It is mainly about his relationship with his father and how after his father passed away he realized how his anger and rage, which was depicted as a disease, was legitimate. His father was a paranoid, bitter old man who had a very profound hatred of white people. He used to warn his son that they were “not to be trusted.” Baldwin never understood his father’s hatred for white people; he did not understand that because his father was of the first generation of African Americans to be free that he faced a lot of racism growing up. They never understood why this bitter old man hated the white race so much; all they knew was that his hatred consumed him so much that in the end it was what killed him. Only after his move to New Jersey did Baldwin begin to understand why his father’s hatred towards the whites was so great.
McCandless himself had his reasons to hurt his parents that way mainly because they kept living a lie and it just exploded in their face when Chris found out. I am led to believe as well, that McCandless was trying to leave the Stampede Trail because he had forgiven them but since he couldn’t leave due to the river being so high and strong. McCandless had never anticipated or let alone plan to die just to hurt his parents. That was something that came totally unexpected and without his awareness. McCandless was also never a harm to people he met.
The police officer’s behavior was tolerated by the married couple because the husband knew that nothing would’ve been done if they did call and report him. Throughout the movie, he treated minorities in an unfair way and he would get away with it. He was not punished for his behavior. Karma did come back when he had to save the woman he molested. Since no sanctioned his behavior, he just kept treating minorities
In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s fear is the driving force behind many of his actions, including his own death. In the novel, Okonkwo’s fear of becoming like his father drives him to become the polar opposite of Unoka: emotionally hardened and distant. This is truly displayed in his hate for all things seemingly meek and calm, as the narrator explains, “Even as a little boy he resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate told him that his father was agbala...And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion-to hate everything that his
Ali, his dedicated servant, was recognized as Hassan’s biological father. Sanaubar had the inability to become pregnant through Ali, which led the betrayal of Baba towards his loyal servant to impregnate her himself. Baba’s belief towards sin was that there is a single one, thievery. Belief that a single sin would lead to many, such as dishonesty. Dishonesty was claimed to be the most hated from Baba, as it was the act of stealing the truth from an individual.
This shows they unleashed their demise because their parents inspired this fear. This reminds me a lot of when I had done things for my father because I was scared of him making me scared to do anything. This is what made me so miserable at the time. We read a book about two lovers who were born to be sworn enemies and end up killing themselves for love. We have learned why the Parents are the people to blame for the demise of Romeo and Juliet.
So in my opinion he can’t be a tragic hero because his action weren’t what caused his death or misfortune, it was his nobleness. According to the newer tragic hero rules Maximus could make the cut but to me the original rules are what are meant to go by and not making one of the mandatory rules makes him therefore not a tragic hero. Yes, he was noble, had a lot of integrity (fatal flaw), had it bad from the start, and died but he didn’t having a turning point where he finally decided he was going to change his actions because they were causing his misfortune. He was prideful and noble from beginning to end. Therefore, Maximus is not a tragic hero.
Both are constantly punished by both nature and society for being what and who they are. This novel seems to constantly give examples of why uniqueness and individualism is bad, and that you are punished if you do not oppress it. Victor, from the very beginning of the book, was a little odd. He was interested in the old sciences that nobody thought relevant anymore. His father told him it was a waste of time.
The final stereotype seen in To Kill a Mockingbird is social discrimination like that faced by Boo Radley and his family. The Radleys were an odd and private family and this lead people to criticize and torment them. Boo is a quiet man who never leaves his house and is probably afraid to do so. Just because he is different, he is a victim of social discrimination. In reality, he causes no harm to anyone and in the end saves Scout and Jem from Mr. Ewell.
In the book, Fences, Troy is a Despicable man. You can see it when coming across people he doesn't really agree with or like discussing with. When it came to the time where that person would make him a little angry he would burst out and also become a different person. But thinking about it and looking back to history, he really didn't get raised with proper love from his family. He didn't really have people show him real or anytime of love from especially from his father.
One example to support the answer is on page 110, it states “They have never known pain, he thought.” This supports the answer because Jonas feels alone, and that no one knows what he does. If the community had empathy they could know how he is feeling and try to help him. Another example is on page 112, it
He should be brutal with everything he does, according to the author. He is speaking to Nwoye. Also in the book, Okonkwo said, “ If anyone prefers to be a woman, let him follow Nwoye now while I am alive so that I can curse him. If you turn against me when I am dead I will visit you and break your neck”(172). At this point, he is telling his other children that if they want to act not manly, they can follow their brother Nwoye, that he forbade.