This bothered Daisy so much because he would always have an affair causing them to keep moving away. Tom then started to have an affair with Myrtle but would never leave Daisy because he claims she is a Catholic girl and it’s against her religion and because Myrtle is poor. When driving home from the day out in the city with Nick, Daisy, Jordan, and Gatsby when he came upon the accident scene of Myrtle. He quickly ran over to her body and continued to ask what happened. When he was told that Myrtle was killed in a hit and run he became very angry at what happened and began to say “The God Damn coward!
On one hand, Carrie is oppressed by her mother who has strange religious views. Her mother views Carrie as a sin and prevents her to live a normal life. At school, Carrie is humiliated by her peers; they make fun of her because she is old fashioned. At the prom, they humiliate Carrie by showering her with pig's blood. On the other hand, Nor ELshrief whose masters in his work plan to rape his wife and send him to prison.
The book illustrates the day to day life of George and Lennie, ranch workers who are living in the time of the great depression, who have a dream of owning their own ranch one day. Lennie is different than the other men because of his mental disability that doesn’t allow Lennie to understand what others do and say. George, his friend, took the responsibility of taking care of him. Because of his disability, Lennie has accidentally taken the life of Curley’s wife which then leads to the death of Lennie himself, also George and Lennie can’t accomplish their goal of owning a ranch. Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch.
It says, “They sense she’s glaring down at them now, but its too late. They should’ve known better...” This shows the fear the men have after being caught by Nurse Ratched. They are scared by her and fear her actions. Another example of this is on pages 4 and 5, is “She’s going to tear the black bastards limb from limb, she’s so furious. She’s swelling up, swells till her back’s splitting out the white uniform and she’s let her arms section out long enough to wrap around the three of them five, six times.
Of Mice and Men, written by award-winning author John Steinbeck, narrates the story of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who travel together from place to place in search of new job opportunities and a chance to achieve their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land, where they can finally work for themselves. To fulfil their dream, they are given an opportunity to make some well-deserved money by working on a ranch in Soledad, California along with the other ranch hands, who are all trying to make a living for themselves. Life is especially hard for them because the plot takes place during America 's Great Depression, which lasted from the Stock Market Crash of October 1929 until 12 years later when World War II began. But even in America, the land of the free, the land of freedom, the land of opportunity, George and Lennie’s struggle for their little piece of the American dream is frequently emphasised as impossible and unrealistic. Their chances of achieving the dream is lowered dramatically by the problems they run into in Weed.
In the play Fences, August Wilson follows the struggle of a family that deals with injustice and racial segregation that creates a hardship that leads to a personal lack of self-esteem and uncontrollable circumstances. Troy, forced his family to deal with his struggles of past life experience. Troy was a hardworking man who did his best to provide for his family. Rose explained this to Cory, "Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't...and everything he was...he meant to do more good than he meant harm" (1985). The initial situation is the life of a garbageman worker.
While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife. Curley’s wife’s dream was to be in all the movies and to be rich. Crooks, the only black man working on the farm, had a very simple dream; he did not want to be excluded because of his race, he wanted to be equal to others. However, if the woman nor the black could not receive their dream, what gives Lennie the thought that he could. Steinbeck crafts Lennie’s character, a mentally handicapped man, as an archetype that represents all handicapped and shows how they are excluded from achieving the American Dream.
The trial pits the evidence of the white Ewell family against Tom 's evidence. According to the Ewells, Mayella asked Tom to do some work for her while her father was out, and Tom came into their house and forcibly beat and raped Mayella until her father appeared and scared him away. Tom 's version is that Mayella invited him inside, then threw her arms around him and began to kiss him. Tom tried to push her away. When Bob Ewell arrived, he flew into a rage and beat her, while Tom ran away in fright.
Lennie is a loveable dope character in every sense of the word; he lacks the intelligence to fend for himself and very heavily depends on George. His behavior and attitude toward life directly mimic that of a child 's. George is constantly conflicted in his opinion of Lennie, on one hand, he understands Lennie’s disabilities and cares for him like a brother. However, Lennie’s tendency to get in trouble is a huge burden on George. The relationship between the two reaches a boiling point after Lennie inadvertently kills the wife of the boss’s son, Curley, in the farm they had worked in for a few weeks.
It says that when it came to his things everything that could go wrong did. He even began to lose acres of land until he had a little patch but even then, it was the worst farm in the town. Rip would lose acres of land but he still lived comfortably because he would have “whistled life away, in perfect contentment” (473). This proves my point that Rip Van Winkle lives comfortably and doesn’t stress too much even though others would think otherwise. Rips’ wife was “continually dinning in his ears about his idleness, his carelessness, and the ruin he was bringing on his family” (473).