In Metamorphosis, Mrs. Samsa appears a few times but never grows throughout the text, making her a flat character. Gregor’s mother is the average concerned mother and doesn’t have the strength to see her son. Every time she gets a glimpse of her son, she drops to the floor and faints. There is one time where she viewed Gregor and didn’t pass out: when she steps in to rescue Gregor from his father’s rage. Mrs. Samsa didn’t grow throughout the text; however, her behavior causes her husband to calm down and allows Gregor to live.
Gregor’s whole existence has been about caring for his family and making sacrifices for their well being. However, his family never realizes these sacrifices and takes Gregor for granted, ultimately leading to his painful demise. Gregors perpetual devotion to his harsh family represents the unconditional love one feels for their own flesh and blood no matter how wicked they may be. The family's reaction to Gregor’s transformation into a bug demonstrates their lack of compassion for
Once the sole provider for his family, he now becomes a burden. Internally, he is the same Gregor Samsa, but his physical appearance causes his family to alienate and mistreat him. The use of dehumanization is prevalent in the novel causing the protagonist to suffer with symptoms of depression. He is unable to be a positive contributor in society or for his family. The use of symbolism in the novel displays his isolation and humanity.
In beginning of the novel Grete is submissive younger sister, who listens to her parents and does not voice her opinions. Upon finding out about Gregor’s metamorphosis she originally is reduced to tears, for her family has keep her sheltered from society, thus Grete was just an innocent young girl. However as the chapter progresses Grete turns into the only person in the family who is willing to tolerate Gregor in his insect form, Grete grows assertive protecting Gregor and continuing to treat him as her brother. As Grete continues to care for Gregor their parents begin to see Grete as a proper independent and competent woman; however, once Grete is required to work as a shop girl while also maintaining her studies her patience and fortitude begin to dwindle. Grete finally cracks when Gregor ruins her violin concert by showing the tenants his true roach form.
He is still a fine father whose has unconditional love and commitment for Christopher which allows him to grow in spite of the numerous challenges he faces. Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes in life, but some mistakes are forgivable. “We all make mistakes. Don't let that be the reason you give up on somebody” - anonymous. Ed Boone, a father of a fifteen-year-old son with Asperger, has made many mistakes in his life because he was trying to keep Christopher happy and safe.
Their tension and bond with their family indirectly leads to their death. While both Ivan Ilyich and Willy Loman are unsatisfied about their family situations, Loman’s family is willing to take action and care about Loman when he encounters hardship and stress, whereas Ilyich 's family gives him less sympathy about his illness. Willy Loman and Ivan Ilyich have the similar stress from taking care of their family and
She makes him forget the endless repetition of his life for a few moments. Troy portrays masculinity in the manner that since he is the head of the household, he needs to protect and provide for his family and nothing more. He has become indulged in a bottomless pit of self-pride; he has withheld his emotions from his family. To him nothing else matters as long as there is food on the table for his family. This proves Troy’s only concern is for his family’s wellbeing even if he doesn’t show his love; he only cares for their success.
Anse believes that he has full control over his children, and therefore, treats his children callously and demandingly. In return, his children do not think too highly of him, regarding him with hatred or disrespect. The harsh ways that both Anse and the children treat each other, the idea that the family cannot achieve a sense of unity and love, is the basis of the tragedy in the book. Instead of staying together and supporting each other through the numerous disasters that they experience, each person in the family resolves to pursue his or her own desire, inadvertently ruining the family in the
Not to mention that Lengel has “been a friend”(31) of Sammy’s parents for years, Lengel even tells Sammy “you don't want to do this to your Mom and Dad"(31) and Sammy agrees knowing the consequences of leaving the A&P. Regardless of the situation Sammy follows through with his actions and confidently vocalizes the words "Fiddle-de-doo.”(34) A saying of his grand-mother's knowing that she would have been pleased. Sammy’s inner circle consist of his family and his actions are a direct reflection of the way they raised him. In all honesty it seemed like the only thing holding him back from leaving the A&P were his parents. In conclusion Sammy views the A&P store in a rather negative way, and when you look at something in negative way it’s almost impossible to find anything positive about it.
I don`t want one” (Into the Wild). Additionally he points out the “[…] false security, parents […]” (Into the Wild), in a row because he is hurt by the fact, that his father has another family elsewhere and that he is not officially separated from this woman. Chris McCandless wants something else, something real and therefore he leaves his old life behind to seek for his idealistic
Near the end, however, Grete does not approach him. Only the charwoman goes near him. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator feels trapped by her husband and physician, John, because he is controlling and believes he knows what is best for her. The woman that the narrator sees in the wallpaper is eventually revealed to be