He works at Joe's forge, he is rude, crude, and spends his time ogling Biddy from afar.
He also happens to be dangerous as after a fight with Pip's older sister he tries to kill her by hitting her in the back of the head with a pair of rusty manacles. She survives only to become a drooling, non-sensible vegetable.
She may only appear briefly in the book, but that was more than enough to make me wary of her.
When visiting her son in the asylum Billy talks about leaving the place, getting a job, getting married and having kids all the while he has his head cradled in her lap with her hand petting his hair. When she hears of his plans she laughs and tells him not to be silly then asks rhetorically if she looked old enough to be someone's grandmother.
After the 'Candy' incident when the guys get caught with the stripper nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother. The guy's nerves shatter and fearing his mother's disapproval so much he commits suicide.
Billy's mom also happens to be a friend of nurse Ratched and had helped her have Billy committed (Be assured that Billy's disorder was mild: agoraphobia, and did not pertain to anything dangerous).
I'm not sure if this was just me but didn't anyone else get a sense that dear old Mom harbored some very inappropriate oedipal love for her son.
...or Kafka's father...I'm not really sure. This story was difficult to understand. All I know is that the guy was killing cats to eat their hearts for some convoluted idea of building a flute out of cat souls.
He knew his sister was still alive when they buried her, he could hear her screaming from the basement vault for an entire week, but he didn't do a damn thing to save her.
Did I also mention that the Usher siblings might have had incestuous relations together?
(I had read the story years before but never knew this until our teacher pointed it out to us just this semester)
He worked as a Nurturer; a job that required looking after newborn babies and sometimes entailed killing infants that were deemed unfit to join the community. He did this without actually realizing the significance of what he was doing but it didn't make the act any less horrifying.