When Bob Ewell spat in his face and Atticus reacted very mature to show Jem how he would not let that get to him. To begin, Atticus was firm and fair. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is seen as a powerful father figure in his children's lives. In addition, his steady presence keeps the children grounded. As Atticus was speaking to his kids he says “ You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30.)
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, reflects the complexities in father/son relationships. The connection between a father and his son is vital to their development. The novel explores the impact of these relations is immense. The central allusion of the novel is comparing several characters to Cain and Abel, who were formed through their attempted relationship with their father-like figure, God. They struggled and vied for the attention, love, and respect of God, which subconsciously influenced their actions and thoughts.
and my father would try" (Wiesel 55). Although many of the prisoners mock Wiesel and his father for marching, the father and son tolerate the ridicule and are aware that they have each other's backs. The father-son relationship here expands as they know that the survival of each other is more important than any sort of humiliation or embarrassment. When Wiesel's father thought that he was going to die, he says, "Here, take this knife…I won't need it anymore. You may find it useful.
Innocent Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the jury. A young boy wrongly accused. (PAUSE) This case is about a boy called Brother Armstrong that has been wrongly accused of murdering his younger brother, Doodle Armstrong. The evidence and information that I will provide states the innocents of Brother Armstrong. The two brothers at the age of 12 and 5 wished to live life to its best.
At the beginning of the novel Ponyboy's parents were killed in a car accident. Resulting in his older brothers to take care of him. His 2nd oldest brother Sodapop was very nice to Ponyboy and always encouraged him to do well in school. His oldest brother Darry on the other hand was not kind at all to his brothers.
Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother. Brothers only motivation is to make Doodle like other kids to avoid himself from self embarrassment of having a brother who is disabled and going through a battle of his own ego. Meanwhile the story continues brother is selfish, careless and prideful throughout the story. One trait brother showed is being careless. He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled.
Many children throughout the nation know what it’s like to grow up without a fatherly figure in their life and because of this some turn to violence. The two songs A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash and In the Ghetto by Elvis Presley do an exceptional job of illustrating that these problems still exist and are perhaps worsening in today’s society. The first similarity I perceived between the two songs was that both include a young boy growing up without a father. In A Boy Named Sue the boy’s father leaves him and his mother. Johnny Cash explained this with the lyrics, “My daddy left home when I was three and he didn’t leave much to ma and me”.
In Powder, the son is clearly more responsible than his dad but still looks up to him. The father-child quality time throughout the stories are crucial. In Powder one debate is that, is it wrong that he took his child to Thesonius Monk. It is a valid question. Did he do it to be cool or because he just wants to spend time with him?
Instead of getting offended and accepting Bob’s invitation to fight, he refuses and casually walks away. He even made a joke saying he wished Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco. When he is confronted by his son Jem about the incident, he tells Jem to have more empathy. He says in the novel, “‘Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial...the man had to have some kind of comeback.’” (p.249) This quote really shows us the level of empathy Atticus can have.