(Kafka 14). Although he had just awoken to find himself transformed into a gigantic bug, Gregor worried more about how much he despised his work. The pressure that the family placed on Gregor led him to be less concerned with his own well-being; furthermore, his inability to get to work makes Gregor feel guilty. Gregor is enslaved to his job and his family; when his mother said, "'Believe me, sir, there's something the matter with him. Otherwise how would Gregor have missed a train?
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp. Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else.
Piggy nodded propitiatingly” (Golding 174). Piggy is trying to satisfy and calm Ralph since he is able to see that Ralph is losing his leadership skills. Fear is setting into Ralph because he is neglecting the fire and is beginning to accept the island as somewhere he will stay. Through Ralph the pull and instinct to lean into destruction becomes more noticeable in the story.
Vahan has experienced many examples of home and it is until the end of the book when he is free from the gendarmes that he has found one. Why does Vahan find a home in Constantinople (the land of the free) and not in Turkey? It is because in Constantinople Vahan is free and he does not have to worry about being found and killed by gendarmes. Vahan can feel at home when he is free, safe, and secure. Vahan perspective on home has changed a lot throughout the book, and in the end he realizes that a true home is not based off size, shape, or structure.
“But underneath Matt felt a hollowness” (Farmer 84). Throughout the book, The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, the main character, Matt, longs for acceptance and craves something that is not there. Matt does not feel accepted at the Alacrán estate because of his identity, but later accepts who is as a individual. Matt later escapes the Alacrán estate due to dangerous conditions, and later on, the Plankton Factory/Boneyard as well. Matt is insecure, therefore, creating many conflicts within himself and others as well.
The narrator was occasionally cruel to Doodle. The narrator tries to get Doodle to touch the coffin that was built for him when he was born. When Doodle refuses, he threatens, “Then I’ll leave you here by yourself”. Doodle, being young and handicapped, is very dependent on his brother. Being alone terrifies him, and he uses that fear to force his brother to do something that scares
Valverde 1 Joseph Valverde Mr. John Salmon Ap Literature October 2014 Volume 2 - Chapter 1: Victor Frankenstein is going through great sorrow and grief as his conscience cannot handle the guilt caused by the death of the innocent Justine. He “wandered like an evil spirit” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to conceive peace. This state of mind preyed upon [his] health” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to cope with the present events and his guilt, this marks the mood at his part of the novel as that of despair and of regret. . Victor is then taken to Belrive in order to find peace, there he pondered about the outcome caused by his actions.
Dostoevsky uses Raskolnikov Romanovitch to claim that people must accept and overcome their suffering in order to feel remorse and establish a new life. Raskolnikov lives “crushed by poverty,” “hopelessly in debt to his landlady”, and feels guilty about the murder of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna (1). His physical and mental state reflect his suffering; not only is he delirious most of the time, but is also sick and blames “the weakness of fever” for what he is feeling (77). He constantly lives in a state of denial, though small steps lead to the acceptance of the crime, first seen when he desires to confess to Nikolay at the police station. After he confesses to Sonia, she aids him by offering her sympathy, love, companion and offers him
He attempts to throw away his hate of deception in order to avenge his father’s death. His obligation bestowed upon him by his father’s ghost, which he does not resist, begins to overshadow his obligation of morality. Despite this, it still takes Hamlet a long time to take action which suggests that he struggles with which obligation he should fulfill. Hamlet is more than devastated about his father’s death. It appears that grief has taken over his life.
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
While no definite conclusions can be drawn, they act as guidelines in explaining why the family culture that emerges as a result of the holocaust events deters father and son relationships. The Jews all responded differently causing such uprooted father and son connections and proving that similar religious beliefs do not necessarily translate to similar decisions based on extenuating conditions. The loss of the idea of family in the extenuating conditions of Nazi concentration camps emerges as a painstakingly similar theme in both books. For example, as his father gets sicker, Elie’s previously guilt-ridden thoughts are posed as much more justified when the doctor
Almost more impatient however is my son, Telemachus. He misses his father dearly and is furious at the suitors for disrespecting me as well as Odysseus 's honor in his own home. He said that "the men are eating through all they have, courting his mother, and using his house as if it were theirs to wreck and plunder" (Homer 723). He has left on a mission to find his lost father. I was angry that he went behind my back but even more so, I worry for his safety.
In The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the story talks about a boy and his father after the apocalypse. The setting is so terrible the father needs the sustenance of the past. The father wants to commemorate the past, but it misleads him from survival, due to the pain he obtains from it. While the boy was sleeping, the man acquired a flashback.