At that moment, he heard the door. Not the doorbell but a series of soft, polite raps, almost apologetic about the late hour. Every house has a logic, and its laws are more eloquent at night, when things occur without palliative noises. He didn’t look at his watch or jump, or suspect that he was hearing things. He simply got up from his chair and walked toward the door without turning on any lights; when he found himself standing face-to-face with his father. He had not seen his father since his death. And, at that moment, he had the strange realization that he had become used to the idea of never seeing him again. In “Swimming at Night” by Juan Forn, the readers are first introduced to a scene of a troubled man on vacation, who is unable …show more content…
. . .” (Forn 345). So far, nothing stands out. The readers might extrapolate a random situation to create a reason why he was here. The narrator then adds, after the slight pause, “He had not seen his father since his death. . . .” (Forn 345). This is where the situation becomes surreal, shocking, and impossible from a reader’s perspective. However, the appearance of his father does not directly shock him, because the husband noticed “at that moment, he had the strange realization that he had become used to the idea of never seeing him again. . . .” (Forn 345). Here, the narrator elongates a thoughtful pause by adding “And” and “at that moment . . .” to still keep established pace and tone, which is that calm, disassociated mood. At this point the father, the reader might think, is a construction of the husband’s mind, because the husband had focused on “the idea of never seeing him again. . . .” which struck him the most out of this chance meeting, rather than on the present moment of seeing him (Forn 345). However surreal this may be in real life, the narrator manages to keep the same weight through the pacing in the story to give this story a certain realism through the husband’s
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Elies time with his father In the book Night there's one family where the boys and girl got split up and that’s what happened to a little boy name Elie and he had a strong relationship with his father. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel the author makes different senses about Elie and his father talking and helping each other but now read on and see about the relationships in the holocaust. First thing that he said is “ My hand tightened it’s grip on my father all I could think was not to lose him. Not to remain alone’’(30).
The audience is likely to be convinced by the author's rhetorical approach because she develops credibility since she has experience on how it feels not being able to connect with a parent but at the end of the day being able to perceive through the challenge and eventually getting along with her father and no longer seeing him as an adversary but more as an accomplice with her father. 2) The tone of the author is appropriate to the audience because she is enthusiastic about trying to get along with her father even though they are almost exact opposites. In the story you never hear the main character say you know what I give up on my father we are never going to get along I hate my life. No but what the main character does do is that she gets out of her way to try to have a deeper relationship with her father.
Though viewed as such an important figure to the public and to himself, the most important event in his life, his death, occurs without notice, despite his conspicuous position when it occurs. In the end, the truth catches up to him and he is finally able to remember the reality of his past in the final moments before his
“I don’t want to be like my father.” It’s a sentence that leaks out of the mouth a living contradiction, a weeping mountain, a broken hero. His face reeks of guilt, his breath of alcohol. It’s been days since I’d seen him last, his disappearances were becoming routinely tragic and hopelessly imminent. Except today was different, because today was Christmas.
In this plunge he discusses the impossibility of the weather, how it feels to drown, and the day-to-day struggles of
Since The Road is more about the Boy’s journey than his father’s, the supreme ordeal at the end of the novel is the death of the Man. The death of the Man, who acted as the Boy’s mentor during the many challenges faced by the duo, represents the largest and most devastating challenge faced by the Boy. Not only is this due to the fact that the Boy feels unprepared to continue on without his father, but it is also because the “reward” and “road back” are not immediately apparent to the Boy. Compared to even the most challenging obstacles the Boy faced in the past, the death of his father leaves him both physically and mentally pained and exhausted. However, relief from his situation arrives promptly in the form of the stranger who claims to be a “good guy,” though the Boy’s future remains forever uncertain.
Alex knew his mother’s death meant that his father would want to move. Moving was the way his father dealt with hardship, loss, and embarrassment. It was his pattern, an immutable blueprint repeated more times than Alex could count. When faced with obstacles, obstacles of any kind, his father’s response was to flee, to pull up what few stakes they had driven into the ground and move on. It was as if by the simple act of moving, their troubles would stay put, with the distance acting as a cleansing agent.
At first he was eager and scared to find his dad. On page 7 it states “I've never met him,but I have a pretty good feeling that this must be my father”. The detail supports that he want to find his dad because he is eager to to have a family to care about him. The author said on page 21 it saids “ The only thing I could hear was my own breath”. This shows that he was scared because he was out of breath.
This first essay that I read helped me understand the psychological struggle and symbolic meaning of the story. Kachur claims that vital information from the narrator is omitted because it seems not important to readers, but that same information is the one that describes the motives and the challenges presented by the author. This essay really caught my attention in ways that I would never imagine. Kachur argues that the narrator obsession is based in “father-on-son incest”. He supports his idea with three possible hypothesis: first, the narrator was a victimized child that resulted with some psychotic symptoms; second, the narrator is re-enacting his abuse to make the old man feel what he suffered; and for last, the old man is a victim of the narrator´s threat of incest.
You know that, there is no doubt that I am a true American. I was born in Texas, the southern part of U.S.A. I had a happy and memorable childhood with my mother and younger brother. I seldom saw my brother. People around me always said he worked in NASA. When I was a little kid, I always imagined that my father is a handsome and a great captain.
Once upon a time, there was a little boy staring at the darkness of his room. It was a dark and silence night. Suddenly, he heard a noise coming from his closet, and he started overbreathing with panic. Then, the door started to open... But it wasn't a monster, just his father, who shouted at him.
“I met my father crying.” (Seamus 4). On that day, the teenage boy found out that his younger brother was involved in an accident. He got the chance to see his brother for the first time in six weeks where he describes him as looking