Analysis Of Caldwell 's ' Tobacco Road ' Essay

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The Consequences of Slightly Unpursued Future Goals
In Caldwell 's "Tobacco Road," readers ask themselves, Caldwell uses an example of pride and future goals to show how pride can affect ones future goal, or goals. In the novel, it 's shown that Jeeter creates a goal for himself, but the novel never actually says that he actually achieved it. Rather, what is shown is Jeeter performing multiple heinous tasks that barely has anything to do with his goal of creating his cotton field to make any sort of money. In Caldwell 's novel, Jeeter 's financial instability is used as a paradox to show how people can have goals and dreams only to never achieve that goal due to lack of motivation. Jeeter’s laziness leads him to procrastinate. This is seen when Ada and Jeeter have an argument about how they’re both going to get more snuff and money. The novel states during the argument: “I’m aiming to take a load over there to-morrow or the next day,” Jeeter said. “Don’t hurry me, woman… (Caldwell 58). From this, Jeeter is obviously making excuses so Ada won 't be constantly nagging him all the time. He knows he needs to take the load, but his laziness makes him procrastinate. Jeeter wants to take the load, but the sheer fact that he 's lazy prevents him from doing so, and him telling Ada that he 'll do it doesn 't help him at all. This prevents him from reaching his goal in creating a farm for he continuously refuses to take the load, sell it, get some money, and use that money to make…

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