The troubled mother who was determined to live a normal life. The wise man who dedicated his life to building boats. The young boy who played his life on the violin. And the beloved father who carried on only for the sake of his family. They were all resilient, holding onto their faith, strength, and integrity.
Night by Elie Wiesel describes his experience as a Jew in the Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Wiesel and other Jews Survived, but many others did not. The relationships between father and son were very important during the story. The relationships that many of the fathers and sons had were either, extremely harmful, helpful, or both for the son or father.
The book I have chosen to review is Boy 21, a fictional read that is written by Matthew Quick. Quick is a New York Times best-selling author debuting in novels such as The Silver Linings Playbook and Love May Fail. To best describe this book, it is a captivating read that is comforting for the mind, as it canvasses the raw and unflinching life of a high school senior who displays love for basketball and life relationships. Furthermore, set in a troubled Belmont city of Philadelphia, Quick incorporates the presence of mobs and violence which is captivating towards the reader and audience. I was intrigued about how the novel was written through Finley the main protagonist, which was Quick’s childhood perspective of life in Philadelphia and his passion towards basketball.
A father, son relationship is a cherished experience full of games, sports, and joy. However the Holocaust deprived many Jewish children of these desired moments. The concentration camps of Europe, in World War II, instilled fear in the Jewish population. Although a perilous journey, the people of the Holocaust were able to survive longer periods of time due to the presence of a family member. The Italian film Life is Beautiful and Elie Wiesel’s Night portray parallels as well as many differences between the father and son protagonists.
In The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter the main character is True Son, and he primarily struggles in a man versus society conflict, he is taken from his Indian family to join with his real family which he does not remember. When True Son was first taken from his Indian family and reunited with his real family he acted like an Indian, looked like an Indian and talked in the Indian language. His white family wanted him to change and act like a normal white man, look like a white man, and talk in English. True Son has lived with the Indian since he was four and was used to their ways of life. When his white family wanted him to change the way he acted, it was not very easy.
Tobias Wolff was born in 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama. His parents separated when he was very young and he lived with his mother in the small town of Newhalem, Washington (Tobias Wolff). For post-secondary school, he applied and was accepted to The Hill School, but after it was realized that he forged most of his qualifications, he was kicked out (Tobias Wolff Biography). He later served in the Vietnam War. In 1972, he got his English Degree from Hertford College at Oxford, whose alumni include Jonathan Swift and Thomas Hobbes (Tobias Wolff Biography).
Dylan Jones Classic Case Study: Dave Pelzer Child Psychology In the novels A Child Called It and The Lost Boy the author Dave Pelzer, describes in great and horrific detail the abuse, trials, and tribulations he faced while growing up and what he had to do to overcome it all. These novels show very well how the cognitive and physical development affects a child. It was from the ages of four to twelve Dave suffered extreme mental, physical, and verbal abuse from his alcoholic mother.
The love between a father and his son is very prevalent throughout Night, Elie does anything in his power to be with his father, his only family left. When they arrived at their Kommandos, he requested to be placed near his father in the workroom when he was in no position to be making demands, especially in a concentration camp. His bond with his father grows throughout this terrible situation. When is father told him to disobey Yom Kippur and not fast, he did not fast. When his father told him to run as fast as he could during selection he obeyed even though he knew his father would not pass.
My Theme is that life 's not fair. For instance maybe you 're sick, but you still have to go to work,or maybe you 're getting threatened or bullied at school. In my story “The Boy who could turn into things”, there is a kid named Brian. Now Brian gets teased a lot about a lot of things. The reason he gets teased is because he either walks funny or his clothes are a little to small on him.
Nothing else mattered in the world but that moment. There they were. They were polar opposites, and they knew it, but there they were, laying on his roof in the middle of the goddamn night. There were no stars in the sky, instead they were held captive in their eyes. They spoke no words, they spoke stars.