It is apparent Sammy does not like his customers much, which could be other explanation for Sammy’s abrupt resignation. The woman who gives him a hard time for ringing up her purchase twice, for example, is described as “one of these cash-register-watchers, a witch of about fifty with rouge on her cheekbones and no eyebrows” (P1). After resolving this trivial mishap, he further describes this miserable character and her response “By the time I got her feathers smoothed and her goodies into a bag, she gives me a little snort in passing, if she’d have been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem” (p1). As Sammy watches the girls walk through the store, he is amused and delighted that the girls break up the orderly shopping of the customers who he refers to as “sheep” pushing their carts down the aisle. Sammy considers them like sheep, just following the flock, unthinkingly doing what everybody else does.
As a result of Hally’s racist joke, Sam “drops his trousers and underpants and presents his backside for Hally’s inspection.” (56). This act is the ultimate symbol of disrespect. Fugard chooses to make Sam do this to emphasize that Sam no longer respects Hally. This action is significant because Sam is always polite and subservient to Hally, but by presenting his bottom to Hally, this clashes with Sam’s nature, creating tension. Fugard generates tension to create a permanent rift between Sam and Hally.
Tom Buchanan certainly is to an extent hated not only by readers as he is sexist, racist and arrogant, but also by the other characters. Even though Nick Carraway – the narrator – is Daisy’s cousin and Tom used to be his college mate, he always throws hints to the readers portraying the disgust that he feels for his beloved cousin’s husband. Carraway always, from beginning to end of The Great Gatsby, coveys Tom through the use of bleak imagery, such as when he presents him as the owner of “a cruel body.” Through this specific personification, Fitzgerald may be intending to depict how every single part of Buchanan’s body presents evilness and perhaps, may epitomize him as if he were a monster. This sense that this character is even hated by a member of his inner circle, by one of his close friends may be evidential support of this hate that most characters feel towards Buchanan, and this happens to most villains stereotypically. Conceivably, this hypocritical relationship between Tom and Nick may be used by Fitzgerald to generate criticism to the contemporary lack of social values and this idea of social decay that prevailed in the 1920s.
Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
The direct and indirect characterization of Doodle shows the cruelty and how much the mentally handicapped were neglected in the time of the text in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”. The narrator directly characterized Doodle when he said, “He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said.” This is showing they don’t care for Doodle. They don’t realize he needs extra help and treats him like a annoying burden. Once they realized Doodle would always be like this they just ignore him, even if he wasn’t speaking. They are treating him like the scarlet ibis when it was in pain and dying they just watched.
Bob is a racist person, and he can sometimes treat his children poorly. Bob often tries to insult the people of colour when they pass by his house. “’and their paw’s right contentious.’”p.36. This passage shows how Bob’s children, along with the rest of the Maycomb children think of him and his actions.”Tom Robinson shut his eyes tight.‘He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.’”p.260. This is an example of how Bob Ewell can sometimes become abusive and treat his children poorly.
In “The Funeral,” author Henry James evinces the narrator’s inflated sense of self through a lampoon of the lower class—primarily via tones of irreverent degradation and supercilious condescension. Amidst the impoverished masses, the speaker finds himself intrigued by their dejected existence and paltry attempt to mourn the death of Mr. George Odger, a humble shoemaker. [add another sentence] Riddled with insouciance, haughtiness, and patronization, the author’s diction divulges the pompous outlook of the narrator. For instance, the onlooker continually mocks the “spectacle” of the funeral that he describes as one he “[would] have been sorry to miss.” Rather than expressing pity for the loss of an honorable man, he is instead merely concerned
This fact seems to be lost on the characters who live in and travel through the valley; however, and they interact with him and even seem to fear him as a Great Judger of Souls. Tom Buchanan goes there to meet his mistress and notices that Eckleberg is frowning at him as he judges the blue collar community. “’Terrible place isn’t it?’ said Tom” (26). Of course it’s a terrible place, Tom! You have come down from your “golden” Egg to the valley of ashes and soot to meet your lover, and now I will frown at you all day long!
Critical analysis of Cathedral The narrator of “Cathedral” is a bitter man that is judgmental. He judges the blind man before even meeting him. He stereotypes the blind man from movies he watched, he thinks that they move slow and never have reactions. Also, he is a jealous of the blind man because him and his wife bond. She tells the old man more things than she shared with her husband.
Candy's representation of his feelings show that he is lonely. Candy talks about how he knows his is going to get fired soon because he knows that he is old and useless (Steinbeck 60). This example shows that Candy knows that he is different from everyone else and that he knows people think he is useless. He shows he is very lonely and needs companionship