For a moment Elie begins to understand the merit of this argument and when a guard advises him to keep his father’s rations for himself, he agrees thinking, “he was right. I though deep down, not daring to admit it to myself. Too late to save your old father…”(111). However, Elie’s true morals quickly resurface and he returns to his role of devoted son recanting, “it was only for a fraction of a second but it left me feeling guilty. I ran to get some soup and brought it to my father”(111).
Elie and his dad at one point had that father son relationship anyone could live for, but now they both rely on each other if they need something. Elie is forcing himself to be the strongest of both of them. Elie thinks without his dad he could be living better because his dad is his “weak point”, because when someone you love is very likely to die and your love can be used by your enemies to get you to give them what they want or need. Elie looks as it as his father used to watch over him and take care of him but now it’s the other way around. He thinks that he can’t take as good of care for his father as his father did for him.
Even though Jim had his mother to take care of him, there is somethings that dads need to teach their sons. Jim needed his father a lot, especially because he was becoming an adult. Jim father was alive for a little while in the beginning of the story. Jim is only a teenager when his dad dies. His dad death had a big impact on his life.
In The Metamorphosis, Gregor, who has transformed into a vermin, has ignored his transformation and worries about not being able to aid to his family financially. One could say that Gregor’s primary role is to fulfill the role of the financial provider in his family, as he is the only one that works. The father, however, chooses not to take this role and expects Gregor to fulfill this role. When Gregor does not meet up to this expectation, it frustrates the father, as he must begin working. This shows that the father has always been able to work, but would rather not burden himself with this task, and when Grete starts to work afterward it proves this.
However, his use of tough love and lack of approval towards his children creates conflict in the play, which suggests the importance of a father’s emotional role in a family. The role as a breadwinner: In Troy’s mind, he has done everything right as a father because he has provided his family with basic needs for survival: a place to live, food on the table, and clothes on their backs. His strong work ethic has made him the man he is today; but he often burns all his fuel at work and, at the expense of his family, copes with his pain by drinking. Sense of pride: As the breadwinner, Troy takes great pride in his earnings. When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19).
We’ll look after each other,” which shows how they both keep each other from any danger, in this case being death from sleeping in snow. Eliezer always thinks of his father. When they are running from Auschwitz to Gleiwitz, Elie states, “My father’s presence was the only thing that stopped me… What would he do without me? I was his only support” (82), which shows how the thought of his father motivates him to stay alive. Of course, Wiesel and his father have a big age difference, which does benefit him in some
“Cormac McCarthy 's novel The Road stages the same problem of belief from the inside, but The Road is unique in locating the basis for meaning in the father 's love for his son, and even suggesting that this meaning transcends the father 's efforts to affirm and protect his son 's life.”. (Schaub) The man finds an unexplainable will to live and is constantly trying to keep himself and his son alive. He truly cares about his son and will do anything for him. The man’s love for his son has made him do things he could never imagine doing. Such as the time when they met with the blood cult member, the man used the last bullet in their gun to kill the cannibal cult member and escape from death.
The young man and the father spent so much time together while the man was a kid to the point that “his father had always preferred his company to that of men and he had always preferred his father’s company to that of the other guys” (20-22). The parallel structure of this sentence shows that the father always preferred his son’s company just as much as his son preferred his company. Furthermore, this conveys that they don’t have an unrequited relationship and that the feeling of wanting to be with each other was always
A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father. Eliezer does exhibit ambivalence in continuing to help his father because the conditions of the Holocaust continually make it harder to make others a priority than oneself. Eliezer’s relationship with his father contrast with other father-son relationships because they
Due to his family and compassion for his son, Walter is able to face his loses and keep moving forward. However, the poem’s speaker has a different temperament towards his situation, “[he wishes he’d] never been born,” (Hughes 23). This man is weary, and is tired from his struggles in life. He no longer has the determination to keep going, unlike Walter. This is due to the fact that he
Up until that point, Elie has been an assistance to his father. Elie notices his father in hunger and asks, “Did you eat?” “No.” “Why?” Elie argued. His dad explains, “They didn’t give us anything…They said that we were sick, that we would die soon…[Elie] gave him what was left
Instead of doing this Elie shares food with his father in order for him to survive. While Elie might not had compassion for most of the Jewish community he still showed compassion to his family which was most important to him. On page 107, Elie says “I gave him what was left of my soup. But my heart was heavy”. This shows how compassion can affect ones survival, in this case, his
Before his father died he was trying to help but supporting him kept getting more difficult as time passed until he became incapable of helping. This can be seen in quotes right after his father died when he says, “I could see that he was breathing--in gasps. I didn’t move.” He knew his father was dying and did not help. After his father dies he realizes that it was not that he didn’t want to help, he was incapable of it. A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory.
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
And another part of him couldn 't help but wish de Foix was his father, as he had first thought. There was also a small part of him that wished he hadn 't grown up in the Court of Miracles but in a safe and happy home with a loving family. However, a much larger and rational part of him was grateful and accepting of the man his childhood had helped him become. If he had grown up privileged and as the heir of Belgard, would he be the man he is today? Even so, Porthos had to admit he wasn 't pleased with his own behaviour these past few days.