Ev is being very hypocritical when he says this, as he was never around during Catherine’s childhood because of his job. “What family did you ever raise? You were never home from one day to the next so who are you to talk to me about family?” (1160). After Ev tells Catherine that she should be raising a family, she states that he was never around for their family. She is now showing her struggle for power when she tries to win over their argument.
Since George started looking after Lennie when his aunt died, George was the closest Lennie had to family and started to develop as a parental figure in his life. (you need more here) Unlike the two men’s life long friendship, Romeo and Juliet only were with each other for about 4 days. They didn’t have the benefit of knowing each other their whole life. Although it could be argued they did, they knew each other as enemies, and never saw or spoke to each other. This worked against them because they did not really know what the other was like, they were complete strangers to each other while they were involved in their relationship.
In Anne Tyler’s short story, Teenage Wasteland, a teenage boy named Donny struggles in school. His teachers and family feel they try everything they can, even hiring a tutor, but within a year Donny simply disappears. Daisy, his mother, tries to find a scapegoat for her son’s downfall, but ends up placing most of the blame on herself. While Daisy certainly played a role in her son’s demise, not one single character is to blame for Donny’s eventual disappearance – they all played a part. As the parent with the most direct involvement with her two children, Daisy does hold some responsibility for her son’s disappearance.
If they can’t, then they can miss out on important parts of life. This is shown through Andre’s mother and the information readers receive about her. She was absent for a good portion of her son’s life because her son was afraid that she wouldn’t accept him for being gay. She missed out on her son’s playing Hamlet, which was his biggest dream. Cal even says that she knew nearly nothing about him since Andre never said anything.
However, Franky felt like she didn’t fit in the family and town she only felt like that because she couldn’t get in the club with all them girls, and her father really didn’t give Franky any attention. In spite of, Franky also struggle with her family because after her brother get married he goes back in the army, and she doesn't get to see him, and her father is never home all she need is some family loving. Meanwhile Bernice did felt unwanted and not needed, but the soldier felt lonely in the town. Not only, he was in the town for 3 days and nobody had talk to him because nobody didn’t know him. Furthermore, an outsider is a character that is set apart from the established cultural pattern.
Since Richard is homosexual and also an immigrant, he feels a large pressure to be silent. Richard is unsure of who to talk to, and doesn't understand his own identity because his family is not entirely supportive. Kimmel notices this silence that men may face because they are unsure of who they are, and if they will be accepted by their family and larger community. Although Richard does not talk with his friends or family about his sexuality, he meets a woman named Yetta Epstein while in travelling and discusses his own identity-crisis with her. Silence to his family is a way that Richard believes he can become in their eyes, a successful
In The Shining one similarity in comparison to Long Day’s Journey into Night is the fact that both families have an inability to communicate. Danny is able to partly understand what is happening with his family, but fails to ever ask to talk to them about what he is suffering from. Just as Wendy and Jack both know about Danny’s intelligence and abilities, but have never discussed it or acknowledged them. The son also was first to even say the word divorce out loud in reference to his parents, even though Wendy and Jack both were considering it seriously, but they never spoke about to each other about it. While the Torrance family has a lack of conversations about topics, the Tyrone family always is conversing or arguing about something.
The narrator said, “During the first fortnight, Gregor’s parents could not bring themselves to enter his room…” He has been disconnected from his family to the point where they’re emotionally unstable and unable to treat him as he deserves with affection and comfort to help him cope with his metamorphosis. The narrator shows this disconnection before the mutation,”Gregor later earned so much money that he was in a position to cover the expenses for the entire family…” He later described the exchange not “particularly warm”. Gregor feels alienated by his parents because of the lack of affection for him providing for them. This change has long since happened but is in full affect more than ever since the transmutation. Overall Gregor has changed both physically and emotionally.
The world that Paul lives in is one of mundane and simple but with still excitement. This life that Paul lives in is a nightmare to him with a constant suffocation of dullness of his life. The rejection of the middle class is not only to the environment it is also to the people. The disgust that Paul has as he finds his English teacher a seat, “Paul was startled for a moment, and had the feeling of wanting to put her out; what business had she here among all those fine people and gay colors” (173). This annoyance eats at Paul most of the night until he listens to a pianist that he is calm again.
Due to the abuse of alcohol, Bit does not have the father-son relationship with his son, Nate, who is taken care by foster parents. Since he does not have custody, Bit doesn't know what that love feels like. Even though Nate never hardly sees his father, and his mother died when he was young, no one can ever really replace his parents. Additionally to the point of view, Walter’s use of imagery in the short story allows