When the identity of the horseman was revealed, my first reaction was surprised because I realize that Druse kills his own father and I understood why every kinds of war are destructive for family relationships. I realize also the significance of the duty for a soldier because if Druse didn’t kill his father, he can be considered as a criminal. 9. What do you think the author’s messages are concerning “duty”, “family” and “war”? in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers.
A father and son relationship should be based on love, support, importance, leadership, time and affection. It should not be based on financial support. A father should listen to his son, encourage him and not let anything get between them. But that’s the opposite of Troy and his sons. Throughout the play “ Fences “ by August Wilson, Troy is a megalomaniac father and, as a result of this, he will never allow his sons to be better than him.
To what extent is responsible for Lennie’s death in Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” The death of Lennie in section 6 is regrettable, yet inevitable in this hostile environment the men find themselves in. Many of the characters have influence over Lennie’s downfall, however, George, Curley’s wife and Lennie himself are the most culpable characters for his unfortunate death. George knows that Lennie’s disability makes him unsuitable for life on the ranch, yet he still believes in Lennie that he will be able to cope with it and encourages him to do so. When the pair first meet the boss, George tells him that Lennie is a “god damn good worker”, showing that Lennie is a physically strong character who has the ability to be a ranch hand on the ranch.
The Reality of War War will divide and kill members of a family, as a result of their difference in opinions. In My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James and Christopher Collier, Tim is a victim of this devastating fate. Tim’s father, Life, is loyal to the king because he is scared of losing his family and business. Sam opposes Life because he is a stubborn Patriot, yearning for freedom from the king and his taxes; Sam also yearns for the freedom to speak his opinion, choose his religion, and assemble when he wishes. Tim is in between their fighting confounded on which side to choose, which leads to his final decision.
Roy decides to go anyway, telling John not to tell anyone as he will be back soon. There Roy gets into a fight and gets hurt and starts bleeding. He is brought back into the house and as the father gets home, he tries to blame his step-mother and John for letting Roy go there. The father favors Roy because he is his real son and John the step-son serves as the scapegoat. Filled with meaningful themes, Baldwin’s most recurring theme is ghetto and poor city violence (F).
War can tear apart families, and cause pain and suffering. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead, the main character, Tim Meeker, has to weigh these factors and choose what side he is on. Throughout the book, he is indecisive, and constantly debates which side he should choose. By the end of the book, Tim decides to become neutral after seeing and experiencing the deaths of Ned, Life Meeker, and Sam Meeker. Ned was a slave owned by a man named Samuel Smith.
He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable. He lost his beloved one. He uses what he adores to kill another one that he loves. This feeling, this emotion, is just too strong to bare that he lost his hope to live, lost his direction to live on. The fact that he died from cancer is a metaphor that signifies he is tired of this life and ready to take off.
The Theme of Justice in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s short story Barn Burning focuses on Snopes’s famly, which is forced to have a roving life because of father’s behavior. The man shows clear signs of sociopathy and pyromania. At the end of the story the author mentioned that the man went to the war only “for booty - it meant nothing and less than nothing to him if it were enemy booty or his own” (Faulkner, n. d., p. 11). But this lawless position transformed into a burning sense of justice after the man turned to the civil life. The justice looks like the major issue of the plot, as Abner’s actions are explained by himself and his family as a response to an insult.
Tim O’Brien states, “Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (O’Brien 16). In this quote, Tim O’Brien explains that since Jimmy Cross blames himself about Ted Lavender’s death, he will always be in lieutenant’s head. Thus, the lieutenant will always feel the guilt. With this, Tim O’Brien makes the reader think that Jimmy Cross is the person to blame since he is the head of the group and he has to pay more attention to his plans. Having questions about his love, Martha, in his mind instead of being careful about his men is the reason of him feeling guilty that “the lieutenant’s in some deep hurt” (17).
The news about what had happened goes around fast, and the nurse tells Juliet about what has happened, but fails to tell Juliet that Romeo is exiled from the town until later, so Juliet thinks in the beginning that Romeo had died, too. When Juliet finds out that her husband had killed her cousin, Mercutio, she doubts about who she had married but she tells herself that she is newly married and should stay faithful to her husband. Lord Capulet hears all of the crying around him and thinks that a wedding would cheer everyone up. He states to Paris, “Things had fall’n out,sir, so unluckily That we have had no time to move our daughter. Look you, she lov’d her kinsman Tybalt dearly, And so did I.” (3.4.1-4).