The Sheriff reported back to Andy and Arnold's father stating that he was too reasonable of a boy, making not feel anything (Berriault 390). Throughout the day Arnold was continued to be ignored and shamed by not only his parents but other family and friends as well instead of being comforted (Berriault 392). Berriault writes that at dinner Arnold's mother could not even look at him (391). Arnold's parents are not understanding that Arnold is just a boy who does not know what to think in a time like this, so they make him an outcast, leaving him in the turbulent waters of his own
The importance of the title “Shiloh”, the short story by Bobbie Ann Mason, signals the story is all about Norma Jean and Leroy’s marriage falling apart after Leroy had an accident on his rig. Although he is almost fully recovered now, he is afraid to drive the rig again. That means that he is no longer the head of the household, and he begins to lose his identity as the provider. Truck drivers work long days and are normally always on the road only coming home for short periods of time. I think Leroy was just hardly ever home.
Twain shows Huck’s father, whose name is Pap as a rebel, drunk, and an outsider. When pap appeared at the beginning of the novel he made Huck’s life complicated and lead him to suffer a lot. Twain compares both Jim and Pap as fathers. He shows how much Jim loves his little daughter. He once whacks his daughter for not obeying his words, but afterward he burst out crying with remorse, and the felling of guilt.
In Death of a Salesman, after many years of struggling to pay for all the bills, Willy decides to commit suicide because he wanted the insurance money to be given to Biff, his son but at his funeral, the readers find out: "I made the last payment on the house today.Today, dear. And there'll be nobody home." (Miller 112) Willy’s suicide was an attempt to do his family a favor by getting them money, but after so many years of working as a salesman trying to make enough money to support his family, his work finally paid off. However, Willy won’t get to enjoy his accomplishment which makes the readers feel aggravated and discouraged. This is said because Willy has worked at the same business place for so many years and has went on so many business trips to earn the money but as soon as he commits suicide to get his family money from the insurance, the bills on the house were done being
He started off the school year badly, “I grew silent and reserved as the nature of the world in which I lived became plain and undeniable; the bleakness of the future affected my will to study” (Wright 164). This means that after going through a difficult summer, filled with the continuous search for jobs, abuse, and hate crimes, it starting to take a toll on Richard’s health mentally. It is almost like he is suffering depression because he seeing the world in a sadder view than before. Also, he is disenchanted with things he once loved, for example, school. In conclusion, because of Richard’s troublesome summer, he is slipping into a major
In conclusion Sammy views the A&P store in a rather negative way, and when you look at something in negative way it’s almost impossible to find anything positive about it. When looking at Sammy’s perspective the relationship of his parents and Lengel is what was holding him back from quitting. But because of the conflict that Lengel had with the young girls Sammy now has an excuse to tell his parents on why he quit his horrid job. Sammy took full opportunity of it and never looked
Mom is constantly portrayed as an antagonist for the most part of the novel because Oskar feels betrayed by how Mom can laugh with Ron. At the point of the grief steps he is in when his hatred towards Mom reaches pinnacle, Oskar is deeply consumed with guilt because he hid the voicemails from Dad. After lying about the messages from Dad right
In my opinion, it seems throughout the story that Hooper is seldom joyous or happy, and he is always miserable and sorrowful. It is first shown when Elizabeth, his soon to be wife, threatens to abandon Hooper and their marriage if he does not remove the dark, black veil. He practically begged her to stay, but she ultimately refused because he did not remove the veil. Also, going back to the children, it is obvious that Hooper is devastated when he cannot even watch the children romp around. Likewise, Hooper can also not have ordinary conservations with people throughout the town.
Amir’s guilt in The Kite Runner is constantly discussed throughout the novel from beginning to end about how he did not stand up for Hassan in the time where he needed him most. In the novel, Amir says, “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini, 1), describing how he has been feeling guilty and full of regret for over twenty years, leaving him to feel personally confined from that guilt. The Guardian's review of the novel also states, “In fact, from Kabul to California, where he and Baba make their home in the 1980s after an arduous escape from Afghanistan, Amir is never free from the burden of his sin.
This decimated Laila’s vision of becoming well educated and employed. Her father was no longer with her to help motivate her to keep striving for the best, which crushed Laila. Even Rasheed has lost someone is his life, his first son. “You heard how his son died?” “He drowned didn’t he?” “...he was crying drunk that day” (Page 227-228). This, although never brought up again, may explain Rasheed’s action towards Mariam, Laila, Aziza, and even Zalmai.