In “Wordsmith” by Young and “The Gold Mountain coat” by Fong Bates both passages show relationships between fathers and their children. The relationship between father and daughter in “Wordsmith” contrasts greatly with the type of relationship that Sam Sing has with his children. Although the relationships are very different, both passages show the importance of communication between family members.
In “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, imagery, symbolism, and emotional content are used to show how much the narrator loves his father, what he is thinking about the situation, and the things that they’ve lost and how people should be treated with respect.
In Robert Jensen’s article “The High Cost of Manliness”, he states that the idea of masculinity is a bad thing and they should get rid of it. This article debates on the common stereotypes of men, as he states:
Alcoholism is a severe addiction that indubitably affects one’s familial relationships, and which can tear families apart. In A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Johnny, the father of protagonist Francie, is a serious alcoholic. Due to his drunkenness, he is often out of work, leaving him unable to support his family. Consequently, he is often viewed as a subpar father, who is unable to provide for and care for his children. However, despite Johnny Nolan’s severe drinking issues, he is still successful as a father overall because he is always well-meaning in his actions and he’s supportive and present when Francie truly needs him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the most discussed works in English literature, provoking, just shortly after its publishing, a whole storm of indignation. Only six years earlier, J.K. Huysmans Á Rebours had been published in France and marked the apogee of its author. Both works are considered to be the cornerstones of symbolist, decadent and aesthetic writing. However, too often these works were (due to their scandalizing content) overlooked in their hermeneutics and mistaken for purely perverse, flamboyant or simply degenerated works. For the majority of the late-Victorian reader saw the decadent or aesthete as someone who was
According to traditional gender roles, the father is the provider for the family. He is
After evaluating the different courtships and their results, we have come to a conclusion that all these men are very different, yet very alike. Each man who won the heart of his beloved woman had courage; the men who lost the heart of their ladies, lacked boldness. The physical attributes of the winning and losing men might have been the same, but their hearts and actions counted toward winning their
My Papa’s Waltz is a poem written by Theodore Roethke. The poem is a memory of a short moment of his childhood. The setting of the poem is in a kitchen. The poem starts when the dad comes home and his son hangs himself on to his dad. This poem has a simple abab rhyme scheme. The cool thing about this poem being written in iambic trimeter is that it becomes not just a poem about a waltz, but a waltz itself, because there are three beats in a waltz.
One out of three women in the U.S. will be abused. These women are most likely abused in a relationship with their significant other. The abuse can be verbal, physical, or mental. After building a life with someone for so long it’s quite often hard for these women to leave the abusive relationship. According to Psychology Today, women stay in abusive relationships because they are trapped in dependency, lack funds and need support systems. Zora Neale Hurston is a short story writer, whose works of fiction focuses on the mistreatment of women. In Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat”, the dynamic protagonist, Delia Jones, decides whether she should continue to live miserably with her abusive husband or claim newfound freedom without him.
In comparison to the rigid patriarchal society portrayed in “My Last Duchess”, Keats’ “La Belle Dame sans Merci” illustrates how the freedom of individual expression in the romantic period affects people’s perspective on love. While the narrative persona in “My Last Duchess” demands his wife to devote her love to him, the protagonist of “La Belle Dame sans Merci” devotes to the woman he loves even though the love is unrequited. This is evident through the repetition of the line “On the cold hill side.” throughout the poem. The noun phrase “cold hill” suggests that the knight is lonely and depressed when he waits for the woman solely, however unlike the narrative persona of “My Last Duchess”, he would not demand the woman to love him instead he would wait patiently until the day his affection towards her is accepted. Subsequently, through the knight’s patience in waiting for the woman he favours, Keats highlights the strong affection she has for the woman.
“Karen Salmansohn once said, ‘If I had never experienced the pain I’ve gone through, I never would have become who I am today.’’’ Being molested by a family member and taking care of my baby sister were some of the challenges I have to go through and learn from. Afterward these challenges will help me to pursue my professional goals, by providing equality service in those in need regardless of their sexual orientation, face, religion, financial status, and more.
When things crush or crumble you can began to feel out of control. Standley felt out of control in his own home, with his own wife and somehow in himself. For men their home is their kingdom and when he can no longer run what takes place within it some men can't handle the pressure. Male mental standing can be completely different than women. ‘This is a significant problem, and we suggest ways that a gendered analysis of masculinity can be used to help address this deficit.’(Bell, Abstract). If the ideal man was able to be open with his emotions without being labeled as ‘weak”and told that a woman has every right to tell them no then maybe the rape culture would a thing of the pass.
Since the genesis of the traditional family unit, parents play an immutable and paramount role in the nurturing of their children and successive progenies. Universally, in most societies, it is widely acknowledged that the father is the figurehead of the family unit. However, the role of the father is not cogently defined, especially in the contemporary society, and may vary from one family to another. On the one hand, there are fathers that act as the temporal providers to their children till they grow to adulthood. On the other hand, there are those fathers are actively involved in all details of their child’s development. The dominant and leadership role that the father naturally or culturally assumes engenders a close relationship with the children, particularly the sons’ who perceive them as role models. Through his poem, “My Papas Waltz,” the American poet, Theodore Roethke imaginatively reflects, through a dance, the complex relationship between a father and a child.
Forgiveness is the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. (Hawkins, 1994, P. 206) My personal understanding of the parable ‘The Prodigal Son” is that it portrays the importance of reasoning and forgiveness. The main characters in the parable are two sons and a betrayed father. The father remains constant throughout the parable, although he has being betrayed by his younger son. His idiosyncrasy remains loving and understanding, even when his younger son returned home after many of been away with not a penny to his name.
Another example regarding Coleman’s use of feminine imagery to represent the struggles women of color face is found in her poem “95” in Mercurochrome. The poem illustrates the desperation women experience when they want to utilize and express their talents but are held back by social stigmas, such as motherhood. Schimdt argues that within the lines “I write about urban bleeders and breeders, but am troubled because their tragedies echo mine.” (Mer, 100) Coleman confesses her connection and empathy to “urban breeders” a metaphor for women of color who are mothers and “bleeders” a term that solidifies Coleman’s reference to women who also experience menstrual cycles. (Schmidt, 132) One could argue that Coleman’s confession is a testimony regarding people of color,