Authority plays a large role in Siddhartha’s journey to finding enlightenment. Siddhartha becomes unhappy and questions the religion he has known his whole life. He begins to dream vividly and lie awake at night overthinking how to confront his feelings. Feeling that there is no more knowledge to be learned from his father, “Siddhartha had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not always make him happy, give him peace, satisfy and suffice him. He had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom but his soul was not at peace."
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 Dary 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
Walter’s story begins when his mother abandons him with Hub and Garth. They are initially displeased with being saddled with a “sissy” and Walter is both resigned to and confused that his mother abandoned him again. Eventually Hub and Garth come to accept Walter and they form a non-traditional family. For the first time in his life Walter is shown the love and support a family is supposed to provide. He grows from a boy unsure of his place in the world to a young man who is deciding that he wants to be a good man.
He tries to teach him to be tough because that’s how he knew to grow up. He’s Always talking about facing the devil, symbolizing his dad. Since troy doesn’t know how to love properly, or be loyal, he isn’t loyal to rose. He’s selfish in thinking that he deserves more than rose does. He looks for happiness in another female because he thinks he’s fulfilling his duty of being a man because he provided materials to his family.
Siddhartha has a sort of flashback when looking into the river and seeing that history had repeated itself (cross reference to chapter 1) when Siddhartha had left his father, the Brahmin to follow a different path. As night falls, Siddhartha had told Vasudeva about his observation and Vasudeva invites Siddhartha to listen more closely to the river. Siddhartha then experiences something incredible; he hears voices of joy and sorrow, good and evil, laughter and mourning. He doesn 't let himself get caught up with all these voices and hears one single word, the word “Om”. Vasudeva sees a change in Siddhartha and notices that Siddhartha no longer doubts his place in the world.
I could almost see the atoms rearranging!” His voice had its old, familiar sound of excitement and discovery. It was the way he sounded sometimes when he came home from his laboratory after a good day and began to tell his wife about his work. (page 74)This section of the book is powerful because it shows how happy Meg’s dad is to actually see the outside world in a while. It also shows how worried he was for his family. In the movie once he got out of the tube he had been stuck in for years he hadn’t even been a little excited.
When he went to school, the disability made him the target of ridicule, teasing. Nick had fallen into a state of depression worse. At 8 years old, Nick had intended to commit suicide, was 10 years old he even had to immersion in a bath, but the love of the parents did not allow him to do that. He also said in a music video "Something more" that God has a good plan for his life, and that 's why he was not self-immersion bath. Nick has a lot of prayers that the Lord will give him both arms and legs, he told God that if his prayers were not answered, he would never again praise Him glory.
Part of growing up is leaving your parents and determining what is best for yourself instead of listening to what others think is best for you. In both Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and the movie Dead Poets Society we were introduced to characters who were beginning to make these steps in life; Siddhartha himself, and Neil Perry. While each character had many differences, they both faced the same problem, their fathers had set out a plan for their lives that they would follow no matter what was for their best interest. These plans not only were nothing similar to what the boys wanted in life, but led to each of them turning against their parents wishes. The decision to disobey their family’s wishes led both Neil Perry and Siddhartha to find what truly made them happy in life.
The man 's death symbolizes a loss of hope in the boy, but a motive that pushes him towards living the rest of his life through the final wishes of his father. Through his grief at the loss of his best friend, the boy whispers to the spirit of his father, “I’ll talk to you everyday...I won’t forget. No matter what” (McCarthy 286). With the use of diction, McCarthy appeals to pathos as he hints to the omnipresent spirit of the man that encompasses the boy’s daily actions. He has come to terms with the fact that he must fight for his own survival and “then he rose and turned and walked back out to the road” (McCarthy 286).
Commitment to Family The movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, is about a movie based on the life of Chris Gardner, who was a salesman with a strong commitment to his family. As Gardner struggles to get ahead, he faces many adversities and found strength in knowing that he is going through this to make a better life for his son. Although Gardner and his son became homeless, he had a desire to have a better life. He also managed to find moments to help shape and mode his son’s education with teachable moments. People handle diversity in many different ways.