Such as the time when they met with the blood cult member, the man used the last bullet in their gun to kill the cannibal cult member and escape from death. The man and boy fight for survival because they believe there are other survivors, the man is motivated to protect his son, the man has an unexplainable will to live, and he wants what is best for the boy. The man and the boy work together to get through the difficulties of traveling and find ways to stay alive. It is worth the man and the boy to fight for survival because they find many reasons to
The man 's death symbolizes a loss of hope in the boy, but a motive that pushes him towards living the rest of his life through the final wishes of his father. Through his grief at the loss of his best friend, the boy whispers to the spirit of his father, “I’ll talk to you everyday...I won’t forget. No matter what” (McCarthy 286). With the use of diction, McCarthy appeals to pathos as he hints to the omnipresent spirit of the man that encompasses the boy’s daily actions. He has come to terms with the fact that he must fight for his own survival and “then he rose and turned and walked back out to the road” (McCarthy 286).
Both Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Langston Hughe’s “Po’ Boy Blues” present Walter Lee Younger and the speaker of the poem as men with similar stories, however both reach different conclusions with their struggles. Both men at the start of their stories have hopes and dreams. Later, their trust is betrayed and they lose their thoughts of happiness. However, at the end, Walter is able to regain his determination to keep fighting and surviving, while the narrator of the poem is unable. Both protagonists believe in their dreams, and have high hopes for the future.
When Macbeth is prophesied to be king he strongly believes it but, as he was close to dying, he chooses to not fear death or the prophecies for any longer. William Ernest Henley on the other hand, presents himself as unafraid of fate, throughout the poem since he does not believe in it and claims he has an “unconquerable soul”(Henley 4). Through these texts, the authors propose that actions are caused by motivation, everyone handles challenges differently, and that struggles or rewards are given through someone else’s free will. Though fate may be implicated from time to time in these texts, one’s ultimate decisions made them who they are and what they
In The Metamorphosis, Gregor, who has transformed into a vermin, has ignored his transformation and worries about not being able to aid to his family financially. One could say that Gregor’s primary role is to fulfill the role of the financial provider in his family, as he is the only one that works. The father, however, chooses not to take this role and expects Gregor to fulfill this role. When Gregor does not meet up to this expectation, it frustrates the father, as he must begin working. This shows that the father has always been able to work, but would rather not burden himself with this task, and when Grete starts to work afterward it proves this.
The father, on the other hand, overwhelmed by joy and grief becomes oblivious of the present and travels into the future. His lost of thought rests in his inability to “come up with one.” The action of “the man rubbing his chin, scratching his ear” confirms the speculation that he is lost amid in the future, unable to satisfy the present. He thinks that “the boy will give up on his father” and all these fragments of gloomy thoughts incites feelings of unfulfilled desires and inevitable parting.” The author strategically creates this contrast between the points of view due highlight the boy’s eager await and his father’s internal conflict, whose thoughts bring into the light his affectionate relationship with his son, whom he is afraid to lose one
In this conversation between father and son, Cory reveals Troy’s deep rooted emotions towards his family; he does not love his family yet he believes that responsibility is the most important calling of a father. This teaches us that in the eyes of Troy Maxson, the concept of fatherhood is not portrayed as something relating to love, but solely to
Despite the physical travel the man and boy experience, the man has to protect the boy as well as continue to give him hope. The man believes it is his duty to keep “God’s own firedrake” (31) of hope and goodness safe from the physical, mental, and emotional horrors of the godforsaken world. However, the man and his wife cannot protect the boy from all pain and do hurt the boy whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally with good intentions. McCarthy exhibits the underlying theme throughout The Road that it is sometimes better to hurt loved ones in order to help them through diction,
The story “Stop the Sun” by Gary paulsen shows the effects of war. The story shows the negative side effects on terry’s father and that his father is trying to protect terry from knowing the truth about war. His father said “you can’t know this his father said, after a time you can’t know this thing”(pg 107). His father is trying to protect his son from being tortured by his memory from the war. This is important because he wants to protect his family.
Father! Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
This quote significantly impacts the novel as it adds character development and contributes majorly to the plot. During the time the head of the block strictly explains that Eliezer can only keep himself alive, and his father is weighing him down. Despite this Eliezer refuses the harsh reality and shares his rations with him to hopefully keep him alive. The doctors simply want Eliezer 's father to die, but Eliezer refuses to give up his father. The head of the block is attempting to bring Eliezer to reality, by harshly telling him that his father’s death is inevitable, and that Eliezer should focus on keeping himself alive instead.
Elizar’s faith in this story is essentially controlled by his dad. Elizar feels that he is now unfaithful to God, and his dad is the closest most available resource so he relies on him to help maintain his faith. In Night we see a chain reaction effect between Elizar and his father, if Shlomo is weakened and unmotivated, Elizar will be depressed and unfaithful. When Shlomo asks Elizar “Let me rest here…a little…I beg of you” (Wiesel, 105) Elizar knows that ”rest”= death so this tells him that his father is ready to die which means that Elizar’s symbol of faith is ready to die. This causes him to think of what it would be like without his father, in response he says “Instantly, I felt ashamed of myself forever.” (Wiesel, 106).
Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..” This shows the conflicts within himself he deeply needed his dad to survive to hold on and keep his identity, but he also thought that he was being restricted due to his father. Before the events occurred Elie would not have thought his father was holding him back he, thought he was pushing him forward. The death of his father relieved the stress of some of these conflicts, but it changed how he dealt with certain things moving forward.
Throughout the story, Eliezer looks for someone or something to believe in because he starts to lose faith in God and he tries to use his dad as a remedy. He allows his dad to control the direction of his faith, but through his death, it becomes clear that he can’t live without faith or, humanity. Eliezer’s faith in this story is controlled by his dad. Elizar feels unfaithful to God, and his dad is the closest most available resource so he relies on him to help maintain his faith. In Night there is a chain reaction effect between Eliezer and his father: if Shlomo is