Maggie
questions And yet, through it all, he hadn't felt like a son of a bitch. He hadn't felt mean. He had always regarded himself as Jack Torrance, a really nice guy who was just going to have to learn how to cope with his temper someday before it got him in trouble. The same way he was going to have to learn how to cope with his drinking. But he had been an emotional alcoholic just as surely as he had been a physical one-the two of them were no doubt tied together somewhere deep inside him, where you'd just as soon not look. But it didn't much matter to him if the root causes were interrelated or separate, sociological or psychological or physiological.He had had to deal with the results: the spankings, the beatings from his old man, the suspensions, with trying to explain the school clothes torn in playground brawls, and later the hangovers, the slowly dissolving glue of his marriage, the single bicycle wheel with its bent spokes pointing into the sky, Danny's broken arm. And George Hatfield, of course. Question 1: What does ‘where you'd just as soon not look’ mean? Question 2: What does ‘the root causes’ refer to? ( the causes of his bad temper and his drinking problem? ) Question 3: Is ‘the spankings’ also from his old man? Question 4: He had got the suspensions because he tried to explain the school clothes torn in playground brawls?
Sep 24, 2018 3:32 AM
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1) You don't want to look deep inside his mind to find the causes of his temper and alcoholism, you may find things that will disturb you. 2) Yes the root causes are the sources of his behavior. 3) Yes I believe so, the spankings progressed to beatings. 4) The suspensions were given by the school for the playground brawls. The results of his behavior are like a list. Spankings Beatings Suspensions With trying to explain the school clothes torn in playground brawls. Having to give explanations is also a result of his behavior . Later, the hangovers Dissolving glue of his marriage The bicycle wheel Danny's broken arm And George Hatfield
September 24, 2018
1)Over here "as soon " means "rather". 2)The spankings are not necessarily from his old man since it is not specified but definitely due to his behaviour after getting drunk. 3)The suspensions are not due to his trying to explain his torn clothes.He did have to deal with suspensions(as a result of his drinking habit) and with trying to explain his torn clothes(again a result of his drinking habit).
September 24, 2018
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