In many ways, their similarity as children is due to their interactions with Arthur. He is the literal father of Tyler, and the figurative father of Kirsten. Like mentioned earlier, Kirsten does not appear to have a strong support network within her own family, and Arthur seems to miss Tyler due to his move to Jerusalem. He has “adopted” Kirsten as a child in many ways, giving her gifts and spending time with her - when Kirsten is bullied by a fellow child actor in King Lear, she seeks refuge in Arthur’s dressing room and Arthur gives her advice like a father. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence; Arthur tells Miranda that “Kirsten here likes to visit sometimes...almost daily.
Sarah is an epitome of beauty and dearly loved by her husband, but unfortunately, is barren in her early years. Therefore, Abraham’s first offspring, Ishmael is borne by Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant. Once Hagar is pregnant, she mocks Sarah’s inability to conceive as “her mistress was lowered in her esteem” (GEN, 16:4). Insulted by Hagar’s mockery, Sarah asks Abraham to choose between her and Hagar, but Abraham, Abraham tells Sarah to “Deal with her as you think right” (GEN 16:6). His reply indicates how he is aware of Sarah’s position in his life and her autonomy in the household where she can make independent decisions and treat Hagar as she pleases.
Langston Hughes once wrote, “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?” In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, it opens with a family of five living in an apartment in Chicago’s Southside during the 19050s and struggles socially and economically as they dream of a better life (486). The recurring theme that family is more important than materialism is shown as Walter proves his masculinity by helping his family to move out of the apartment. Throughout the play, Walter grows from a greedy and selfish person to a responsible family member like his father. A Raisin in the Sun begins with Walter being an ambitious and stubborn character that only recognizes materialistic goods as way to bring happiness to his household.
The man character, Dexter, is born to a middle class grocery shop owner and works as a caddy during his childhood. Next in the story, Dexter is a young man and well off on his feet. This is where he is formally introduced to his love interest, a girl who was born in the upper class. After a bout with her, she leaves him for someone with more money. Dexter moves onto a daughter of aristocrats but never truly gets over Judy.
They are the oldest couple, are more trusting and open with each other, and exhibit more traditional man-and-wife roles. While Odysseus was away, Penelope revealed to be intelligent and cunning. Despite that, Odysseus treated her like a possession. His main fault was pride, shown when he reunited with Penelope as the beggar and boasted
She describes her home as an “Eden of constant spring” and at this point, Tosh becomes an influential father figure to Clyde. He showed him how to play sports and Clyde even starts to call him “Daddy.” It was almost as if she was living a picturesque life, as she said her life began to resemble a Good Housekeeping advertisement. However, Maya starts to realize the flaws in the perfection. She loses grasp on her independence and feels a sense of guilt for doing anything she loves. The toxicity of the relationship isn’t apparent at first, but once it creeps up, it’s hard to ignore.
Frank improves the quality of life in the annex through his personality. Anne prefers her father over her mother because he frequently supports and takes her side during family arguments. When Anne has a nightmare she calls for her father, which shows how understanding he is (I. iv). Unlike Mrs. Frank, he is not judgmental. Mrs. Frank often criticizes Anne for her actions.
I believe Roethke decided to use the title “My Papa’s Waltz” instead of “My Father’s Waltz” because the poem is about a memory from his childhood. The simile “hung on like death” gives us a good idea of how hard the speaker tries to keep his balance while “waltzing” with his father (lines 3-4). The facial expression of the speaker’s mother “could not unfrown itself” (8). The speaker’s mother appears to be annoyed because he and his father are making a mess in the kitchen. Even though I believe this poem can be interpreted in different ways, I feel that the speaker is portraying a positive image of his father.
And by God I was rich”(Act I). Despite the little information his uncle shared with him, Willy admires Ben’s story and decides to dedicate his life to being well-liked and successful like him. As a salesman man, Willy needs to be popular in order to have the most success. Ironically, Willy Loman is not a hard character to hate and he has such little success with his job, that he eventually gets fired. Back in the 40’s, men were considered the head of the household–they made the money while their wives kept busy at home.
Born in a poor family of a farmer. Jay has dreamt of been more than the life that was given by his mother and father. As god can 't even blame for an individual wanting what was beyond their capability. Striving for Daisy, The girl he once loves, who married a man that you would call the reflecting of the emptiness generation. Creating the newly rich Gatsby, fill with an illusion of party, guest, and love.
Both of his parents were in his life, however he was practically raised by Louisa, the ranch’s cook. His father had not been a drunk like Huckleberry Finn’s, but he victim of PTSD due to his experience as a prisoner of war, and he was dying from lung cancer. However his father was still in his life, giving him company, unlike Huckleberry Finn’s own. In fact, they had spent quite a bit of time together before John Grady Cole ran away. John Grady Cole was much more adapted to civilized life than Huckleberry Finn, and he had a decent education.
Throughout her character Walter Younger we see him struggle to achieve better quality of life by opening a liquor store which was going to provide him finicial support. From ten thousand to zero dollars the Youngers have learned how important each member of the faminly is no matter what the circumstances and that standing together they could fight any problems even racial discriminiation. Another thing the Youngers have tough the readers are that dreams and visions are very important. Even though Walter lost all the money he still became a man like his father and took the responsibility of making up for it. He did just like his momma raised him to do and that was to fight for what he believed in.
Dreamers are meant to dream, and thinkers are meant to live practical lives. In the story, Ashleigh (Ashes) is the only child of a divorced couple. The father was a dreamer and the mother was a level headed woman who made practical decisions. The father was in need of $200 in order to be set for life, but the only way to get it was by taking it from her mom unknowingly. Ashes took the $200 from the teapot because she loved her dad more, it would have been paid back in a day, and it would set her dad on the path to success.