In the book “If You Come Softly”, by Jacqueline Woodson, both Ellie and Jeremiah seem to harbor resentment and a certain degree of mistrust towards one of their parents. One reason is in chapter 9+10. In chapter 9+10 Ellie and Jeremiah both show a lack of confidence to their parents. On page 94 of chapter 9, Elie’s dad says “So tell me about this boy Marion says you met at Percy”. Ellie seems to get upset when her dad commented: “about this boy”.
His response demonstrates the societal belief that when losing someone close to you, you should experience grief. However, his panic and sadness contrast with Meursault’s calm demeanor when discussing his mother’s departure to the home with the funeral director. Camus describes the interaction saying, “Then he asked if the parting hadn’t caused me distress. I explained that neither Mother nor I expected much of one another—or, for that matter, of anybody else; so both of us had got used to the new conditions easily enough.” (Camus 88).
They’ve been living over that garage for eleven years, And Tom’s the first sweetie she ever had”. Even if Myrtle and Gatsby becomes rich they can’t possibly have the taste that the “old money” people has, the fact that they are coming from the lower class means that no matter how they try,
Can’t erase what written in ink. Caitlin and her dad are struggling with coping over the loss of son and brother Devon in the novel “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine. The family that just keeps shrinking is being constantly reminded of Devon. The family is being forced to watch all of the news reports on the school shooter that took Devons life. For Caitlin that is what she strives for but for her dad it is his worst fear.
This may be because he learns that it isn’t right to take your anger out on those you love. Lockie decides to ring Vickie as a result of his curiosity regarding the current status of their relationship. After some off-topic chatting, Vickie quickly got to the point saying ‘Forget it, Lockie’ (Winton 1990:127) then, ‘Us. Forget it. It’s over’ (Winton 1990:127) and to top it off, ‘I am finished with you.
I think this foreshadowed that something was a little bit weird because he was embarrassed when she asked that. Now on page 105, Mr. Steward said a lot of little words to try to persuade Mrs. Lewis, he said things like, “Are you sure you wouldn 't care to think about it for a day or so?” and, “I’ll leave my card.” (Matheson 105) This is how I think Mr. steward foreshadowed the ending.
During his thirty days, Spurlock starts feeling ill. He decides to call his mom, and she tells him how she feels about his experiment. It makes the audience feel pity for him and his mother. Also the music that he uses during those specific scenes. As this generation calls it, it gets people in their feels.
Later at his grandparents, Conrad in the newspaper, “nineteen-year-old Skokie girl...dead in her car early Saturday morning”(Guest 210). Conrad thought that Karen was in recovery for her depression. This sent Conrad into a spiral of despair and he didn’t know how to handle it. This loss added Buck’s loss was way too much for Conrad to handle. He was barely managing to handle it with Buck and now it proved too much.
However, his entire perspective changed when one day he caught his mother embracing an elderly Droughtlander within the Key walls, to which he became immensely concerned at his mother catching an illness by being close proximity to one of them. His mother assured him that she would stay healthy, and revealed a tome to Eli. At first he did not understand what the tome’s importance was, but as he read on he found a terrifying fact: “The [Keys] was responsible for the death of ninety-two percent of the world’s population. If all of this was really true, giving up the Keylanders as his people just got easier” (Mac 30). The tome revealed that the Keys cloudseeded their way into power, by stealing any rainclouds using cloudseeders to direct clouds to rain on the Keys, and leave no rain left for anywhere else, making the areas between the Keys parched and thus become the Droughtland.
Despite the time limits and anger, Edelman admits that this is not a common domestic issue (188). It is clear that she is mad at her husband (John) and Edelman acknowledges that none of them is right or wrong (189). That is according to Edelman’s point of
“This says you got 98 out of 200,” his mom quietly said. You could tell it killed her to tell him. “So I failed, and can’t get into a college?” he said fighting back his tears. He looked up to try to stop the tears from flowing, but it didn’t work.
2. Summary: Meursault, a shipping clerk living in Algiers, receives news of his mother's death. After hearing about the death of his mother, he travels to the nursing home that that he put her in after no longer being able to financially provide for the both of them. Unlike the traditional response to death by grieving for the deceased, Meursault continues on with his daily tasks as if his mother had never died. During a trip with Raymond and Marie, Meursault shoots the Arab, the brother of the mistress that cheated on Raymond, and is imprisoned.
The battle for existence is what drives Meursault to connect more to the physical world. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, there’s a young, detached man named Meursault living in French Algiers. At the beginning of the novel, Meursault receives a telegram, which informs him of his mother’s death. He acts calm during and after the funeral and frolics around with his girlfriend, Marie. While on the beach with his friends, they are suddenly confronted by Arabs and get into a fight.
Morality is the cornerstone of any society and can have a major role on how well that society develops and is run. Laws are based on these basic principles of right and wrong and they are what dictate the punishment for breaking these principles of right and wrong. The problem with this system is that it does not always work, especially when an individual has a flaw in their character. This predicament can be seen in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Candide by Voltaire, and The Stranger by Albert Camus.