Due to this loneliness, she again walked into her own destruction, this time her death, when she joined Lennie in the barn even after seeing that Lennie has killed a puppy. Due to her loneliness, which was self-inflicted, she ends up dying, much like Dallas Winston from The Outsiders. Dally, the stereotypical greaser and thief, who is cold when it comes to all but Johnny, the second to youngest member of the gang, and the one who all feel obligated to take protect. Dally has lost most of his dream, knowing that given his social
Frankenstein’s lack of feminine nurture leaves the creature in abandonment, demonstrating the isolation caused from lack of nurture. Because Frankenstein abandons him, the monster searches for nurture, finding a family to watch from afar. However, the monster believes he “requires kindness and sympathy” and attempts to converse with them in hopes to receive nurture (118, Shelley). Yet, as he speaks with the De Laceys, he gets “dashed to the ground” and “struck violently with a stick” (121, Shelley). This depicts male violent tendencies that dominate feminine nurture.
The Creatures’ need for revenge stems from being abandoned and being isolated. The Creature has grown to resent humanity and wants nothing but a companion to ease the pain of being alone. The Creature quench for revenge progresses quickly after he is forced to leave the cottagers whom he grew to love as a family but the feeling is not mutual. He tries to be kind by saving a young girl from drowning just to be attacked by what can be assumed to be her father. The man injures the Creature which angers him, and finally he comes to a conclusion about humanity: This was then the reward of my benevolence!
Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been. On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition. Living in the American Depression molded some of the ideas, but, also the men's companionship with each other affected their way of living.
The sole cause of Hamlet's confusion and chaotic behavior can be traced back to the death of his father and the remarriage of his mother. These are just a few of the examples that show how hamlets real feelings towards his mother and uncle and his dramatic expressions are being confused because he cannot distinguish between his real state of mind and his emotions (Sadowski). Because of the pollution at the head of Hamlet’s family, he is forced to feel the overbearing
Curly 's wife often relies on trying to get attention from the other men in the barn, because Curlys Wife is lonely. At one point in the book curley 's wife shows this, she says to Lennie “I get lonely… I can 't talk to nobody but curly.”( p87) Curley 's wife says this, because she knows that if the men talk to her, Curly will become mad.
After the death of Lavender, he is wracked with guilt because he believes that his preoccupation with his unrequited love for Martha caused the deaths of Ted Lavender and Kiowa, two members of Alpha Company. Cross sits at the bottom of his foxhole and cries for the passing of Lavender and the loss of Martha as his lover (Kaplan 45). He later destroys all the pictures he has of Martha since he felt ashamed for loving her more than his men (O’Brien 7, 9). In conclusion, Tim uses his mental struggles to deal with the scars left behind by the war by channeling his emotions into writing. He depicts the struggle that war veterans go through since not every soldier can forget the death and move on.
However, the brothers continue to avoid the facts, they find it too hard to face up to the dishonesty of their father. Furthermore, the novel continues to point out the theme of loneliness. Adam begins to share a story to his brothers about their father’s infallibility. Suffering from being unable to see the bad in people displays his character flaw. Cathy is expressed as a symbol of evil.
When the parents of a sick daughter begged Sitting Bull for permission to return home for better treatment, he refused. After catching the family trying to run away, Sitting Bull shot their horse and forced the family to stay, even as the daughter grew worse and eventually died. Tension grows as the Sioux are accused of hunting on the neighboring tribe’s grounds and stealing their horses. When Sitting Bull finds the culprits, and realizing that to prevent his entire tribe from being driven from the land, he decides that must punish the two thieves. In front of the officers and the entire tribe, he hangs the two men by their wrists and whips them.
The Internal Battle of Loneliness Loneliness is a significant theme in John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men because this specific feeling is the motive behind Crook’s pessimistic nature, Candy’s determination to keep his old dog around, and Curley’s wife’s unfaithful behavior. All three of these characters have more to them than meets the eye, and Steinbeck shows this through the theme of loneliness. So many people mistreat Crook because of his skin tone, that Crook has no hope left of ever reaching his American Dream. Candy is so old and fears that one day nobody will need him anymore, which is why he keeps his dog around for company. Curley’s wife never wanted to marry Curly and when she does, everyone expects her to just stay at the