Get to know the person as who they really are before you start to judge. In To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, many characters have some very misleading appearances. One side of the book is about Boo Radley living near Atticus. They assume he is a very bad, scary person because he never comes out of the house. From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time.
Mr. DeWine has struggled his whole life to find its meaning which could be due to his father hitting him from a child. Ms. Petty is sleeping with a married man and has no respect for herself therefor she isn’t getting any from other people. Tango and Whiskey are young boys in high school that have felt so slighted by society they feel the need to kill. Ironically, each character is different but yet searching for the same thing in life.
Without his parents care and attention, Dally ends up in jail at the age of ten, while Johnny gets beat up by his father, yelled at by his mother, or completely ignored altogether. He tells Ponyboy ““I walk in that house, and nobody says anything. I walk out, and nobody says anything. I stay away all night, and nobody notices.””(51) Although Johnny knows his parents don’t care, he still asks Dally if they asked about him when he and Ponyboy ran
Edgar’s character towards his wife becomes barbaric because he forces her to have sex with him and emotionally blackmails her until she gives in to his sexual desires. Towards the end of the story Edgar sees the emptiness in his wife’s one good eye and realizes that she has been this way for a long time. But, instead of consoling her, he gets up and leaves her in bed alone. By doing this, it shows the lack of communication between them, and further exemplifies his barbaric character. This mannerism is also demonstrated after Edgar finds his wife’s lover’s letters in their closet.
J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye troubled character Holden Caulfield goes against “culture of conformity” social standards. Holden Caulfield represents a growing discontent with 1950 America’s “culture of conformity” because he is rejecting going to a good school, seeing girls only for marriage, and not wanting to fit in. First, most Americans want to go to an ivy league school, but Holden Caulfield rejects going to an Ivy league. In chapter twelve of The Catcher in the Rye, Caulfield is at a nightclub called Ernie’s where he makes a lot of observations and overhears some conversations.
Griffin starts off in the town of Iping where he mysteriously shows up at an inn and rents a room for several nights. During his stay the people that meet him are very perplexed by his bandages and his disrespect towards people. Eventually, the people of Iping find out that he’s actually an invisible man. Once the word spreads throughout the town, Griffin decided that he needed to rob the place he was staying at and leave. After escaping the angry people of Iping, Griffin meets another homeless man named Mr. Thomas Marvel, and Griffin thinks he can use Mr. Marvel to his advantage for his plan.
In the play, it shows Willy is soft and insecure not just a crazy man. Biff, Willy’s son had caught his father cheating on his mother and that made him feel angry at his father. Willy did not know how his son felt; Willy says [directly to Biff] “what’re you doing? What’re you doing?” Biff says [crying, broken] “will you let me go, for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?...to bed” Willy says “Isn’t that isn’t that remarkable?
The effect of this ordeal seems to have taken a toll on Hogarth since he does not talk about it in his plates. Change here is seen when his character, Tom, finds himself in a similar situation. This happens after he loses his new fortune after his affair with the rich woman’s house cleaner is discovered. Tom goes to plead for help in the gambling club where he found himself in problems as the club caught fire. He is taken to the same prison that Hogarth father was detained.
Following his second call with his mother, Hally becomes emotionally unstable, venting out his frustrations on his servants. When Sam finally snaps and retaliates after Hally’s racist joke, Hally reveals his true feelings towards his father. After Sam recalls a memory in which he carried Hally’s drunk father back home with little Hally by his side, Hally finally admits, “I love him” (58). Hally’s hatred towards his father is not genuine, but derives from shame. Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants.
One example of this is the piggy bank incident. The children are saving to move to New York and are betrayed by the man who has betrayed them the most in their lives, their father. He breaks into their piggy bank and steals the money to pay for booze for himself. He denies the fact that it ever happens and once again, lets his kids down. Another example is the incident at the bar.