Holden hates small talk and rejects interaction with others. His dark view of people and the world drives him to isolation. Holden does get lonely in his isolation, but whenever he starts to form connections with people, he pulls away before he can get close. We see this when Holden leaves his school friends and also when he ruins his date with Sally by telling her “You give me a royal pain in the ass, if you want to know the truth” (148). This roots back to the death of his brother and his fear of getting close enough to someone that he is vulnerable to being hurt.
As a result, his relationships with Mattie and Zeena worsen with him being the one getting the full brunt of the negative effects all because of his decision to try and end both his and Mattie’s lives. The plight of Ethan evokes pity in the audience because even with his strength, intelligence, and affinity towards nature, he remains thoroughly unsatisfied in both of his relationships because of him showing genuine care for everyone. Ethan is a tragic hero because Wharton exhibits his fatal flaw of selflessness as the cause for fixating him in tragic circumstances, and making them go downhill, all the while generating sympathy for him. Through his desire to keep everyone away from unnecessary pain, Ethan evolves as a tragic hero by involving himself in situations that make it hard for him to escape such as his relationships. First of all, he chooses to take care of his parents himself which prevents him from pursuing an education and keeps him socially isolated.
The constant nagging of his wife shows that they do not mix well together, however he is still inferior to her, he never gets a say and never get what he wants. Walter Mitty feels that through imagination he could be in a place he could really belong but the thing is, by having these “episodes” it excludes him from belonging in reality which poses the question, is it more important to belong with yourself or with others around you? It is clear that Walter Mitty uses his mind to escape reality where he feels he belongs, but it is also interesting to see how he has given up on trying to belong in reality and accepted the fact that he will be useless as time
In the piece entitled “I Kill for Money” she writes about an exterminator who is often not treated well, which he feels is because “no one wants bugs around, so no one wants [him] around” (Keegan 186). As a result of this obvious ignorance people pay him, the man has moments of melancholy periodically that he attempts to cover up with bad jokes. His unique profession distances him from others, causing mild depression. This state of mind can also be seen in “Reading Aloud” with a different method of coping. Anna, just as the exterminator, is married but still feels a major disconnect from her husband.
Multiple “witnesses” or people who overheard about the robbery and murder are convicted or unreliable they all wanted someone to blame and someone to shorten their time in jail. My last reason is his attitude towards jail and how he is scared. “I still can’t go to the bathroom in front of everyone.” he writes. He is so scared that he can’t use the bathroom in front of those guys. He hates it there, “I can hardly, think about the movie,I hate this pace so much.
Gene is alone in his thoughts as no one supports him, not even his wife. He is ridiculed, harshly judged and discriminated for both his race and his idea of freedom and equality in society during that time frame. Tessie Hutchinson has ideas that no one else in her community agree with and she is sent to her death sentence. In both cases, the main characters are criticized and at many risks for expressing their intellectual freedom; that comes to show that in these short story universes, revealing individual thoughts and actions can lead to unfortunate circumstances and disastrous
I was so excited because I hadn’t seen her in a couple weeks and she was getting her old job back at loves. I packed my stuff from my dad 's and moved to my moms on wednesday september 14th. From then to now i 've been living with my mom and it’s been much better seeing my family again and being able to actually talk to my mom in person not through the
Ackley’s peers alienate him for traits he cannot help, but Ackley embraces these qualities and retreats from society to avoid further rejection. It can be inferred that the society Ackley resides in, his peers at Pencey Prep, rejects him. Ackley just has a an obnoxious personality that makes causes him to be friendless. Even Holden, a rejected recluse himself, has a hard time dealing with Ackley and would prefer he stay in his room rather than come bother him. Holden and Ackley’s other peer’s dislike Robert Ackley and want to disclude him from their lives because of his obnoxious behavior.
Jewel’s personality is often very stoic and brooding, he also tends to stay away from his other family members and this is all due to Addie’s unintentional affect she has on her children. Addie was a very antisocial character and decidedly did not like to keep the company of the family that reminded her of her loveless marriage, so naturally Jewels attitude towards his family is aloof. He takes on the personality and attitude of his mother. Darl even points out Jewels distant behavior when he questions Jewel with, “who was your father, Jewel”, Faulkner is expressing how a mothers favoritism towards their children can make them become distant from the other family members and cause a rift between siblings and other family members alike. It can also be the cause of broken relationships between these children when the mother exhibits inadequate relationships of her own.
With this, Goodman declares that his family were survivors of a terrible experience. This blatantly shows her derision, as Goodman continues to describe the ways in how the family didn’t even behave as survivors. This is shown in Line 36-39 when Goodman describes that Phil’s wife had given up trying to compete for his work and that she already felt that missed him as he was always away from his family - expressing that Phil’s wife barely felt any sorrow for her husband’s death since she knew nothing about him. Furthermore, Goodman labels his children as “dearly beloved” when, in fact, it was the total opposite. Phil was never around for his children, hence they never experienced his love.