Oct 25th 2005
The short story “ADAMS” by George Saunders is about a guy who is very upset with his neighbor for standing in the kitchen in his underwear, in front of the kids room. Saunders is able to explain the emotion in such a distinctive way that puts you to feel the emotion. He also have a way of describing the scene settings and actions taken by the characters so vividly that you wouldn’t have any difficulty in picturing what is taking place.
The story as I see it is based on the conscience of a person and to what degree a person could reach to once angered. His main character who is of a protective, defensive and aggressive attitude is tested by his neighbors openly behavior. He is placed to deal with a person who seems not to care much about other peoples thoughts and isn’t concerned of what they think of him. Roger (main character) came home one day and found his neighbor in his kitchen with just underwear on facing his children’s room. This angered him and drove him to knock his neighbor off his feet and banned him from ever entering his house again. With this whole scene, Saunders was able to capture the motions and the negative energy that was coming from Roger. You were able to get the sense to what extent Roger was angered to.
As the story progressed you continued to notice that what Frank (neighbor) did continuously nagged at him and the constant nagging of “what if.” This part of the story show how easily it is for a person in a common nature to be so affected by someone else’s personality or character. He goes in detail of the different questions a person would ask themselves repeatedly to the point where the anger would build up once again and drive the person to deal with it. As did Roger. Roger got up from his table and marched over to his neighbors house to once again physically relieve his anger and frustration on his neighbor. It has built up in him so much that he had no other way than to...