Gary and Carolyn, expecting parents, find out their little boy will need gene therapy while still in the womb if they hope to spare him from a fatal heart condition. Due to the therapy, their little boy, Denny, is born healthy. As time goes on they are presented with opportunities to make him smarter, thinner, and more athletic. In turn, Gary questions if they have made the right moral decision concerning their son. Furthermore, what happens to the relationship between a father and his son when the son becomes a perfect stranger?
In “Wordsmith” by Young and “The Gold Mountain coat” by Fong Bates both passages show relationships between fathers and their children. The relationship between father and daughter in “Wordsmith” contrasts greatly with the type of relationship that Sam Sing has with his children. Although the relationships are very different, both passages show the importance of communication between family members. In “Wordsmith” the father is trying to fix the relationship between him and his daughter like how he is trying to fix the maintenance of the house, “he begins the... process of filling in the gaps... (4-5)”. With all the years the father has missed, he wants to be a part of her life more.
She not only favors Jacob, but also plays an important role in implementing His plan for her sons and fulfilling His prophecy. When she is pregnant with the twins, Rebekkah faces discomfort in her womb and addresses this to God. In response, God reveals His unconventional prophecy of Jacob, the younger son, dominating over Essau, “One people shall be mightier than the other, And the older shall serve the younger” (GEN, 25:22). Interestingly, the birth-order of her sons does not seem too significant as they are twins. However, as Rebekkah’s sons differ significantly in their personalities and skills, Essau is physically strong and muscular while Jacob is intelligent and witty, God’s prophecy about them may indicate a different form of dominance, independent of birth order.
I give this book five-star rating just because of the author’s depiction of the Holy Trinity. I, personally, would never have pictured the Holy Spirit in this manner. “But strangely, he still had a difficult focusing on her; she seemed almost to shimmer in the light, and her hair blew in all directions even though there was hardly a breeze.” (Page 86 WM. Paul Young) During Mack’s conversation with the three separate parts of the Holy Trinity, he learns how to forgive and relieve himself of his anger towards himself, his daughter’s killer, and God. Jesus teaches Mack how to forgive like he did while he was being crucified.
Even though Harry was only five, one could tell that he already felt as if he served no purpose on this earth because of the lack of attention given to him. Mrs. Connin served the biggest role in giving him salvation because she told him that he “was made by a carpenter named Jesus Christ.” (O’Connor 4) This is what makes this text so significant. Harry was given so much purpose from faith that he felt as if he could do no more on this earth and he should just go ahead and join his
“ he laid there on his stomach, the doctor said that his heart was going to burst if he were to walk” (hurst 417). In this quote they are saying that doodle is a bit special. “ i 'm going to teach his how to walk so i don 't have to carry him around everywhere i go “hurst 419). So the narrator is trying to teach doodle how to walk so that he didn 't have to carry him everywhere he went because he was embarrassed of doodle. .
Frightened by a mentally ill man in the nearby “yellow house,” the narrator turns this neighbor into a character, the Hairy Man, a figure that is “wooly-headed and bearded.” The narrator finds peace in her Dad’s assertion that the Hairy Man only comes at dark. The narrator’s unconditional trust and belief in her father’s words also displays her innocence. As a fifth-grader, she still takes what her cherished parents say to heart. She often interjects with the repeated words “my mother said’ or “my father said.” This added detail also contributes to the sense of youth in the story. Furthermore, when the narrator exemplifies the complicated process of discovering a private box in her closet, a system which involves closing her eyes and holding her hands up above your head, she comes off as a minor, adding details that only they would consider relevant.
Another example of a character feeling guilt after committing a sin is Lady Macbeth when she starts to talk in her sleep as a gentlewoman and a doctor watches her, “Out, damned spot! out, I say! / --One: two: why, then, / 'tis time to do't” (5.1.35-40). Lady Macbeth does not show guilt while she is conscious and awake, but it is quite evident that she truly does feel a great amount of guilt after the murder of Duncan. As she screams, “Out damned spot”, she rubs her hands together, showing that she is trying to rub the spots of blood from her hands.
Janie, though scared to death, appreciates these grand gestures. His commitment to her is reassured once again in this scene. In the second example of his protectiveness, Tea Cake helps Janie to survive the hurricane. Unfortunately, after a while his health starts to deteriorate and his “sick headache that made him lie down for awhile” (Their Eyes Were Watching God: 1990:
Ray Bradbury’s “Tomorrow’s Child” narrates the tale of Peter and Polly Horn, and their blue, pyramidal newborn “Py” from the fourth dimension. Despite Py having the aforementioned abnormalities, Peter and Polly developed an attachment to him and gave up their normal lives to accompany him in the fourth dimension. However, before this connection and sacrifice occurred, Polly struggled to accept Py as he was, to the discontentment of her husband, as she wanted Py in their dimension. Polly quickly entered a depressive state after Py was born, but with the help of her husband and Dr. Wolcott, she was finally able to accept Py as her own son. By utilizing a theme of unconditional parental love and sacrifice; describing conflicts involving Polly,