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).
Even though Johnny was going through his last hours alive he did not want to see his mother, he wanted to see his family: the gang. “I said I don’t want to see her.” His voice was rising. “She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her, and how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead. Well tell her to leave me alone. For once.
With that said, there is not right, or wrong way be a man, even though these characters say that there are wrong ways to be a man. Once Macduff hears about the murder of his family, he is devastated. Malcolm begins to tell him to use this anger and despair for his family as motivation, "Dispute it like a man" (IV, iii, 220). Macduff then replies with that he must also feel the despair like a man and take a second to embrace the anger, "I shall do so, But I must also feel it like a man. I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me" (IV, iii, 221-223).
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know
A parent’s love is mostly subtle, and his lack of understanding that as a child is something he can never take back. Therefore, he must deal with the consequences of failing to acknowledge his father’s sacrifices, no matter how painful that may be. Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” communicates the theme of “failing to acknowledge a person’s sacrifice will lead to regret” using diction, personification, and a remorseful tone. His poem serves as a warning, showing people the painful consequences of underestimating the sacrifices people make and only realizing the true extent of their love when it’s too late. While it’s implied that the speaker can’t go back
My guilt weighs so greatly; man is the sire of sorrow....you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true.” These lyrics connect with Boo’s life philosophy by saying how he is tired of people viewing him as a monster even though his past actions exemplify him as one. He wants to be forgiven, and he intends to break the “chains” holding him and his courage back. In the story, he tries to break away from his guilt and go outside however he always gives into his guilt causing him to be locked up in his home still he holds much courage by even
In fact, his disgust in his son’s failure to become what he deemed as an ideal son drives him to “stir the same passion” he had as a child, in Amir. In the process, Baba realizes that his efforts are in vain: “‘...he’s [Amir] always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream...I wasn’t like that.’ Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry.” (Hosseini 21). Baba is constantly comparing Amir to other boys and criticises him for his shortcomings. In turn, Amir spends his entire life vying after his father’s praise, which is also the reason why he prioritizes his personal agenda above Hassan’s safety. Despite Baba committing what he believes to be the greatest sin, he redeems himself by performing good deeds: building orphanages, standing up for others, and giving Amir a new life in America — because, “for [Amir], America was a
in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers. Moreover, this story underlines the importance at this time of the duty in terms of the family. In fact, Druse, a young man has to leave his family to defend his state and at the end of the story, he kills his father under the pressure of the duty. Then, we can say that the duty has clearly a destructive power over family and a negative impact on relationships and life. Indeed, family is less important than military duty at this
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
Davies asks why this would affect Ammad in such a way and then explains that is because of their culture. “‘...in that belief system, a father 's approval is the most important fact of your life. Your being revolves around it. And so for him to think that his father hated him or didn 't approve of him made him think he was going to hell, and hell to him was a very literal place...So the idea of going to jihad to redeem himself, to find his father 's love, if you will, was a very powerful motivation.’” What Mr. Ballen is saying is that, because of this abuse from his father, Ammad felt he had to get his father’s love in any way possible, and in his culture the approval from one’s father is extremely crucial to having a good life. But because of these beatings, he turned to religion to find that love that he never got from his father.
For example the boy said, “You said you wouldn’t ever leave me.” The boy is talking to his dad after the dad had promised him that he wouldn’t leave him which made the dad sad because he was dieing and he didn’t want to leave his son all by himself. The dad and the son had fought against other survivors, the cold, and hunger now the dad was realizing that the kid was going to have to fight those challenges once again this time without his dad. When the dad dies the boy realizes that he is alone now without his family, his dad was all the boy had and now he was dead so the boy walks to the road and sees someone approaching him. As the person comes closer he realizes its a man that he and his father had once helped out by giving food and water too. The man then says, “I think you should come with me..” The boy now understands that he doesn’t have to be alone he could go with this man and survive.
Almost more impatient however is my son, Telemachus. He misses his father dearly and is furious at the suitors for disrespecting me as well as Odysseus 's honor in his own home. He said that "the men are eating through all they have, courting his mother, and using his house as if it were theirs to wreck and plunder" (Homer 723). He has left on a mission to find his lost father. I was angry that he went behind my back but even more so, I worry for his safety.