emotional struggles of losing their son Buck in a boating accident. The relationships in the
“Those were not welcome days. We buried sons, brothers, mothers, fathers, fiancés…What once was whole, now was shattered” (McGinty, 2006). We Are Marshall is a film based on the true story of a deadly plane crash in 1970 that killed seventy-five football players, coaches, and fans of Marshall University (McGinty, 2006). Furthermore, the story follows how a new coach is able to rebuild a football team, as well as a community stricken with grief. The characters in this movie exhibit various interpersonal communication concepts, such as self-concept, convergence, divergence, debilitative, and facilitative emotions, and portray these concepts through their thoughts and actions.
The outsiders is a book by ( S.E Hilton ) narrating the story of over the course of two weeks of a 14 year old boy . The novel
The need for us to fail is a key part in success. A lot of the time people lose sight of that and spiral off the narrow road to success because either failing discourages them or makes them lose hope. This is evident in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, The character Walter has an issue with what he believes is his purpose in life. He believes his purpose in life is only to make money and then he can be happy and be with his family. Currently he is living in a two room apartment with his mother, wife, son, and sister. His also has a new baby on the way and more than ever he wants to have more money. But, because of his failures his family is not able to trust him with money. And because money is so unattainable to him the second he gets any money it goes to a get rich quick scheme. His family finally realizes that it is time that he learns and by allowing him to take charge and lead the family he can grow and get better at managing his money and making the family more.
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, there are many examples of sexism throughout its entirety. The character, Walter, demonstrates the acts of a sexist human being. Walter is sexist to not only women in general, but to the women in his family. Not taking into consideration of other people’s sayings and their feelings, Walter generally only thinks about himself, says what he believes, and truly only cares about money. Walter constantly is fighting with all of the women in the family as well. His sister, Beneatha, wants to become a doctor and Walter isn't very supportive of her decision. Walter's wife, Ruth, is the recipient of the majority of Walter's anger and sexist remarks.
In the popular television show Breaking Bad, the main character, Walter White, cooks and sells methamphetamine in order to leave behind money for his family after learning of his terminal lung cancer.
When you have money how do you act? Many people in the world believe that being rich and having good money defines what kind of person you are. Money should not identify the kind of person you are. In A Raisin in the sun the character Walter really wants money to help him and not his family, but it should never be like that family should go first.
Written and set in the 1950s, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun encompasses the struggles of a lower-class African-American family, living in Chicago’s Southside. Even though such struggles may seem exclusive to the time period and the family’s race, Hansberry includes multiple life lessons throughout her play that skillfully transcend any potential limitations, and stand true for the majority of people. Through the use of her characters’ actions and words, Hansberry importantly illustrates that in order to maintain harmonious relationships, people must respect others’ opinions, decisions, and dreams.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem once wrote, “The dragon sits by the side of the road, watching those who pass. Beware lest he devour you. We go to the Father of Souls, but it is necessary to pass by the dragon.” The dragon that he spoke of was temptation that distracts us from God and from the route we are meant to take. In many of Flannery O'Connor's works, including "Good Country People," "A Late Encounter with the Enemy," and "The Displaced Person," the dragon takes the form of pride and vanity. In these three short stories by O'Connor, the characters of Helga, General Sash, and Mrs. McIntyre are all distracted, by their pride and vanity, from reality.
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, Ruth and Walter influence the plot the most. Throughout the play, Walter and Ruth argue an abundant amount of times about things that causes conflict between the characters
Walter goes into immediate denial, making excuses for where Willy, their second business partner, could be with the money. He continues on until he realizes “THAT MONEY IS MADE OUT OF MY [HIS] FATHER’S FLESH-” (128) and he had lost it all; he felt he lost his chance of pursuing a better life now that he had even lost his father’s support. His false pride is severely injured up until he is struck with an idea which he believes could save the family. He abruptly calls Mr.Lindner, who he had originally turned away, and tells him to come by because he wants to take his offer of being paid to not move into the new house. He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all. The rest of the Younger family is disconcerted by this new business deal, and asks Walter if this is what he truly wants and believes is right, to which he responds that he’s “Going to feel fine…[like] a man…” (144). Due to internally knowing he still had prove himself but not physically doing so, Walter’s delicate, false pride in being a man doesn’t allow him to consider how his actions affect
Chicago served as a home to numerous walks of life in the 1950’s, and much of the differences in realities were based on differences in race and people’s opinions of segregation. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun is based off of real life experiences, and it authentically tells the story of an african american family that strives for equality and The American Dream. Walter Younger, the father of the family, battles with deferred dreams of his own and for his family. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and Nina Simone’s song “I Wish I knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” both portray Walter’s emotions throughout his daily struggles with his family as they dealt with segregation and destitution.
Written by Tracy Letts in 2007, August: Osage County follows the demise of an extremely dysfunctional family as they reunite over the death of the patriarch, Beverly. Out of the multiple problems within this family, addiction plays the most prominent role in the characters’ identification and the structure of the family. In this research paper, I plan to analyze the effect that addiction has on the basic family unit and compare/contrast this to August: Osage County and the Weston family in order to determine whether the play would be an accurate representation or not.
In Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, the Hoodhood family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Hoodhood, Heather, and Holling. Every night at five-o'clock the Hoodhood family watches the news and anchoring the news is Walter Cronkite. Mr. Hoodhood does not speak to anyone about the topic of the events on the news. He does not speak to his wife about it nor even his own son. Cronkite has to announce devastating events on the air. Another thing that Walter Cronkite announces about the Vietnam War is that one of the lieutenants is missing. The lieutenant happens to be Mrs. Baker’s husband, Lieutenant Baker. I will be exploring the topics of Walter Cronkite on the news, the greatest and hardest things Walter had to announce on the air, and his legacy.
Following the event of World War Two, America during the 1950s was an era of economic prosperity. Male soldiers had just returned home from war to see America “at the summit of the world”(Churchill). Many Americans were confident that the future held nothing other than peace and prosperity, so they decided to start families. However, the 1950s was also a time of radical changes. Because most of the men in the family had departed to fight in the war, women were left at home to do the housework. Even after the war, women were urged to stay at home to take care of the children. On the other hand, males would deal with financial businesses to keep their family out of poverty. These gender roles were embedded