He pictured him- self lying sick unto death and his aunt bending over him beseeching one little forgiving word, but he would turn his face to the wall
, and die with that word unsaid.
He could not turn his face to the wall
and sulk, he had to speak when he was spoken to; nor could he help being interested in the conversation of Duane--the first educated man with whom he had ever talked.
At home, they are supposed to turn his face to the wall
as a form of punishment until they find their soulmate.
The video shows a police officer scolding a student and asking him to turn his face to the wall
. The student refused to obey the order, so the officer assaulted and insulted him.