"When the sins of our fathers visit us, we do not have to play host. We can banish them with forgiveness; As God, in His Largeness and Laws"(Wilson X).This epigraph by August Wilson provides an insight into the importance of the topic in the play Fences. In Fences, the play depicts the relationships of the Maxson family and their friends. Troy Maxson, a middle-aged African American man, is happily married to his wife Rose and takes care of his son Cory whilst occasionally interacting with his other son from a previous relationship. However, the complexities of Troy 's past create issues for him and his family and their relationships begin to deteriorate.
“next time he might kill someone…” (46) I feel toward Cole Matthews is he is a great boy that is smart and has the potential to be be a strong and responsible man. It's just the way he's been raised with no discipline and getting abused by his father, being surrounded with drinking parents. He has to go home to parents who don't love him and abandon him. Cole Matthews doesn't feel safe or trust anyone because of the way he's been raised. Cole doesn’t care and find it a big deal if he hurts people and if it's very serious because of the way he's been taught by his
We also seen Elie mature as a young boy. We seen Elie come from a young boy that disobey his father wish about not studying the Kabbalist to a young boy who was only worried about his father when he was getting twenty-five lashes. In the beginning of the book Elis’s father was described as unsentimental and Eliezer was described as a Religious boy, by the end of the book both of these labels were wrong. Every father love their son and every son love their father however at the beginning of the book Elise father seem to love the Jewish community more than Elie and Elie seem to respect his faith more than his father. However during the middle and the end of the book we saw a father that was willing to starve for his son and a son whose only reason to stay alive was his father.
In a world in which survival is nearly impossible, survival has become Eliezer’s dominant goal. He admits that he lives only to feed himself. Eliezer’s relationship with his father is all-important to both of them, because it provides both with support. Though it is crucial to Eliezer to remain with his father at all costs, even the link between parent and child grows tenuous under the stress of the Nazi oppression. When, in this section, Eliezer relates with horror a story about witnessing a thirteen-year-old child who beats his father for making his bed improperly, he seems to feel that the event serves as an implicit cautionary tale.
He pointed out Mr. Cathey consistent bombardments of challenges and how he handle each situation. Every good point in his life such as becoming a father was met with a bad point in which he couldn’t go to school because he became a father. The author allowed us to feel happy for the situations that seemed any reasonable person would feel good about and upset about the unforeseen variables that tend to find Mr. Cathey. The author makes sure you feel the joy and pain of a young man who could have made it to a higher level but came up short because of his bad decision
When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
He discovers how special Aron is, but keeps his composure, “Cal stared fiercely at his brother, at the pale hair and the wide-set eyes, and he suddenly knew why his father loved Aron, knew it beyond doubt.” (p. 537) Cal realizes the uniqueness of Aron, but he does not give in to jealousy. He simply loves his brother along with Adam even though he
Third, Big Daddy’s care and understanding for Brick is seen when he asks him, “Have you ever been scared? I mean have you ever felt down-right terror of something” (993)? As Big Daddy asks Brick this, it shows that Big Daddy wants to continue the conversation with his son as he is asking more questions to make the conversation last longer and to get to know Brick better and at a personal level. Fourth, as the conversation between Big Daddy and Brick continues, Big Daddy admits his only faults in parenthood and being there for Brick when he needs it the most: BRICK. That’s the truth, Big Daddy.
It’s also evident with the two Vicario brothers, Pedro and Pablo. The two brothers “were brought up to be men,” and because of machismo they have an overwhelming need to protect their family (Marquez 31). Men in the family are told to take care and watch over the family, so when learning of Angela’s impurity, they feel as if they failed to do their job as men of the house. This idea of machismo influences characters such as Bayardo and the Vicario Twins to act in a way that will impress others. By doing so both become so driven by the need to be manly that they miss how their actions are perceived and the consequences that follow, which Marquez attempts to demonstrate by having the Vicario Brothers murder, and displaying Bayardo being so vain, and
He recites, “Daddy’s long gone and he left you by ya lonesome, thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em”. Although the absence of a male figure hinders development within youth, Shakur recognizes the life of youth as a blessing on its own because they lead the world’s future. He raps, “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure, and if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more cause ain’t nothin’ worse than when your son wants to kno’ why his daddy don’t love him no mo’”. “Keep Ya Head Up” encourages young men to rise above the absence of their father even though the lack of love threatens to break them down. Shakur raps, “Dying inside, but outside you’re looking fearless, while tears, is rollin’ down your cheeks, ya steady hopin’ things don’t fall down this week”.