he would be better off without Lennie. But because of Lennie’s aunt, he would keep him safe even if a town was after him. Multiple times he has saved Lennie from others who misinterpreted him for a fool or a creep, when really they acted on impulse than understand the situation at
However, Darry’s anger is often misinterpreted for hatred. Unforeseen, in the hospital, “In that second what Soda and Dally had been trying to tell me came through. Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about Soda, and because he cared about Soda, and because he cared he was trying too hard to make something of me” (Hinton 98). Ponyboy understands that Darry harsh “father-figure” on him is only because he cares and wants to keep the family together by further executing substantial sacrifices for his brothers. Furthermore, as Ponyboy’s and Darry’s relationship remedies, Ponyboy continues to reshape his character to become a more resilient and pragmatic
Doug doesn’t have any friends so he pranks people for enjoyment and keeps to himself. Doug most likely gets this attitude from his family, especially his brother, “There was Doug Swieteck’s brother, for one, who was already shaving and had been to three police stations in two states and who once spent a night in jail.”(11). His family has a bad reputation and he is probably just rolling along because a lot of people most likely expect him to be like his family. The middle of the story is when Doug starts to make friends and to not be the bad guy as much. He really starts his friendship with Holling and Danny off, by showing his personality when he is talking about Mickey Mantle (pro baseball player) and he tells them, “He had a batting average of 245 this year,”(79).
George doesn’t really have confidence in Lennie for instance on the ranch, George wouldn’t let Lennie talk because George didn’t want Lennie to miss getting the opportunity. The author describes Lennie personality as a very soft guy, but in reality he is very strong and substantial. “ George….. I ain’t got mine. I musta lost it.
He explains the compassionate side of George, while also demonstrating George’s discontent with taking care of Lennie. George expresses to Lennie that he would be better off if he didn’t have to always look after Lennie and bail him out of trouble. However, when George thinks of the dream the two share of one day owning their own farm, he cannot help forgiving Lennie. The idea of this dream becomes very important in the development of their relationship. Overall, the relationship the two share is a unique one, whereas they both make up for what the other one seems to lack, which gets the two through difficult times presented to them in their
Friendship is the relationship between George and Lennie. The friendship between Georgie and Lennie can be interpreted as brotherhood and the relationship between father and son. Brotherhood is implied because both George and Lennie share a relationship of honesty and love, even though they may not show it. When Lennie gets a little out of line, George gets very irritated and makes it apparent. However, no matter how much Lennie bothers him, George wants to protect Lennie.