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). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
When Amir first witnessed Hassan’s rape, he stood by idly, too cowardly to interfere (put quote here). He valued bringing the kite home to his father as a trophy more than saving his friend from immense psychological trauma. At this point in his life, Amir thinks that he is nothing like his brave and courageous father, who fought a bear. He imagines the story of his father fighting the bear many times, with it clearly leaving an impression on him. Later in his life, when Amir is an adult, he has a dream about that very story.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
The reign of Adolphus Hitler is known as one of history’s darkest moments of racial discrimination, but not many people understand the real cause, which was initiated during his abusive childhood. The abuse that Hitler endured began in 1895, when Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, finally retired after forty years of working as a civil servant. He expected his children to obey his commands just as his workers had done in his previous job. As the oldest boy in the family, Alois Hitler Jr suffered through much abuse causing him to flee from home, leaving seven year old Adolf Hitler alone to undergo the same pain and torture. Hitler’s mother was a very kind woman and tried to stop her husband from tormenting her son but would always have to suffer
Their father-son relationship is the most important of all throughout the Odysseus and this is proven time and again throughout the entire body of work. Their relationship is not only important to the story itself but to the themes as well. Family is the fundamental principle that not only they have but that the entire family has. Penelope is especially worried for her son as he is not at home and the suitors have planned to kill him on the sea before he can reach home. Xenia has also been passed down to Telemachus even though Odysseus wasn’t there.
her father went through a lot, he lost his brothers to the comrades that followed after the dictator and after the fear they created that followed him. To him his brothers blood is on his hands and that is an image and feeling that no one can ever erase. Her father feared anyone in uniforms which is reasonable after everything he been through. As crazy as it may be, fear is what actually helped him adapt. Fear helped him because it allowed him to realize the difference between the two countries especially since he been trying to protect his family and watching his wife and children grow since being in
He lived with his father, who was a well known cattle breeder. Ahmad was a troubled child, frequently getting in fights and stealing, and was first arrested for theft at the age of 19. Ahmad always looked up to his father and liked to follow him around. He had a very close relationship with his father, until his father died when Ahmed was in his early adulthood. After the death of his father Ahmad pursued the job of the towns sorcerer.
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
That's true with Alfred from,The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. He had some rough times in his life. He had to overcome watching his uncle Farrell get killed right in front of him and he was his only living relative which, also ties in with Alfred having to go to a new house and meeting new people which was hard for him. Then after his relative died he started to become friend with a guy named Bennacio which lasted a little bit till the enemy who stole the sword Alfred was sworn to protect to killed Bennacio, that hurt him
I think the Spirit Bear was the most important story element because it is the one that starts the most important climax. First Cole has always been beaten by his dad , put down, and ignored by his mom. So Cole goes through banishment to a island after going to Circle Justice. But while he is there he sees something the Spirit Bear. Now Cole has made some bad and some good choices.