The men on the ranch travel by themselves and have no real connections to each other. Curley's wife spends her days wandering around the ranch, hoping someone will be open to having a conversation with. Crooks is completely isolate and has to live in a small room next to the barn because he has a different skin tone compared to all the ranch workers. Lastly, Candy feels lonely and isolated since he is separated from the other men after losing his hand and losing his dog. I think one of the morals of the story is that everyone needs someone to talk to in order to survive.
None of them get what they want. Curley’s wife ends up dead and Candy and Crooks end up with nowhere to go but back to the ranch and a life where they are hated and shunned. All because of something they cannot control, their gender, their age, and their race. Everyone deserves an equal chance at their dream, but that is not how life works. Both now and in the 1930’s, the minories face challenges that others do not.
Love Over Lust Anyone can start a relationship, but maintaining a healthy one does not happen as easy. People grow apart, people change, or they simply lose touch. This is not true with George and Lennie, the two men in John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men.’ In the novel, the close friends find a job together and work as hard as they can to reach their goal of a house of their own. This is the only thing that gives George, the smaller one of the duo, hope. George makes an enemy of Curley, the ranch owner’s son, but continues to work there to obtain their dream until an unfortunate mishap happens with Curley’s wife and Lennie.
She is married to Johnny Foote, Hilly’s ex, who Hilly is obviously still not over with. Celia is new in town and she desperately tries to break free from her outcast status among other white women, but gets repeatedly rejected thanks to Hilly’s influence. Celia grew up in extreme poverty and has no experience in cooking or housekeeping. Moreover, she has been tormented by series of miscarriages. Her inability to have children and lack of domestic skills lead Celia to believe that she is not a good enough wife for Johnny, and he will eventually abandon her.
Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
Thus, the writer used colors to compare Rachel’s past to her present. Dark green is usually associated with jealousy and during their marriage, Tom cheated on her. That ignited jealousy in Rachel, who was not receiving the love she wanted from him. Rachel felt a sense of resentment, also represented by dark green, as her husband wasn’t satisfied with what she had provided him with, pure love. On the other hand, black represent mystery, emptiness and secrecy.
The story of “Rip Van Winkle”, by Washington Irving, is of a quite unconcerned man whom takes a lengthy nap. Rip lives an ordinary life and busies himself with mundane activities, such as fishing all day with no bites and doing odd jobs for his neighbors. One day, he wonders into the Catskill Mountains to go hunting, falls asleep on a knoll, and does not awake for twenty years. Rip’s epic nap is a metaphor for political apathy and passivity in public and personal life. He awakes to a completely new world, which has undergone tumultuous changes, including that of his wife’s death.
But at the end of the novel, we see that he is a kind man that has been shut up his entire life and doesn’t like being in the spotlight (both literally and metaphorically). Furthermore, many people in Maycomb are extremely classist and believe that anyone that is below them shouldn’t be seen with the common folk. Aunt Alexandra is a character that shows this; “She had said Indeed Not, but this time she would give her reasons: ‘But I want to play with Walter, Aunty, why can’t I?’ She took off her glasses and stared at me. ‘I’ll tell you why,’ she said. ‘Because—he—is¬—trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Mom is constantly portrayed as an antagonist for the most part of the novel because Oskar feels betrayed by how Mom can laugh with Ron. At the point of the grief steps he is in when his hatred towards Mom reaches pinnacle, Oskar is deeply consumed with guilt because he hid the voicemails from Dad. After lying about the messages from Dad right