Ben’s addiction to heroin had a huge impact on his social life. As a result of his addiction, he didn’t have any real friends. He hung out with other drug users and persons who wouldn’t oppose his habit. His own family, even though they loved him, didn’t want him around on several occasions as a result of his habit. His sister spoke of not wanting to come to family gatherings because she knew there would be a “Ben issue.” Also, the parents stopped having guests over to their house because Ben had caused scenes on several occasions while guests were at the house, and the guest had to leave early.
However, the townspeople and Scratchy are disappointed to find him married, unarmed, and unwilling to fight. Before Jack arrived the townspeople were hoping for his arrival to cool off the situation. As one bartender said, "'I wish Jack Potter was back from San Anton', he shot Wilson up once--in the leg--and he would sail in and pull out the kinks in this thing'" (215). This quote and Jack's shamefulness are what leads people into discussions of this story. Jack Potter's marriage was kept secret from any of his friends and family, so his new wife was something unknown to anyone.
Which in turn calling out of work and not showing up to work leads to them either getting fired or quitting a job. Then the parent cannot provide for his or her family, basically, neglecting their family for alcohol and prioritizing alcohol over their own flesh and blood. Alcohol can tear apart a family very easily, just by bringing out the abusive side of a parent and eventually leading to the kid or kids getting taken away or beaten to death. The sad truth is in some cases the abusive parent does not mean to hurt the child, and when they sober up they finally realize the big mistake that they have made. Alcohol affects teenagers when they start
He feels that every dream he has had has been taken away from him, either by bad timing or by the white man in general. Ruth, on the other hand, has never had any other dream except to keep her family together and in working order, and now that is falling apart. Willy Harris was what festered like a sore and then ran away. He annoyed Walter Lee for money, causing Walter Lee to do the same but to his family. Mama was tired of listening about Walter Lee wanting to invest in a liquor store.
He has a very bad gambling addiction and when he loses his daughter, he then becomes concerned. He does not have his priorities straight because he was willing to gamble his own daughter. This shows society how females are just objects in a male’s life and that they value them close to nothing. He only becomes concerned after he loses his daughter and then says the line about how she is his pearl … He shows no fatherly characteristics, he cared more about other things then his own family. He also shows how the only women in his life, since the mother is absent that he has possession over her.
He is envious of the relationship between Robert and his wife; he feels like "she has told him everything or it so it seemed" about their marriage. The narrator tries to hide behind his hopeless life by drinking; almost identical to Carver addiction to alcohol when he was bankrupt and could not support his family with his minimum wage job.
First she asks her sister Jose who responds in an alarming way that shocks Laura: "Stop the garden-party?” even calling Laura “absurd.” Laura seems upset with Jose, since the death does not seem to affect Jose like it affects Laura. Laura snaps “furiously” at her sister when her sister jumps to the conclusion that the man had been drunk when he died, because like Laura replies "Drunk! Who said he was drunk?," this shows how Laura is able to rationally think about the situation instead of jumping to stereotypical conclusions. There seems to be this pattern even today that poor people are just lazy drunks. At the end of the party when the whole family
Arthur Birling even says that Eva Smith was a "good worker" and that they were going "to promote her into a leading operator". Mr Birling thought that the increase in money was wanted just because they had just got back from their holidays and it would blow over. Also Arthur Birling said that "if I'd agreed to this demand for a new rate we'd have added about twelve per cent to our labour cost". Unfortunately as she had too much to say for herself she gets the sack. And this is what the author is trying to tell us that unionisation can't sack you because they would be breaking the contract of the security of tenure.
On the other hand, his ego personality had led to the lack of friendship so no one knew his plans and could not stop him. Although Tsui was married, he had a thought of divorce since he moved to Tung Chung after married. He thought that life was tedious and dull. As a result, he went to prostitutes, massage parlous and karaoke bars so as to solve his boredom (Choi, 2007). Since Tsui failed to build intimate relationship with his significant others, parents and wife, this pressure fosterer Tsui’s desire to commit crime.
(197, Sheff) Nic's parents feel like they can't trust him after all the lying, cheating and stealing he has done while under the influence of drugs. I wouldn't either, but they find it somewhere in their hearts to forgive him and cautiously let him into their lives in the end. Honestly, I cannot relate to much of this at all. I have never used drugs, been kicked out of my parent's house or prostituted to make money to buy even more drugs. Nic had a terrible childhood filled with screaming fights between his (now-divorced) parents and nights left alone while mine was just fine.