While his brother feels like he could never truly explain anything to the narrator. Although both characters were different they found an understanding by trying to feel what each other were feeling. Also by coping with their tough childhood and feelings together without directly communicating. Sonny wanted so desperately to please his brother, but couldn’t find a way to avoid Jazz but still get that feeling he craved. Sonny was clearly disappointed and embarrassed by his choice of actions and despite what anyone said, he realized the choice he made was poor and it was time to follow his dream.
Doodle always wanted a brother who will care for him and keep him safe. At the end of the story deceitfulness was shown when brother left Doodle alone in a storm. Brother also mislead Doodle, through having him done things he was not capable of doing. Being deceitful can sometimes break a good relationship or lead to a lot of worse things. Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle.
The narrator is a representation of society. He is civilians that will not wait for the less fortunate or challenged individuals. He is people who do not want to deal with realities because they are inconvenient. He eventually realizes Doodle is not a hurdle in his life but his brother to be embrace. He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother.
Simon Birch’s brother treated him with much more respect than Doodle’s brother did. Doodle’s brother taught him how to walk because he wanted to have a able bodied brother.”When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him” (James Hurst 132) Whereas Simon’s brother Joe did things out of the love of his heart. Like when he gave him the armadillo that Ben gave him. Simon also didn’t have very loving parents who didn’t care what he did but in Doodle’s case he had loving parents who cared about him. This affected Simon a lot he only wanted his parents to love him.
He knew that without determination and future-mindedness, nothing would be achievable. Additionally, Brother exemplifies exceptional determination as he states,” I should have already admitted defeat, but my pride wouldn’t let me down” (Hurst). Although he could ultimately give up and call it a day, Brother knows that quitting would only let him and Doodle down, but he knew that if he didn’t meet expectations he would lose the pride that he could have potentially gain if helps Doodle become capable at meeting the healthy standards that were expected by his brother. Brother showed the reader that he took pride in everything that he did with and without his brother. Finally, Brother pushes Doodle to his full potential.
Resulting in, the narrator helping his younger brother, but “he did it for [himself], that pride.”(3). The older brother only guides Doodle for the narrator's own selfish reasons. The narrator didn’t think Doodle was enough, resulting in him attempting to change his younger brother into a “normal” person. Doodle only “walked because” the narrator “was ashamed of having” a brother that was “crippled.”(3). Even though Doodle developed the ability to walk, the narrator was teaching him
Instead, Brother is brainwashed with pride and forgets Doodle’s true capabilities which eventually overwhelms Doodle. Mama and Daddy should have spoken to Brother to remind him that Doodle is a fragile individual. The incident of Doodle’s death would not have occurred if the parents had taken into account, Doodle feeling feverish, being pale and having several nightmares. They did not choose to take the right actions such as, asking Doodle what is going or not sending Brother and Doodle to Old Woman Swamp even after knowing that the weather might be bad. Overall, Mama and Daddy are the ones to blame for Doodle’s death not the
I didn’t want to wake someone sleeping next to me with my screams in the middle of the night. I’ve been in love with several women over the years, but I never spent the night with any of them” (366). This quote highlights his fear of his nightmares putting additional stress on people who do not deserve it. He does not want to share that burden with anyone else. In addition, he did not go back to his hometown for forty years, or even another seashore.
When Baldwin became older and experienced about life, he reflected back to his childhood and to his father’s beliefs. Baldwin gained a better understanding on his father’s beliefs. The essay examines a truly complicated father-son relationship because Baldwin was too young and naive to completely understand the reason why his father acted the way he did. With Baldwin’s lack of understanding of his father, it made him grow up to dislike him, but blind to what his dad’s reasoning to why he acted the way he did towards
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
As they made their way back to the garrison - to home – there wasn 't much chatter. There was a quiet companionship during their homeward journey but Porthos wasn 't able to enjoy it. He thought of how his brothers must be ashamed of him. They took him back with open arms, as he knew they would, but he felt that by taking off the fleur-de-lys they all wore so proudly, he had essentially abandoned them. As he grew up, Porthos told himself he didn 't need to know his father 's identity.
Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..” This shows the conflicts within himself he deeply needed his dad to survive to hold on and keep his identity, but he also thought that he was being restricted due to his father. Before the events occurred Elie would not have thought his father was holding him back he, thought he was pushing him forward. The death of his father relieved the stress of some of these conflicts, but it changed how he dealt with certain things moving forward.
Wes Moore wrote this book because he realized that the fate of the other Wes could’ve easily been his. The Other Wes admired his older brother Tony and even though Tony tried to keep Wes off the streets he didn’t listen and his mother didn’t want to believe that
“We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun”-william glasser Background information/summary; the 7th man has gone through many struggles, but this one focuses on losing his best friend, and debating whether he should forgive himself or not. Thesis statement (aka claim): the narrator of the 7th man should forgive himself for his failure to save k. He didn’t have enough time to save k, as it says “he didn’t hear the rumbling.”-page 138, the 7th man. When it says that, it means that k did not seem to hear the loud rumbling and the wave was very quick. He tried to save him, because it says “my voice did not seem to reach him.”-page 137, the 7th man. When it says that, it means that he did not leave
The character that interest me in The Nine Guardians is Ernesto. Ernesto is the bastard son of Cesar’s brother and likes to keep his thoughts to himself but wants Cesar approval because he looks up to Cesar. Ernesto is a dynamic character in the story because in the beginning he is a bastard son then to a future teacher in the Arguellos family. Since Ernesto is a bastard son he didn’t change his thoughts about his father even though from his body language it showed that he was happy to be his son. In Nine Guardians Ernesto’s feelings to his father, “yet in spite of everything he had loved the man, who had never consented to be anything more than a stranger to his son” (82).