Willy however does not want to hear what he tries to say and always avoids his accusations. Even worse than Willy´s reaction is that of Happy. Happy even contradicts his brother when Biff claims that neither his mother and father nor the two brothers have ever fully told the truth. Besides that he does not seem to have understood anything of what Biff had told his family, ´cause right after Biff heads for his bedroom Happy again tells his father that he is going to get married and that he´ll be running the apartment he is working at, which shows that he is even more lost in the dreams of his father than any other character in the play. The most important reason for his suicide is that Biff pulls him back into reality when Willy is again about to drift off into his dreamworld.
In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer explores trauma and its impact on people. When faced with a devastating situation, it is only human nature to search for answers in everything. For the characters of Oskar and his grandfather, it is clear that the guilt and sadness alters their everyday lives, which they spend searching for answers. On the other hand, even though she is mourning the loss of her husband, Oskar’s mother is able to show incredible outward stability as she heals by helping her son on his journey. Through these characters and more, all dealing with similar devastating situations, Foer argues that the only way to unlock true healing from grief is to accept that sometimes there is no answer.
Loomis, “The toast, hypocritical and condescending, makes us further aware of Gabriel 's isolation from those around him.” As soon as he concludes his speech everyone applauds him including his aunts. However, Gabriel realizes that his “Aunt Julia did not understand but she looked up, smiling, at Gabriel” (Joyce 196). This situation makes Gabriel distanced from his Aunts. Interestedly enough, Gabriel never decides to get rid of the quote completely from his speech even though he knows that no one would understand him. According to John Feeley, “a close look at the development of Gabriel’s speech from the original headings indicates that despite the putative limitations of his audience, he does not intend to abandon the Browning quotation totally and that his considerable verbal skills render it unnecessary that he do so.” Moreover, this shows how isolated Gabriel has become from his family because of his education.
He told his sister that he had changed, "I work, the hell, I lead an exemplary lifestyle with everything." He is ready to end his old way of life for his daughter. He does not attend parties as before and does not meet old friends who love to drink. His words once again prove the seriousness of Charlie's intentions to change his life for the
He feels he belongs to a social class that makes him superior and somewhat divorced from other members of society. He has no concept of helping, or being responsible for others. This is shown in Act 1 when he is with the family and his daughter’s new fiancé, Gerald Croft, celebrating their engagement. He made a few speeches that give the audience a bad view of him and make him look arrogant and ignorant. “…Just because the Kaiser makes a speech or two…Everything to loose with war, and nothing to gain.” And to Eric, “…And I say there isn’t a chance of war…in a world that’ll have forgotten all these Capital versus Labour agitations and all these silly little war scares.
This job made Frank feel more confident of himself and "feel like a man , a man with a shilling in his pocket...not a child anymore" (McCourt 261). This corresponds with when I decided to join dance and flag line to make friends, and make myself look less of an outcast to others. McCourt 's memoir also influenced my memoir due to the type of parenthood his mother and father displayed. Similar to my father, Frank 's father was much of a drunken disgrace to the family and was always resented much. The drunken father was not to be spoken to and that you could "make anyone suffer by not talking to him" (McCourt 171).
When Scout and Jem hear the verdict of Tom’s case they both cry and are angry about the sentence while the rest of the town is ecstatic. And finally when Scout doesn’t want Walter Cunningham to come over for dinner because she thinks that he is a disgrace. For all of these reasons, the Finch family must not be racist or prejudiced. Francis is a member of the Finch family, even though he never acts like it. Just because you are in the same blood line does not necessarily make you family, the people who treat you with respect are your true family.
He must desperately grieve over the death that his world has darkened without a beam of sun. “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people” (BrainyQuote 2001). In Mrs. Dalloway, Peter admits that Clarissa has always been charming to him; correspondingly, the man realizes he is hopelessly in love with his wife. He, therefore, comes back to the house where his wife is silently and peacefully waiting for him. Secondly, as stated above, Mrs. Dalloway, who does not dare to express her love to Peter after a period of time, regrets her young decision that her memories ceaselessly surge in her mind.
His excessive pride is evident when he takes a child away from a blessing given by Goody Cloyse, his former catechism teacher, as if he were taking the child “from the fiend himself.” (Hawthorne, pg.276) His distrust and resentment towards his townsmen is apparent when he sees his wife, Faith. She is overwhelmed with joy to see him arrive home yet he looked “sternly and sadly into her face and passed on without a greeting.” (Hawthorne, pg.276) All that he learned in the night was too much for him, and it changed a devoted husband with bright hopes and a wife whom he loved, to a tired, beaten, questioning and almost faithless man. Harold Krebs in Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home,” returns from World War I to a society that he no longer feels a part of and receives no welcome for his heroic deeds. He resents being home which is largely due to the fact, that during the war he led a very simple lifestyle and upon returning home is thrust back into a complicated domestic life. He tries to seek refuge by withdrawing from society and engages himself in individual activities.
After viewing Gran Torino, the greatest strength comes from the ability to make the viewer care about Walt and his life. We see that Walt has struggled from the horrors of war and his family’s disconnect from him. The viewer wants to care for him as the racist anti-hero but it is that he is relatable. We can see his portrayal of an older adult as a member of our own family. By looking at his struggle with despair, how his family treats him and his choice for a good death, the viewer can reflect on our own interactions with the older adults whom we are close to and have a better understanding of what they are going