Mccandless although he had many material possessions he did not find them to feel the void he had as a child. His parents were not very affectionate especially his father, who only seeked his son to be a wealthy and educated man. He expected the best from chris and would pressure him to be the best he could. Mccandless would only conform to his father's idealistic standards so that his father would not continue to nag him. Mccandless decided that after he finished his undergrad he would make his own destiny.
She wants what she did not have: big house, better neighborhood, and all the riches that she can buy. However, her father tells her to not think like that because that is not the reason that makes her, her, but instead it is her background and her family. This was something that I found quite fascinating because this was how I perceived my life when I was in high school. Sophia’s perseverance and dedication to moving forward is impeccable. “I wish we lived on the other side of town.” (Canales, 2005, p.35) I also wanted the better life.
Due to the pleading of his crew, this shows that Odysseus is inconsiderate because they could have easily died and left their families behind. This also shows that he is inconsiderate because if someone is a good leader, they usually listen to other inputs and act according to that, but Odysseus was headstrong and wanted to continue the taunting. The next time that Odysseus shows that he is inconsiderate is their stay at Circe’s land. The crew members have families at home which they want to see once again, but Odysseus is reluctant to
As the story comes to a close i can see how this will continue to happen in future events. Enrique wants to believe that his family won’t be too hurt by his decision but he cycle of disappoint will most likely continue in my opinion. He tells mayor Carrasco that he does not think it is worth the time and money for doctors to save travelers like Enrique “This is what they get for doing this journey,” He says of migrants. Yor carrasco disagrees. It is worth the effort and money.” -47 Context sentence: This quote is spoken from adrian to carlos around the time when enrique was having trouble getting to the united states.
Moreover, Richard is embarrassed by his parent’s humble background. Ironically, Richard agrees, that everything he has accumulated is because of his parents sacrifices. Even with age and maturity, Richard fails to respect the magnitude of his parents contribution towards his education. This contribution consist of sending Richard to a private school where he got the opportunity to be influenced by education. Richards parents may have lacked schooling, but they ensured that Richard received a quality education.
Adding on to that, he would also place a great amount of pressure on them to live up to his incredible standard. Near the end of his life, Anne questions Charles for abandoning his children to support the children of his affairs. He then described that he wanted a chance to be as great of a parent as Anne was, and she responds with, "Why didn't you give our children that chance? They would have welcomed it. All you had to do was ask" (385).
The family holding up the roof represents that his ultimate goal is to do what is best for his family. Towards the end of the play, he has an epiphany that he cannot continue to raise a family that is in constant conflict. This moment also shows him that his family, as a whole, cares more about moving out of their poor neighborhood than becoming wealthy. Walter’s only choice is to listen, care for, and unite his family by moving to Clybourne Park. Although this goes against society’s wish to continue segregation, Walter shows his family, and most importantly his son, that he is morally
“Dad, I don’t think I can compete with these players,” I complained to him, “even if I make the team somehow, I’m not joining them.” “That’s ridiculous,” he responded, “if you make the team that means that you are good enough to play with them and you should definitely play with them. There is a reason for them to choose you to be on the team…there not just going to give you a spot on the team to be nice; they’re going to give you a spot because you deserve it. If you don’t make it that’s fine, just go out there and do your best.” He said this to comfort me. “I guess I’ll give it a shot.” I muttered and walked away, my mind unchanged about the issue. To add to the situation, everyone else on the new team knew each other very well because they had been playing together for over 5 years.
On the other, familial pressures and body image push him towards his father’s ideals. When he becomes friends with the polack he sees through his fathers eyes, he does not wish to accept the beauty in Leka’s stories because he does not want to appear childish or weak. The other men such as Stephen’s father lack something which Leka has. He has an invitation for closeness, which is absent in the pulp mill. Stephen, who has very deeply seeded, pre-conceived notions of what it is to be a man, at a time in his life when his beliefs are questioned.
I was arrogant. I was lucky.” (Alexie, p. 585) Alexie wanted more for himself and didn’t want to be labelled as a dumb Indian, like everyone expected him to be. He wanted to learn and didn’t care if he had to fight his classmates every day. Another thing to take in this essay is, Alexie love for his Father. Alexie Father was a positive role model for him, and that made him want to be just like his Father.