The Jockey By Carson Mccullers Analysis

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Nichele Rascoe Rascoe 1
English 120
September 16, 2016

“The Jockey” by Carson McCullers (1)
In Carson McCullers “The Jockey” there is an uproar of objection to the actions of an owner of horses from one of his riders. The jockey is a very petite man. Although, he is petite he has very strong beliefs. (1) He has dinner with a bookie, the trainer, and a rich man. During the dinner the jockey believes that something should be done for his friend who was badly injured on the race track. Unfortunately, the men at the table do not wish to help the jockey’s friend and believe that they have done all they can do at the moment. (1) The opening of the story begins with imagery of the Jockey. He is not dressed for the occasion and stands out, but not in a good way. (1) The story states, “He was wearing a suit of green Chinese silk that evening, tailored precisely and the size of a costume outfit for a child. The shirt was yellow, the tie striped with pastel colors.” (1) Ironically, the Jockey walked into the dining
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He stands out not only by his style of dress. (2) The jockey is bow legged from riding horses all the time, which the reader can infer, “He walked with a prim strut, swinging out his legs in a half-circle.” We also learn the life of the jockey as he approaches the dinner table with the men. Sylvester asks the jockey is he ate dinner. (3) The jockey replies, “Some people might call it that.” The jockey feel discomfort because he does not eat much. Many jockey have to keep their weight down in order to ridehorses. The men at the table are oblivious of this fact. They do not express sympathy towards the jockey nor do they care. The men order more food once they finished their main course because they can afford it. Re-ordering food mean nothing to it, meanwhile not even the successful jockey

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