Write a theme statement. The poem “Bearhug” by Michael Ondaatje, is about unconditional love and reveals that no matter what happens family should be given priority above everything else. “Themes” Parental Emotions: In the poem the author talks about how his son calls him for a hug but because he was busy with some work, he makes his son wait. The author probably feels guilty when he says, “How long was he standing there like that, before I came?” He felt bad because he had been working rather than spending time with his son, which is kind of his obligation towards his son. The relationship between the two is more important than his work.
Furthermore, during his collage years, his father labored as a member of a road crew and worked on a Louisiana dredge. Both jobs were reflective of his father’s great strength, deepening the admiration he had for his father. Although Manner had great admiration for his father, he equally experienced disappointment from his lack of engagement in his son 's education and musical concerts. However, when it came to a competitive sport his father was present and ready to provide directions for improvement after a game. Remarkably, Manner understood this as his father’s way to communicate with him, and in his own way, expressing his
The act of Barry preparing his father’s shaving equipment emphasizes how much he cares for his father, and how he respects what his father likes “You could have used your electric razor.” [Barry’s Father] said. “I expected that.” “You wouldn’t like it, “Barry said. “You’ll get a closer shave this way”(Norris 2). Barry’s meticulous care of his father’s shaving equipment stresses that he cares for his father and understands the little time he has left with him should be used to show his father how much he cares. This is in contrast to Barry spending all his time alone and sulking that his father is going to die.
Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
The speaker's father works a lot and sounds like all he does is work to keep the family to a stable living. The speaker as a child would see his father as a harsh man but as an adult, when he looked back he saw that his father had a love for his family. His father's love could be considered as a hidden love. However in the poem “Piano” the speaker's life seemed great until he looked back at his past to see his mother playing the piano and
There were times when he questioned his religion as it wound him there, but he never lost his hope for the future. Another way he showed feelings of hope and passion through the book was his perseverance after losing family. He was separated from his little sister and mother from the very start and continued his journey with his father. They had gone through so much together and even after his passing he continued his quest of survival. This book was the ultimate test of hope for
It is a great joy for a father to see his son suddenly a man” (p. 281). Danny also has a great amount of respect for his father even though he has been raised in silence. Even when Reuven questions that Reb Saunders sounds like a tyrant, Danny defends his father by saying “He’s a very strong-willed person. When he makes up his mind about something, that’s it, finished” (p. 116). Reb Saunders wants to raise a son that will be the leader for their people and Danny respects his father for doing anything that he needs to do to accomplish that goal and they both love each other
I am not sure I will live up to his wit, but there are a few things I would like to say about Uncle Donny. Anyone who knew Donnie knows that he had a very strong work ethic. His children tell me that if they told their dad they were not feeling well and might stay home from work, he would respond by saying, “It is just as easy to be sick at work as at home, so go to work.” He was just calling them to live like he did. He never missed work. He was also known to say, “if you love your job you will never work a day in
In this part of scene five Johnny’s little brother knows the sacrifice that Johnny has to do, and his brother wants to take his place in the Vietnam War and says he’s not afraid to die. Johnny told his father that it was an accident because Johnny new way he brother said that, this raised suspicions through the family. Johnny wants to show people that he cares for his little brother and hope he does good things in Johnny sets the example for people who care for their siblings, and want them to have better lives than their own. In conclusion Valdez wanted to entertain young adults and to show them the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam War. Young people in the 1960’s would have paid attention because it's talking about people their age.
She supports Cory during the football recruitment. Also, she raises Alberta’s child. She is the one who keeps the family together. Moreover, Cory spends his whole life trying to be like his father until he starts trying to be himself. After his father ruined his chances to go to college and play football, he still manages to become successful in life.
1 August 21, 2015 Laughter My father and I visited my uncle’s grave recently and my father told me that without me, he would still most likely be depressed about his brother. He said that even though it hurts knowing he can’t be with us anymore, he’s glad to have a son that makes him smile and laugh constantly. He told me that I was the light of his life and to never stop making people smile. He thanked me for helping him get through that rough patch in his life and with the big move to Rancho. I never felt so good in my life and discovered that making people laugh was what I was born to do.