Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father. Throughout “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”, the author’s reflect on how their fathers were hard workers, although each memory is emotionally different. In “My Papa’s Waltz”, Roethke remembers his father coming home from work and his hands “Was battered on one knuckle” (Line 10). Even though the father had a long day at work, the boy recounts him coming home and dancing with him. Whereas “Those Winter Sundays”, Hayden recalls his fathers hard work by describing his “Cracked hands that ached/ From labor in the weekday…” (Line 3;4).
In the words of Jessie Owens, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Reb Saunders, Mr. Galanter, and Mr. Malter live that out extremely effectively. Reb Saunders exhibits dedication in a couple ways throughout the book. Clearly, Reb has displayed that he loves his family very much. He cares especially about his eldest son Danny.
Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too. Similarly, Dahl at 3 years old, witnessed his dad and sisters die of illness. Besides, both authors resemble each other, because they went through poverty. In fact, Poe wanted to be part of the Allan’s (foster family), for the fact that he was an orphan at a young age. However, Dahl had a close relationship with his mom (took care of him) who worked as a mystic and told people’s fortunes.
Jake deteriorates into a deep depression, as his grandpa was his best friend. The psychiatrist suggests that Jake go to the island that his grandfather grew up on to try and settle Jake’s nightmares and uncertainties about the death of his family member. Jacob meets a girl there and realizes that his grandfather never lied about the children in his stories; the girl can generate fire with her bare hands. She discovers who he is and that Jake is related to their beloved friend Abe. The house he is lead to is full of all the peculiar children he was told about as a young boy.
Through this play, Wilson is trying to show the audience that fathers definitely have a lasting impact on their kids throughout their lives. An audience sees this through the character Troy, in how his rough relationship with his father causes him to treat his two sons with a strict and demanding attitude. Although Troy distanced himself from his father at the age of fourteen, he still had a burdened relationship that affected him in the long term. This recurs again with Lyons and Cory when they both try to set apart from what their father wants them to do, and at the end of the play, they feel as though they turned out just like their father. The main ideal that Wilson is trying to show his audience that those who we surround ourselves with have such a lasting influence that can change our whole way of living and carrying ourselves.
I feel my identity in some ways stayed the same and in some ways changed. Alternatively, I also feel that it truly is the perspective of my identity that has changed a little bit for myself and others than my identity itself changing. In our interview about me as an infant, my mother said, “You had the same character as you do right now”. She described me as at the ages of three to five as, “Calm, sweet, helpful, creative, nice, and curious”. These are the same words many people, including Sandra in her interview, use to describe me now.
My parents hid their grief as far as I was aware. Skip to ten years later when my dad 's father died. While I did not know this grandfather much better than I had known the other, my family 's grief was much more obvious to me. Seeing my father be emotional for one of the first times in my life hit me like a brick. That innocent kindergartener who had no idea what was happening grew into a junior in high school who was well aware of the consequences of death and now had to deal
Sound devices help appeal to the senses, like imagery. When the poet talks about how his father’s hands “ached”(3), or how the father made the fires “blaze”(5) in order to keep his family warm, this use of assonance is a slow, mournful sound, which communicates into how the dad might feel, having to get up and to work to keep his family happy so early every Sunday. In Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays, the poet’s purpose in writing it is to show the reader that parents make sacrifices out of love all the time for their families,even if they don’t always see it at first. The poet is able communicates his theme by using figurative language and sound
“My Papa's Waltz”, by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays”, by Robert Hayden are the two poems that are somewhat similar and both of these poems are about beloved fathers. Father is the man who is spends time with you and takes care of you. While doing so much for the family he gains the respect and love from the family. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take a flashback at the actions of their fathers. Even though both of these poems propose that their fathers were not perfect, they still love them.
Mr. Finch always expects good behavior out of Jem and Scout. Atticus also provides everything for his family. Atticus is a good father because he will explain everything. During the story Atticus explains to Scout what a compromise is. He told Scout the importance of compromising and how she