Atticus not only had the trial to worry about; however he had two children, Jem and Scout, that he has to raise on his own. He teaches them to avoid being prejudice, a common thing in their small town, and to live their lives with integrity. Atticus’ unorthodox parenting skills are called into question by several characters in the novel. Two characters in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, that criticizes Atticus about his parenting is Uncle
It is a great joy for a father to see his son suddenly a man” (p. 281). Danny also has a great amount of respect for his father even though he has been raised in silence. Even when Reuven questions that Reb Saunders sounds like a tyrant, Danny defends his father by saying “He’s a very strong-willed person. When he makes up his mind about something, that’s it, finished” (p. 116). Reb Saunders wants to raise a son that will be the leader for their people and Danny respects his father for doing anything that he needs to do to accomplish that goal and they both love each other
how do you know when you really love someone?Love is the complete giving of oneself to another. Ed Boone and Christopher Boone both had a healthy father-son relationship, but Christopher and his mother have a bad relationship because she had a tough time taking care of him and her solution was to leave him. But Ed had stayed with Christopher through thick and thin. He was always there for Christopher when he was needed. Even when Christophers was in trouble, he was always the first one there rather then his mom.
Danticat uses the setting to show the family’s attempt to survive in poor living environments. The setting tells us so much about the characters. Guy who is a husband to Lili and a father to Lil Guy is currently unemployed. He struggles to find permanent work. He is a strict and loving father.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is seen as a powerful father figure in his children's lives. Atticus is firm, but fair. He also has Integrity. Atticus also has quiet dignity. When Bob Ewell spat in his face and Atticus reacted very mature to show Jem how he would not let that get to him.
Despite all the horrors that they face, the small family shares a deep connection. This allows for meaning and value in their lives amid all the suffering and pain. The existence of this relationship makes the struggle worthwhile. Many of the days the man and boy spend together they are working toward a common goal, the man teaching the boy about many things and the kid teaching his father to not leave the other good guys behind. For example, he coerces his father into giving food to an old, nearly blind man.
Critics argue that this is not the main focus of the book although they are right this is still an important focus of the story. Vladeck and his family are put in very hard situations that they have to find some type of safety to save themselves and others this happens when Vladek and his wife have to figure out what to do with their son. “I have a good friend, a pole, who’s willing to hide my son until the situation gets better. ...I think he’d take you boy too.” (Spiegelman, 81). Safety is the priority for their son and this shows great humanity that someone is looking out for their son and his well being.
Chuck Palahniuk once said, “We’ve spent so much time judging what other people created, that we’ve created very, very little of our own.” Bruton, the protagonist in the short story “Welding with Children” is a very subjective character that judges all around him, yet fails to realize that he has a relatively colossal problem in his life. There is discord within his family and specifically with his grandchildren and Bruton becomes conscious that the past has caught up with him. Tim Gautreaux’s characterization of Bruton portrays a comical, yet compassionate image of how judgement and lack thereof can cause a character’s perspective to change and establish a theme. Gautreaux uses the protagonist’s judgement of his own family and others to give a vision into his present and past life, but when he is judged, he is revolutionized and makes an effort to redeem and restore his character. When examining Bruton’s personality, the reader can sense that he is a sarcastic, hardworking welder that did not succeed in college, but learned about “people
Paul and his sibling always begged their mother not to do it, and I can understand how he felt during that horrid time in his life. But there was one person who comforted and cared for him; his wonderful Nonno Frankie. Paul feels,”...this wonderful Nonno Frankie was there for (him) when (he) was having a great struggle. There is no question in (his) mind today that he was the remarkable teacher and spirit who gave (Paul his) Pigman and (his) boyhood”(Zindel 8). Paul felt that his grandfather really helped him through his
Shaving, Leslie Norris Leslie Norris’s short story “Shaving” is a prime example of a coming-of-age tale that analyzes the importance of life, and the prioritizing of life decisions. Norris forces the reader to connect with Barry the protagonist, on the deepest levels of human emotion. Barry is a charismatic young man who has shown an abundance of maturity as his hopelessly ill father slowly slips away. Barry’s growth from a young adolescent to the patriarch of his family has taught him responsibilities of being a leader in not just his household, but with his friends. Barry’s willingness to become the patriarch of the family is illustrated through characterization, contrast, and symbolism.