The commercials purpose was to promote the Audi R8 car. Watching the commercial, the intended audience for an adult man with a son. I say that because the main character’s are an old man and his son. This commercial instills values like the past meaning reliving what you loved and also family. It’s not effective because it doesn’t use the Rhetorical Appeals like Ethos and Logos but, it does include Pathos which makes it somewhat good.
Desperate to fulfill this dream, he takes $6,500 of his mother’s insurance money that she obtains shortly beforehand following the death of Walter Sr. and strikes a deal with two friends of his to purchase a liquor store. This causes him to be scammed by one of them. Langston Hughes’ poem accurately represents the state of the family after Walter’s investment. In the play, the immediate answer to Walter’s betrayal of the family is to “explode” with anger. In the poem, the line “Or does (the dream) explode?
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959, and the movie was made in 2008. “A Raisin in the Sun” is about the Younger family, the fifth generation of lower-class African-Americans living in Chicago’s Southside. They are faced with problems such as racial discrimination, poverty, and conflicting dreams. As the family decides on how to spend the insurance check of $10,000 from Walter’s father’s death, these problems cause many conflicts to rise. Reading the 1959 play and the 2008 movie, I have realized certain similarities and differences in how the story plays out.
Walter Lee Younger is a character in the play A Raisin in The Sun who changes from the beginning to the end of the play. Walter is an African American man that is stuck in a cycle of getting nothing done, but wants to get out of it with his own ambitious business ideas. After the death of his father, there is an insurance check of ten thousand dollars coming to the Younger household, and the way the money is spent is a problem throughout the play. In the play A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter changes from struggling to understand what it means to be a man to becoming a true man because at the beginning of the play he is an agressive, selfish and childish dreamer, but he begins to become a man by the end of the play. This change can be seen by examining Walter’s diction and characterization.
[He] could go get a job an ' work, an ' no trouble... [He] could take [his] fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever [he] want.” Of the other characters, Crooks and curley 's wife also show signs of desperate loneliness. Since Crooks is black, he is shunned by the other men and so spends his time in his room, alone and bitter and even says that “S’pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody.
Roy eventually comes home with a gash above his eye and John gets the blame for Roy’s injury. Gabriel, Roy’s blood father, comes home and immediately John is scared for what punishments lie ahead. “Gabriel...stood enormous, in the center of the room...John stood just before him...beneath his fist, his heavy shoe” (Baldwin). Indeed, Elizabeth, Roy and John's mother, defends John from his father's unfair punishments because John is only treated unfairly because he is not Gabriel’s blood son, and he reflects
The following pages will discuss Huckleberry Finn, a very young kid that father was very abusive with no other family members to take care of him. These two older women tried to care for Huck by the name of Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, they tried to raise him the good old-fashioned way but Huck was too street smarts and hyper to listen to abide by the rules anyway, plus his drunken, despicable dad played a part in his action also. Huck was a fast thinker at all times he faked his death, after his dad tried to get the ladies to sell there slave by the name of Jim to give him money if they wanted to continue to raise Huck. After faking his death, he decided to go down the Mississippi River. Jim went with him because he wanted to go and be free,
Balance Beams The United States in the 1950’s was a combination between prosperity and social conflicts. Taking place in the same time period is the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. The Younger family are apart of the main story line, a typical low income African American family in Chicago’s south side. Due to a misfortunate however, Mama’s husband had recently passed, and the family is due to a $10,000 life insurance check. In the beginning the entire family has different ideas on what to do with their newfound riches.
Troy has always been tough with Cory which makes him think that he doesn’t like him. Troy had a dream of becoming a baseball player which he has never achieved so he is envious and keeps Cory from having the opportunity of being recruited for football. Cory comes home one night to Troy sitting down on the steps drinking and singing in the backyard and tells him to get out of his way. Troy advises Cory that if he needs to go inside then he must say excuse me because it is his house that he bought and paid for. As he tries to walk past him, Troy shoves him back and Cory yells “I live here too.” As they continue to argue, Cory admits that he has been afraid of Troy.
In 1928, James J. Braddock is a boxer, a husband and father of three children. He is at the height of a successful career as a boxer when the Great Depression starts in 1929. He tries to get shifts on the dock to make money to pay bills, but he doesn’t always get picked because there are so many men looking for work. He takes a fight, even though his wrist is injured, because he is desperate to provide a home and food for his family. He is embarrassed in the ring and booed by the fans The boxing commissioners wouldn 't give him any more fights because they didn’t want to lose money.
Here is a man who just lost his life work and is figuratively slapped in the face by having to watch the rich man change into his “black gaiters”. At this point he is boasting his upper class wealth, and it doesn’t bother him that he took a man’s life work for five dollars. In the long run Joe will get richer and Matt will get poorer. The mule becomes somewhat of a mascot for the town of Eaton, but eventually dies. A funeral is held for the mule which turns into a big event.
My dad and his siblings always said how pretty and smart their older sister was. Death can be devastating to a person 's life because they 'll never get to see or talk to them ever again. My grandfather spoiled me with everything I could ask for. Whenever I needed something I called for my "pawpaw". My grandpa was scared for life when he got into a terrible car accident.
Everyone makes mistakes, and me and my family will have our ups and downs… I just wanted my family to see me as the man of the family, you know? I want to come home in a fancy new car, walk into my own house, and Ruth and Mama and Travis all smiling at me, because I made it happen… but it’s all gone now, my hopes and dreams are fading faster than this smelly carpet.
Family is Forever “I don’t want to lose him [Jem] and Scout, because they’re all I’ve got” (Lee 366). -Atticus Finch Atticus is the father figure for his kids, Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The Finch family lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The kids spend much of their time playing with their gregarious neighbor, Dill, and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor Boo Radley. When their father, Atticus, who is a widowed man and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges against a white girl, he is a detriment.