Today, similar disputes happen between families when children support something their parents don’t. Sometimes, children are able to reunite and reconcile with their parents. But often, like with Hans Junior, they never get the chance. Zusak shows us an example of a broken family that never had the chance to repair not only to show another example of family, but to make an effort to prevent more broken families. He wants to give families the advice to, “Never stop being connected, right up to the end, and sometimes even after,” because no one knows when the end will come and it will be too late to reconnect.
Johnson’s language associated with trading and money such as “lent”, “pay”, and “lose” portrays a lack of life his son had even when he was alive. This is Johnson grieving in the form of bargaining, making it easier for him to separate himself from the tragedy. He is moving his mind from one state of loss to another (Kubler-ross) in the attempt to soften the blow of his son’s death. Johnsons uses bargaining as a way to piece together what has happened and try to convince himself he knows why/ has an explanation as to why it had to happen. Johnson asks himself why he “lament(s) the state he should envy”.
By allowing himself to seem as a friend and not an authoritative figure, his son showed compassion. Compassion towards his father when seeking to give his son advice. The organization of his writing was strategized to cause his son guilt. Guilt for having so much in comparison to other children; having the “uncommon care” that not many are granted. Having his father take the time into even bothering to write to him and giving him advice that will not have Chesterfield’s son as “disfigured” as Chesterfield was left.
Even after his time is over, Willy continues to provide life lessons to his sons. In her article, Fix argues, "He lies this way because he doesn’t know what to offer them and fears he is 'not teaching them the right kind of-- ' principles … In the end, rather than to admit the bankruptcy of his legacy, he sells his death to perpetuate it" (Fix 4). Charlene Fix brings up a good point, but she does not discuss the fact that at Willy 's funeral he is able to provide his sons with one final lesson, that knowing many people does not make you loved or appreciated. His lesson is demonstrated during a conversation between his family: LINDA.
For, I loved him in a different way than I loved Eliza, or even Angelica. But was it love? Now, I say yes, even if I couldn’t earlier.” Another question that could be asked is, “How do you feel about your father?” Hamilton’s father left when he was young and didn’t respond to any attempts Hamilton made to contact him.
Like Morrie, though, Elie finds comfort in his father, the only family he has left. His father is what motivates him to keep fight and to stay alive when so many have already given up and succumbed to death. In fact, after his father’s death, he feels like nothing else is worth caring about (Wiesel 113). In way of religion, outlook on life, and the importance of family, there are many differences and similarities between the characters of Tuesdays with Morrie and Night.
Once home he decided not to attend because of the distant relationship between him and his father. Rosa lets Cory know that not attending Troy’s funeral does not make him a man or solve anything. Cory and his sister Raynell started thinking about the good things and lessons that their dad did teach them even though he had a weird way of doing because of his past hurts and disappointments but meant well. Cory was going through the reconnecting phrase (p.276), which is the more realistic perception of the parent, typically accompanied by a greater appreciation of the parent as an individual. Cory is now realizing how his dad just wanted the best for him and was trying to shield him from many life disappointments also make sure if it did happen that he was tough enough and prepared as a man.
I can understand why he wouldn’t like his father. His father left him nothing behind, and Okwonkwo had to start from the beginning at a very young age. In the story, Okwonkwo is sympathetic and times, but he’s also unsympathetic at times. When it comes to his father, he’s sympathetics, because if my father had left me with nothing and left with the image he had i would be upset too. When your father is a failure, people expect you’ll be the same.
Willy Loman was a loving husband, good friend and most importantly, an amazing father. Regret fills my heart to the brim, the only thought that keeps running through my mind is what if I would’ve been there for my father. I wish the last words I spoke to my father were different and the last things I did to change my father were different. Willy’s decision to take his own life is both incomprehensible and confusing. Perhaps Willy’s priorities seemed to have shifted out of place as the years went on.
Throughout Night, by Elie Wiesel, the narrator, Wiesel, was subjected to changes within his ideals and religious beliefs. When Wiesel was first introduced to the book, he was a devout Jewish boy who loved his father and had his total faith in God. Over time, Wiesel began to change as a result of being beaten down almost every day and witnessing his fellow Jews being worked to death or simply killed for not being fit enough. "I watched it all happening without moving. I kept silent.
In front of Hitler, the Washington rowing team was the victor the 1936 Olympics. The Washington team was a handful of boys who had come from the Wild West during the Great Depression. They didn’t have money, but they had power and a willingness to work hard. Joe, the main character, had innumerable experiences in his life that he could of used to destroy him, but they only made him stronger. Conversely, plenty others would have given up.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Various characteristics are needed to be resilient. In the book, Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt, Henry loses his brother, Franklin. But, Henry is able to stay in control of the things going on in his life. He has a plan of what he wants to do; climb Katahdin.