This play takes place in 1957 where the African American society was still facing discrimination from the white population. Troy has had to endure some pretty tough situations in life and all of these events have created the personality he has today. He is a man of great pride and this is evident when Bono confronts Troy about cheating on his wife. A characteristic he most likely learned from his father who had no respect for women. Troy doesn’t want to admit it to Bono that he is cheating because in the beginning he is denying it.
Throughout the memoir, we learn about Baca’s father through the memories he would share. Baca does not degrade his father, even though his father was not there for him. The lack of a father only gave Baca a greater determination to become a loving father for his family and to live life the best he can (Baca, 6, 2001). As a young child, Baca was afraid of his father’s temperament, but Baca still yearned his father’s love “I want to go to him and hug him but I’m afraid.” (Baca, 144, 2001). Baca’s father was a strong factor that affected Baca’s life.
Since the narrator felt embarrassed at the fact that he has to roll his brother around i a wagon, not because he wants to help him get better. He felt no sympathy for Doodle until he died and even then he doesn’t even mention that he loves him. Poor Doodle, he put all his faith in his brother thinking that he was trying to help him get stronger because he loved him and wanted to see him get better, but in reality he was just pushing his limits so he didn’t have to roll him around school. “ They did not know that i did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” (Hurst 355) The narrator had no feelings of the brotherly love for Doodle. He only felt that he was a “slave to pride”, he pretty much thought that pride made him do it.
While doing this, his brother was there helping him the whole time. The one reason Doodle’s brother decided to help was because he was ashamed that his brother could not do anything. Emotions changed the narrator and made him feel something that lead to an opportunity. That opportunity was helping Doodle be normal and it changed him and his family’s emotions for the better. Waiting for the worst to happen will not get anyone anywhere.
Five days later, Mey was whipped again. This time, he was whipped by Hendrik himself for not working fast enough. The reason he was not working fast enough was due to the fact that the whipping from the first punishment had not healed. Mey was clearly offended and wronged. He acted on these feelings by going to the Protectors of Slaves in order to seek help for the way his master violated him.
When Doodles brother cried when doodle walked in front of their parents but not for the fact that he taught Doodle to walk he knew he was being selfish. Although he wasn’t crying because doodle could walk but because he knew he was being selfish and wrong because he only helped him because he was ashamed to have a crippled brother and wanted to fix his pride. His pride was more important to him then doodle was. Which is the main reason he helped Doodle and he knew he was wrong for this so he cried but he didn’t change even though he knew he was wrong. When doodle failed to become normal before the storm his brothers pride felt ruined.
When he misses his final exam, his parents talk the school into letting him pass. This is an example as to how excessive his parents are about Crabbe following their dreams. If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent.
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
Although children aren’t the only ones that cause people to feel emotional but family members can also cause people to get sentimental. This is the reason why Martin Luther King says, “ But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your brothers and sisters at whim”(10). The African American community gets riled up and they are willing to fight for justice. He also says this to refute when the clergymen said that they knew their community, the clergy don’t know their community, though, because they haven’t been through what
The key had nothing to do with his father, Thomas Jr. thus ending his journey to elongate connection with him. When he has nowhere else to search, he finally confronts his mother about his adventure and to his shock, she was aware and was supporting him throughout the journey. Oskar is being honest with his mother and in return, she tells him the truth as well, which drastically loosens the tension of their relationship. After coming out with everything, Oskar tells his mother “It’s OK if you fall in love again.” (Pg.324) which implies that Oskar is finally experiencing closure after this long endeavour with the key. This closure is not met from solving the mystery nor did it resolve the relationship struggle, but it was instead resolved by the extinction of deceit surrounding him and his mother.