2. “You coward.” - Hans Junior has no pride in being the son of Hans. He despises his father, therefore he doesn’t keep in contact with him. When the two of them to come into contact, old tensions rise up and cause them to argue. Their relationship is broken into tiny pieces because of their different ideologies.
Most of the times that he wants to speak to his son peacefully something that Artie does has to bother him because during the Holocaust he had to be conservative with everything he used.One example that Artin and Vladkek’s relationship is bad because of the communication that they have because they have not been together and talked to each other in 2 years.With Mala, it’s even worse,he doesn’t support her and she doesen’t support him because they never communicate and more importantly they don’t have a meaningful relationship with her. Another factor is that Vladkek’s meaningful relationships were affected by the Holocaust is that Vladkek knows that there is no such thing as friends. He doesn’t have a strong and meaningful relationship with Artie because he never had a stable relationship with him. Int the flashback on the beginning of the book Vladkek say “Friends? There’s no such thing as Friends”,This means that Vladkek will never have meaningful relationships because he doesn’t believe in friends which is the most important factor of creating meaningful
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.
Dimmesdale’s scarlet letter is a permanent scar that causes a strong pain, but nobody is able to see his redemption because it is always hidden. Saying “God is merciful” cannot bring Dimmesdale peace because he knows that he does not deserve God’s forgiveness as a coward who has failed to confess his mistakes. Once Dimmesdale’s sin is covered by his hand, he has stepped into the endless circle of hiding and regretting. The scarlet letter’s changeable nature reflects the life of Hester, who is able to repent her sin in a positive way and eventually gains her right to return to a normal life. However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true.
The pueblo’s chief wouldn’t let John participate in their traditions, he says “‘But they wouldn 't let me. They disliked me for my complexion. It 's always been like that. Always.’ Tears stood in the young man 's eyes; he was ashamed and turned away” (Huxley 117). John desperately wants to fit in and feel included, but his appearance and roots won’t let him make part of the community.
Mr. Van Daan is being very cruel. Mr. Frank has provided him with shelter, food, and a place to sleep, but Mr. Van Daan won’t even go make sure he is safe. He’s acting like Mr. Frank has done nothing for him. Instead of rushing out to go make sure Mr. Frank was okay, he yelled at Anne to be quiet so she couldn’t remind him of how ungrateful he was being. Here is an example of when you really wonder if people are good deep down.
Clean forgot I told him to jump in. Well, I aint done nothing like that no more” (Steinbeck 44). Even George is remorseful for what he has done in the past he still continues to demean Lennie. Which (due to his childlike demeanor) Lennie does not notice when he is being made fun
When being told that men go through that they take to take it as a joke and ignore it instead of helping them. Men are often abused by their partners or girlfriend but they don’t tend to speak about it because they are either not aware of it or they just don’t know how to talk about
Teiresias does not want to speak to Oedipus about his past and future to be. As the King and blind man speak they steadily become more and more heated between one another. Oedipus, uses the most derogatory and repulsive insults to try and anger Teiresias into revealing the past to him. After being broken down by Oedipus, Teiresias still does not wish to capitulate the fate of Oedipus in hopes that one would be able to live on with his life in peace. By holding the fate of Oedipus to himself, Teiresias can be seen sacrificing personal pride in hopes that one can stay joyful and