Baba is a wealthy man in Afghanistan. His son, Amir, has always been greedy because he has never learned to appreciate things. Instead, he expects them. As Amir grows older, he desires more attention from his father. For example, Amir loves to read and write, but his father wishes he had an interest in something more masculine.
Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules. In this context it is believable that Sarty wants to do the right things from now on,"If I had said they wanted only truth, justice, he would have hit me again." But now he said nothing. He was not crying. He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3).
This shows that the author takes the things his father does for granted and shows that he simply does not care and he does not realize the sacrifices that his father makes for him. After that, we find that the author’s father also “…polished my good shoes…” (12). This ends up being one more thing that the author takes for granted that his father seems to do for him out of love. Eventually the author finally succumbs to the regret and breaks down when he says “what did I know, what did I know” (13). This shows that after reflection the author realizes that the things that his father did for him were special and out of love, that he never appreciated at the time.
The boy says, “‘Short 's the best position they is’” (Wolff 484). This intrigues Anders, according to Wolff: [Anders] wants to hear Coyle 's cousin repeat what he 's just said, but he knows better than to ask. The others will think he 's being a jerk, ragging the kid for his grammar. But that isn 't it, not at all - it 's that Anders is strangely roused, elated, by those final
He listens his father sharing with Rahim Khan that he sees it hard to accept that Amir is his child and that he worries that Amir is lacking an essential personality trait. Rahim Khan is in favor of Amir. Rahim Khan said that Amir only lacked a mean streak, but later, Amir, who took baba’s conception of his shortcomings to heart, took his hurt feelings out on Hassan and noted to himself that Rahim Khan was incorrect about ‘‘the mean streak thing’’ (23). Amir, not being the physical specimen his father was when he was younger, cannot live up to his father’s expectations. He fears that his love of reading and writing
He tries to teach him to be tough because that’s how he knew to grow up. He’s Always talking about facing the devil, symbolizing his dad. Since troy doesn’t know how to love properly, or be loyal, he isn’t loyal to rose. He’s selfish in thinking that he deserves more than rose does. He looks for happiness in another female because he thinks he’s fulfilling his duty of being a man because he provided materials to his family.
Elie’s feelings change about his father countless times. He loves his father but he doesn’t really want him around anymore. This theme is not only important to the book, but it is important to life. Family will forever be complex, and navigating it can be harder, but Wiesel showed it was possible by illustrating to readers that there will always be good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict about whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization that broke the connection between Elie and his father. Most everyone loves their family, or they at least have someone, but at times, people need a break from them.
He has an epiphany that he could choose to be brave and selfless like Hassan and step up to Assef regardless of any physical consequences. However, despite his understanding that the noble choice would be to interfere and stop Assef, Amir is unable to act on it because his fear of Assef overwhelms him. The
Okonkwo grew up resenting his father for not being stronger and more masculine. Okonkwo is constantly fearing that he will end up a failure like his father. This fear has caused him to abandon the emotions that make him seem weak like pain, sadness, love and acceptance. He