Loneliness affects many people in a deep psychological way that follows them through their lives. This is no different with many characters in George Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, which takes place in 1937, following two migrant workers, named George and Lennie, as they interact with people working on a ranch in Soledad, California. Loneliness is one of the most important themes in Of Mice and Men, as seen in the characters of Curley's’ wife, Candy, and Crooks. Curley, the son of the ranch owner, has a wife that tends to anger the ranch workers by always popping into the bunkhouse and flirting with them. It isn’t until chapter five that Curley’s wife’s loneliness is actually expressed through her words to Lennie.
He keeps repeating "she's purty. "(Steinbeck 32) Curley's wife knows her beauty is her power over the man, and she uses it to flirt with the ranch hands and make her husband jealous. She is always alone on the ranch, and her husband has seen to it no friends and no one can will talk to her without fearing a
Not only is Young Goodman Brown betraying his own loved ones and beliefs but the ones he cares for are disregarding him right back. This plot is quite frankly like a train of dominos; one does bad, the same receives bad. Each example of betrayal helps move along and set up yet another example. Hawthorne gives his readers a harsh reality of betrayal in all types of relationships and the penalties that come with it. The message behind this story may be hard to discover but it needs to be widely
Minnie’s quilt, the dead bird and its cage, and the kitchen show that living in a man’s world is not easy. In the end, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale recognize that they too have experienced the same loneliness and mistreatment that led Mrs. Wright to murder her husband. The men don't value the women in this story and they don't see them as being very intelligent either. It is for this reason “A jury of her peers” is created. Peers being the women themselves as they stand up, united against the subjugation they have all experienced.
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.
When Okonkwo got angry he would use his fists. He was known for having a temper and getting angry. It was so bad that even his children were scared of him. This quote shows that he can be unsympathetic towards his wives and children because instead of listening to them he chose to act out. They feel as if they have to be very careful of what they say because there might be a chance that he will hurt them.
People 's anger drives them to do many things, but it will never be enough until a person lets it go. For example, prosperous sends his spirits to torment Caliban by "pinching, biting" and giving him "cramps". This illustrates how a person abuses or hurts someone else because of their anger or hatred. In the everyday world, people do things through, anger that they wish they would not have. In addition to the abuse of prisoners, people give unusual punishments.
Especially when Willy becomes violent when things do not go his way. This is shown when Biff says to his mother “Because I know he’s a fake and he doesn’t like anybody around who knows!”(Act 1). Although tragedies with Shakespeare usually involves violence and murder. Miller follows this formula differently. The idea of not using physical violence to kill someone, but to kill someone with emotional violence as Willy does towards Biff is also a tremendous loss in the play.
Novel Response Reading 1. Explain a character's problem and then offer your character advice on how to solve his/her problem. Mayella Ewell has a big problem, to say the least. She’s abused by her drunken hate-filled father, lonely and unhappy. Although her shameful indictment of Tom Robinson is unacceptable, she also is a victim of abuse, and she still needs help.