20 million children grow up every year without a father. A father can be the difference between a child going to school, or beginning a life of crime. A proper relationship between father and son can show good development. In Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse uses love, respect, and trust between father and son to show Siddhartha's enlightenment The Relationship between Siddhartha and his father shows many elements of Respect. Siddhartha grows up in a loving household with a father who cares and he knows that which is why he shows the utmost respect when around him, The story first shows this when Siddhartha first realizes he doesn’t want to be a Brahmin, he goes back home to tell his father.
He wanted to be with her at all times, to get to know her better. He would rush to her house after work, or even to her workspace if she had to work later. If she was taken from him would be heartbroken, and would be lost without her. She gave Thomas a purpose in life, and he realized he didn’t want to be alone anymore. As soon as Sarah was taken from her home and was held captive, Thomas was ready to do anything to get her back.
Hiding the truth leads Ruth to feel that she is not part of the family which strains the relationship between father and daughter. It is explained when Ruth questions her father in the following statement “She told me about my mother’s name. You know that it wasn’t hers” (Richler, 186) showing how distrustful
Siddhartha wants his child to be like him, to learn from the glorious river. Siddhartha and his son differ in many ways, including that Siddhartha needs his son, but the child dislikes his father. Siddhartha’s son does not need his father at all, but Siddhartha truly longs for his son. To Siddhartha, his son is the only person left that he truly loves. Siddhartha understands that for both him and his son to have a good life, they have to be separate.
When Ruth’s father dies it leaves her emotionally unstable. She becomes unable to express emotion to others and expects her family to be able to show the same care and love to her that her father did. She took her families caring spirits for granted just like she did with her father. This portrays Ruth’s inability to show true love. Also, she is incapable of performing normal motherly tasks for her family.
Many characters in novels are very different from one another. In the historical fiction novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, two main characters have many differences when compared. Stacey Logan, a boy who always attempts to put others before himself, and T.J. Avery, a boy who only thinks of himself, differ greatly in multiple ways. Both children have differences in parenting, personality, and honesty. While it is quite obvious that they are very different, how their parents are able to raise them is one of the most noticeable factors.
Siddhartha followed the journey like clockwork, and told an unforgettable story while doing so. Throughout the steps of the hero’s journey, readers were introduced to complex characters who played significant roles in the text. Hesse created such clear archetypes which limited confusion, and directed attention to the parts of the story that were necessary for the hero’s journey to continue. The river and the magical realism it carried was also crucial to the hero’s journey being that river was really the key to completing Siddhartha's journey, and truly satisfying his thirst for knowledge, and search for
In the novel LuLing Liu Young the mother of Ruth was going through a phase that her ability to remember things was decreasing which has a huge effect on a person’s daily functions. Mother daughter relationship can be complex and how miscommunication can damage it. While Ruth was keeping her secrets to herself about how she feel about her mother made it worse to build the relationship. “Ruth was tumbling in her head. She was being swept and tossed, and she was scared.” (310).
Ruth also experienced hardships like her children because immigrants, especially Jews, were not very easily accepted. When Ruth grew older and married James’ biological father, she moved to New York City. I liked how in the story both James and his mother Ruth both describe, in their perspectives, the hardships of Harlem in the 40’s and
A protagonist whom others may view as a pushover is introduced by the name of Ruth. A widowed, Chinese-immigrant whom Ruth loathes to call ‘mother’, raised her in the 20th century in California. While Ruth was born and raised there, her mother, Luling, was born and raised in Beijing, China. The two extremely large cultural differences caused both mother and daughter to clash. In The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan explores how humans who grow up with culturally diverse environments overcome their differences and learn to accept and adapt to each other's needs.