His home is a “box,” where he is trapped by an ineffective father and a self-sacrificing, smothering mother. Caught between them, his allegiance wavers, and he vacillates, first betraying his mother by joining his father in criticizing her, and then ultimately rejecting his father. He hates his father’s personal habits and states that he does not want to have a father. For Coetzee, his father is an “appendage” outside the family core. His dislike of his father is also fueled by his father’s limitations: While his father is an attorney, was a soldier, and played rugby and cricket, Coetzee states that, in each case, “there is an embarrassing qualification,” since all these attributes are followed by “but.” These early declarations prepare readers for the father’s later decline when his legal practice fails and he goes into
Holden is trying to escape the world that he sees as phony. However, when Phoebe insists that either he stay or she goes with him, Holden decides that he doesn’t want to escape anymore. Sadness is a theme in both The Laughing Man and The Catcher in the Rye, however, it is more pronounced in the latter. In The Laughing Man, the Chief becomes very sad because he has to break up with his girlfriend. This sadness results in the death of The Laughing Man, which results in the sadness of the children.
He not only told Hermia that he hated her and loved Helena, but he also ridiculed her in front of Demetrius and Helena. “Get you gone, you dwarf, / You minimus of hind’ring knot-grass made, / You bead, you acorn” (3.2.327-329). Even if he thought of the night as a dream like the rest of the lovers, knowing that he and Hermia both dreamed that he said those things would make him feel something less than “true delight.” He never expresses guilt for betraying the woman he loved because he does not remember doing
All Tom’s attempts to care for his sister and his mother ultimately fail, including his bringing of a gentlemen caller for Laura to dinner. The gentleman caller, which Laura actually was quite fond of, was engaged and unable to be the man the Mrs. Wingfeild and Laura were hoping for. “The dinner’s disastrous outcome le[eft] Tom certain that unless he makes his own way into the world, their neediness will devour him.” (Teachout 60.) And so, at the close of the play Tom abandons his family just as his father did. Laura, though not as obviously, also embodies her absent father.
When her husband, Bill Hutchinson, pulled out the slip of paper with the black dot, she protested that they didn’t give her husband enough time to pull out the slip of paper that he wanted. The author stated that Tessie yelled out at Mr. Summers, “ You didn’t give him enough time to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (5) Her protest caused her beloved husband, Bill, to yell at her and tell her to shut up. Other characters in the story such as Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Delacroix also went against her and told her to be a good sport about the lottery.
Boys often tend to choose heterosexuality because of fear, for example Mr Albert is brought into the patriarchal society by heterosexuality. He is always craving for Shug, but was forced to marry Julia Annie by his father. Powerless to challenge his father he must keep his relationship with Shug hidden. Alphonso is craving for younger women. In A Streetcar Named Desire, there is an ongoing power struggle between Stanley and Blanche, which propels the narrative.
But he couldn´t wait to get going, for it all to be over.” (Page 3 line 99-102). It´s clear that the boy is so stressed by his mom and dad arguing, that he just wishes his dad out of his life so that his mom will stop thrash talking his dad, and therefore he forgot his compass. The father probably just forgot his compass since he hasn´t been able to relate to his son following the divorce. Apart from those symbols Elizabeth Baines also uses female horses out in the wilderness with the father and the son. The horses symbolize feminism, and are strongly rejected by the father, but in the end they finally get their grip on the boy, “For years to come, though, in his dreams the boy will see their wild fringed eyes and feel the deep thudding of their hooves.” (Page 5 line 169-170) Since the father has given up on his son the boy will merely be raised by his feminine mother in the following
George has no money and no control over his wife. Everyone seems to walk all over his, as if he isn’t even there. I think George knows that his wife is not happy, but he chooses to ignore it. However, when he finds the dog collar and figures out Myrtle is cheating on him, part of his anger shows. He thinks he can fix his marriage by locking his wife up and taking his wife to leave town.
Gregor’s Family Response It is evident that Gregor’s family still considers him as part of the family in spite of his transformation into an insect. However, the sense of family integrity and community is significantly compromised since his new image prevents the family from sharing food or spending time together in the same room. It is evident that the family is stressed to the extent that they feel repulsed at the mere sight of him. His mother suffers the most since she faints when she sees him (Kafka 56), while his father chases him around when he leaves his room and does not bother to visit him. Meanwhile, his sister only takes care of him because she feels it is her duty do so and not because she cares for him.
This scene is hilarious and ironic at the same time because he is constantly contradicting himself by claiming he is religious, but, in reality, he hates religion. “So she done it. And it was the niggers—I just expected it. She said the beautiful trip to England was most about spoiled for her; she didn 't know HOW she was ever going to be happy there, knowing the mother and the children warn 't ever going to see each other no more While Mary Jane packs her bags for England, she displays her sadness to Huck because she is distraught by the fact that the King and the Duke is selling Wilk’s slaves, separating the mother from their kids.