Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks. This lack of compassion has made Crooks very lonely and isolated. When Lennie visits Crooks, he is talking to Lennie about how he is always alone or lonely and says, “I was talkin’ about myself. A guy sets out here alone at night..” (71). He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair.
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
The description of the materials in the Fromes home are rough and broken. The brokenness of the kitchen supplies provides evidence for how the people living in the Fromes house are broken, their love lives are broken, and their everyday lives are broken. They do not even bother to try to fix the utensils, they do not care for how their kitchen is presented exemplifying the lack of motivation and drive for a good happy life. The conditions of a person's home says a lot about them and the conditions of the Fromes home says that they have a dejected and miserable
He was not a great man. He was not a poser, a braggart, and tyrant” (Manazanar 58). What he had was self-respect and dignity that was all gone by now. He became very demanding and violent towards Mama. He would force Mama to bring his food because he did not want to go to the mess hall because he could not bear the people’s eyes which was full of accusing and insulting.
His dull and average life seemingly pushes him to the brink and makes him start wondering what the point of his existence is if he was “...the surest person to perform nothing today…” (Hawthorne 1). At a certain point even he was bored of himself, which is interesting because he can’t stand being the ideal guy. It makes the reader ask themselves why society sets these standards that make people miserable and unhappy. At the start of “Bartleby the Scrivener”, Bartleby already is miserable and unhappy. Though the narrator originally leads the reader to believe that this is because Bartleby works day and night with “...no pause for digestion” and hardly speaks to his co workers, it is because life has already worn him out (Melville 11).
Furthermore, an outsider is a character that is set apart from the established cultural pattern. The most character that was an outsider was Franky, Bernice, and the soldier. Therefore, Franky didn’t feel like she wasn’t part of any club “we”. Bernice is part of the family, but again she’s not part of the family because if they ever move or go somewhere out of the town she can’t go. The soldier didn’t know anybody when he came back in town and he felt unnoticeable because nobody said anything to him at all.
Early in the novel, Crooks acts bitter towards all of the farm hands because he is the only black person on a ranch and everyone discriminates against him. This causes him to stay secluded to his own sleeping quarters and causes his dreams to die also. Later on, Lennie and his friend George arrives and Lennie attempts to befriend Crooks and get to know him. Crooks though, has no intention to befriend Lennie because he is suspicious of any kind of kindness due to his loneliness. Crooks then responds by telling Lennie that George will never return, upsetting him.
This causes these two men to live with discomfort, which leads them to become irrational and cloistered. Tom does not have a healthy relationship with his mother because he emotionally limits himself; Tom creates tension between him and his mother by not opening himself up to
Greed can cause a person to focus on the less important things in life. This is a prominent theme in the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving. Irving illustrates how awful Tom Walker treated others when he describes how he treats his horse, “He even set up a carriage in the fullness of his vain glory, though he nearly starved the horses which drew it; and as the ungreased wheels groaned and screeched on the axle trees, you would have thought you heard the sound of the poor debtors he was squeezing.” This quote shows how poorly he treated his horse, and how he did not care for his farm. The well-being of a living creature should take precedence over money, but Tom Walker was not focused on the important things in life.
Because of Ewell’s reputation, society does not trust him. Even the normally polite and courteous Atticus even refers to him and his family as “the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations” (Lee 30). They live in a dump, and “they were people, but they lived like animals” (Lee 30). The Ewells’ previous actions resulted in them being referred to as the “disgrace” of the entire town, meaning that they are not trusted and are looked down upon. Because of this, Bob Ewell does not have a good relationship with the society around him.
Initially, it was a huge issue with Herman and became only worse when he was finally unable to work at all. He feared there would be no one to maintain the house and take care of the children if she was working. It also threatened his masculinity, but similar to the families in the museum, they had no choice. If he wanted his children to eat and have a home he had to allow Katie to work. Several other ideas also overlapped between the Tenement Museum and Jews without Money.