This quote shows that David shows compassion towards Sue because no guy would think or do stuff like that for just any girl and the fact that he did is him showing compassion towards Sue. David is a compassionate person who cares about people. David's third trait is that he shows complacent towards himself. When David poisoned his grandma's jello so that he could go and do stuff with his friends. Grandma Ruggles said, “ I ate that jello and went right to sleep like Snow White did when the queen gave her a poison apple.
David shows us kindness by caring for and helping others, and being friendly to everyone. David’s caring nature is shown throughout the story, even when he was not fighting for him and his telepaths. When Sophie injures her foot, David stays with her and tries his best to attend to her needs since she is immobile. We can see that David cannot leave someone behind even if they are a person who he just encountered. We can expect David in any case to aid a stranger even though the damage may be miniscule.
During the time his mother was starving him, David found a way to locate food. As he mentioned at one point, “finding food was like finding treasure.” He would eat leftovers found in the garbage bag at home, steal food from other school children, grocery stores, or even gas stations. If his mother was suspicious about him finding ways to feed himself, she would stand him in front of the toilet bowl, stick her fingers in his mouth and force him to vomit. Later, she would bring a food bowl, and make him take the chunks he vomited out of the water and just stare at it. During this she would stand in front of him and call him a “bad boy” for stealing food.
This is showing that Danny and his father don’t talk about anything besides Talmud. It is also showing that Reuven and his father talk about many things together. Since Danny and his father don’t talk about a lot, Danny ends up keeping a lot of secrets from his father. A big secret he keeps from his father is sending out college
He knows what he believes in and stands his ground. He has godly wisdom and earthly intelligence. He and Reuven would often talk about Jewish history together. David is also very caring, kind, and loving to his son, probably even more so then other fathers because Reuven has no mother. Mr. Malter also is a very understanding man.
Masculinity was a very big deal to men all over the world in the 1950’s, not much less than the men of today’s society. Especially for David, the main character of James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, who was experiencing some feelings that may cause him to question his masculinity. David’s guilt over these feelings affect the reader by making them feel his guilt as well. Baldwin shows David’s guilt through his use of syntax, diction, imagery. The use of syntax, or sentence structure, helps the reader better understand why David feels guilty about his sexuality and its effect on his masculinity.
When David does this, he thinks that he would give Norah a better life as she would not be as sad and stressed with Phoebe, but in the process of doing so, David's character becomes a whole new person as he has to become more quiet and isolated from soceity. After work David would not talk as much, and would try to stay distant from Norah. “Yet now, after a year of marriage, she hardly knew him at all” (Edwards 51) Because David tries keeping this secret to him self, it causes him to ruin his own life by changing who he is so his wife could live happier. He tries his hardest to have the best for Norah, but gets the worse for himself all due to fear of his wife finding out. David Henry tries to give Norah the best she deserves, and did not want to lose Phoebe at a young age to devastate her.
All these categories are artificial. However secure those may feel, everything is what we were brought up to believe important by society and media. So what is identity? Identity is a concept open for interpretation and therefore, depends on the individual. Many people may try to decipher ‘who you are’ by asking the question “where are you from?” This simple question has become the means for many to categorize and identify someone.
His father and him spent time together when he was a child around many small animals. For example, he was known by many to have had a fascination with dead animals, he enjoyed to experiment and cut open animals to see how they worked. His family life was not stable with constant moving, his parents always fighting, his mother suffering with mental illness, his father working and attending school and feelings of neglect after his brother was born; the combination of these issues may have lead him having issues being close to others. There were also suspicions that he may have been sexually abused by a neighbor at a young age (though this event was denied by Dahmer). He also had a habitual drinking problems allegedly starting at age 13 which may have had influence on his behaviour.
David goes on about how life replays and we find it to be dull sometimes. As well as in certain periods in our lives we tend to feel dissatisfactory for our self and get irritated at every little thing and everyone around us. He clears up how simple it is to allow stuff to concern us. The tricky issue is to vision it in a simple way. David wants us to place our judgements into other people's heads to get to the idea of why people do certain things.