Okonkwo’s worst fear was to be the kind of man his father was, so he tried his best not to let his fear become a reality. With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo didn’t get the start as most young men in the village; however, he worked his way to the position of leadership of the clan. There was only one emotion that Okonkwo showed, and it was anger. This was his only emotion because it was how he expressed his feelings. Okonkwo had to leave his fatherland, but after returning home, he found his home unrecognizable.
Schlomo Wiesel was Elie's only reason to live, but prior to his father's death, he slowly began to free himself of caring. In his memoir, Elie Wiesel writes, “Since my father's death, nothing mattered to me anymore” (113), showing that his reason for living had left him. He also states that he had “only one desire: to eat. [He] no longer thought of [his] father…” (113), which allows the reader to comprehend that with no reason to live, instinct had taken over. Somehow, he indifferently fought to survive, but it was very clear that his beliefs on life had changed
Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier. Although, after visiting his mother and sister, he has rediscovered a reason to survive, making it harder to go back. Moreover, the word, “comfortless,” illustrates how Paul feels isolated even at home, he feels little comfort where he grew up. This statement is ironic because in general, people especially feel safe at home, where one often doesn’t feel lonely, however the narrator feels quite the
Early on in the book, Eli actively avoids becoming one of them, but he struggles with this as Night goes on. He starts to have brutish thoughts as he sees another son abandon his father for the sake of survival, but quickly decides not to. However, Eli’s morality finally breaks with his father’s death. Although on the surface, Eli feels grief and wishes that his father could still be alive, within himself, Eli finds a feeling of relief, as if a burden had been lifted from him. This shows that the longer Eli spent in the concentration camp, the weaker his moral sense became.
Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know. What prompted Doodle’s brother to help him was embarrassment which over came all of his feelings. Being different was hard for Doodle but at times it was harder for his brother to put up with because, as the narrator states, “Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did.”(Hurts 159). Unfortunately Doodle was told he would never live and because of that he was never taught anything as a child. It would take Doodle a long time to learn everything.
He really wanted to please his dad by doing something no other man has done. Subsequently, as he is reflecting upon himself, he begins to feel like he is not good enough to live up to his dad expectations. Lastly, the tone of the text turns sorrow once he has to return home. He tries to make the reader feel bad for him since he has to return home unsuccessful. Also, since he is by himself, he is very lonesome and
Elie left his father “I knew he was out of strength, so close to death, and yet I abandoned him (Source E). Elie’s father had been running out of strength and when the had an emergency Elie followed the crowd instead of helping his father. Elie then went on to think “I could use all of my strength to fight for my own survival, to take care of only myself” (Source E). Elie had a hard time taking care of himself, and he had to take care of his father as well. By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad.
Everyone needs to experience hopelessness in order to find hope because it plays an essential part of life to have hope. Without hope, nothing would be accomplished nor would anyone want to accomplish them, for without hope, there will only anticipation for failure. Two different stories talk about two different young men with one thing in common; they find hope after leading a hopeless life. The main character from Alexie’s The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feels like nothing, a nobody due to his birth defects and the lack of hope throughout the reservation he lives on. After finding inspiration from one of many mentors, he leaves the reservation which starts his journey to finding hope, just like the main character in Vonnegut’s short story ,”The Boy Nobody Could Handle”.
The group of boys didn’t expect to risk their lives so most of them died. Paul is now all alone still fighting in the war. I feel like that it is tough for him because he had lost his closest friends and is still away from home risking his life. “Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm” (296)
His trouble starts early when he believes his son will be a failure just like his father. He lives life trying not to be a failure and does many regretful things but never lets it show on the outside because it would reveal his weakness. He gets exiled later on and must move away for seven years and during this time his son converts to Christianity and Okonkwo is forced to disown him. Upon getting back to the village the Christian’s are there trying to convert his whole tribe. In an uproar Okonkwo kills a Christian messenger and fears for his life because he knows his village will not go to war with the white man.
Some of the issues that most trouble Holden are adult phoniness, religion’s phoniness, and school’s phoniness. Because of Holden’s brother’s death, and his own acute intelligence, Holden is better able to see societal flaws. However, he never truly forgives society for its flaws, he only forgives the people he sees as genuine: his sister, Phoebe Caufield, older adults, and young kids. Holden has personal