After Zeena tries to "foist on him the cost of a servant", forcing Ethan to let go of Mattie, he chooses to “leave with Mattie”. However, he cannot go through with the plan because he cannot bear to leave Zeena alone with her sickness. He knows she would not be able to take care of herself and cannot afford her own medicine. It is inappropriate to leave his wife in this bad condition. Therefore Ethan chooses to live an unhappy life instead of deceive his family and friends.
Troy run away from his house to be on his own at a very young age because he never receive the love and respect he desires from his family, so he come around to repeat what his father had done because of the failure to see that the time had changed around him. Independence ties with Masculinity that Troy possess. Back in the 1950 a man who work for a whole family was normal and woman stays home to take care of the kids. Power dominance of the male figure is a big problem than segregation was at the time, but it was slowly changing. So, Troy fails to see the way from the future Troy is still living in the past because that is all he knows about growing a family.
Hardy has made Farmer Lodge seem unfeeling and not caring about his son. This is another reason not to feel sorry for Farmer Lodge. Farmer Lodge ignores Gertrude and her needs because of her withered arm: “Half a dozen years passed away, and Mr and Mrs Lodge’s married experience sank into prosiness, and worse.” (Page 19) She needed his help and support but still he ignored her. This is cruel as he marries her and then ignores her. It is wrong.
The Day Ethan Frome Lost Control of His Life I believe Ethan Frome lost control of his life when his mother died. After his mother's funeral, Ethan did not want to be left alone on the farm, so he asked Zeena to stay with him. At first, Ethan enjoys her company. However, Zeena soon becomes a nuisance to Ethan, and prevents him from becoming an engineer in a large city. After being married a year, Zeena becomes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain or show her discontent.
The family was already facing being evicted from their farm, no one in the family having a job and Casey quit being a member of the church. The novel explains how Tom has returned from jail and Tom saw it as a fresh start but there was no fresh start. It was like Tom was still imprisoned by his lack of money and what he could do with the minimal that he had. The point that Steinbeck is trying to make is that long term poverty turns people into animals from killing one another for a job to being shoved off the land that someone has grown up on their whole life. People were deprived of the simplest of needs and that drove them to act on their most id impulses.
Though he is now free from having to go to work, Gregor is now a liability to his family who keep him locked up in his room. Isolated and neglected, Gregor is a metaphor for the human being oppressed by capitalism and alienated from work, family, and himself. In the novel, The Outsider by Albert Camus, Meursault is a young man who lives alone and is emotionally indifferent to most things in his life. He cares only for physical pleasures, things that he experien... ... middle of paper ... ...not my fault” when he informed his boss he had to take two days off. So this is a key difference between the two characters.
The two forget how to live a life on their own leading them to "wonder if there's any point to life" (Taylor 3). Sarah leaves Macon in order to find herself but his life is in complete chaos without the comfort of his wife. He decides to fill the void left by her departure by creating order in his life through reorganizing the house. Macon's reformation of the house does not keep him from thinking of his wife and child leaving the joy in his life is traveling and writing. Ethan's death allows his parents to re-evaluate their lives.
One theme of the book is weakness of character; this is shown by Ethan’s marraige, his inability to stand up to his wife, and his involvement concerning the "accident." The first way weakness of charcter is shown in the book is through the marriage of Ethan and his wife. He married her because she had tried to help his mother recover from an illness, and once his mother died he could not bear the thought of living in the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and always seemed to have some kind of illness. It seemed all she ever did was complain, and he resented this because it stifled his growing soul.
While Janie’s Nanny forces her into marrying Logan Killicks for security; Logan also lacks love and compassion for Janie and silences her. Janie cannot use her voice when she marries Logan Killicks because of her Nanny. Although Janie knows “exactly whut” she wants to say; expressing her voice is “hard to do” (Hurston 8). From the beginning, Logan does not resemble her perfect pear tree love, which to Janie means a man who instills confidence into his wife and listens to her voice. Logan falls short of fulfilling that dream as he isolates her from the community, leaving her with no voice whatsoever.
If they lived alone on their own land, they would need to do much less work and would have to deal with the troubles from Curley and the others on the ranch. Living i... ... middle of paper ... ... in the first place. Another prevalent theme in the story is the theme of isolation and loneliness. For Crooks, his isolation stems from his skin color. Curley’s wife, on the other hand, cannot talk to anyone because they fear Curley’s wrath if they get caught with her.