Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father. Throughout “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”, the author’s reflect on how their fathers were hard workers, although each memory is emotionally different. In “My Papa’s Waltz”, Roethke remembers his father coming home from work and his hands “Was battered on one knuckle” (Line 10). Even though the father had a long day at work, the boy recounts him coming home and dancing with him. Whereas “Those Winter Sundays”, Hayden recalls his fathers hard work by describing his “Cracked hands that ached/ From labor in the weekday…” (Line 3;4).
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
In Metamorphosis, Kafka uses the role of the Father to depict parental authority. Throughout the novel, the Father’s attitudes towards Gregor changes as he re-establishes himself as the patriarch, inside the family hierarchy. The protagonist, Gregor, genuinely cares for his family. However, after his metamorphosis, their loyalty is tested. Slowly, he is rejected by his family who he adores, showing us just how important he was within the family unit.
In turn, when he and Michael locate Buddy with Santa in Central Park, they help Buddy to make people believe in the magic of Christmas. Walter puts on Santa 's outfit, and Michael takes his list to prove Santa is real in order to help bring back the spirit of Christmas to people. This stage plays the biggest role in Buddy becoming a hero because he is finally getting the love and support from his father that he needs. Buddy was sad that he had never really known his father or had a family. Making a connection with his father helps Buddy to grow and helped give him the drive to achieve his mission to bring back the spirit of
In "My Papa 's Waltz", Theodore Roethke expressed the vivid remembrance of his childhood and his father 's boisterous behavior. Roethke condoned his father 's drunkenness, manhandling and negligence, yet remembers his everlasting affection for his "papa". This indicates Roethke 's unconditional love towards his father. Even though he was getting hurt by his father 's lapses, he willingly carried on the waltz ‘till he went to bed. The poet expressed his father 's actions uncaring and rough through the violent imagery associated with the smell of whiskey on his breath, his battered knuckle and his son 's ear being scraped.
While in the concentration camps, most abandoned all of their ethics involving family, but Wiesel stayed with his father whenever he possibly could. Wiesel loved and cared deeply for his father and furthermore, as the Holocaust began to affect their lives, he felt responsible for his father, but ultimately, as his humanity was further tested, Wiesel also felt burdened by him. It was extremely evident that Wiesel cared about and loved dearly for his father because he made it evident in his actions. In Spring of 1944, World War II continued to rage near Sighet, Transylvania where Wiesel and his family resided in a small Jewish community. Since emigration certificates to Palestine could still be bought at that time, Wiesel asked his father “to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave”
In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays,” the speaker reflects on his relationship with his father during childhood. The speaker explains that his father woke up early on Sunday mornings to create a fire and warm up the house, painting him as a hard-working and selfless figure. However, since the speaker was too young to comprehend his father’s sacrifices, the father remained thankless. Through his use of diction, personification, and a remorseful tone, Hayden expresses the theme of “failing to acknowledge a person’s sacrifices will lead to regret.” By using diction, Hayden communicates the magnitude of the father’s actions, elevating the importance of acknowledging them. Even from the first line, the father’s dedication to his family
Edwidge still has trouble telling her parents vital information in life because she neglected telling them for several scenes beforehand. Suárez-Orozco, Carola and Irina L. G. Todorova states, “Dario (a regular boy whom has experienced the transition of immigrating to live with his biological mother) presents contrasting identities—one in the context of the classroom, where he is shy, obedient, and minimally engaged, and another in the street, where he livens up and appears in control” (The Social Worlds of Immigrant Youth). Dario was separated from both his parents growing and lived with a relative but after emigrating from a community where he was raised to live with his mother but he often struggles to express or talk to others and his own mother. Which is similar to Edwidge
Ponyboy, the protagonist, lives with his two older brothers, Soda and Darry. Their parents died earlier in the year. As a result of this, Darry, the oldest, works two jobs in order to take care of his two younger brothers, and though Darry and Ponyboy have a strong relationship as brothers, their relationship has ups and downs. Darry is trying to take care of his brothers and do what is best for them. Sometimes, though, he pushes Ponyboy too hard, which Soda constantly has to remind him of “...when Darry hollers at you, he don’t mean nothin’.” (Hinton, 17) Soda is trying to remind Pony that Darry doesn’t mean all of the things he says when he is angry, and that he only yells because he is concerned about how Ponyboy acts.
A seventeen-year-old boy’s superficial discontent towards his disabled father’s return from the hospital draws attention towards what is supposed to be the strongest bond: a father-son relationship. Throughout Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold” … and the boys, Hally tries to suppress his mixed feelings after each call from his mother, who intends to bring his father home. Athol captures Hally’s true sentiments towards his father through two phone calls, initially provoking irrational anger and uncontrollable emotions, but eventually leading to a defeated reveal of truth. The first phone call from Hally’s mother introduces the boy’s bipolar attitude towards his father. He initially seems concerned, asking about his father’s state and condition, but his distress quickly turns into hostility.
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
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
People tend to try to stay as close to those relationships and attempt to make the good relationships last, making friendship become part of their morals. This being said, when someone starts gain power, they are mostly able to keep their morals. In the book Night--a story about the firsthand experience of a boy who lives through The Holocaust written by Elie Wiesel--Elie and his father are in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. Elie’s father asks one of the guards where the bathroom is and, “he dealt my father such a clout that he fell to the ground, crawling back to his place on all fours”(48). Elie was so surprised and fear stricken that he did not even react to it, but he stated, “I thought only: I shall never forgive them for that”(48).