Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
The earliest of his internal conflicts is when his mother married his uncle, Claudius, in such a short window of time after his father’s death. He expresses his feeling in his “heart, for I must hold my tongue” (1.2.160). This is an important quote because it is important to understand because it allows to the reader to see that Hamlet cannot speak to anyone about how he feels. As an effect to his decision of not speaking out, this allowed for rage and discomfort to grow inside him which will be one of the main reasons as to why he is legitimately going insane. With these various stressors in his life, it gives more evidence and reasoning to why he often experienced constant signs of depression and suicidal thoughts.
However, the faith he is standing with, endangers him, making his home confused. Luke says that he knows that trials are coming and that it is the faith that he upholds that is bringing him trials, “I knew that life would try me.” (Dubus 16). It seems he lost his family because of hate. Paul is trying to figure out the best way he could have tried to save the family. “A Father’s Story,” at different points, portrays Luke Ripley as the antagonist and the protagonist
Mr. Ballen explains that it is due to a difficult life at home ,and an abusive father that led Ammad to where he is now. Ballen says “ ‘Yet with his father he had a lot of difficulty. In fact, he had one incident where his father hit him, and he felt that because his father hit him, he was going to hell. This drove him into the behavior and this drove him towards - ultimately towards religion, because he wanted to redeem himself, and in essence he wanted to find his father 's love.’ “(Ballen). Davies asks why this would affect Ammad in such a way and then explains that is because of their culture.
(his older brother). Or simply anyone who fits into society norms, for example, Sally Hayes. Holden’s obsession stems from his fear that he may become a phony one day. So, he spends the book running from adulthood by doing childish things and struggling to keep his life from changing. We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye.
This influences Amir to adopt Hassan’s son in an effort to right his wrongs and try to gain redemption. This is challenging for Amir as Sohrab didn’t talk and struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts which lead to him attempting to take his own life. His depression stemmed from watching his parents die and the torture inflicted upon him by Assef, who Amir describes as a sociopath, this is a public challenge faced by both Sohrab and Amir has they try to make his life better and help him endure this tough time in his life. This is shown with this line in the book, ‘"Because " he said, gasping and hitching between sobs, "because I don't want them to see me...I'm so dirty." He sucked in his breath and let it out in a long, wheezy cry.
In the poem “A Story” by Li- Young Lee, the audience is introduced to the intricate relationship between the father and the son. There is an obvious internal conflict ongoing within the father’s thoughts; the father desperately wants to tell his son a story but cannot come up with one. The author highlights the altering views held by the father and the son through the use of shifting points of view and the intended structure. These two devices adeptly establish the poem’s profundity and intensity of emotions; moreover, it brings light to a common battle that evolving filial relations face against time; as innocence eventuates into maturity, parents inevitably feel helpless and nostalgic. A key element of this poem is the purposeful structure
In conclusion, In the Odyssey, Homer establishes that although Odysseus claims he wants to get home to his beloved wife, Penelope, he continues to contradict himself throughout the story both through his actions by sleeping around, through taking unnecessary trips that stalled his journey back home even more and flirting with other women along with leading them on. Referring back to the points above, Odysseus clearly doesn 't think of or understand the importance of a marriage and what it takes to have a solid relationship. Penelope throughout the Odyssey was only concerned about her husband that has not come home for fifteen plus years and always made sure no suitor would come in between that, showing a massive amount of loyalty to Odysseus. But did Odysseus really treat her with equal affection and try as hard as in the marriage as he
As M.D. Helen Farrell analyzes, the relationship between Jack and his mother after their escape is a complicated one―: Jack 's belief system and knowledge of the world are turned upside down, while his mother strives to reclaim her own identity. Jack is forced to grapple with the concept of being a separate entity from his mother. Ma 's own conflicts in their new world prohibit her from providing Jack with much needed reassurance. Jack is trying to make sense of this new world and turns to his mother for answers; however, her answers often prove unsatisfactory to the boy.
King perfects this age-old writing tactic and uses it to keep the reader in a constant state of unease, with little to no idea as to how the situation will play out. King will often lead the reader down a certain path only to pull a complete 180 on them and will turn the story on its head, all for the purpose of keeping the reader on their feet. He does this most profoundly with Beverly Marsh. Beverly had been abused by her dad so in her mind it made sense to her that she would eventually marry an abusive husband, and so she did with Tom Rogan. King goes out of his way to establish the history of abuse and mistreatment Beverly has suffered at the hands of the belligerent Tom and he makes it seem like we are about to bare witness to another vicious beating via belt after Tom sees Bev smoking a cigarette.
Before executing his experiment Shepard had been dealing with his mother 's fight against lymphoma. That was something that was always going to be on the back burner of his mind throughout the course of his journey, But he knew that his mother was “a fighter, with a vibrant spirit at every battle” (204). Having a strong willed mother may have influenced him to not give up and understood that going through hard times will only benefit and make oneself stronger. While McCandless only went on his adventure for the purpose of self satisfaction. McCandless seemed to have apparent issues within society and “he would rave about that of thing for hours” (Krakauer 7), but took no action to resolve the issue.
His men do not trust him. Odysseus’s men are struggling on surviving to get home. Odysseus tries to protect and help his men. Odysseus is strong, and courageous through his journey of the Cyclops, Scylla, and many more struggles throughout their long, rough journey. Odysseus has a dream of getting home, to his wife and son.
Richard states that, “I had been so desperate for Mom to love that little boy that I couldn’t let him go until I found a way for Mom to love me. All the time I had spent hanging on and shrinking into that child amazed me. I recalled my thoughts about my own life and I realized that as a child, I could never have stood up to Mom and fought back” (Pelzer 260). This quote shows that he knew that he should’ve and could’ve stood up to his mom, but he was too scared and he faced the horrors of his mom’s abuse in return. This book really let me know the horrors of the world and how many kids are being abused and are too scared to speak out against it.
He turns his life around joining the football team, diving into his education, and asking out the girl of his dreams. Ben is faced with many problems, including facing the truth. When Ben finds out about the illness, he decides to keep the situation hidden from his friends and family. This starts out fine, but becomes an unavoidable problem as he becomes weaker and closer to dying. He feels like he must tell them but also fears that they will resent him if he does.