The author set a positive and negative tone throughout the poem, representing the respect and fear he had for his father. The overall situation unfolding between the boy and his father is positive roughhousing with no terms of abuse. When covering the topic of abuse in the poem, Dr. O'Connor said, “According to Karl Malkoff, Roethke had a deep, almost religious respect for his father.” Roethke and his father had a strong bond that was strengthened through religion. The father was a strong figure, but was a loving idol for Roethke. They were playful with each other and the poem highlights one
In Hawthorne’s short story, Young Goodman Brown’s journey in the forest is a lesson that, through the use of symbols, portrays the thought that all men are sinners at heart. The idea that faith being both his wife and his actual belief in religion cannot keep temptation away forever is made clear in the beginning of the story. In his colloquy with the devil, the goodman says “‘Faith kept me back a while,’ replied the young man, with tremor in his voice, caused by the sudden appearance of his companion, though not wholly unexpected” (Hawthorne 1). From this quote, it is evident that his wife Faith, being a symbol of his religious faith, did not want him to accompany the devil to the forest,
Benvolio should be pardoned because he cheered Romeo up when he was sad. Benvolio said to Romeo that, “ Signior Martino and his wife and daughters, some beautious sisters” and lovely nieces”_ and of course Rosaline, Romeo’s last love, destined for the nunnery rather than his arms”(1.2.64). This quote shows that Benvolio is cheering up Romeo so that he could go to Capulet’s party. Benvolio should be Pardoned because he was honest with prince and told him every single thing which happened. He told what happened between Romeo and Tybalt and so whose fault was that so that is why he should be pardoned.
Through Richard Morrison in Stephen King’s short story “Quitters, Inc.” it shows that love is stronger than any addiction. Morrison tells his wife, Cindy, that he is kicking the habit of smoking for her and their son, Alvin. When he learns that Quitters Inc.’s punishment involves his family; “How horrible would it be for the boy. He wouldn't understand it even if someone explained. He’ll only know someone is hurting him because Daddy was bad.
The audience sympathise with King Lear’s redemption. Throughout the play, he gets a chance at redemption to make up for his mistake of having “thy truth being the dower:” for his daughter. He realises the folly of his actions and redeems himself stating “I am a very foolish fond old man”. This demonstrates King Lear's change in character as he learns that he is not as powerful as thinks he was and starts to become more humble. There is a lure of sympathy for King Lear because a story of redemption inspires people and catches their imagination, that anything is possible.
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, James Hurst portrays Brother as a prideful young boy, though he is still caring and protective of Doodle. When his family congratulates him for teaching Doodle how to walk, Brother begins to cry, knowing that “Doodle only walk[s] because [he] [is] ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 49). His moral values are influenced by pride: he helps Doodle for his own egotistical reasons, rather than for his brother’s benefit. As James Hurst says, Brother is aware that he is a slave of pride, evident in the tears he sheds for being driven by such self-centered motives. At the conclusion of the story, when Brother finds Doodle dead, he “lay[s] there crying, sheltering [his] fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (Hurst
Christ begins this parable with the younger son requesting his inheritance. “And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.” The younger son feels he is free from his father’s authority and embarks on a journey that is filled with reckless behavior that leaves him homeless. It is in this humble state that he reflects on his faith, asks for forgiveness, and is rewarded a king’s welcome upon his return. This infuriates the older brother who believes he has been a righteous son. His father replies, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Both of these texts incorporate moral lessons throughout their stories in order to express human nature. For example, in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, he uses the story of Icarus in order to warn humans about arrogance. The speaker explains, “And the boy thought This is wonderful! and left his father, soared higher, higher, drawn to the vast heaven, nearer the sun, and the wax that held the wings melted in that fierce heart … Father! he cried, and Father!
When Goneril and Regan feign to love their father beyond words, they did this to gain their share of the kingdom. The only person who loves without asking anything in return rejects speech, so Cordelia says, “What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent” (Shakespeare 1.1.68). Words are unnecessary for true love that exists in the silence of devoted actions. Likewise, Edmund lies to his father about the letter to gain his trust and ruin Edgar’s reputation.
Love is one of those terms nobody can define but everybody knows or has their own meaning to. Love is messy and perfect and can be explained so many different ways. One way love has been shown is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald we see a poor child full of ambition being taken under the wing of a wealthy man who groomed the child to success. While in another piece of American literature ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller, the readers are shown a self-sacrifice for love when character John Proctor confesses to save his Wife, Elizabeth. We are shown two different interpretations of love through American literature and now we are shown the idea or somebody’s perspective of love and how love is currently represented in today’s society through