Only after his move to New Jersey did Baldwin begin to understand why his father’s hatred towards the whites was so great. He came to realize why his father was consumed with anger and rage, why he pushed his beliefs on his children so much that they began to hate him. He was only preparing them for the real world. That move made Baldwin begin to understand his father, made him become like his father. During his stay in New Jersey, he practically became his father and what he realized was that his father had so much anger and hatred inside of him that it consumed him and ended his life; he realized that that was not how he wanted his life to end.
David internalized the idea, focusing on one thing his entire life; being a man. This mantra becomes all that David knows, pushing away his sexuality and desires for closeness with others in order to achieve manliness, in the only way he knew how, the way his father sees being a man. The man David strives to impersonate is best described with two quotes, his father stating, “And when I say a man, Ellen, I don’t mean a Sunday school teacher” and Ellen’s retort, “A man is not the same thing as a bull.” These quotes are emblazed in David’s memory, yet he still fails to grasp what Ellen state, instead of making himself his own man and accepting his sexuality David chooses to force himself into his father’s view of a man, a straight, powerful, confident, womanizing, working man. This forced facade controls his life, destroying many relationships including the relationship with his father. David states, shortly after reliving the memory, “I despised my father.” This simple idea exemplifies the power the man had over young David, as well as showing the
The tension within their family pushes them more toward depression, making Loman uses death as a release, and Ilyich feels even more painful about his illness. However, the caring and support from the Loman family causes the essential difference between he and Ilyich, death for Loman is nothing to afraid of because part of the reasons he committed suicide is that he believes that it can bring freedom to not only him, but also his family. However, Ivan Ilyich spends a long time trying to accept his family and the misfortune he has encountered, and his death is not as meaningful as it is supposed to be because his family shows him little care about him even after he passed away. Even though the realities Ilyich and Loman has experienced are similar, the love and support from family eventually makes their death have different meaning. While Loman’s suicide is a release for both his family and him, Ilyich’s death is nothing special but the end of his own
Earlier in the memoir Elie is put in another situation where he keeps silent while his father is mistreated to avoid violence “I stood petrified. What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silent” (Wiesel 39). Elie is shocked by his reaction because normally he would stand up for his father, but what he has experienced has taught him to stay silent in order to not be punished himself and enhance the
And when he stands up by disobeying, he is faced with punishments. Another way Cory’s possession of courage is shown is when he is acceptant of punishments that are directed to him. Troy reached the peak when his son didn’t quit so he never signed the papers allowing Cory to scout out and he also spoke to the coach. This is sort of a form of punishment because he took away something Cory was looking forward to, something he really wanted to do and that thing was then stripped from him making him miserable. On the inside, Cory must have felt anger, and betrayal, but he also would have felt accepting of the decision his father made, because his father was looking after him.
This is like the hard work Tom does because he doesn’t want to do it but it only helps him and his family. The quote, “Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden...Bringing water from the town pump had always been hateful work in tom's eyes, ” shows how he hates doing the work (bringing water) but doing it helps him and his family. Also, in Alabama Moon, Moon Blake had to help take care of his father after he severely hurt himself. He only did what he did because his father told him to do so. In Alabama Moon, the author states, “When I got the boot off, bloody water and sand poured out of it...I only hesitated so that Pap would tell me what to do”.This shows how he doesn’t want to necessarily do it but he has to to help save his father.
However, as a vigorous pattern of betrayal, as once portrayed by his father, plagues his livelihood, he must come face to face with his consequences. Only through forgiveness, will each of the men be able to redeem the title of friend amongst the chaos of foe. From the opening moments of his troubled life, Amir finds himself tainted with the repetition of a betrayer. Due to an labor and delivery gone wrong, Amir must live with the death of his mother racking his mind. Though Amir was never at fault for the passing of his late mother, the incident carved what became a fight for a father’s love.
I think Brother would live with the constant guilt of taking Doodle’s life. I also think he was responsible for Doodle’s actual death since he took no precautions to save him. So it seems as if Brother would have been living with guilt either way. How does the theme of innocence tie into this
When the son of Royal, Richie tries to commit suicide, the viewers see how all the family members come together to support and take care of one another. Royal, finally remorseful for his mistakes realizes that in order to redeem himself he had to put his families needs first before his own, even if he had to take himself completely out of the equation. He learned the valuable lesson when it comes to repairing a broken family. His family was stuck in a period of extended adolescence due to his abandonment, as well as his inability to accept both adulthood and what it took to be a father. The viewers are able to comprehend that without Royal the family would be locked into an unbreakable pattern of dysfunction and that he was the key to the other characters growth and
Gregor’s whole existence has been about caring for his family and making sacrifices for their well being. However, his family never realizes these sacrifices and takes Gregor for granted, ultimately leading to his painful demise. Gregors perpetual devotion to his harsh family represents the unconditional love one feels for their own flesh and blood no matter how wicked they may be. The family's reaction to Gregor’s transformation into a bug demonstrates their lack of compassion for