From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped… If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts. He had power and reign, through his words and how he treated the
In the novel, The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, Michael, one of the central characters, demonstrates character traits of a hero and leadership qualities. He is considered a blasphemy in his community because he is telepathic; however, no one knows of his telepathy, except his telepathic group, since on the outside, he looks completely normal. Michael is originally from Waknuk, a religious community where people strictly believe in the true image of God, and later goes to a different school in Kentak. As the novel progresses, he becomes a hero to his community, friends, and to the people who matter to him. He is willing to risk his life that made it possible for him to rescue and guide his friends escaping from the persecution in Waknuk.
At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in. Since he was taken in as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw, he has been alienated and treated unjustly by almost everyone. One of the characters that resented Heathcliff from the beginning was Hindley. Hindley treated Heathcliff with no respect and constantly degraded him, “He [Hindley] has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place” (Brontë 30).
He knew just what to say to who; He was such amazing leader; and walked with confidence and never allowed the devil to take away what He had. Bust us? Well, we can never live without sin this is how Paul said but what we can do is when we fall into sin we have to be quick in getting things right. Go to our Heavenly Father and apologise and ask Him self-control. When we sin we become miserable any way, have you noticed?
He abused and raped Celie during her teenage years until he send her off to marry a man stranger to Celie. He is a picture of an abusive, cruel and pervert man who only thinks about his own satisfaction and disregarded even his own flesh and blood. Harpo He is Mister’s son from his first wife and a husband to Sofia. Just like his father Albert/Mister, he condone the patriarchal belief and justify his beatings to his wife as legit because she won’t follow him as the ruler of the house.
The novel, “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe talks about post colonial life of Nigerian society. Okonkwo, the lead character of the novel was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness. Okonkwo was a man of action and a war, he was not afraid of war but all his life was dominated by this one fear of being unsuccessful and lazy. In this story we get an exclusive view of fear, masculinity, family, missionaries and racism.
Elie lost the chance to come of age normally the moment the Nazis invaded Germany. All the children at that time had to grow up faster and saw horrors no one of any age should ever see. In one of the camps, Elie talks of the children in the camp, “In Buna, the pipel (children) were hated; they often displayed greater cruelty than their elders. I once saw one of them, a boy of thirteen, beat his father for not making his bed properly. As the old man quietly wept, the boy was yelling: If you don’t stop crying instantly, I will no longer bring you bread.
However, as he began to spend time with Jim and learned about his family and the hardships which he faced. Huck begins to see that Jim is no different than any white man is. Even though Huck still doesn’t understand that enslaving a person is wrong he does come to realize that Jim is no different than he is. Huck and Jim become very close while on their journey to find freedom. Huck and Jim become very good friends who are loyal to one another despite their racial differences.
His writing is so descriptive, I felt as though I was there witnessing the occurring events. I was sadden by the emotional pain he endured at such a young age, and at the same instance I also felt angry because the thought of children in today’s society who are living with this sort of torment everyday by not having a family to be there for them. My oldest son has grown up with a family who is there for him not matter what happens, we never turn our back on what is ours, for the best or for the worse we are a family. He will soon turn twenty-seven and has been in and out of Juvenile Hall, County Jail, and State Prison since the age of thirteen. He just recently took a deal for a three year prison term.
Eckhart Tolle once said, “My sense of identity broke down and was replaced by something that is very hard to put not words.” Nwoye’s sense of identity was challenged with the introduction of Western ideas into the Ibo culture. Nwoye started out in the novel as different and as an outcast in his culture, but the cultural collision of the British colonists and Ibo people affected nwoye to the point of converting religions. The reasons for Nwoye’s change in his sense of identity include him being an outcast in his culture, his lack of confidence, and the new religions ‘saving’ and acceptance of Nwoye.
Masculinity: having qualities traditionally ascribed to men, as strength and boldness. Masculinity can play an important role in the belief system of a society. Many colonial and ancient societies viewed masculinity as a positive and bold trait. Femininity in this time was often seen as a negative trait and was frowned upon and made fun of. In Chinua Achebe's 1958 historical fiction novel Things Fall Apart, he uses symbolism, direct and indirect characterization, and foil to demonstrate Okonkwo and the Umuofian culture's definitions of masculinity and femininity.