In the story The Snob, John was burdened with shame by virtue of his secrecy of his father. Slowly coming to light due to his purely immature actions. Yet, he still couldn't overcome his supposition that Grace wouldn't accept his father. Claiming that she would simply " turn up your nose at them, because they've no pretentions." Trying to convince himself that his dad is unworthy and because of that he could be treated un-humanly.
Children learn from their parent’s mistakes and one thing Okonkwo learned was to rule by one thing” passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.” Therefore, he wants to raise Nwoye with fear and abuse since, his father raised him with gentleness. Okonkwo is afraid Nwoye will “be found to resemble his father” so, he treated him and Ikemefuna “with a heavy hand.” Okonkwo was “fond of the boy” but, he did not “express any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger.” Therefore,” when Okonkwo heard that he would not eat any food he came into the hut with a big stick in his hand and stood over him while he swallowed his yams, trembling.” This shows that Okonkwo is raising Nwoye with fear so, he will raise up to be a successful man who will do what he is told no matter what and not be lazy. Okonkwo is scaring Nwoye that he will beat him so, he will listen to him. Everything Okonkwo is doing is because he “was not a cruel man.
The first important theme is denial where each character showcase their denial of certain aspects of their lives. Willy has denial against himself and what he is because he wants to be big and known which he isn't but he thinks he is and so he denies the fact that he is just an ordinary human being. Also, throughout the play the characters keep contradicting themselves and it is seen a number of times especially with Willy. For example, in the first scene he states that Biff is lazy but then he goes on a line or two later to state that he is a hard working lad and that he is not lazy. This behavior is why he can not accept reality in order to ignore the present and re live the past.
The relationship between fathers and children are broken. It means that he is not considers as a pious, who would play a role of son anymore.However, Euthyphro is pious in prosecuting his father. He gives society the hope that justice will triumph. Euthyphro plays a role of defendant who will stay with the rights of human beings and he defend the right of
Troy's true intentions are to show his son that nothing comes easy. The ultimate flaw however is that Troy looks at the world in his perspective. Troy is trying to prevent Cory from going through the same harsh experiences as him but he is unintentional recreating the same obstacles which are preventing Cory from becoming the full potential of himself. Throughout the play, Troy is imposing his will on Cory and he is basically preventing him from exploring the world for himself. This causes Cory to have conflicts with his dad because they don't agree completely.
In the Metamorphosis, Gregor, who has gone through a physical transformation which turns him into a vermin, has ignored his transformation and is worried about not being able to provide for his family. At the beginning of the story, the reader could see that Gregor’s primary role is to provide for his family, as he is the only one that works. The father, however, chooses not to and expects Gregor to fulfil this role, when Gregor doesn 't meet up to this expectation, the father is infuriated and is forced to begin working. This shows that the father has always been capable of providing for the family, but would rather not be disturber, and Grete working afterwards proves this. Afterwards, Grete, Gregor’s sister, starts providing for her family and realises that there is no need for Gregor, as he is no longer able to provide for the family, and is being a burden to the family.
Troy believes that is better for Cory if he had a real job, something that no one can take form him and to provide a stable economic security for him. In Troy’s mind if Cory goes for the football thing, which is controlled by the whites, his dreams might be destroyed and he doesn’t want that for his son. Of course that resulted in disturbed relationship between Troy and Cory. Troy’s way in protecting or caring for his son might be harsh, that can be refers for Troy’s relationship with his father as the plays shows. Troy refuses to acknowledge that times have changed and Cory can be something if he plays, instead he ruined his son’s
Okonkwo father gave him the mentality that he had to make for himself by any means necessary. Unoka was very stubborn he only thought about himself. He didn’t give Okonkwo the childhood or family he desired. “Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men usually had. He didn’t inherit a barn from his father there was no barn to inherit”.
The characters is very much interested in reason, as we can see since the beginning of the novel, in which he tells his son that they will not be able to go to the Lighthouse the following day because of the bad weather. Thus, we discover Mr Ramsay is not interested at all in James´s feelings, an attitude that is condemned by his wife, who loathes him because she believes him to have destroyed her son´s feelings, a destruction she believes will last till the end of their child´s life. Mr Ramsay´s superiority lays on his belief that he is intellectually superior than his wife and as such, he necessarily needs to be always right, he needs “to pursue truth with such astonishing lack of consideration for other people’s feelings” and that is, for Mrs Ramsay, ‘an outrage of human decency’” (Woolf, 51) (as was the case with the loss of affection towards the clones in Ishiguro´s novel). This is the reason why Mrs Ramsay dislikes her husband. She would like him to have more affection for the others, and at the same time she also longs for the freedom the man has in order to do what he wishes.