In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). 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.
Are you better because of who they are? Or do you feel like you would’ve been better off without them? If you’re a parent yourself, do you ever look at the tactics of other parents with a sense of disapprobation? Through literature we have the opportunity to read about the different parents of our beloved characters. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, Bob Ewell, and Walter Cunningham all have different personalities and beliefs, which affect their different styles of parenting.
Markus Zusak’s coming-of-age, historical fiction novel, The Book Thief, tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child brought to live with a family in Molching, Germany during World War II. Throughout the novel, Liesel meets many characters who show tremendous courage in the face of the circumstances they are forced to endure like Hans, Rudy, and Max. However, the courage that they exhibit is not always the kind where they run out into battle with guns blazing but something else. Hans Hubermann, Liesel’s foster father, is at first glance, an unceasingly kind, yet ordinary, man. Even Death says so when we first meet him: To most people, Hans Hubermann was barely visible.
Once they had settled down people started to hear about what he had done to the Jews during the Holocaust. People did not approve so they started to add conflict to his life by scorning him and his family. Nobody wanted to hire him for a job. But when he made his own company nobody wanted to buy from
Aside from Japanese nationalism and its “structural violence” that led to the deaths of Seita and Setsuko, many critics blame Seita and his actions for the miserable fate of the siblings. Connecting to Japan’s overt nationalism, Seita was also a victim of this blind view and how it contributed to his and his sister’s demise. One example of symbolism that links his nationalism is Seita’s fire brigade uniform, which he wear for the entirety of the film (Goldberg 44). Takahata uses this to suggest his father and his militaristic ties. The only image we see of his father is in the militaristic sense as Seita carries a photo of his father in his navy uniform.
This closure is not met from solving the mystery nor did it resolve the relationship struggle, but it was instead resolved by the extinction of deceit surrounding him and his mother. The main cause of the family struggle in the Schell family was due to the deceitful actions by Oskar and his mother, and the inability to express emotions and feeling between Grandma Schell and Thomas Sr. Within the finale of the novel, the reader witnesses a beginning to the fixed relationship between Oskar and his mother, but also the separation of a failed relationship between Grandma and Thomas. Even though one relationship was not able to survive through the trauma, the relationship between Oskar and his mother is fixed with truth and also implied that their
Living in a house with virtual strangers complicated adapting to camp life again. Pleased to have his children home Jim and Paul spent the evenings catching up on the younger two members of the family's activities the last few years. “Mandy darling, you sure have grown up into the spitting image of your dear mamma.” Jim said as he brushed the tear from his face. Although he didn't appear angry at Amanda for going away and taking Toby, she sensed that it had wounded him more than she conceived it would. Going to her father, she wrapped her arms around his stooped frame, acknowledging to herself his aging body.
He knew that it was against his beliefs for him to leave. He eventually left for the war, still not believing in what he was fighting for which resulted in Tim losing sight of who he was. He allowed the pressures of society to influence him and morph his character into one resemblant of the popular belief of the time. In the story of The Book Thief, Hans Hubermann experiences a similar situation to Tim. Hans is a German man living in Nazi Germany who did not support Hitler.
The reflective piece “Misunderstood Love, Tortured” depicts a family being broken up into a single parent family because of the absence of the father who was domestically abusing his wife. Their son took his father going away very seriously and turned out for the worst being involved in illegal activities. Illustrating how single parenting can have multiple effects. A range of language registers, dialectal variations, attitudes to language and communicative behaviours were used to bring across the seriousness of the topic being explored. However for analysing, the prose language register and communicative behaviour were chosen to be discussed thoroughly.