East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, reflects the complexities in father/son relationships. The connection between a father and his son is vital to their development. The novel explores the impact of these relations is immense. The central allusion of the novel is comparing several characters to Cain and Abel, who were formed through their attempted relationship with their father-like figure, God. They struggled and vied for the attention, love, and respect of God, which subconsciously influenced their actions and thoughts.
Unforgettable past from an individual’s childhood can result in a long-term traumatized future life, far more excessive then what is deemed reasonable. The feeling of neglect and abandonment is evident in a young characters life, where the feeling of being loved was not validated. The main character Gus expresses much hate towards his father whom had abandoned him at a young age, which led to many uncertainties. A traumatizing experience can resurface from the past impacting ones self in future experiences. Gus demonstrates this through his unbearable relationship with his father, the way in which he acts as a father figure to his daughter, as well as his unforgivable traits towards his father.
For example, when her aunt said that she took John out of school “ on account of his delicate health,” but later says that “ he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home.” Syntax is important for the readers to understand because the readers would determine the character's attitude about one another or whenever the character is emphasizing a point . Through Jane’s point of view, Jane focuses on the relationship between her and John. Jane demonstrates to readers how she has suffered through her cousin’s anger and her aunt’s neglect to stop the abuse. Through Jane the reader is shown how even with all the suffering, Jane has her limits, even though she was submissive throughout the passage until the end. Jane’s point of view is important for the readers to know because the readers will understand what is happening to the character.
Mending a Broken Relationship In the powerful novel, The Kite Runner, author Khaled Hosseini tells the story of Amir, a coming of age character, who constantly struggles with maintaining a stable relationship with the people in his life. The story is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, where Amir and his loyal best friend, Hassan, grow up causing plenty of mischief. After a drastic event occurs, the two are separated, leaving Amir behind with no reasonable example of what a close relationship truly embodies. Consequently, this creates a chain of detrimental relationships for Amir in which he is not capable of successfully maintaining. Eventually, Amir and his father, Baba, move to America to escape the Russians, and must learn to live their lives in a diverse and unique country.
Addie Bundren is going to die?” to make him accept the fact that their mother will not live for much longer (Faulkner 40). Darl is seen as being atypical because he does not mourn, or pretend to mourn, as the rest of his family does. His words may come off as being a sadistic joke in light of his mother’s ill health, but he actually wishes to tell Jewel here that the situation will not change. Darl’s cognizance of Addie’s death when he is not near her is a sign of his attachment to Addie. He cares for his mother and for his brother.
Throughout the story of The Kite Runner, Amir’s unstable relationship with Baba portrays the transformation Amir undergoes in the three central stages of his life: his childhood, his arrival to America, and his response to Baba’s death. Baba’s level of influence on Amir differs in these stages and because of the levels varying Amir’s change is clearly shown as his actions slowly start to conform to what he wants and not for being accepted by Baba. Also, Khaled Hosseini depicts the bond between a father and son as unbreakable because after Baba passes away, Amir begins to mirror Baba as his influence holds the most meaning after death. Therefore, as Baba’s influence lessens over Amir, he becomes a new individual that no longer needs Baba’s validation anymore but, because the fatherly bond carries so much meaning in any father-son relationship, Amir starts to mirror
In the novel, The Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Telemachus gives a speech to Ithaca. He argues to the suitors about disrespecting his father Odysseus’ home even though they think Odysseus is dead and will never come home. Courageously, from the heart, Telemachus goes up against the suitors to state control over the key social practices of marriage hospitality. Telemachus’ speech was effective because it showed pathos, logos, and ethos. Telemachus looks and acts the part of his father, astonishing those who presumably knew him as a boy.
Giovanni’s Room Close Reading In the classic book Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin, the protagonist, David, constantly must face his insecurities when it comes to sexuality and wanting to be “a man.” A man in David’s mind is a straight, masculine, powerful figure; or, as Ellen describes it, a bull. This quintessential need is rooted in David’s relationship with his father, and nowhere is this more clear then the memory of Ellen and David’s father’s interaction about manhood and wishes for David. On page 16 of the novel David has a recollection of an argument between his father and Ellen, David’s aunt. In this interaction David’s dad states, “All I want for David is that he grow up to be a man.” This one sentence would stick with David for
Sherman Alexie uses indirect characterization and antihero literary devices in order to portray the differences between a father and a dad, and what a true dad should be, in the book “Flight”. This book is about a teenager named Zits who lost his parents at a young age and started traveling down a violent path. Then when he was about to commit a serious crime he started to time travel through different people’s bodies teaching him how to be more compassionate towards others. Alexie encourages the readers to be caring towards others and know that all life is sacred no matter who they are or what they’ve done. This is shown towards the end of the book when Zits thinks about what he has learned after his journey.
Wayne Dyer, an American philosopher, once said, “Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.” This is the protagonist 's main source of conflict in the book, the Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini. Amir and Hassan appeared to have a brotherly friendship. Even though they grew up together, it was intriguing how Hassan develops a brotherly bond with Amir while Amir does not reciprocate the love. By concentrating on what is missing in Hassan, it causes Amir to become separated from the relationship because Amir values social class over his friendship with Hassan, and stems from his jealousy that comes from an idea that Baba favors Hassan. To begin, no matter what, Hassan bravely stands up for Amir.