According to author Ray A. Davis, “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it” (Goodreads.) Such is the case for Linda in Rosalind Warren’s “Furniture Fight,” in which the narrator is visiting the home of her recently remarried father only to find him and her stepmother Linda arguing over furniture. Moreover, she discovers that Linda’s frustrations is tied to her recent cancer diagnosis, and her refusal to face it. The story illustrates that a lack of communication with loved ones about stressful issues can force a person to run away from their problems. The unfortunate result is demonstrated by the symbolism behind the patio furniture, the father’s ironic inability to understand Linda’s circumstances, and Amelia’s failure to connect
Connie has a conflict with June, her sister. A repetitive notion made in the story, as June is used as a meter to compare Connie too; which naturally, no one would like: “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked and Connie couldn 't do a thing, her mind was all filled with trashy daydreams” (308). Ellie 's character, even as quite as he remains, presents a conflict with Arnold. First when he over steps his boundary with Arnold and asked "You want me to pull out the phone?" (318), then being told by Arnold to "Shut your mouth and keep it shut" (318), only to ask about the phone again.
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
He feels that getting married will exterminate the last shreds of rebel he has in him. Kim later invites the Schaefers over for dinner. They’re a lonely hippie couple. As they’re having dinner, Kim starts to get annoyed and you can tell because shes giving the Schaefers the look also. She speaks up and asks the Schaefers, “do you two even like being married?” They only glance at each other .
Jitney by August Wilson, involves one of the leading character who goes by the name of Youngblood, sometimes referred to as Darnell. Youngblood has a family, his girlfriend Rena and their son; Youngblood tries to surprise his girlfriend with a new house, but this action backfires. Rena believes Youngblood is still unfaithful and sleeping around with another woman, this is uncertain by the reader but Rena comes to the conclusion since Youngblood vanishes for long periods of time. In addition, the money set aside for food has been spent but on something other than food. In example Turnbo says in Act 1 Scene 2 “You ain’t the kind of woman for Youngblood and he ain’t the kind of man for you.
There are a couple of conditions in which "other" Wes ' mother, Mary, does not give the heading that her youngster so wildly needs. In the wake of playing hooky and celebrating with his associates, Wes comes back to his home clearly intoxicated. Mary and her sweetheart accept that Wes ' state is completely captivating, and they disparage him for it. "Mary laughed, watching him squirm. 'In light of present circumstances, in any occasion now you know how terrible it feels and you will abstain from drinking, ' she said" (Moore 62).
For instance, George the husband of Hazel, tells her to forget the sad things and she says ” I always do”, and he responds with “That's my girl” George is showing that he has a relationship with Hazel. George saying “That's my girl” also represents the love this married couple have. now marriage in Anthem is different, they are not allowed to mate or get married. This is shown when Equality 7-2521 says, “For
She avoids, too, talking about Buck’s funeral (something that has been bothering Calvin) when it is brought up. On the other hand, her violent behavior is shown through her reaction to others. She immediately throws away Conrad’s french toast and does not give him a chance to eat. Beth gets defensive when family problems are brought up, while often speaking in a harsh, vulgar
It makes sense why George hates talking about them and quickly shut down Hazel’s proposal. All of this is written in a way that makes the story feel robotic and boring verses Tuttle’s movie. Throughout the movie, the conversations between George and his wife is a bit more intense. When Hazel tries to ask him about “lighten[ing]” the weight, he roughly shuts her down before she finished her sentence by saying that there “There isn’t [a way].” He even went on to explain why “tak[ing] them off” will lead to him “want[ing] to keep them off. And we both know how we would feel about that.” Hazel said that she would “hate it”.
Steinbeck shows that women as well as men long for people to talk to. Curly's wife says to Crooks, "Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while" (Steinbeck, 77.) This passage suggests that Curly's wife has no one to talk to and she was starting to get angry about it. Another insight into loneliness that Steinbeck gives us is showing us that people need other people. Curly's wife declares, "I never get to talk to nobody.
Mrs. Dubose is a cranky old lady that yells at Scout and Jem when they walk past. Jem is told to be a gentleman but loses his cool when she calls their father trash. Jem 's punishment was to go read to her. While they were reading to her if she threw a fit or started yelling they couldn 't say anything. Then Atticus then tells him that she was an addict and reading was part of her therapy.
Wilson, who looks very ill, tells Tom that he and Myrtle were to move to the West after his discovery that his wife had been unfaithful although he had no idea Tom had been involved with her. Myrtle witnesses the scene and notices Jordan Baker with Tom and Nick and assumes her to be Daisy. Tom is enraged at the possibility of losing both his wife and his mistress and confronts Gatsby when the group reunite at the Plaza Hotel to escape the heat. Tom mocks Gatsby about his use of the phrase “old sport” and accuses him of having never attended Oxford. Gatsby tells him he did attend Oxford- for five months after the end of the war.
He completely cut her off from the outside world and wouldn 't let her see her friends simply because he thought they 'd worsen her condition. She was like a child and John was her strict father, he wouldn 't let her do anything besides eat and sleep. Since the beginning of the short story the narrator has been treated as if she were one of John 's patients instead of his wife. For instance, when she wanted John to change the wallpaper he told her she was "letting it get the better of her" and "that
I heard Glenda tell Mom that since 9/11, she felt that John was experiencing those old urges, and she was worried that his old habits might resurface. I knew that she seemed worried about the new couple my mom invited, and I changed the subject back to the pervert. I said to Leo, “If we ever meet a three hundred pound hair lip, I’ll have you do all the talking.” “You are an asshole.” “I am what I am,” I said. John and my dad entered the living room with drinks for the woman as the doorbell rang. My mom opened the door, and the new couple Sherrill and Bill Publican entered our home.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Mildred never seems to want to give her husband Guy any of her time or attention; she rather give it to her gadgets and entertainment. For example, Guy was trying to discuss his life crisis with his wife and she could not even be bothered to turn off the television “‘Will you turn the parlor off?’ he asked. ‘That’s my family.’ ‘Will you turn it off for a sick man?’ “I’ll turn it down.’ She went out of the room and did nothing to the parlor and came back” (Bradbury, 46). This example shows the large role that the TV played in Mildred’s life. Not even for her ill husband would she turn off let alone turn down a program she was not even actively watching.