In Queer by Sherwood Anderson, the author depicts the affects of discrimination through the struggles of character Elmer Cowley. Throughout the story the author describes how Elmer feels isolated, and rejected because he was different. The story shows us how refusing to accept those who are different from us prevent us from developing meaningful relationships. Finally “Queer” is a story that describes the psychological abuse that cause people to do thing they will regret to prove a point to themselves. Throughout the story the author describes how Elmer felt isolated, and rejected because he was different. Sherwood character Elmer was a person who never really had friends even before they move to the city from the country “When we lived out here it was different; I worked and at night I went to bed and slept; I wasn’t seeing people and thinking as I am now” Elmer felt that before moving to the city people did not know him so there was nothing to say about him or for him to think about this quote shows the isolation of Elmer when they were living in the country before moving to the city. He also realized that no one could ever be happy without friend by quoting “He was, he felt, on condemned to go through life without friend and he hated the thought” Elmer wanted to be accept within the his society but was never giving the chance. Sherwood used many images to describe the loneliness that Elmer faced by not having friend “With the shoes in his hand he sat looking at a large hole in the heel of one of his stocking (1st paragraph)” this represent the emptiness of Elmer life “. He also felt that his father added to the way they was viewed within their society because of the way he dressed and the way he conducted business with the salesmen that came into town. His fathers wore a Prince Albert coat that he had for many years that was cover with grease spot and have become brown with age. Elmer felt because his father wore this jac…
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