Sam Shepard is the author of the play “Buried Child”. In this play, Shepard gives the audience a closer look inside of a dysfunctional Middle American family. Throughout the play the audience discover that the family has a secret. Each family member is peculiar in their own way, and each family tries to find their identity in order to cope with the secret. Sam Shepard chose the title Buried Child to depict a catastrophic event that occurred amongst a family.
Throughout the play, we are given a glimpse into this family and how the dynamic of what they each want creates inevitable conflict that eventually leads to a broken family unit. The diction in the text helped with the development of conflict throughout the play. The fusion of prose and poetry in this play really lends itself to creating a contrast between the respectful and the disrespectful types of characters. The respectful style represents
Dictation. When I finished reading this play, I got a sense of tragedy and bleakness. Finding out his father abandoned the family yet they keep a big picture of him still in the living room led to a sense of not being able to move forward from the past. Another major theme for dictation was the imagery that was used throughout the play, the main one being Laura's glass figurines. Music.
Adversity can take us by surprise, but everyone at some point in life experiences it. The way our personal identity can be shaped is through our phases of adversity.The experiences of dealing with difficulties can shape the way we view life and the actions that will show our persona. When we persevere adversity and obstacles it shows our reputation and our true type of identity.In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare, illustrates the way Hamlet, as well as other characters, deal with adversity through the types of motives they are seeking. we see prince Hamlet feeling far from cheerful due to his father 's death and his unstable family. He shows his hardships and loss of identity throughout the story, but we see it in-depth during his mourning phase when he can 't seem to deal with anyone.He goes to the people that he feels close to, the ones he can trust, and his perspective on life and maturity grow throughout the story.
Ibsen’s play contradicts the normal social roles of society. (“Theater and Individualism” gresham.ac.uk.com) The play made people think about their lives and society. The character Nora betrays her husband, making people think about their own lives. Throughout the entire play Nora struggles to keep a secret from her husband. She lies and deceives to keep her secret.
At least when Father wasn’t home”. This indicates that he had a difficult relationship with his father sometimes; he confides to the new owners, his mother would join him. “If she was in the mood, and we 'd plot together--oh, all forms of fantastical things". These lines suggest that both mother and son and possibly his sister as well were the victims of the masterful father. The basement was not a means of punishment for him as a child but instead a refuge from his abusive father.
Christopher starts out by acting as Aspergers controls him. Christopher runs away from social interaction and communication. He goes on to challenge his Aspergers when he finds out that his father has been lying to him his whole life about his mother being dead. In the end Christopher sees the real world for what it is and doesn’t shelter himself through it. This makes the novel the perfect story the theme of coming of age.
But how can separated parents affect their child? Based on my own experience, being fatherless is something I am ashamed of. There are times that family reunion is planned, and I am the only one who doesn’t have a father. I know some people can relate. I tried to commit suicide, to become a rebel, a kid who needs the attention of his father or mother.
Most of his characters are alienated from their families and to struggle to create good artificial families. (dlb 154) Breakfast of Champions was autobiographical novel. It includes the forthright rumination and his anxieties about depression and suicide. Vonnegut wrote, “‘You’re afraid you’ll kill yourself the way your mother did,’ I said, ‘I know,’ I said” ( 212). Vonnegut, himself included as a character in the novel outside and inside and participates in its creation in both roles.
The harsh and true world will show up at its darkest side. Death can affect people for the rest of their lives, which is also the case in this short story. Sometimes life take a radically and unexpected turn, in a direction you have not expected. That kind of situations can be difficult to handle, which this family really realizes. Even though death seems to ruin your entire life, does life goes on, which no one can deny.