Walter wants to be free from the family’s low income lifestyle, and becoming rich is Walter’s extrinsic motivation to live. Mama said to Walter, “Son-how come you talk so much ‘bout money?” Walter responded with immense passion, “Because it is life, Mama!” Walter looks at life, and like a bride sees through her wedding vail, Walter sees through money lenses. He sees his father’s money as a possibility in a world that revolves around a minimal supply of money.
Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
A gorgeous home, a plethora of cars, pockets full of money, and a happy family. Sadly only a few achieve the goal of the American Dream and others are forced to remain in poverty. There are two stories that showcase the clear winners and losers of the Great Depression. In Cinderella Man, the story focuses on a man (James J Braddock) trying to get back to where he was before the Great Depression had occurred and his never-ending battle to keep his family happy. In the
The hubris that is shown is when Antinous, a very prideful suitor who believes that he is the best. He was using all of Odysseus’ resources at home and he dies but it is not a big deal because he was depleting someone else's resources at their house for many years. This shows the importance of home because the audience is supposed to feel like he deserved to
Max Reede, a kind and well behaved young boy, lived with his mother Audrey Reede. Fletcher Reede, Max’s father, had been divorced from Audrey for quite some time. He was a lawyer and built his way to a successful career by lying. Once Fletcher became successful, work had become his first priority and lying became a continuous habit of his. This led Fletcher to make several promises to his son that he could never keep.
Actions of the judge early in the novel blatantly show prominent hypocrisy. Huck’s father is an uneducated alcoholic, who abuses his son frequently. Pap does not appear in Huck’s life again until he discovers news of Huck’s newfound fortune, exhibiting the irony of only showing up in his child’s life when the kid has something he wants, which is the reverse ideal of a father. “‘That’s why I come. You git me that money to-morrow - I want it,’” (30) explains patently that he is an inadequate father, from his poor morals.
Men were always the workers within the family, the ones that were expected to provide for their families. When they went to war, their role within community life needed to be filled. That is when their wives, daughters, and sisters stepped up and took over. “In addition to caring for their families, [women] were left to supervise businesses and farms while the men were away fighting” (Senker). Women were already cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children, but still made time to work and provide as a father figure every single day.
Elie and his dad at one point had that father son relationship anyone could live for, but now they both rely on each other if they need something. Elie is forcing himself to be the strongest of both of them. Elie thinks without his dad he could be living better because his dad is his “weak point”, because when someone you love is very likely to die and your love can be used by your enemies to get you to give them what they want or need. Elie looks as it as his father used to watch over him and take care of him but now it’s the other way around.
Chris' father had secretly created and had another whole family with another woman he had cheated on his mother with. Chris wanted nothing to do with his family after finding that out. So what makes Chris a Hero? McCandless is a visionary.
Secondly, John Barton faces stress, depression and commits suicide from the pressures of having to uphold his reputation, achieving his parents’ expectations, and being perfect to society. Upholding his reputation causes him to stress about always being perfect, doing the right thing, and winning. Being in the elite community his reputation means everything to his family, for his success is their own. His parents
Throughout life, there are high and low moments, but no matter how difficult times get, a family is supposed to stick together. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family goes through a roller coaster of emotions. Within the play, the Youngers come to face many different problems. However, in the play, the main issues occur between Lena Younger (Mama) and Walter Younger (Son of Mama). There always seems to be one main issue, how to spend Walter Lee Senior’s life insurance money.