Finally, a great contribution to these men feeling lonely is discrimination and not giving people a chance they deserve based on superficial reasons. Examples of discrimination in this novella is displayed through sex, mental ability, and race. Sex discrimination takes place in the novella when the reader is to think about Curley’s wife and the level of loneliness she feels every day. Living on a farm full of men plays a big role when we are to think about how isolated she truly is. Curley’s wife understands how lonely her life is when she can not talk to anyone on the farm except her abusive husband because of the repercussions that will take place if she talks to another man on the farm. Her manner when speaking to men on the farm comes
Throughout the novel, Grant undergoes psychological changes that allow him to become a hero. Grant’s life is filled with rage for the way he is treated by whites. Eventually this rage becomes self-loathing and cynicism, because he feels he is taking the unjust treatment from whites lying down. This downward spiral causes him to alienate himself from people he loves and feel that the community is helpless. During a conversation with Vivian, Grant says, he cannot face Jefferson because he cannot face himself and his own life. Vivian helps Grant realize that he has left the South in the past, has returned, and still has not left. This helps him realize that he is there for a reason. Another change happens when he accepts the task of helping Jefferson. At first Grant is angry and believes that Miss Emma wants him to perform a difficult and maybe impossible task of convincing Jefferson to die with defiance and character. After accepting this task and dealings with Jefferson, Grant realizes what a hero is and he can have an impact on the community. Finally when Grant breaks down in front of his students he realizes that he is ready to connect with the children that he has been so strict with. Many heroes have to overcome an inner struggle to realize their potential for greatness. Eventually through his interactions with his family, Vivian, Jefferson, and students he realizes to view everyone positively which gives him the strength and courage to make an
The characters selfish ways can be noted from the beginning and the end of the story. In the beginning, it is noted how selfish the grandmother is because she does not want to
In this essay I am going to be assessing the character Curleys Wife from Steinbeck’s book Of Mice And Men. The book is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression it features two farm workers called George and Lennie. The travel around together in search of work sharing a dream of a place of their own, a small ranch where they can live and work for themselves. It tells the story of how violence may erupt to destroy those dreams. Curleys wife is a character in the book who from the brief encounters with her is presented in two ways. Firstly the dangerous, flirtatious character who isn’t trusted by the rest of the ranch workers but then later one we realize how she is just a victim
This is an evaluative essay comparing the short story, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”, by Alice Munro and the movie Away from Her (inspired by the book). The short story provides a history of the relationship between Grant and Fiona. Fiona is the wife and main character of this story with the focus on her Alzheimer’s. Grant is her husband of 44 years. The story begins with their playful young love and their time at the university. The story quickly transitions from past to present. Fiona is placed in a nursing home and their relationship changes. This essay will identify the challenges Fiona and Grant endure while dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
When defining the term ‘manhood’, many people may use terms such as courage, strength, or bravery. Throughout history there have been many pressures on men to be as stereotypically manly as possible. If men don’t conform to those stereotypes, they may be looked down upon by society as a whole. Richard Van Camp’s short story ‘The Night Charles Bukowski Died’ is a prime example of the dangers of nonconformity to stereotypically manly traits. The story is an intense first person stream of consciousness from the point of view of an unnamed narrator that follows the narrator and three of his peers: Mikey, Jason, and Scott. The use of metaphor, point of view, and setting in “The Night Charles Bukowski Died” exposes how stereotypical expectations of manhood can lead to dangerous situations not only physically, but also socially and emotionally.
In my beliefs, she is not selfish, she is happy about the captive life she was given. Now her freedom would end as quickly as she received it. Her husband walks in unharmed. She could not bear the confinement of his love, and it took a toll on her weak heart. The point of the authors journal was to get us to understand the mad method of Mrs. Mallards ways.
Today, it is more evident than ever that there are deep divisions within modern society along the lines of race, class and gender. These divides are highlighted by recent protests, riots and movements. These issues are relevant in modern society as well as in two famous stories. Both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men use character development to make commentary toward these points. Fitzgerald’s novel covers the tumultuous journey of Nick Carraway through the swanky social elite of the 1920’s. Steinbeck’s text covers the opposite end of the spectrum, detailing the experiences of George and Lennie, ranchers during the great depression. While also providing a riveting and captivating plot, these seemingly antithetical tales both develop their respective characters to be normal, everyday people who face difficult problems because of their class.
Hannie Rayson explores different attitude on her play 'Inheritance'; Julia, a feminist. William, a gay man. Felix, a student activist. Girlie, a wog-hater. Lyle, coon hater. Maureen, an opportunistic race-based politician. And Nugget, an aboriginal man. Due to these various characteristic, lots of them suffered because of the thing called "prejudice" particularly William, Lyle, and Nugget. However, it doesn't apply to all cases because it was depending on the emotion and belief of the person involved. Hannie Rayson shows this in an explicit way; such as, when Lyle hanged himself at the end of the play. You can notice throughout the play that he is having difficulty in life that leads him to depression.
In E.K Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Hermione Winters was sexually assaulted at a cheerleading camp party. This is a huge problem for Hermione because it affects her entire life and she has many problems to deal with as a result. She overcomes this event by getting help and support. The help and support she gets is mostly from her best friend and her parents. Her mother supported her decisions and helped her through the entire event. Her mother is educated and knows where to go to get help. Not only does she overcome this event but she also overcomes her negative feelings and thoughts. Parents who want to educate their kids on sexual assault and rape should read E.K Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear because it informs parents on their role before and after a traumatic event through education and unconditional love.
In the narrative, the author writes the story in first person point of view through an unnamed narrator which enables the reader to visualize, experience, and perceive a deeper insight into his mind. The story commences with the narrator speaking directly to the audience appearing closed-off and narrow-minded. His wife has an old friend named Robert, who happens to be blind, coming to spend the night. Right away, the reader can sense how the narrator comes off as self-absorbed. He`s only concerned about how Robert’s visit will affect him and is inconsiderate about the strong bond Robert and his wife have built over the years. The narrator also lacks self-awareness when he found himself thinking “what a pitiful life this woman must have led.” (Carver 3) The woman being Beulah, Robert`s recently deceased wife, who the narrator belittled as she married a blind man and now she “could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one.” (Carver 3) Not realizing that with
I agree with the messages Steinbeck was trying to portray in the novel because Crooks’ and Curley’s wife’s actions that made it clear. When people are experiencing loneliness, their actions, as well as their way of life is altered. Loneliness can change people drastically into something they are not as seen in the novel Of Mice and Men and through my personal awareness. Both characters, despite their hard bitter shells, reveal a desire to overcome their loneliness and win
Lennie and George end up employed on a ranch and begin to realize that every man is for himself and that nobody is truly happy. They come to know a character referenced throughout the entire book as “Curley’s wife”. Being the sole female on the ranch, she is often referred to in derogatory terms because of her flirtatious personality (Steinbeck 28). She approaches the other men and “stirs up trouble” (77) which in the end leads to Lennie’s death. Being the wife of an arrogant and egocentric man, Curley’s wife tries to cure her loneliness by finding solace in other men. Knowing her future is bleak, Curley’s wife risks the dangers of the other men’s lives by trying to find someone like her. She lures Lennie into her world, telling him about how lonely she is and the future she could’ve had as an actress (86). Her solitary life drives her to put Lennie in danger and ultimately end her and his life. Curley’s wife and another one of the ranch hands talk about how “maybe people are just afraid of each other” (35). The fear of missing out (FOMO) drives people to make irrational decisions when feeling lonely which happened to both Daisy and Curley’s wife..
Love exists in the short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro and in the short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver. in Munro’s short story the plot is that of a mentally ill wife, Fiona, who falls in love with another patient while her husband still tries to hang on to their old love. Her husband eventually wants to have an affair with the wife of the man his wife is having an affair with. Their love changed because of their circumstances due to ill health. Carver’s story discusses the different definitions of love due to the type and quality of relationships; everyone has a different definition. Love also exists all over the world within different environments and cultures. The concept of love depends upon the environment in which it inhabits. Love is dependent on the life of the people in love and it also depends on their current environment. Nature and nurture are also huge factors into the development and process of love. What nature and nurture mean is whether it is due to how the person lives and acts along with their personality compared to whether it’s all in their genetics beforehand. Love is more on the nurture side instead of the nature side of human experience.
The narrator is totally crushed by the gender discrimination. She longed to be seen by her mother and her grandma. The narrator is heartbroken that her mother loved her brother more than her and failed to notice her. “When she went into Nonso’s room to say good night, she always came out laughing that laugh. Most times, you pressed your palms to your ears to keep the sound out, and kept your palms pressed to your ears, even when she came into your room to say Good night, darling, sleep well. She never left your room with that laugh” (190). Her agony can be easily seen by the way of her narrating. She does not get the affection that she deserves. She really needs the affection from her own mother, but she is not getting it. She compares the love which her mother shows to his brother and herself. This is gender discrimination can be seen with her grandmother too. She hated her grandma as she would always support her brother and find fault with her. Even though what the brother did, no matter what crime. Her mother and grandmother always supported her brother and never supported or showed interest towards