In “Barn Burning,” the theme of loyalty and betrayal contribute greatly to the main conflict of the short story. Though this theme dominates throughout the story, it goes hand-in-hand with the theme of morality. With immense pressure from his father, Sarty struggles to determine the role that loyalty to family plays in morality. In Sarty’s situation, there are a few factors delaying his decision: his father’s abuse and disappointment in him in general. In “Barn Burning” William Faulkner writes, “‘You would have told him.’ He didn’t answer.
In the play Fences, August Wilson follows the struggle of a family that deals with injustice and racial segregation that creates a hardship that leads to a personal lack of self-esteem and uncontrollable circumstances. Troy, forced his family to deal with his struggles of past life experience. Troy was a hardworking man who did his best to provide for his family. Rose explained this to Cory, "Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't...and everything he was...he meant to do more good than he meant harm" (1985). The initial situation is the life of a garbageman worker.
Unforgettable past from an individual’s childhood can result in a long-term traumatized future life, far more excessive then what is deemed reasonable. The feeling of neglect and abandonment is evident in a young characters life, where the feeling of being loved was not validated. The main character Gus expresses much hate towards his father whom had abandoned him at a young age, which led to many uncertainties. A traumatizing experience can resurface from the past impacting ones self in future experiences. Gus demonstrates this through his unbearable relationship with his father, the way in which he acts as a father figure to his daughter, as well as his unforgivable traits towards his father.
August Wilson’s play Fences has a plot centered on family conflict and values. He accompanies this family centered plot with the ongoing metaphor that is the unfinished fence surrounding the Maxson household. Fences uses conflict between members of the Maxson family and metaphors such as the fence to show the decrepitude of their “deferred dream”s. The center of this plot is based on family conflict this conflict experienced within the family unit is caused by jealousy and lack of fulfillment. Troy’s constant conflict with his sons is caused by his jealousy of the better opportunities Cory and Lyons have as adults.
The death of his mother troubles him and he almost kills children being conditioned. Everything about the Brave New World is disgusting to him. This exile from his true identity shows him the person he wants to be. The troubles and difficulties of life enrich him. He attempts to live on his own, however; he still becomes a museum piece.
To explain this further, he walks her through what the request would have resulted in. The situation, in his eyes, is that he was asked to “solicit a great man, to whom [he] never spoke, for a young person whom [he] had never seen, upon a supposition which [he] had no means of knowing true.” He does this to show that he is willing to share his perspective and that he respects her enough to walk her through it, instead of blatantly saying no without any reason. The mother’s request is logically reasoned inductively to be irrational, leaving him no possible reason or possible procedure to accomplish the task at hand. While it may not have been this extreme, Johnson effectively and logically convinces the mother that she made a mistake in drafting such a letter. On top of this, the response’s wording makes Johnson seem generous but helpless.
The third reason Crispin should have run away from Stromford is that he was miserable. His mother had recently died and he had no one to help him. He was tired from working every day in the fields to please his masters. Even in the scheme of these things, John Ayecliff was cruel to him by making him work harder than the others. By being Miserable and being pushed too hard Crispin wanted to escape John Ayecliff, and Stromford.
Jay Gatsby is the character around which The Great Gatsby is written. He represents a whole hoard of people who recognize the opportunity to move from the rural life to high society. At a early age, he had a high opinion of himself which led him to depart from his impoverished family and starts the journey to a new life. Fitzgerald effetely proves that its possible to detach from the hopelessly poor, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people — his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” Gatsby sought out something that his parents could never
Edgar Allan Poe being abandoned by at first his real dad and then his foster dad, has a great deal of effect on his life and the details about those relationships are expressed throughout these four articles. The first example on how his father’s have affected Edgar and his life, is implied, “The two father figures in his life were never supportive, which may account for many of his struggles.” (About Edgar Allan Poe 2). Edgar had many struggles and this statement is a perfect inference for why he has had struggles. His first father had abandoned his family and his foster father did not want to support him when he needed the support the most becasue Edgar wanted to be a writer and he wanted him to be a businessman leading to financial struggles