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Analysis of The Jockey by Carson McCullerIn the story The Jockey there was very minimal thoughts and ideas that conveyed inner feelings the protagonist and an antagonists retained Instead it was written to show the bigger picture of how society is displayed Through the actions and words spoken by the protagonist and antagonists The Jockey Carson McCuller explicitly shows how society is structured through food colour imagery and authority Carson McCuller explained thoroughly on the type and appearance of the foods The Jockey has barely eaten anything compared to the massive dinner the men were having And even if the Jockey wanted to eat something his body wouldnt allow it Stated by Sylvester if he eatsyou can see the shape of it in his stomach an hour afterward He cant sweat things outanymore Implying that Bisty is going through some hardships that the three men have no concern over it Not only that his disgust towards them was shown when he drew up the left corner of his mouth in a steer jeer His eyes lowered to the food spread out on the table but instantly he looked up The three mens dinner was extravagant compared to the food Bisty had The dishes consisted of fancy greasy food Which not only the type of dish but the scenery and colours contributed to the whole idea of the three men exposed as power in societyCarson McCuller used colours efficiently to reveal their appearance and status of the protagonist and the antagonists The Jockeys appearance was described as his face drawn ageless and gray and his fingers curled inward like gray claws There is a huge significance with the colour gray and how the Jockey was portrayed Gray could mean the feeling of grief and depression He was OK until about six months ago stated Sylvester the trainer For it was then later told that the Jockeys closest friend has been in an accident Appearance doesnt just
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