The character does not find a revelation or resolution to his internal conflict. Lennie ruins his and George’s plan to move away from the ranch and pursue their dreams, because he kills Curley’s wife and can no longer get away with his mistakes. All three characters experience great disappointment at the end of these
“...She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg. She might have given up on herself because she is not able to do everything she will like. For example, a wooden leg is ugly, uncomfortable, and prevents you from doing certain things. Therefore, the leg is preventing Hulga from being who she really wants to be, that is why she pushes away everything that will make her happy and what define who she really is. The author does not directly mention this in the story, but by the way Hulga acts the reader can conclude that the wooden leg symbolizes her new
The second part of the quote describes how Hester did not know in the moment of her crime that Pearl would be the consequence. She has pretty much ruined her reputation and integrity by doing such a terrible act. Now, Pearl is the only thing sunshine in her life that she can go to and spend time raising. Pearl is the only light in her darkness. Hester’s life is much darker now because she didn’t
4) Mathilde was so self conscious about her appearance that she refused to let any other women see her in modest wraps. She went to such extents to run away in the cold to a shabby cab so nobody see’s her. Her husband most likely worked hard so they could buy that wrap, so it was VERY rude of her. Secondly, on page 3 the text states “ It annoys me not to have a single piece of jewelry, not a single ornament, nothing to put on.” Mathilde is expressing to her husband that she would rather not go the ball at all since she has no
She also struggles with jealousy, due to the feeling that Dee has an easier life. Maggie is a nervous and unstable individual; she is a figure of purity, unstained by selfishness or complex emotional needs. Since she was burned as a child, people are not able to see her generous and sympathetic nature. People look at her scarred and “ugly” appearance and judge her instantly. Mama never had any type of education higher
When Granny realized that she was going to die, it came as a total surprise to her, when she said " So Dear Lord this is my death bed and I wasn't even thinking about it.”(219) people might be wondering what this has to do with her successful life. Well, this shows success because Granny was so happy with her life that she didn't want to die, especially when saying "There is nothing more cruel than this, I'll never forget it.” (220) If Granny hadn't led a successful life she would be miserable instead of seeking to live on. She would have just wanted to die and wouldn't have cared what happened. She just never wanna stop her adventure of success, she is doing well and she could be able carry on her achievement. The more time she lives will help her gain more price in life.
In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing. Eventually, George wouldn’t be able to cover for Lennie’s mistakes. If George just kept on moving with Lennie, sooner or later someone could have found Lennie’s well hidden disability. People knowing about Lennie’s disability could create more pain for Lennie because they may have sterilized or killed him for being unuseful to society. Some may say that George made mistakes too.
When Curley's wife tries to talk to Lennie he refuses to speak to her, and she says “‘Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely’”(Steinbeck 86). Everybody on the ranch sees Curley’s wife as “jail bait” or bad news because she is a woman. Curley is overly protective of his wife, which causes his wife to be lonely because no one will talk to her because she is “bad news”.
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart” (95). In other words, Curley 's wife does not even have to be alive to cause trouble, and her death alone exhibits enough power to create distress. In addition, Candy is implying that Curley’s wife has had the ability to cause trouble all along. For example, George saw that the first time Lennie was introduced to Curley’s wife he immediately fell under her spell, which caused George to continue to warn Lennie about her since her knew what she was capable of.