The Caterpillar The movie revolves around the story of a war hero who came back home with all his limbs taken away by the war. His wife is devastated by seeing his condition but still moves on with life and takes good care of her handicapped husband. At times she is frustrated with the consequence she has to face for a war of which she was not a part by
Even though they lived a privileged life, Sasha’s brothers, Edgar and Tom, cannot escape the war. However, they have different opinions to this problem, in whereas Edgar is eager to fight for his country, while Tom is more unwilling and chooses to go to Manchester to study medicine, hoping that his father will agree to let him join the Medical Corps. Few days later, her father finally agrees to Sasha’s willingness to become a VAD nurse, but later Sasha finds herself having even more premonitions as she helps to nurse the soldier being treated at the hospital. The most distressing premonition that she saw is the death of her older brother, Edgar. When her brother was killed, Tom suddenly changes his mind and joins the army as an officer.
Crooks got his name because he was kicked in the back by a horse. Crooks is the stable hand who lives on his own in a shed just outside the barn just because he is a “nigger”. Steinbeck uses crooks as a way of discriminating people because of a race, religion, age or disability which Crooks is disabled and a “nigger”. Crooks is referred to as the “nigger” quite a lot on the ranch because he is the only black person living and working on the ranch. Crooks is physically separated from the rest of the workers on the ranch and has to live in a shed on the side of the barn.
The dread of the thought of him being killed by Nazi forces is too much for his foster mother, and when combined with her own husband’s recent death, it is what causes her health to decline until her own eventual death. Just weeks before she dies, she writes a heartfelt letter to Catherine, reminiscing the time she spent raising him. She even reassures Catherine that Jerome will return, although it is questionable whether she even believes this herself. Before she dies, Jerome’s foster mother writes, “Some day he will return to you, Catherine dear.
Everyone can feel loneliness or isolation in their life. In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men two men, Lennie and George, travel to a farm, full of isolation for work, in hopes of raising enough money to pursue their dreams. Lennie is a big man with mental disabilities who does not know his own strength and George is his friend who helps take care of him. On the farm Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife which ends up also killing their dream. Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, word choice, and characterization develops his belief that isolation and loneliness is caused by both personal choice and social barriers depending on the character.
His technique to earn money is “betting on the horse racing” with the help of his “rocking horse” in the nursery. He become fixated and anxious at providing more and more money to for his mother without realizing he is just a child and should not be responsible for such thing. At the end the horse he bet win and he earn “five thousand pound”, without keeping himself for penny he give all money to his mother, “Paul at the other suggestion, hand over five thousand pound to his uncle who deposited it with the family lawyer, which sum was to be paid out a thousand pound at the time on the mother birthday” Paul became responsible to his family thought he is very young. This is the point where Lawrence show how Paul as independent boy in the story rocking
In the book, George and Lennie travel together to ranches, Lennie is mentally disabled with gigantism. He doesn 't know how to control his actions and his grip strength crushes things uncontrollably. In the 1930s, people with disabilities were not treated equally and they were often taken advantage of. For example, Curley, the owner of the ranch 's son often takes advantage of Lennie and tries to pick fights with Lennie and Lennie doesn 't know how to respond. Lennie and George strive to try to reach the American Dream, they want to own their own farm and Lennie wants to tend the rabbits.
She was for some time the Baltimore chapter president of the newly founded League of Women Voters.” Rawls was rather distant from his father, “whom he remembers as somewhat cold and aloof from the family. Yet he was very close to his mother and traces his lifelong interest in the equality of women to her influence.” Rawls most memorable and sad event was “the loss of his two brothers who died from the disease contracted from Rawls in 1928.” The younger brothers were warned not to go into Rawls’ room but “to keep company, went into the room to contract the disease and died. The death was a shock to Rawls. It was a serious handicap for Rawls for the rest of his
Four years later, James returns. He is surprised to find his house demolished, his family missing and his land under some else’s supervision. James goes to ask his mother about the situation, and she is so surprised to see him she even faints. He does not understand why his mother faints after seeing him, so he rushes her to the hospital. At the hospital he gets the news that his wife remarried, his land was sold, and people thought that he was dead.
Lacking in money, my grandparents had to do labor in the farmland, and my parents had to work in another city far away from our hometown. As for me, I sold my hair, earning little money. Maybe from then on, I knew that I must study hard so that my family could live a satisfying life. Another thing was the most shameful thing in my whole life. Tempted by my cousin, I stole my grandfather’s money with her.