Some things will never change. Some things will always be the same. Lean down your ear upon the earth and listen.
Look Homeward, Angel - Kindle edition by Thomas Wolfe. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Look Homeward, Angel/5(). Social psychologist, Seymour Rosenberg, used his analysis of Thomas Wolfe's semi-autobiographical accounts in his novel Look homeward, angel to aver that 'literary materials, and particularly. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe - The spectacular, history-making first novel about a young man’s coming of age by literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first Released on: October 10,
Armstrong, a fat, "delicate" man, is Eugene's first school principal. Hugh Barton Hugh is Helen's husband, an eloquent salesman ten years older than she. Although he takes her to Sydney, where Gant lived during his first marriage, Hugh eventually moves back to Altamont, where Helen can once again take care of Gant.
Hugh complains that Gant takes advantage of his closest daughter, but eventually he is silent in response to Helen's strong will.
Miss Brown Although this is unlikely to be her real name, "Miss Brown" is a tenant of Dixieland from the Midwest who sleeps with Eugene. Eugene does not have any money, so she accepts his medals from Leonard's school as payment.
Coker Coker is the doctor who comes, too late, to deal with Ben's pneumonia. He is always smoking a cigar and is characterized by a profound weariness.
Eugene comes very close to losing his virginity to her when collecting for his paper route. He is one of the few northerners in the book and has "a sharp, bright, shallow mind, inflexibly dogmatic.
He is a scowling and independent child not very close with anyone in the family except Eugene. His success at the newspaper office makes him money, with which he is generous, and he always disparages Eliza for being cheap.
The family is devastated that Eliza's hesitation in spending the money for medical attention may have been responsible for Ben's death. Although he wants to join the army, Ben is never allowed to because of his ill health, and this makes him more cynical and frustrated about the purpose of his life in Altamont.
Ben is always making the comment, "Listen to this, will you," to an imaginary witness an "angel" that understands the ridiculous situation he believes himself to be in. His closest companion is Miss Pert, who nurses him when he starts to become very sick. Eugene feels so close to Ben partly because he is outside the dynamic of the family.
Ben teaches his younger brother a great deal and always looks out for him despite masking this feeling in cynicism. He buys Eugene presents, gives him far more money than Eliza or Gant, and thinks in broader terms than most people in Altamont.
He does not answer Eugene's tortured questions at the end of the novel, but his scowling honesty about the purpose of life is very important to how Eugene grows up. Bessie Gant Bessie is Gant's cousin, who grimly nurses Ben during his pneumonia.
Daisy Gant A "timid, sensitive girl, looking like her name," Daisy is Eugene's oldest sister.
Since she is much older than Eugene and gets married when he is still young, he never becomes very close to her. Eliza Pentland Gant Eugene's mother, Eliza, is a stubborn woman who manages her family through many difficult years. An extremely hard worker, able to organize the family's finances much better than her husband, Eliza is also characterized by her stinginess and property hoarding.
She almost always pretends not to have very much money, and this is a constant source of regret and annoyance for her family. At the same time, this determination helps her drive herself and the family through years of conflict.
Her relationship with her husband is a huge battle, one that she eventually seems to win. Gant frequently launches tirades against her for having ruined his life and tied him down, but at certain points he becomes very tender towards her; for example, when he sells her his sacred stone angel.
They often do not live together and cannot reconcile the profound antipathy of their natures, but they and the family have a lasting bond nonetheless.Donald, David Herbert, Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, Harvard University Press, This new edition of Wolfe's biography gives a thorough overview of the mystique surrounding the author.
Ensign, Robert Taylor, Lean Down Your Ear upon the Earth, and Listen: Thomas Wolfe's Greener Modernism, University of South Carolina Press, Social psychologist, Seymour Rosenberg, used his analysis of Thomas Wolfe's semi-autobiographical accounts in his novel Look homeward, angel to aver that 'literary materials, and particularly.
Thomas Wolfe and His Family I. Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe is probably best known as the author of the novel Look Homeward, Angel published in Look Homeward, Angel is the story of a young man named Eugene The Wolfes had eight children: Leslie, Frank, Effie, Mable.
Look Homeward, Angel Homework Help Questions. Who is Gant in Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel? Gant is the surname of the family being followed in this novel.
This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe. Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life () is a coming-of-age story by Thomas Wolfe. Wolfe’s first novel, it is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
The autobiographical novel follows Eugene Gant, Wolfe’s alter ego. This Study Guide consists of approximately 76 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Look Homeward, Angel.
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