The grandson was playing and building a wooden dish for his parents to eat out of when they grow up. “The young peasant and his wife looked at each other, and tears filled their eyes. They were ashamed because they had treated the old grandfather so meanly, and from that day they again let the old man eat with them at the table and took better care of him” (Tolstoy, 18-21). The grandfather is elderly and sick and the parents were changed by the kid who showed he loved his grandfather by showing the parent the way that they treated the grandfather. The theme is show your love to someone and the message expressed by that is to treat others the way you want to be
In both plays, they find they can only ever improve their circumstances through hardship: in Fences, Troy was able to purchase a home because of his brother’s injury and permanent disability from the war. In A Raisin in the Sun, the family is only able to move into a better home because of Big Walter’s death. The message is clear: black people are not allowed to succeed on their own merits, and advancing their situations comes at the cost of blood. Walter, powerless, says, “I’m thirty-five years old; I been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room—and all I got to give him is stories about how rich white people live.”
When the children are left at home while their parents work, they often eat their food, along with their parents’ food, never considering the consequences of this. When their parents get home hungry and find no food, they beat the children with whatever they can find. The defenseless children have no way of stopping this. The prisoners are given the same meal every day: corn porridge, pickled cabbage, and cabbage soup. Could you imagine eating the exact same meal every single day for your entire life?
"And, for this, at the end of the week, he will carry home three dollars to his family, being his pay at the rate of five cents per hour,” (Sinclair 85) shows that the employees-- typically new immigrants at the plants-- were hardly provided for and were not paid at all that much. They were exploited; working for long hours for this little pay. Jurgis, the main character in The Jungle, struggled throughout part of Sinclair’s novel because of his lack of income from the meat packing plant he worked at, Durham’s. Many people in this time did as well, like Jurgis, having trouble seeking a home, food or clothing fit enough to purchase with the little they were provided with from their
Already surrounded by depression and despair, Junior creates comedy in is life by producing cartoons. When his sister and grandmother die in the same month, Junior’s family plummets into a deep depression. His mother goes stagnant and his father falls back to his ways of being a drunk. Junior is forced to walk to school everyday and is tired and starving. He desperately needs something to lighten the load of his troubled mind.
He wakes up every day and heads to his construction job where everyone stands around with hard hats on and holding shovels (hey, just like real government work!) His miserable day is topped off when he opens up his lunch and sees yet another "gourmet" meal from his equally miserable wife. However, maybe things will change now that his wife has bought a fancy new microwave. Things to do change, but not in the way he was hoping. Meals are still just as weird
By filming the strenuous exercise that Carol does a few times a week, Renner sheds light on how obesity can be reversed. Next, Renner films the agony that parents have to go through in order to get their children to eat healthy. 7 year old, Yan, creates a scene when his parents refuse to give him a bag of potato chips. His parents give in, knowing that this might contribute negatively to his heart health. By showing Yan’s mother crying, Renner creates a connection to the audience.
The novella Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka tells the story of Gregor, a traveling salesman, who one day wakes up to find himself a massive, monstrous insect-like creature, an explanation for which is never provided, leaving him in a position where he can’t really do much anymore because of his looks. In Gregor’s family life, before the bug situation happened. He was the sole provider who took care of the family. Including his weak, dependent father, his mother and sister. Who ignored him when he was stuck in his room as a cockroach while he died covered in trash and lonely.
Batman, Harvey Dent, and Lieutenant Gordon all are very good examples of fate and free will. It took a year of full commitment, sacrificing time with their families on holidays, working late night’s, risking themselves and their families safety, and their reputation of their job. Lieutenant Gordon struggled the most; he not only was missing his wife, he was missing his son’s first holidays as a newborn. “I don’t want to be here. My wife is home making a turkey and stuffing and that's where decent, honest people should be on this day, but justice doesn't have a calendar
My family had been given the terrible news a couple months later. Our family couldn't go together because of our lack of money. But, I am 18 years of age, so I was eligible to go by myself.I was the second to go to America. This pressure and anxiety took over which led to me passing out. The next day, I woke up to my father banging pots and pans together.
In the short story “Star Food” by Ethan Canin; Dade ,the main character, is plagued by his own curiosity. In the past his mother and father have been at odds as to what Dade should do with his time. When the story progresses Dade’s mother urges him to make a discovery whilst laying on the roof of their grocery store. On the other hand, his father urges hard-working values so that he can achieve a good life. At the end, Dade begins to intral himself with a old poor women, who regularly steals from the grocery store.