Being a prisoner was just so horrible that not even a simple story could be heard. In order for Elie’s father to survive, he hurts himself by not feeding himself and feeding his old, weak father instead. Instead of eating his own food he gives it to his father because he would get beaten for his food. “Let me give you good advice: stop giving your ration of bread and soup to your old father. You cannot help him anymore.
This made them more emotionally scared since the one thing they relied on, had betrayed them, and so it seemed as there was truly no hope at all for them. Many times, their relatives of loved ones were the ones being executed, creating emotional trauma. Elie Wiesel writes, “Smack in the middle of the road, two cauldrons of soup with no one to guard them….free for the taking. But who would dare? Fear was greater than hunger.” Starvation was another method used by the Nazis, only fear outranked being hungry.
The hunger strike is an extreme case of public disobedience, when one 's body is used as a tool in order to make a political or social statement. It has an old history and, as McCabe says, it has roots in Ancient times. In Antiquity, when a person was treated unfairly, he or she used to go the doorstep of his enemy and stay there starving to death, asking the gods for vengeance (McCabe 306). This was particularly frightening for the owner of the house because the starving man would be cursing him and his family right from the entrance of the house. Politicians are still afraid of hunger strikes and of people deciding to starve themselves because, through their actions, the strikes place the responsibility for their death entirely in the hands
Black e mo…”(Morrison 65) This forced her to become angry and since she has no one to shout at without being shouted back at, she ends the cycle being at the lowest of the low. So she starts to believe everything that she is told is true. All of this harassment from everyone in her life pushes her emotional and mental capacity to the breaking point until she drowns in the pursuit of trying to fix everything that she has ever been picked on for. She becomes insane and disconnected from reality, living in her own bubble of a world. Gaines uses a similar setting in A Gathering of old men to produce the same thematic conclusion.
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
He seemed to have this really bad relationship with his mother. When Sean was held by his mother, he felt like a bear caught in a hunting trap; he was twisting and turning trying to escape the arms of Judy(mom). His constant screaming and hatefulness towards his mother became too much for Judy that she had to resort to corporal punishment to try and control his behavior. As time continues, Judy still couldn’t control Sean so she still had to continue spanking Sean and of course, as time passes on, he became even more annoyed of his mother because of this abuse he was
They cannot let them rebel or strike or it will spell the end of all they know. Furthermore, the landowners and bank owners fear the Okies because of their massive population size; they have the power to overpower them. “Okies-the owners hated them because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them.” (Steinbeck 279). The owners and banks know that the only way to keep them from rebelling is to stomp on them, separate them and ensure they are always hungry and without a home.
After the Herdsman revealed to Oedipus that Laius and Jocasta were his parents, he grew strong in grievance. In the play, Oedipus stated, “Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more after today! …, cursed in my killing.” Oedipus was very upset about receiving the news that his prophecy had been fulfilled. He realized that he was blind to it the whole time. He was so heartbroken, he did not want to see anything at all.
The crowd streaming out from Arty’s act would plunge deeper into the midway than all the rest, as though cantankerously determined to treat themselves to the joys of junk food and simp twisters to make up for the misery that had just been revealed to them” (Dunn 115). At this moment Arty realizes his power to control more than just his own family. The roots of Arturism were exposed in that moment. His first source of power was Alma Witherspoon who had no family or friends. She had been heartbroken from a relationship that could never be.
In this story someone decides to tell the full truth for the whole day. The paradox is thet the truth can be a bad thing. The person in the story makes his wife mad by telling her that her cooking is bad, one of his friends asks him how he feels about a guy that passed away and he told his friend that the guy that passed away was a selfish brute, and then his boss asks him how is singing is and he says it is bad. Those are some examples of paradox.
“I’m hungry”, is all he has to say. We’re all hungry, everyone is getting thinner and thinner by the day, the children especially. He’s a terrible father. His wife is even worse, she’s defending him “He needs more food than the rest of us, he’s used to more, he’s a big man.” Please tell me she realizes what she’s doing to her son. She’s defending a man, taking his side, rather than telling him he needs to change when he is clearly in the wrong.