She has no respect for her husband and doesn’t show any concern for him. It is further proof that they do not have a true relationship. However, it goes both ways as Curley doesn’t trust his wife at all. He automatically assumes that she is making romantic advances on Slim when he can’t find her around the ranch (pg 54, p6). Without even thinking twice about it, Curley believes the worst of his wife and that she has no devotion at all.
When Travis Parker faces the choice of turning off his wife’s life support, I am reminded of two interviews I conducted where the interviewees had to turn off the life support of a child. (Beckford, Avil)” It was good that she put a recommendation to readers but she did not go into detail. In some cases, it is good to keep it sweet and short but hers was way too short for me honestly. Many people come to find what Beckford thinks about the book and having it short doesn’t really help. It was nice to have a summary of the book, but I think she sort of went a little overboard on the summary though.
Montag feels so terribly sad and feels that books might help and Mildred is appalled by this. They think completely different on this subject showing the contrast between the two. Finally, when Montag shows up at his house when on a the job with Beatty he asks “was it my wife turned in the alarm?” (Bradbury 62). Beatty tells him that this is true showing how differently this couple thinks. If Mildred can turn in her husband for books, she does not get how he thinks at all showing their vast differences.
When the narrator got better, he left the house. Mary told the narrator to come back, if he needed a place to rent. He later rents out a room in Mary’s house, since he cannot return to the Men’s House. One day, when the narrator was walking down the street while eating yam, he noticed an eviction of two old couples. The narrator felt sorry for the couples so he became angry, which made him give a speech.
The narrator shows no empathy for Robert’s devastating loss; instead he chooses to focus on physical factors of Robert’s marriage to Buelah. He is too preoccupied with the idea that she was perfectly content with Robert never seeing her physical appearance as well as with the fact that she was a woman of color. Robert’s metaphorical blindness is shown here through his inability to empathize with Robert on his life, marriage, and loss. Instead all he could do was pity his life and accept the fact that it “was beyond [his] understanding”
Valencia, who epitomizes the average housewife, also represents the unexpressed discontentment of many married couples. She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
Compassion? Or does she simply want to get rid of her shop of his troublesome presence? It is hard to compare whether people feel deep sympathy for another individual or it is just to avoid complains but in the author’s story she adds the word “moody” French woman which gives the owner an appearance of unpredictable changes of mood that she might have done it for having sympathetic consciousness. For personal experience, I have witness the same situation at my job in Jack in the Box. There is always a homeless man who gets in the store to protect himself from the hot weather.
After she begins to make connections with how other people write because again making connections is a crucial part to close reading. She speaks about how the author could have used a first name, last name, an Mrs. That he had a lot of different choices he could of made but decided to merely “reducing her to her role in the family as does the fact that her daughter in law is never called anything but the children’s mother.” (356). Prose then generates another idea from reading the first sentence which is the fact that “the first sentence is a refusal which in very simplicity, emphasizes the force with which the old woman is digging in her
Considering all the factors, as to why she would have wanted to stay, and just what made it so special. Didion causes the reader to stop and think about a place, that they would never have given a second thought. After Barry achieves a date, and is remembering the motions he says, “So it was definitely … in my arm”(52). Barry brings his column to a close by using a metaphor that compares his experience to that of a real estate closing. He also uses a hyperbole to emphasize the lasting impression that the night had on his arm.
Such behavior can be also viewed as a sort of alienation, when people try to ignore the individual who refused to socialize with them. In addition, Emily also undergoes alienation by limiting her communication and living separately in the detached house “which no one save an old man-servant – a combined gardener and cook – had seen in at least ten years” (Faulkner 95). To conclude, a short story by William Faulkner presents a variety of tropes to the reader including surrealistic atmosphere of casual reality and necrophilian love with a dead corpse and ironic attitude of people towards the personality of Emily and her relationships with Homer