He listens his father sharing with Rahim Khan that he sees it hard to accept that Amir is his child and that he worries that Amir is lacking an essential personality trait. Rahim Khan is in favor of Amir. Rahim Khan said that Amir only lacked a mean streak, but later, Amir, who took baba’s conception of his shortcomings to heart, took his hurt feelings out on Hassan and noted to himself that Rahim Khan was incorrect about ‘‘the mean streak thing’’ (23). Amir, not being the physical specimen his father was when he was younger, cannot live up to his father’s expectations. He fears that his love of reading and writing
A core text that relates to the painting the man of the mask is the kite Runner by hossieni. in this text Amir has troubles being different from his relatives like Bubba, he feels isolated with no parental figure and depresses who he is because amir doesn't think that he is at Bubba standards to be his son. It is very evident that Baba is disappointed and frustrated because his son isnt a reflection of himself since he wants his son to carry his name and take over the business. Bubba questions why he is the way he is an example is when he said " he is always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like his loss and some dream I was in like that Baba said frustrated almost angry. "Bubba doesn't understand why amir is so different so they are very distant leaving them in life and relationship with his father.
Okonkwo was one of the most famous and fearful member not only of his clan in Umuofia but other nine villages as well. He worked hard to become a renowned and prosperous member of his clan and to break away from the legacy of his father Okoye who was referred to as ‘agbala’, a man who has not won any title and was another word for woman. Okonkwo was not an evil man but his life was dominated by fear of weakness and failure which made him extremely violent and aggressive. He hated everything associated with his father- music, gentleness and laziness. But much to the anguish of Okonkwo, Nwoye embodied most of his grandfather’s traits and this enraged Okonkwo deeply.
Wished he’d let me be the favorite.” (Chapter 3) This quote suggests Amir’s jealousy of Baba always being interesting in Hassan. At this point, Amir’s jealousy is entirely in his true sentiments. His relationship with his father is not brawny, and Amir wants his father to pay more attention on him. Nevertheless, the story subsequently reveals that Baba is Hassan’s biological father. Baba brought the kite to Hassan to make up the guilt for not being able to acknowledge to truth.
Okonkwo’s worst fear was to be the kind of man his father was, so he tried his best not to let his fear become a reality. With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo didn’t get the start as most young men in the village; however, he worked his way to the position of leadership of the clan. There was only one emotion that Okonkwo showed, and it was anger. This was his only emotion because it was how he expressed his feelings. Okonkwo had to leave his fatherland, but after returning home, he found his home unrecognizable.
Okonkwo was raised in the presence of a drunken failure: his father, Unoka. The sight of watching Unoka fail over and over, and never becoming anything created the fear mentioned above. It became who Okonkwo was, which bled into the life of the family he had created. His fears were part of the reason he had such a rocky relationship with his son Nwoye. The boy simply didn’t meet Okonkwo’s standards, which were to be the best of the best; the manliest of all the men.
He is saying the offices are standing for a duty or obligation. He also uses repetition in this line when he says “What did I know" twice showing the speaker's feeling of regret for not understanding how hard his father worked every single morning. Also in lines 13 and 14 explains that the speakers childhood was unhappy. He didn’t know much about love so he was not able to appreciate it whenever his father showed him love. In the poem the speaker stated, “And polished my good shoes as well” (Line 12).
Furthermore, describing his father 's shadow can also be taken two ways. For one thing, describing the shadow as “broad” can symbolise the large shoes he need to fill to live up to his father. However, it could also refer to the fact that there are many aspects that his father is disappointed in him for. This inadequacy felt by Heaney can also be portrayed by the idea that his father “shadow” refers to Heaney being beneath him, or viewed as inferior by his father. Heaney continues to self insult when he openly admits that he constantly fell and babbled while in
Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. (Achebe, 13) You sometimes have to rule your household with a head hand to show them what’s right from wrong. Okonkwo had to put them in check since he ruled his household with a heavy hand. Okonkwo is like that because he has one passion and it’s to hate everything that his father loved because his father was a lazy man that’s why he is so hard on his wives and children because he doesn’t want them to be like his father. (Achebe, 13) Okonkwo is doing a right thing there because his father was a lazy guy and he doesn’t want that to happen to his family.
Mr Hooper is selfish character too. The author is trying to tell the readers how alone mr Hooper feels , and his hopes for Mrs Kingshaw to see him as a suitable man tell the reader. Edmund’s father is sexually frustrated and lonely that’s why he sees Mrs Kingshaw as a pleasure for him self. Mr Hooper blames his wife for leaving him to raise Edmund alone: “I shall not allow myself to feel guilty about it. Edmund will be like any other healthy boy.