To add, Crooks mentions that he has learned over time that “‘If [he] say something, why it’s just a nigger sayin’ it’”(Steinbeck 70). Racism creates an image in Crooks’ head that anything he says is worthless, so he does not say much. His sense of worthlessness leads to a lack of passion for anything in his life because racism makes him believe he will never do anything beyond being a slave on a ranch. In summary, Steinbeck demonstrates the consequences racism has through Crooks’ character and his feelings of worthlessness and loneliness, created by the ideals of racism and segregation. In conclusion, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck furthers Steinbeck’s speech by illustrating how dreams can be crushed, as well as people feeling lonely and worthless when they are discriminated against, whether it be racism or sexism.
That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
They also stop along the way to speak with other patients Farmer has been concerned about. Kidder has been trying for awhile to ask Farmer about John, has been unable to couch it in just the right way, but finally asks on this day. After a typical long winder Farmer explanation he says he feels pressured to give all the time, and sums it up as a “long defeat.”. They all come to Alcante’s home, Farmer see the boy’s impoverished hut with its old banana bark and rag roof. Framer just knows, with his all know Paul Farmer ways that money will help this family and stop the cycle of TB that is probably killing in the 10 people who live there.
After her father’s death she went out very little; after her sweet heart went away, people hardly saw her at all. A few of the ladies had temerity to call but were not received, and the only sign of life about the place was the Negro man—a young man then—going in and out with a market basket. (Faulkner 2.1) Emily is isolated, her father throughout the course of her life isolated her from all men and Homer Barron’s death completely isolated her from everyone, this is what her father wanted, Emily to be
Although Samuel Parris was sought out to be a respected reverend, his personal and physical actions make him an ugly selfish man. Samuel Parris shows that he is not an honest man throughout the play. Samuel Parris states early on that he didn’t see the girls dancing in the forest in court, while he constantly says to Abigail that he saw her, this is ironic because Parris gets defensive of others apparent lies. “Excelecy, you surely cannot think to let so vile a lie be spread in open court.” (72). It also appears that he cares more for his reputation in the town more than the well being of his own daughter.
“His spirit, he feared, had been blasted away so that he had become lonesome and estranged from all around him as a sad old heron standing pointless watch in the mudflats of a pond lacking frogs.” (22) Inman had grown up with Christian views but the war had a negative effect on his faith, leaving him questioning God. Inman had originally blamed human nature for the war and other tragedies going on in the world, however, when he talks to the blind man and discovers he was born blind, he doesn’t know who to blame. Inman undergoes the complicated process of finding himself when he is lost. There had been times when Inman thought he’d be better off alone forever. However, his encounters with people like Veasey, had set him on a more positive spiritual path because he felt better when he saved the pregnant girl’s life.
Okonkwo’s fear didn’t happen by himself, it happened because of his father. Okonkwo disliked his father and wished not to be like his because of his ways. Okonkwo’s father Unoka was a weak and lazy man who never repaid his debts. Okonkwo grew to hate and fear the weakness that his father showed. Okonkwo strives to be a better person than Unoka ever was or would be.
In Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle,” the main character Rip Van Winkle is spending his days merrily ignorant of any real work and issues. He tends to the needs of the children and wives of his village instead of his own family as he seemed to have “...an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor” (pg. 620). This carefree attitude caused problems with his marriage, and his wife, Dame Van Winkle, would often chastise him or kick him out of the house. It is with these thoughts that Rip begins to make his way home early one night, only to be stopped by a “short, square built fellow” (pg.
“Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak” (Achebe 61). His culture expects all men to never show weakness, therefore negatively influencing Okonkwo. Okonkwo uses what his culture taught him throughout the book, even when the white settlers appear. He is disappointed when he realizes that his clan no longer wants to fight the men out of their clan, and rather leave them be.
Unoka was a very unsuccessful man who brought his misfortune upon himself by spending the majority of his time drinking and relaxing rather than working just as the other villagers did. "Unoka, the grown-up, was failure. He was poor, and his wife and children had barely enough to eat. People laughed at him because he was a loafer, and they swore never to lend him money because he never paid back." (Achebe, 4).