This can be concluded from the lines ‘The hand that held my wrist Was battered on one knuckle’. The son loves his father, he clings onto him while they’re dancing, but it is not cleared up if the love is mutual. The father is a drunk and beats his son on his head. The dance itself is
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn This story follows a thirteen year old boy named Huckleberry Finn, and the adventures and hardships he deals with throughout the story. Huck was the kind of kid that didn't like being told what to do, he liked to do things he wanted to do. During the story Huck had did something that he probably should not have done that could have got him in a lot of trouble. In the book it talks about how Huck’s dad used to beat him when he was drunk. Because Huck was beat as a child he was taken from his father and put in the care of the widow.
Moreover, Baby encounters rejection and stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home- Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and make a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O'Neill, 2006, p.128).
With everything going on in David life he felt sorry the most with what was with his father and what he had to deal with when he was a young boy, Although there relationship isn 't so close Wes and his fathers was worst. "I suddenly felt sorry for my father- not as he stood before me at the moment, but as a boy"(David,115). Wes didn’t have a close relationship with his father and that lead to Wes not knowing how to get close to his son. If Wes didn’t know how a relationship was supposed to be with a father and a son how would he be able to provide that for his son. Wes does love and care for his son but they both don’t have a close connection with one another.
In the play, it shows Willy is soft and insecure not just a crazy man. Biff, Willy’s son had caught his father cheating on his mother and that made him feel angry at his father. Willy did not know how his son felt; Willy says [directly to Biff] “what’re you doing? What’re you doing?” Biff says [crying, broken] “will you let me go, for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?...to bed” Willy says “Isn’t that isn’t that remarkable?
This is a big step in every man’s life and because of the distance he felt with his father, he is hoping that when he becomes a father he does not lose that kind of closeness that he once had. This relates to his conflict of becoming the Pantaloon now because of the way he sees his father as a crazy old man who will tell non-stop lies as if he were to hustle his own friends at a carnival and he fears that he himself will turn out the same way. Will is in a constant battle of trying to figure out the truth in his father’s stories, but also trying to discover why his father is like this and it is taking a toll on him. With a newborn on the way for Will and Josephine, Will is trying to find closure so he can have a better understanding of how to raise their child. This is a proximal factor for Will because it involves the birth of his own son soon and also him being back home for the death of his father.
The lines suggest that Papa is drunk that could lead to the situation of violence toward the boy. Another view can be that the boy is small compared to the father. If the boy and the father are waltzing, then the boy could have gotten dizzy by the dance since his father is bigger than him and the description of the father would be that he smelled like whisky. The irony in these lines show the speaker’s descripted memory of his father and how he had become dizzy during their waltz. “My Papa’s Waltz” is written in iambic trimester.
It is Luke’s fatherly love for his daughter that leads to his dilemma between pursuing the truth of doing what is just and right and demonstrating his love for his daughter. "A Father's Story," by Andre Dubus shares that the love of a father toward his own daughter means that he will protect her even if the process calls for him to misplace a part of himself. To protect his daughter, the father is forced to undergo challenges, a battle between his mind and his values. In the story, Luke Ripley, the protagonist, drops his core principles and ethical values deliberately to protect his daughter. I believe that the central conflict in "A Father's story" is a betrayal of a friend's trust and personal values and ethics for the sake of love, because
QUESTION 1 Based on the short story Twelve and not stupid by Zuraidah Omar, I learnt that some people are irresponsible and fails in commitment when it comes to family, also that some child are not that naive when there is something quite unusual happens to them. First of all, it is unjust for a man to shut one 's eyes to his family especially his wife and child. Because of this, it could bring a rift to the relationships in the family and leave the other party in disappointment. This is shown when Papa explained the whole situation where Aunt May and her boy, Kassim was neglected by Yem, a husband to both Aunt May and Jah, although Aunt May is the second wife to Yem. It is also a terrible mistake to not inform the first wife on marrying another woman as it could bring some misunderstanding if not taken care of properly.
After pondering on the movie, I concluded that both characters showed weakness on showing sympathy and empathy. It was fatherly love that drove the parent to act like such. If I were the father I wouldn’t hesitate for a millisecond to employ whatever he’s done in the movie. The most painful thing for a parent is seeing his child hurt not by the physical torment of life but by the same experience that hurt him long ago. However, alongside parenting is acceptance.