Mr. Duffy Essay

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Mr. Duffy

In life people are be alone by choice, no matter if it was flat out what the wanted or
alone due to some kind of forced circumstance that grew out of a previous choice they
made, but when it comes down to it loneliness is never truly desired. In the short stories
A Painful Case and Eveline we see examples of each type of loneliness. In A Painful Case
Mr. Duffy for the most part of his life chooses to be alone. In Eveline, Eveline seems to
be lonely because she's unable to leave her duties to her family. In both stories the main
characters display their desire to have someone near but when they're finally given the
chance it's inevitably taken away from them, and then they're driven back into the
entrapment of loneliness.

Throughout Mr. Duffy's life he has never found a satisfactory choice with anything, which
explains why he sticks to a simple, plain, and routine life. He also never gave much
thought to his own feelings or wrote them down most likely to assert his decision of being
alone, so he wouldn't start to rethink his decisions. But when he met Mrs. Sinico, they're
intimate discussions slowly led him into breaking down that wall that kept out all people
from getting close to him. He was starting to unconsciously enjoy the company of an
intimate friendship, but he couldn't let it last for long so he pushed her away. For the
longest time he didn't realize that he missed that company until he was informed of her
suicide. As he walked around the city listening for her voice to come and comfort him in
his moment of shame and sorrow he finally understood for the first time in his life that
he didn't want to be alone.
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