His troubles are taken for granted by his family. His family does not care much for Gregor beyond what they can get out of him, outsiders are reverentially
Gregor only lived to please his parents. Enrico Cesaretti, who wrote “Consuming Texts: Creation and self- effacement in Kafka and Palzzeschi,” would agree with Gregor’s self sacrifice being necessary for the family and to obtain closure. Once Gregor notices that he is just a burden for his family he decides to go off and die for the greater good of his family. One could say that the death of Gregor was taken too far, but it was crucial for Gregor to die because that was his sense of sanity and hope. Gregor only lived for his family and if it is better for his family to go on living life without him, then he was willing to take his
At Buchenwald, Elie’s father is dying, and he will not make it much farther, so their Blockäteste gives Eliezer the advice of taking his father’s rations. The author explains this by saying, “You cannot help him anymore… In fact you should be getting his rations.” (pg. 110) By saying this, the block leader was telling Eliezer that saving himself is more important than helping his father. He is only hurting himself by giving away his rations, instead of taking his father’s.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
Like Morrie, though, Elie finds comfort in his father, the only family he has left. His father is what motivates him to keep fight and to stay alive when so many have already given up and succumbed to death. In fact, after his father’s death, he feels like nothing else is worth caring about (Wiesel 113). In way of religion, outlook on life, and the importance of family, there are many differences and similarities between the characters of Tuesdays with Morrie and Night.
Troy 's father didn 't care about the children or his wife, so Troy does his best to care for Cory and Rose. However, like his father, Troy takes care of the family because he 's obligated to, not because he feels any particular affection to them, similar to the way his father didn 't abandon him because he had nowhere to go. He explains this to Cory saying " You live in my house...sleep you behind on my bedclothes...fill you belly up with my food...cause you my son. You my flesh and blood. Not 'cause I like you!
In the military surgery unit, Andrew witnesses an amputation being performed next to him, and he recognizes the patient to be Anatole Kuragin. Andrew feels that compassion is the greatest human emotion. (Tolstoy, Book Ten, Chapters 1–12) In the Battle of Borodino, Andrew was seriously injured and receive treatment. Andrew, meanwhile, is miserable and disillusioned.
Odysseus’s use of the words “no peace” and “wear away” imply a tone of annoyance at a perfectly reasonable request; Odysseus’s men want to go home, but Odysseus is displaying reluctance to leave Kirke’s island. The entire crew wastes an entire year on the island, living out an easy life, but are away from their families; Odysseus is in charge of the men, so they can not leave without his orders. If Odysseus is truly a hero, he would put the needs of other people ahead of his own, but he doesn’t. Odysseus is not necessarily selfish, but is not responsible enough to consider the right decision for the men, as leader. Another aspect that may not be noticed at first, but lies within the psychological mindset of the crew; they haven’t seen their families in an incredible amount of time, and therefore must be in an noticeably frantic to return home.
Hamlet loves his father and thinks he is most dearest to him and wants to set upon the skies like his father is. He has recurring thoughts to himself about his life and what he should accomplish. His suicidal thoughts mostly come from the thinking of avenging his father and to brutally eliminate Claudius from the game. To gamble with your life that is on the line is a true sign of pure madness. This can most commonly be compared to the "Hunger Games" novel and film where the last one takes all.
Analysis of Walt’s process of adapting to cultural diversity As the film begins, Walt is a sombre man who has just lost his wife. He is irritated at the slightest gesture or anything that he hates. At first, he is greatly annoyed by the
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father.
Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
This quote significantly impacts the novel as it adds character development and contributes majorly to the plot. During the time the head of the block strictly explains that Eliezer can only keep himself alive, and his father is weighing him down. Despite this Eliezer refuses the harsh reality and shares his rations with him to hopefully keep him alive. The doctors simply want Eliezer 's father to die, but Eliezer refuses to give up his father. The head of the block is attempting to bring Eliezer to reality, by harshly telling him that his father’s death is inevitable, and that Eliezer should focus on keeping himself alive instead.
Lastly, the theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival is shown throughout the book when a situation involving Elie occurs. Elie did not care after his father’s death, “Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore, “(Wiesel 113). The death of Elie’s father was also the death of Elie’s emotions. He was unattached to himself completely, only food was on his mind.
In the event that Chris would have forgiven them, he likely would 've came back home. At the end of the film, when he is dying slowly, Chris realizes that “Happiness is only real when shared.” (Into the Wild). This is the most important quote of the movie because his entire journey was to find his happiness and discover himself. Looking back from the beginning of the trip when he meets many interesting strangers who helped him to friends he made along the way.