Lennie and George rely on each other in many ways. George announces that even though he may portray through his actions that he seems mad at Lennie, he is never actually mad at him. This symbolizes companionship versus loneliness because it informs the reader that in a companionship there will be things to overcome in order to have a companion versus being lonely. George tells the
For one to be innocent they are free of corruption from the outside forces. Once again, this person also tends to the world in a generally good light. Innocence is a good trait, as these people see the good in life, but are often times ignorant as they refuse to acknowledge the bad in life. For example, when Lennie wanders into Crooks’ room, and Crooks begins to explain to Lennie what racism is. But to no avail, Lennie does not understand the concepts and still views the world as a good place.
Through Pip’s journey, Dickens suggests that happiness becomes achievable if one learns to accept and fix their flaws. The key to happiness entails being humble and compassionate rather than caring about appearance and status. That night after Jaggers, a London lawyer, offers Pip to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip struggles to not feel angry when Joe and Biddy show him genuine happiness for this opportunity. “I never could have believed it without experience, but as Joe and Biddy became more at their cheerful ease again, I became quite gloomy. Dissatisfied with my fortune, of course I could not be; but it is possible that I may have been, without quite knowing it, dissatisfied with myself.” (132).
In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21). For example, he assures both the boss and the other workers that Lennie is a good worker and therefore deserves the job “...he’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull” (Steinbeck 24). Lastly, George considers himself and Lennie lucky to have each other and thinks that they are not as lonely as the other workers because they have each other. They also have their dream of having their own place together, a dream
As Huck continues his journey with Jim, he sees him as a friend, and is no longer concerned about the consequences of harboring a runaway slave. Huck has moments of conflict throughout the story where he feels that turning Jim in would be the right thing to do, but each time he decides that the right thing is to keep him hidden. This creates trust between Huck and Jim, as Jim is well-aware how easy it is for Huck to expose him. This profound trust is a major component of not just Huck and Jim’s relationship, but of any relationship. When Huck and Jim are first beginning their journey, they quickly realize that they work better together.
It 's easier to put yourself on top and to dream happily than to live in fear. Although others will look at it like you’re living a lie and advise you to be truthful about your situations, that is not always the best step to take.In Fear by Gary Soto, Frankie keeps quiet about his situation, acts hard, and makes his life sounds better than it really is. Even though his peers know; empty refrigerator, father’s gone, mother’s sad and the beating, but none of them decides to stand up for him. It 's better to live in dreams than to face the devastating truth. Frankie decides to lie about his life then, to tell the truth about it.
He sees these objects as independent objects who doesn't depend on anything else which relates to why he has a dislike for many people and things. Holden doesn't want to be forced to transition into another stage of his live because he enjoys being a child which is why he likes the museum. The museum will forever remain unchanged because "nobody moves" (Holden), and that is how Holden views his life should
In comparison, Lorry does not seek to take advantage of Lucie, and simply befriends her, acting almost like a father figure or a benefactor. Dickens contrasts Lorry’s empathy and love for others with Stryver’s love for no one but himself. An example would be when Lorry sees that Lucie Manette is uncomfortable around him, then choosing to state that he does not feel like others, and although the statement is derogatory toward himself, Lorry finds joy in the comfort Lucie derives from his words: “I have no feelings; I am a mere machine” (Dickens 26). Lorry finds joy through the happiness of those around himself, while Mr. Stryver traps himself
Even though he is a sinner, Carton is not a malevolent person. He refuses to pursue his dream of a better life because he knows that it would bring nothing but disgrace upon Lucy, the woman whom he loves. He often visits the Manette household, always “moody and morose” while he is there (Dickens 148). He can a pleasant person when he wishes to be, but the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him” (Dickens 148). This quote makes it clear to the reader that Sydney does have some light inside of him, but it is hidden beneath a facade of carelessness.