When they can me here I wish't somebody shoot me." (p. 60) Curley feels excluded from society because he is too short. He hates big men because big men automatically get into the social power group. Candy comments to George that "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys.
The play opens with a description of the house. Which shows the house and Willy starting of as a failure, he fails by cheating on his wife and not respecting his friends. “Towering angular shapes behind it, surrounding it on all sides” This shows at the beginning that Willy is going to be a failure as his house is old and is small compared to the others and they all lean over the old crooked building making it look small worthless and untidy. Which shows he has no money to buy a big house that leans over the others, and as a salesman you would have thought that he would have had a lot of money as he is a working salesman. This creates a affect that he is a worthless salesman who earns no money Arthur Miller uses the fact of him having no money or a big house to show that he is a not a good salesman.
The benign force of racism has disrupted their lives, especially Scouts, through the old fashioned and discriminative opinions of the younger residents of Maycomb. My attitude to racism has developed in the course of the narrative. Mr Dolphus Raymond continues to elaborate on my feelings while he talks to Scout and Dill during the court case. He is a sinful man according to the community as he is has fathered mixed children. To contemplate this felony he pretended to be a drunk: "Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that is the way I want to live.
Later in his life, a rumor is spread that he had stabbed his father with scissors. Forced to stay in the house for his behavior, Boo becomes the center of gossip and rumors that spread throughout the town. He did not do did any of the things of which he was accused; instead, all he wanted to accomplish was to befriend Jem and Scout. He left them gifts in the oak tree. Scout complains to Jem, “I’ve been chewin’ it all afternoon and I ain’t dead yet, not even sick” (45).
Atticus is an example of being misunderstood through One-Shot Finch, the court case, and his personality. Atticus’ children even misunderstand him. Scout and Jem have a hard time understanding their dad, Atticus, throughout the novel. At one point Scout and Jem develop doubts about how great their dad is because of his age. The children view him as old and unable to do anything.
Willy Loman definitely does possess a tragic flaw, and in his case it is pride. Loman cannot accept that he is a terrible salesman, a substandard provider, and suffering from mental illness. He borrows money every week from Charley, his neighbor, so that he can tell his family stories of his successful sales trips. While Willy definitely does possess a tragic flaw, another criterion required by Aristotle is peripeteia, a character's reversal near the end of the story for the purpose of self-reservation. Willy definitely does not meet this criterion.
Parents who don’t care at all, care very little, or lack any sense of sympathy are a reoccurring element in Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff joining the Earnshaw family caused Mr. Earnshaw to neglect his son Hindley. Which completely disassociated father and son. This separation lasted until the death of Mr. Earnshaw and continued to affect Hindley, even when it came to his relationship with Hareton. Hindley became such a drunken gambler that he couldn’t connect with or care for his son, leaving that care eventually to Heathcliff, who also had a son.
The fact that everybody has been harming him emotionally, even though he has done nothing to deserve it, leaves Scout feeling sympathetic. Boo has been put out to be a crazy and horrible man for so long, the town doesn't recognize him as a human being anymore. Boo Radley represents a mockingbird because he has always been harmless and innocent, however, the town persecutes him, making him an undeserving victim of the town's injustice. Tom Robinson is an African American man who is accused of rape and is sentenced to many years i... ... middle of paper ... ...e doesn't yet understand the world's prejudiced attribute. The word 'any' is used to make the audience feel Jem's confidence, because he has so much faith, that he almost believes that it is impossible to lose this trial.
He would rather spend his time at the inn, drinking with his friends and gossiping. Another effect of alcoholism is child neglect, which is illustrated through a brief description of Rip’s children. Rip Van Winkle’s offspring are described as being “ragged and wild as if they belonged to nobody”(43). He doesn’t care enough to ensure his children’s wellbeing, he is indifferent. Also, there are numerous examples of marital conflict.
The society Huck lives in labels him "uncivilized" because he has an abusive, drunk father. "By and by pap got too handy with his hick'ry and I couldn't stand it. I was all over with welts" (Twain page #). Here the reader can observe the ultimate failure of an uncivilized person. Pap is an alcoholic, a dead beat and a racist.