Being alcoholic is one thing, but being an abusive alcoholic is another thing. Pap was a man who became a drunk alcoholic. When he started to drink, he could not control the way he acted. His alcohol became so bad that “Pap, as always, is looking for money to buy whisky”
Yunior doesn’t have an exactly good relationship with his dad. His father fits the image of machismo and is dominant in the household. I also believe he is the antagonist of Yunior’s life. For example, he beat Yunior because of his car sickness, calling him a weakling. Also, Papi doesn’t just pick on Yunior, all the children and including their mother, Mami, get emotional and physical abuse.
The only thing he cares about is getting drunk every day until he doesn't remember himself. Pap is a contrasting figure to Jim who is described in the book as the agent of goodness and honesty. Huck's father is the example of all worlds' immorality and filthiness. ” (Stats). This shows how Twain is comparing both Pap as a father and Jim as a father.
In stanza 3 states “But I hung on like death,” uses simile. It benefits the cause of alcohol that soon becomes tragic for the son. He’s gotten used to it that being abused, death can affect him. Additionally it touches people's ideas to illuminate the true meaning of the poem and to create a negative picture in the reader's mind that is shown by the son of an abusive father. In stanza 13 through 14, “You beat time on my head with a palm caked hard by dirt.”
All the irony gives the piece a vast dynamic in characters and themes. The first irony found in this story is the whole idea of the “Good Man”. The Grandma throughout many different scenarios in the story skewed the definition of a “Good Man” by using it until it became meaningless. She used it to describe Red Sammy after he let two people screw him over by letting them charge their gasoline.
Using this allusion, Steinbeck makes it clear how the men of the inner city act by referring to the Land of the Lotus Eaters in the Odysseus, showing how the men are intoxicated daily. Therefore, since Steinbeck shows how the men drink daily and how this is a negative thing, he is able to contribute to his purpose of illustrating the decay of the inner
Updike uses ‘sealed’ to show that alcohol is Janice’s solution to the stress. Updike uses words like light, clear, small, and rainbow to show that Janice feels simpler with the consumption alcohol, without Harry, her husband, being there to help. In addition to Janice’s emotions, Updike uses the verb ‘arch’ to show that alcohol motivates her to continue to the end of the day. Towards the end of the paragraph, Updike uses a simile, describing Janice as a ‘rainbow
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word. " This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected.
Under the Influence by Scott Russell Sanders “Under the Influence” by Scott Russell Sanders is a poignant essay relaying Sander’s struggles with his father’s alcoholism. Sanders’ essay is revealing in ways that statistics and studies on alcoholism cannot possibly contain. Sanders’ essay is like a catalog of the devastating emotional effects of his father’s alcoholism. In his essay, Sanders convincingly counteracts misconceptions about alcoholism and supports the argument that alcoholism is more like a disease rather than the common misconceptions of alcoholism.
This story had some really hilarious parts. This story made me guffaw a lot. There is parts i bet that will make a baby laugh. This study is a high comedy story because, it makes you think about what Barry is saying. In Dave Barry’s anecdote “Dave Barry teaches his grandson life’s lessons..”.
A&P and An Ounce of Cure are two short stories that impacted the Beat Generation when they were published. Because both were written during the same time period, the theme of hope, adolescent rebellion, and parental disappointment with the teenaged protagonists are present in both stories. However, the gender of the narrators, the reason for their rebellion, and the way they view adults differs from each other. Hope can be found in A&P when Sammy walks out of the grocery store. As he exits the A&P, he no longer has chains that conform him to the norm.
In the story of My Kid’s Dog, you find humor in a sad situation and a twist of changed feelings. The lead character, the father hates the family dog but is trying to give the dog a better burial than the yard. Now at first, you may not like the father because he hates a dog, but as the story progresses a likable character starts to evolve. I believe the author chose the father as the protagonist because it is different.