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Who or What is responsible for the problems that afflict the Bentleys ?

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English A30 Essay Sumeet Choksi Mr. Armstrong English 30A October 16, 2002. Who or What is responsible for the problems that afflict the Bentleys ? Responsibility is a morality held responsible for one's actions capable of rational conduct. In Sinclair Ross' novel, As For Me And My House, much interference has afflicted the Bentleys that have caused them problems and lead a difficult life. The townsfolk of Horizon cause this interference. However this interference is not the only one that has afflicted the problems faced by Philip and Mrs. Bentley of this story, as they are also to blame for their troubles or dilemma. ...read more.

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Philip feels that he does not belong to the church and won't insist on his salary. When Mrs. Bentley tries to tell him that he earns it, that he doesn't need to feel ashamed or look upon himself as a kind of parasite, he looks at her quickly, then away, and the arrears of his salary are never collected. From this it is clear that Philip is responsible for this trouble that has been worrying them for a long time. He can insist on his salary but despite Mrs. Bentley's suggestion, he does not do it because he feels he does not belong to the church. ...read more.

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The biggest help that they may have done was to allow them adopt Steve, though he is taken away later by priests because of his naughty behavior. Mrs. Bentley and Philip are responsible for Steve's bad behavior with the Townsfolk for the reason that Philip taught him to hate them and Mrs. Bentley, despite her knowing of this, She never told Steve that whatever Philip tells him is wrong. Steve's bad behavior against the Townsfolk made them have a bad impression of him and the Bentley's. From this incident it can be said that The Bentleys are responsible for the Townsfolk people's hatred for them and having a bad reputation of them. As a conclusion it can be said that the Townsfolk of Horizon and the Bentleys are responsible for the problems that are afflicting them. No. of Words: 613 ...read more.

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