It's a hard life if you don't weaken. Web. September 2011. wjcrombie wrote: Most recreational riders ride bikes that are to big for them. Rate this quote: (0.00 / 0 votes) 696 Views. Seen through Arthur’s eyes the crime and decline of the city are simply elements of change. Baltimore Ravens Jokes Cincinnati Reds Jokes Whore Jokes Kim Kardashian One Liners Jokes Los Angeles Kings Jokes New York Rangers Jokes New York Knicks Jokes Sled Dog Jokes Beef Jokes Los Angeles Lakers Jokes Gorilla Jokes Houston Astros Jokes St Louis Blues Jokes New York Islanders Jokes Corpus Christi Jokes El Paso Jokes Swimming Jokes Dildo Jokes Chimp Jokes Nashville Predators Jokes love humor inspirational art comedy success romance death quotes sad power funny change alone faith science Work Anniversary wishes music good education alcohol beauty women acceptance sex believe achievement Jewish Birthday wishes. It's a hard life if you don't weaken. 475 Quotes and Questions for the … Arthur has though survived into the new century, doing so on his own initiative. He reserves special contempt for those striving to ascend the greasy pole and join the boss class, particularly since Arthur is astute enough to notice that taking on even a modest level of responsibility at the cycle factory, adds an additional layer of stress to the physical effects he feels from grinding out hundreds of pieces each week: the back aches and occasional bouts of sickness he believes are caused by the lubricants he has to handle. Arthur Seaton would be close to eighty by now, that is if he’d survived so long. I'll be hard at it, sweating me guts out at that lathe.
The Raleigh cycle factory was not so lucky (they make them 20% cheaper now in Vietnam). He is vaguely anti government on the basis that government gets us into wars and then requires the likes of him to fight them. ‘The prison house of language’? He did have an occasional night off but for Arthur drinking during the week was simply limbering up for the excesses of the weekend. Posted by Paul C at 4/24/2015. Perhaps but television has made us more familiar with a new working class figure.
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Arthur’s rebelliousness has a clarity and simplicity forged by recent memories of unemployment hunger and war. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!
Sillitoe revisited Arthur in his penultimate novel Birthday. It's a hard life if you don't weaken. Quotes.net. BILL HARTLEY is a freelance writer from Yorkshire. Arthur’s ironic motto is: ‘it’s a hard life if you don’t weaken’. Your email address will not be published.
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Is Arthur still out there? Arthur visits an aunt who greets him sat next to an enormous coal fire.
Food was generally fried whether cooked at home or brought in from the Fish and Chip shop; the only form of takeaway available in 1950s Nottingham.
For him it was a way of getting to work or to the nearest canal bank for a spot of fishing; the latter being an activity he might have listed under ‘recreations’ although it’s likely the term would have had to be explained to him. He would have been contemptuous of a life on benefits. When we first meet him he is about to collapse down a flight of stairs having consumed thirteen pints and seven gins. ~ Stephen King - Where could you show some vulnerability? We truly appreciate your support.
Arthur did possess a bicycle but he was not a prototype of the lycra clad zealots one sees today. Salad did put in an appearance at one meal in the book but it was Christmas and so something exotic was to be expected. Required fields are marked *.
Arthur Seaton is a survivor of the old working class still wanting to smash the television, seeing it as the portal of a movement to keep the masses quiet whilst maintaining them as consumers of things they don’t really need. People like Arthur didn’t do Aldermaston marches. The idler Jim Royle glued to an armchair whilst ranting impotently at his television in The Royle Family.
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It was the era of You’ve Never Had It So Good played out against the ever present clatter of the Raleigh cycle factory where Arthur could earn as much as fourteen pounds a week as a lathe operator. He notes with sneering contempt how his neighbours are happy to be sedated by television (this in the days when there were only two channels). He knows government doesn’t listen and his is a daily battle with an authority that he believes is out to grind him down. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
Despite Birthday giving the reader a tour of 21st century Nottingham this is no exercise in nostalgia. Hence his work rate is subtly adjusted so the time and motion people don’t dock his wages. ‘Dead from the neck up’ is a favourite expression of his and he uses it mercilessly.
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