much more sociable and caring person because of her love for Lymon. Afterwards, Lymon is the centre of activities at the cafe because he enjoys knowing everyone’s business, finding problems, and instigating fights. He amuses them, his humour is directed at people. Be careful of overloaded and run-on sentences. The story demonstrates that Lymon is childlike that he has the instincts of kids “Such a person has an instinct which is usually only found in small children, an instinct to establish immediate and vital contact between him and all things in the world”(McCullers, 20). He loves stir things up and the town people love it. Also, when Lymon first meets Marvin in the town, the reader knows that this situation cannot continue and it builds the suspense because it is the foreshadowing of the fight between Lymon, Miss Amelia and Marvin. “He scraped his feet around on the ground, waved his hands about, and finally began doing a little trotlike dance”(McCullers, 50) claims that Lymon is childlike and falls in love with Marvin at once. Therefore Lymon behaves the way he does toward Marvin. Besides, this excerpt is aim to prove that the lover must create a complete world within herself or himself. When Amelia watches the
hunckback and Marvin, “her face wore this same expression, tense with reckoning some inward pain, although she had taken no new medicine that day”(McCullers, 51). This makes the lover feel a “strange loneliness”(McCullers, 26) that leads to suffering. It is obvious that The Ballad of the Sad Cafe , in many aspects, McCullers’s theory of love expresses the diversity of Lymon’s character. The author has already built meaningful theories on the topic of love. As both the beloved and lover, Lymon becomes the central character of the story. Through his detailed character analysis, His complex characteristics are embedded in the reader's mind. In addition, his complex love in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe arouses the reader's deep thought. These are completely focused on the McCullers’ significant theories of love. Be sure to develop ideas fully. Proofread and edit carefully26 Lesson 14 From my perspective, The Ballad of the sad cafe written by Carson McCullers describes a dreary world that makes me respond with compassion. I sympathize with the town because it is isolated and it is completely different from outside society. The poverty, loneliness and unhappiness of the town people in this world are vividly portrayed. First of all, I think the town people are poor because of their miserable lives. Take the cafe and the life in the the town for instance. “There is a deeper reason why the cafe was so precious to this town...To understand this new pride the cheapness of human life must be kept in mind .... but it was seldom that every family had enough meal, garments. Life could become one long dim scramble just to get things needed to keep alive”(McCullers, 55) illustrates the town people are poor that they have to suffer the hardship of survival. In addition, people’s lives in the town are measured in terms of money “People, unless they are willy-nilly or very sick, cannot be taken into the hands and changed overnight to something more worth while and profitable.”(McCullers, 3) Their poverty
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