They are on a horrific journey to Auschwitz with only themselves to take care of. The terror to come will draw them even closer. The rest of their family is gone. Elie gets closer to his father. Elie says to his father, “Come, Father...I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me...we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father.
On the surface, the Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is about a man who becomes disabled from working after waking up one day to find himself turned into a monster of some sorts. Through the dynamic between Samsa and his family and their shared familial roles, as well as the relationship between Samsa and his work, Kafka seems to be making commentary on the futility of life, and how meaningless desperate actions are in the unforgiving cold world. This emptiness can be seen first when Samsa first wakes up and finds himself a vermin, and reflects on his job. It seems that his main purpose for living is to work and eventually pay off the debt his parents have accumulated. He has other goals in life as well, from sending his sister to a conservatory, and eventually doing what he wants to do after his family’s debt is fulfulled, but to reach those ambitions he must first work.
Chidinma Uka Agwu Professor Priscilla Hansen ENG WR 300 4 February 2015 The Glory beyond the Suffering In the first part of this autobiographical book Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl, the author describes the day-to-day brutality and humiliation in the Nazi concentration camps that robbed many prisoners of their self-worth and humanity. He talks about his own strive to retain a sense of meaning even in the face of such unpleasant situation. Frankl did so basically by concentrating on his wife and on his work which with great hope, to resume after he left the concentration camp. Frankl’s message in this book is primarily one of hope, as he seeks to encourage us to find meaning in life and suffering even in the most miserable, absurd and dehumanizing situation. “Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it” (Qtd in Frankl 74).
In the story of Montana 1948 there was a lot of chaos happening around the Hayden family David was never close to his father to begin with, his father was always busy with work. Wes wasn 't David 's ideal type and when it came to making promises, Wes never kept them. His uncle Frank was more of a father to him than his own, they both actually did things together and Frank always seemed interested in what David was doing. Most of the time David felt sorry for his father and what he has to deal with. The relationship between father and son changes throughout the years over family situation.
The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel was about Elie a Jewish boy and his family during World War 2 had been living in fear of being taken away by Nazi. and being killed in an concentration and throughout the story he goes through many events that turn him into the man he is now Over the course of the book,elie wiesel changes from strong willed religious person to A realistic person of not caring about death and just trying to survive. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to elie transformation throughout the entire story. The change is apparent when Elle starts to think wrong of God, when he become less inspired and hopeful person, to him no stating he never wants to live again after being this scared . Elie is angry at God for the injustice he lets in the world due to the fact the Nazis hang three children and call the rest of the camp to see what happens.
Mahatma Gandhi often mentioned fear in his teachings: defining it, recognizing it, and overcoming it. He identifies fear saying, “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” (Gandhi). Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night which is the story of Elie’s life in the Concentration Camps during the Holocaust reflects this statement. The people that experienced these camps lived in unimaginable fear every minute.
Therefore, Jimmy had been the only person left to recount “the despair and the bitterness, the sweet, sickly smell of a dying man” (91). He goes on to mock Allison and Helena, “I knew more about love...betrayal...and death, when I was ten years old than you will probably ever know all your life” (91). Later, in Act 2 scene 2, a pregnant and despondent Allison’s father retrieves her from the bare flat. Her father is Colonel Redfern, a soldier of 40 years, also is a remnant from the past; however, Osborne depicts him as a sympathetic yet stern and measured character—a foil to the unstable, seemingly rudderless and emotional Jimmy. As a complicated embodiment of the British past, Redfern represents the lessening of the British stronghold—not disimpassioned, but measured.
The well-known circumstance of young Sam Clemens ' witnessing his father 's post- mortem through a keyhole sheds further light on the significance to Mark Twain of the painful question of the physical destruction of the father 's body after death.22 The symbolic transformation of Twain 's own profoundly dis- turbing experience of a distant, judgmental father into a mythic trinity of fathers can perhaps help us to understand one of the signal failures of Twain 's fiction: his inability to imagine convinc- ing, complex women characters. Yonge.8 The conflict between social circumstances and the inner lives and aspirations of his characters is a theme that appears in Huck Finn and in The Prince and the Pauper.9 Twain 's version of European customs,
Yang Kwija’s “Cold Water Pass” is another work by him that does not conform to the ideals of utility by showing how a family is negatively affected by the state of their society rather than showing how the majority is prospering. “Cold Water Pass” follows the story of a family in which the father died and left them with a lot of debt and had to be taken care of by their older brother despite their financial difficulties. During this story when their mother was talking about their struggles, she said that “’Weren’t for your big brother, we would have starved.’ Mother often recalled her eldest son’s labors, and it was true. Like a cloud drifting in the sky, Father cared only for otherworldly things and died suddenly, leaving behind intense poverty,
Additionally, Wiesel conveys how circumstances were challenging when his father fell ill and had, "become like a child, weak, timid, vulnerable" (Wiesel 110). By comparing his father to a weak child, Wiesel shows how the inhumane living conditions were affecting the victims. Father figures are usually associated with great strength and might; to contradict this by considering his dad to be vulnerable shows how Wiesel depicts the egregious conditions in the camps. A third example where Wiesel depicts a shift from rational behavior is when his father is ill and asks for a cup of coffee, so Wiesel makes his way to the coffee table, "Like a wild beast" (Wiesel 111). Towards the end of the novel, Wiesel makes multiple allusions to how people began acting like animals and beasts.