When asked whether he had any expectation for his children to help finance his retirement, Dan stated that although Vietnamese older adults usually expect their adult children to take care of them after they grow old, he personally didn’t think of it as a requirement for his children to help him financially. He said that he only expects them to help if they have the means to, and even if they couldn’t take care of him, Dan believed he can take
He is a very wise man who has seen a lot and learned a lot from those experiences. Like he said “You never really 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) Scout kept on seeing this lesson repeated throughout the story. She saw it with Mrs. Dubois and her wanting to break her addiction. She also saw it with Tom Robinson and the trial. But she did not understand it until
For example, “‘They don’t make men like that anymore’ is a phrase we hear when one does to honor to a man.”(pg.27 par.33) This sentence shows that the narrator respect his grandfather because there are not many people who have the same personality with his grandfather.furthermore, the narrator will alway remember his grandfather in a good way even though he passed away. Another example, “The old people I remember from my childhood were strong in their beliefs…”(pg.22 par.2) This sentence shows that the narrator remember the elders from his past. Furthermore, he realized that every person was working with each other. Therefore, the narrator knew that he have to show the respect to every single elders, not only his
His spelling and punctuation is the same as it was before the surgery, and there are also some of the same personality traits. He is, for instance, very hopeful, “But if I try and practis very hard maybe Ill get a little smarter and know what all the words are.” (p.22-23). In the end, he knows how everybody feels sorry for him, and he does not enjoy that feeling, so he decides to move away to get a fresh start. He seems to be somewhat at peace with not being as intelligent as he once was, but he still wants to learn and understand things like he used to be able
He had learned to adapt to the way the White man thought, as well as his way of life. Obi returns to Nigeria, seeking to save it from the ‘Corrupt African’. This also contributes to his prideful attitude as he views himself as a saviour to his people, armed with the knowledge and power of the White man. Obi’s isolation from Igbo culture and values, leads him to assume that he could follow his own path without consequences. A good example of this being a problem in Obi’s life is his argument with his father.
In Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, Nwoye battles an internal conflict of whether to stay on his tribe’s side, or to go against them. Nwoye ultimately resolves this conflict by choosing to follow the British instead of his father; however, this choice also illustrates his true character as both timid and bold. Nwoye’s decision to following the British also reveals the universal theme that you can settle on a path that you choose instead of following a path you were designated to follow. Nwoye struggles to choose which path to take, his father’s or the British. “The arrival of the missionaries had caused a considerable stir in the village of Mbanta” (Achebe,144).
They do not understand that what the natives are doing or their reasoning has been beneficial to their survival and a part of their culture for innumerable number of years, but instead the colonizers consider the inhabitants ludicrous for not understanding or doing things in a way similar to themselves. In the novel, when Kenny is telling Rukmani about his family and how his wife left him, and after he criticizes Rukmani for having limited views on the subject, Rukmani says “Limited, yes…yet not wholly without understanding. Our ways are not your ways”(Markandaya 106). Rukmani has to remind Kenny that their thinking is not alike. Even though her tone in this sentence is not very direct, it is clear that she does not like being demeaned by Kenny.
A responsible father is one who is known to support their children, solve any problems that may take place and most importantly treat all their children equally. In particular, two pieces of literature, “Taming Of The Shrew”, by William Shakespeare and “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee address the topic of being a father. Although Baptista Minola and Atticus Finch both want a successful future for their children within their own stories, Atticus’ valuable lessons are evident he is the better father out of the two. As Mark Twain has quoted, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example”, It is very crucial that all parents set good examples and be positive role models towards their children. Atticus and his
When I was growing up, people would consider me a relatively positive individual. One would rarely see me without a smile on my face, and encouragement was a generous amount of the content I spoke. Knowing those facts, it may come as a surprise that I bear a disorganized attachment style. Individuals with this relationship style are often considered the “Debby Downers” of the bunch. They’re known for their pessimistic outlook on life, and tend to find darkness in every situation.
I personally like to listen to the actual lyrics to the song to see what the composer is actually trying to say. Many songs have deep, double meaning behind them and many people do not fully catch onto it. Although, some do, they do not always get the right interpretation. The composer can be trying to convey a positive or negative message with the song and the audience can grasp the complete opposite. In the essay "Against Interpretation", I agree with Sontag in that many interpretations are a simple statement that take away the deep meaning it originally had.
They waited for him to change his mind. He didn’t.”(191) Louie is determined to say no to this offer, knowing that if he takes it, he would get better food, a actual bed, but would be discouraging he’s country. Louie’s life experiences throughout the book that show Louie is a determined person. In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of Courageous and Determined. Louie is courageous because he