We all agree that the choices of the parents are extremely significant thus its influence on their children. In the short story "The Father" by Hugh Garner, John Purcell has his own choices in his relationship with his son and in his life. The father in the story is a soldier who doesn 't pay much attention to his family, especially, his son. Then, he realizes he has been an unfit father
The struggles he faces are of how he acts towards his sons. His mind is playing tricks on him, making him think that Biff is still a teenager who just wants to have fun and mess around until the last minute were he should get a job. He feels like a failure to his sons because he gets fired from his job and can 't afford to pay off anything or collect any money to support the family. He ends up arguing with Biff about how he should find a job and become a better
A family has the faculty to become a person’s most colossal adherent, pushing them to be more proficiently adept at life. Albeit this may be true, in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Walter doesn’t feel as though his relatives fortifies his conceptions to advance himself along with the family, engendering a better life for them altogether. Walter Lee Younger is the oldest male in the household, who strives to be able to provide for his kin like his father once did, by creating his own business. Walter, at times, feels inferior in the house full of women, as they continue to shut his ideas down causing him to feel jealous of those who have succeeded. This causes him to be bitter towards the women in his life.
However, the most important factor about Lennie chaining George down is that Lennie makes it practically impossible to do what most men his age aim to do, have a life of his own, meet a woman, and settle down. Because Lennie is a constant anchor for George, he can’t do that, which causes George to feel alone when he thrives for love. Basically, George adds to the loneliness factor in Soledad because of the unlikely to be fulfilled dream of a wife and family of his
In the movie Enough, the main character is Slim. She has a small family with her husband and a daughter. Slim faced a dilemma because of her abusive husband. Her husband is a dominant man and cannot tolerate when his woman go against his wants, this can be seen when her husband hit her as she asked about his secret affair with Darcelle. He also believes that he has the upper hand because of his strength and he is the one who make money for the family.
Though the novel traces the growth and the eventual redemption of timid Mukundan into a better man with courage and self-confidence, it subtly highlights the idea that the domineering nature of his father and the disharmony in his parents’ marital life are the real reasons for his failure in life. His mother Paru Kutty, who had to suffer humiliation and ill treatment from her husband, could not escape the brutality of her husband as her son failed to rescue her from the cruelty of his father. The only ray of hope and channel of escape for her is her son whose lack of will power destroys all her hopes.
Robinson points out that “[s]elf-control and control of others is not the route toward social power; it is, instead, a certain path toward ulcers, cancer, mental breakdown, and pain” (134), a path Carolyn is definitely walking on. According to critic Kevin Lewin, “[y]ou can't help feeling that Lester typifies thousands of frustrated American men who occasionally flip during their mid-life crises and become something their families no longer recognise” (n.p. ), referring to his journey and ‘weird’ behavirous; however, Lester does not recognise his wife either. “Christ, Carolyn! When did you become so... joyless?”, he wonders after Carolyn prefers a clean “four thousand dollar sofa upholstered in Italian silk” (American Beauty) over getting intimate with her husband possibly spilling beer on it.
He is also often seen as equating love with luck and feels that his mother will only feel this love for him if he is capable of putting his money on winners. Before the short story even begins, “the process of disaffection has already occurred, and the close love between husband and a wife which would have generated the mystical energy necessary for the family’s well-being has been transformed into an ugly passion, greed” (Koban 3). Paul begins to feel that he is the only one who will be able to fulfill this need for his mother because she feels she cannot do it for herself. She strongly believes that she will never have the ability of being lucky considering she married a man who lacked this luckiness and gift of choosing a winning horse. Along with the rest of his family, Paul days are so consumed with the idea of making money that they often hear repeated phrases throughout their household.
Overwhelming life’s struggles are never easy to go through. Refer to the movie “Pursuit of happiness”, the main character, Chris Gardner, a man who hardworking and courage but loses everything and live with struggle in his life. Therefore, we are going to discuss about the factors that lead to life struggling. First and foremost, financial issues will become the main factor that lead to life struggling. Based on what Elizabeth Warren (1949), she concluded that balancing the money is the point to get enough.” As adult especially for those who have family, it was hard to survive and financially support to the whole family if you are experience financial problems.
He is certain that he should be the head of the family and solely be the provider for the Younger family. He struggles deeply with the fact that his family members have a lack of faith in him and his role in their family. He blames his lack of power on the female members of his family as well as his race. “We are one group of men tied to a race of women with small minds.” (Hansberry, 2011, p. 19) Throughout the play, his idea to invest in a liquor store business is also dispirited by his mother, sister and wife. Walter wants to be respected and uphold his sought-after role as a man.