Emotional Needs - David feels very angered when he sees Jethro because he thinks of Jethro’s dad as a traitor because of Bill. David feels as if he has to let Jethro know what he thinks about Bill and his dad. Motivation - David is motivated to think of Jethro’s dad as a traitor and harass Jethro by Bill joining the Confederacy. The characters’ qualities affect the story and plot by creating tension and showing how the Civil War affected people with different ideologies. Question of the Week Jethro is a young, white, farmers son.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge. Macduff, vengeful for his family’s death cuts off Macbeths head, and Malcom takes his rightful place as king. Macbeth’s Ambition and Greed resulted in his downfall. Constantly wanting more, Macbeth allowed his blind ambition to dictate what actions he took to obtain being king and staying king. Ambition and Greed is clearly outlined in the tragedy “Macbeth” from Duncan, Banquo, and
After Abner has tasked Sarty to fetch kerosine for the barn burning, Sarty thinks to himself, “I could run on and on and never look back, never need to see his [Abner’s] face again” (Faulkner 198). In this quote, Sarty contemplates running away because he hates abiding by his dad’s rules, which, again, shows the strained relationship between Abner and Sarty. By running away, Sarty would go directly against Abner’s lesson of being loyal to blood. Virginia C. Fowler’s “Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning’: Sarty’s Conflict Reconsidered,” Fowler asserts, “By insisting that Sarty be loyal to ‘blood,’ Abner makes the boy aware, first, of loyalty as a conscious mode of behavior, and second, of the fact that there are perhaps other modes of behavior one could follow.” Fowler observes that Sarty consciously recognizes his ability to deviate from his father’s moral code which then frees
In a desperate time after finding out the truth, Oedipus looks to his brother-in-law/uncle to care for and tend to his children, while also asking the man to banish him forever. Oedipus’s “put[s his]requests to Creon,” an unlikely ally during a time of immense agony (line 1550). Creon, helps Oedipus accept the reality of his tragic life, by promising to care for his children, Rescuing him From Without. Oedipus is banished to the beginning of his journey: Mt. Cithaeron.
The blood dried on his face during the ride out of town (966). This was a sense of pride for Sartoris, weird huh that he got beat up but still prideful, but Sartoris had defended the family name. A little later in the story Snopes plans to burn down a barn and it being De Spain’s barn, Sartoris feels that it is morally wrong and decided to tell De Spain that it was going to happen. De Spain then goes out and kills Snopes. As I said early in the paragraph before this that Sartoris has a hard time deciding between being loyal to his family or the law and in this case he was loyal to the law but the rest of the family was loyal and they still wind up alone, “… no blood to stick to...” This is that non-literal sense of blood if you didn’t catch
Macbeth and Macduff meet in battle. Macbeth with confidence that the prophecy would protect him tells Macduff to go back to where he came from because he already had too much of his family’s blood on his hands. Macduff vengeful for his family decides to battle Macbeth, leading to Macbeth’s head being chopped off. Macbeth gone mad with power, ended up causing his own
This passage from William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is written to establish the beginnings of the breakdown of the Snopes family - and of Sarty himself - through the destructive storm that is Abner Snopes. The difference in character between Sarty and his father being described in the paragraph shows the beginnings of a rift between father and son. Where Sarty is very expressive as he is "leaping" and "scrabbling" in a "red haze", Abner emotes in a very contained fashion. Though Abner is "harsh" and "cold" as he "jerk[s]" his son, the words are of a very smothered sort of anger. This clear opposition in temperament between the two men direct the reader towards and impending future division.
Unfortunately his dear, beloved father died. Hamlet is deeply hurt because his father died however, he is even more shocked by the fact that his mother married his uncle, Claudius. Indeed, the loyalty and love between parents and their children is a powerful force. Prince Hamlet sees and converses with the ghost/spirit of his father learning that the King of Denmark, Hamlet’s father, was killed by Claudius. Hamlet seeks revenge to avenge his father’s death, he starts to plot his plan into motion; for revenge is more powerful than everything else.
William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, is a tragic story about the struggles of a prince named Hamlet who seeks to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet is so determined to sabotage his uncle, who has taken his father’s crown and is responsible for the crime, that Hamlet himself increasingly becomes insane. Family bonds and friendships are broken as death begins to claim their loved ones and vengeance becomes the primary mindset of the characters. As the play progresses, three prominent themes of death, revenge, and madness drive the plot to its wretched end. Death is the most obvious and reoccurring theme displayed in Hamlet beginning with the death of King Hamlet.
Elie Wiesel in Night says to take care of one another is consequential for survival. Elie shows this during the sickness of his father. He cannot bear to see his father die, so “[Elie] fought [his] way to the coffee cauldron like a wild beast. And [he] succeeded in bringing back a cup. [Elie] took one gulp.
Mayella and her indolent father, Bob Ewell, live in degraded neediness on the edges of town. The family is known as inconvenience and detested by townspeople. Regardless of this current, Atticus ' barrier of Tom is disliked in the white group, and Scout and Jem get themselves provoked at school because of their dad 's resistance of a dark man. Atticus reliably endeavors to impart good values in his youngsters, and wants to neutralize the impact of racial preference. The youngsters see their dad as frustratingly staid and learned, until he is requested that by the sheriff shoot an out of control puppy that is meandering the road.