When Candy's only companion was withdrawn from him and he couldn’t even looks at the dog because of the despair it causes him. Like Candy, Georges only true companion was taken away from him, too. Steinbeck says, "The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied" (Steinbeck 106). By the indirect characterization, you can tell George doesn’t want to let Lennie go, Not only words, but actions of the characters demonstrate loneness and isolation in the novel. Loneliness and isolation are shown through almost all of the characters in, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
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).
Pap, Huck's father doesn't support the idea of having Huck educated because he doesn't want his son to be superior. It is very difficult for Huck to get used to a life that he never had, which is agreeing with society's rules. He lived almost all his childhood as a homeless kid, wondering around nature where facing no rules or obligations. The only bad thing about him being so disconnected from society is that he is always feeling lonely and depressed. It is understandable that he feels this way because neither his mom or his father is there to take care of him or show affection.
He lives in a vacant lot with grass that no one ever mows and he also lacks communication skills and does not speak, which symbolizes how he chooses to be alone since he would presumably require immense concentration and quietness to maintain his wisdom. However, he helps those in need of guidance or wisdom by simply pointing his hoof to the direction he believes to be right. His directions and advice are a symbolism of the cold reality; he never considered the fantasy that those who came to him had. The
As the illegitimate brother, Don John is bitter about not receiving any inheritance; however, he never tells anyone about his feelings or other opinions. As Beatrice says, “[Don John] is too like an image, and says nothing (Act II, Scene i).” Because Don John never communicates, Don Pedro can’t tell how negative Don John’s outlook is, and therefore cannot comfort him or make him feel welcome in social circles. However, the lack of serious discussion between the brothers is not all Don John’s fault, because Don Pedro doesn't make much effort to converse with Don John--at least not on stage. Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca said, “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” The only way to truly understand another person is to communicate with them. Three different partnerships in Much Ado About Nothing show that interaction is vital to a healthy relationship.
In Cathedral, the speaker at first is very uncomfortable with the idea of having a blind man stay at his house. He is a very shallow person, never gives much thought to anything, and he does not try to connect to his wife on a deeper level. At the end of the story, the blind man and the speaker are alone, and the blind man asks him what a cathedral looks like. The speaker says that he cannot describe it, that he does not believe in God, so a cathedral would not have much importance to him. The blind man then has the speaker draw what a cathedral looks like, and he placed his hand on top of the speaker’s while he drew.
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
While walking through the abandoned house Jim discovers a dead body lying on the floor with no clothes on one of the rooms and tells Huck not to look. “I didn’t look at him at all. Jim throwed some old rags over him, but he needn’t done it; I didn’t want to see him”. (50) During this seen in the story Huck shows the ability to listen to Jim, even though he did not want to look at the body he did not talk back to Jim when told not to look at it. He also does not make any comments about the body that would Although these three example are not the biggest growths in maturity by Huck Finn, they are some of the most important, because they mark the start of Huck’s journey to growing up and they show that, unlike some people, he actually can grow up and handle his own problems.
Candy illustrates the devastating effects of loneliness in a multiple of ways. For example, Candy being the old man he remains, he cannot take part in the activities or chores the rest of the ranchmen accomplish. Throughout the day while the ranchmen carry out their chores, Candy will stay in the bunkhouse and achieve nothing; this leads to Candy being lonely due to him being the only one in the bunkhouse during the day.
One example is when the monster is just starting to get a feel of the world he is living in, and he just feels lost “And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. The moster is feeling completely uncomfortable in his own skin and has no conception on who he is. He has nothing to hold onto because he is just there with nothing valuable to him, he doesnt have anything. The monster is observing who he is so he does not feel comepletely unrecognizable to himeself “These thoughts exhilarated me and led me to apply with fresh ardour to the acquiring the art of language.