The first time that Malcolm is seen with Cole is at his mom’s house. Cole is hesitant to answer Malcolm’s questions because he is not quite comfortable yet. Provided that, Malcolm decides to play games with him to make Cole feel protected. The coin trick and the mind-reading game are two activities that they play to ease up Cole. Once Cole becomes relaxed, Cole says, “I see dead people…Walking around like regular people.
This shows that Malcolm is already thinking to preserve the bloodline of his family and to trust no one but themselves because they do not know who killed their father. Later in the play, Shakespeare reveals what Malcolm was doing in England instead of hiding, “[b]efore thy here-approach, Old Siward with ten thousand
Mr.___ later comes back to get Celie, making it seem as if he wants the cow more than he wants her. She goes with him and later has to put up with all of his kids and takes care of them. Back when Celie used to stay with her father and siblings, she used to get beat by her father, now Mr.____ is doing the same thing and she is basically going emotionally numb. She is used to being beat for no reason, so she just acts like she is a plank of wood. She doesn’t have anyone to love her and she doesn’t love any one.
Charlie has always wanted to be smart, and so jumps at the chance without a second thought for any side effects. On its surface, the deal looks like a good one; Charlie gets to become smart, and interact with his friends in a normal fashion. However, as the story progresses, the deal doesn’t look so great after all. For one, after the operation, Charlie is unable to converse at an everyday level, falls into a downward spiral in both mental and physical health, and figures out that Joe Carp and Frank Reilly, two people he thought were his friends, just kept him around to laugh at him, which leads to him starting to suspect everyone around him. By observing the piece with a more critical mindset that acknowledges the story’s importance, and after deliberating claims and evidence from both sides, we can safely come to the conclusion that the operation merely traded one form of isolation for another, with added physical and mental deterioration.
In page 64 it shows how abusive he was. “His father shouted as he started hitting Cole again, this time with the metal buckle end” (64). This shows how negative he acted on Cole and it reflects and backlashes on Cole because it gives him the same characteristics like his dad , abusive, short temper, and when he's irritated he doesn't know what to do so he resorts to violence. Towards the end of the book it shows how everything has consequences because Mr.Matthews got charged for abuse. “ One Month after Cole’s return from the island, the police had arrested and formally charged his father with child abuse “ (137).
When Cole wakes up in the middle of the night he figures out how to be invisible” To be Invisible he had to clear his mind”(189). This quote connects to the topic sentence because when he was most at peace and nothing was bothering him he figures out how to be invisible. Towards the end of the book, Edwin asks Cole a question this is when Edwin came back to hear his solution to the problem. ”Would you be willing to stay here longer if it meant helping peter? ’I’d stay my whole life if that’s what it took’ ”(208).
This is shown even further because before this conversation, Macduff left his family for the greater good of Scotland. After Macduff hears the news about the murder of his wife and children, Malcolm comforts him by saying, “Let’s make us med’cines of
At the same time, he comes to understand that he can reconcile past trauma if he allows himself to let Mal go; her purpose as a representation of his guilt allows an audience to see the physical reconciliation of his guilt. Cobb also comes to understand how desire works with trauma; his desire for Mal increases as result of her death, yet can never be attained. She becomes the object-cause of Cobb’s desire, never to be attained after death, always maintaining a constant distance from the subject, Cobb (Žižek 4). Mal’s unattainable nature reflects her descriptor as a “shade” as Cobb did “attain” her before she died in unreality and reality, meaning death places her in an unattainable
The relationships in Cole’s life all had a different impact on him but specifically his relationship with Peter affected him a lot. Especially the part of the book when Cole found out that Peter told on him. “‘You’re a dead man,’ he warned...He laughed when he saw fear in Peter’s eyes”(7-8). This shows the relationship at the beginning of the book and clearly it wasn’t good. Then at the end of the book when Peter and Cole see the spirit bear together, the relationship developed into the beginning of a friendship.