This story is about understanding that not being the same people your parents are is okay because you are special in your own way. Firstly, the author drops many subtle hints on different parts of the characters lives, but never openly says what that part is. For example, there are many hints that the parents of the young boy narrating the story are getting divorced. His father is constantly saying how the boy’s mothers will never forgive
Ev is being very hypocritical when he says this, as he was never around during Catherine’s childhood because of his job. “What family did you ever raise? You were never home from one day to the next so who are you to talk to me about family?” (1160). After Ev tells Catherine that she should be raising a family, she states that he was never around for their family. She is now showing her struggle for power when she tries to win over their argument.
First of all, when Huck first discovered Jim, he acknowledged “people would call [him] a low down Abolitionist and despise [him] for keeping mum” (Twain 32). Knowing the rest of his community would despise him created an inner argument in his head. Huck grew up without the luxury of a family and home to learn the manners and habits of a normal lifestyle. But the question is whether it really is a luxury or “normal”. He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69).
“Well no but do you know what that is?” “Yeah cause you think I'm just gonna know this weird word no of course I don't so tell me” Steve yells. “Well when I was a kid my grandma always told me a legend about that it's actually just gingerbread man backwards but my grandma always says stay out of there or else”Lucy tells “Or else what” Andrew shrieks “Well she never told me what but I think it's bad” Lucy explains “Well how are we gonna escape?” Miles says. “Well I guess we can like escape by when he gives us food if he does” Steve says. “Yeah then we can run!” Miles says. The old gloomy room reminded miles of this one place he went to when he was a kid it was an old historical landmark it reminded him cause that castle was old and this room is well, old.
None of his girls were raised in church, because he assumed that his wife would do it. The reader can infer that Bruton was not a very engaged father to his daughters because of the way that they each turned out. Realization has set in and Bruton sees that he can’t get back the precious time that he wasted with his own daughters. Trying to avoid making the same mistake with his grandchildren as he did with his own children, Bruton reaches out to someone for advice, Mr. Fordlyson. When Bruton approaches Fordlyson, he is sitting under the town’s famous tree of knowledge, and that is exactly what he bestows on Bruton.
Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11). Just because Robert wasn’t able to physically see his wife, the narrator believed that he wasn’t able to make his wife happy any other way rather than complimenting her looks. He fails to look beyond the surface and thinks that being able to see is everything. This is why he doesn’t know his wife as well as he should. The narrator’s wife always made tapes about events going on in her life and sent them to the blind man who always listened and sent a tape back.
The book The You I’ve Never Known has very weak family values, which would cause the Puritans to disapprove of the novel. Ariel’s dad speaks badly about her grandparents. He says she only needs him. Her dad claims they aren't good people and he wants nothing to do with them. Ariel’s dad has made sure she never meets any of her family.
The unnamed narrator is self-absorbed, concerned only with how the visit with Robert will affect him. At the same time, the narrator lacks self-awareness. He pities Robert’s wife, Beulah, because her husband could never look at her, never realizing that he doesn’t actually know his own wife despite the fact that he can see her. Theres different narrative views such as: the view of "Bub" himself, the wife, and Robert. As the story goes on, the narrator's tone and improperness changes from corrosive to warm and educated.
If they can’t, then they can miss out on important parts of life. This is shown through Andre’s mother and the information readers receive about her. She was absent for a good portion of her son’s life because her son was afraid that she wouldn’t accept him for being gay. She missed out on her son’s playing Hamlet, which was his biggest dream. Cal even says that she knew nearly nothing about him since Andre never said anything.
Thomas Schell is absent for Grandma in a literal sense because he leaves his family behind, but he is emotionally absent as well. The relationship between Grandpa and Grandma was purely a form of symbiosis: Thomas Schell needed a replacement for Anna, and Grandma needed Thomas Schell. Even though Grandma mentioned how she was ‘okay’ without Thomas Schell’s love, her letters to Oskar imply her whole life is empty without the love she deserves. In Oskar’s case, there is one more person in absence: his mother. Mom is constantly portrayed as an antagonist for the most part of the novel because Oskar feels betrayed by how Mom can laugh with Ron.
But he’d never answer. He’d just roll his eyes at me, get peeved, tell me to quit trying to mother him.” (Krakauer 45). Exhibits Burres trying to figure out if anyone from McCandless’s family knew anything about him, knowing as a mother his family might be worried about him. Burres’ attempts only lead to annoy McCandless and hated the fact that Jan was trying to act as his mother. “I’d keep at it until he’d change the subject, though because of what happened between me and my own son.