He succumbed to pressure from different sides, and this made him feel bad about his own self. His uncle, Jacobs was of help to him but he could only guide him as such. The main tonic was needed on the part of Ralph himself. Jacobs was therefore a character within this story that eventually shaped up his life. Jacobs told him to seek a High School diploma before it was too late. Ralph knew this was a much needed entity; he just could not muster enough strength to do it, more so because he dropped out of school and did not wish to be a part of the same clan again. The setting of Ralph ultimately had a great amount of say within the making up of his domains. He felt that he was made to pay for the harsh realities of life that had come his way. Jacobs told him that this was not the case and that he must stop being sorry about his own self, to which Ralph paid little heed. Time moved on and Ralph got rejected at other interviews in much the same way. Nothing seemed to change for him and the matters got worse with each passing day. This was just too much for an individual like Ralph who was too sensitive to take all this undue pressure. It was with the assistance of Fred, another character that was a part of his story. Fred was a distant relative of Ralph who had come to his rescue from nowhere. Fred genuinely wanted to help Ralph because he knew of Ralph’s issues and problems. He offered him a middle tier job in his own office to which Ralph gladly obliged.