Nwoye avoided to be alone with his father out of fear, while Okonkwo grieved over his deed. “Okonkwo did not answer. But he left hold of Nwoye, who walked away and never returned.” (Achebe, 152). Since the new religion came Nwoye was fascinated by what the missionaries believed in causing Nwoye to renounce his previous culture, and leave his family behind. The religion greatly angered Okonkwo because it made his oldest son to betray his beliefs and morals since birth.
Throughout this story, Adam starts to become more mature as time goes on, even in his father eyes. “Yesterday he was a boy, father replied, his voice dull and troubled. Tonight, he’s not” (Fast 73). This quote explains how Adams father starts to see a young man in him. Also explained, is how much Adam has changed in just one day.
Coleman was in shock when he realized they had kicked him out, and in that moment, I knew he was sheltered from failure. Never truly understanding that actions have consequences and the older he gets the more serious they become. I am sure that he learned nothing from this and will go back to his lifestyle. As for Solomon, he finally woke up and realized that the path he was on was not a good one and he needed to make a change. With that in mind he rose to the occasion and tried his hardest to get to where he is now; going to community college on a scholarship that covers everything, and being president of the history club.
What Chris did not expect was for him to die on his journey, but rather have it help him grow and gain new experiences. I believe it’s safe to say that Chris hated his family, his whole purpose of leaving was to divorce himself from his parents. "McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well—relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family.”(pg.55) This quote shows how Chris wanted to prevent himself from committing the same mistakes his father did. He feared that by staying he would be distracted and never again have the chance to travel.
The young boy in “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke did not have the easiest relationship with his father. The seemingly harsh words showed signs of abuse but left the boy unshaken, holding onto love and respect for his father. At times they may have struggled to get along, facing bumps on the road and a bitter mother who could do nothing to help. Although they didn’t always click the boy had true love and respect for his father who worked hard and supported the family. In the end he wouldn’t trade anything, even a waltz, for these
He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3). What motivate Colonel Sartoris Snopes is a significant change in the story because he goes against his father desires about warning De Spain that the barn is going to be burned. He left his family behind and heard gunshot when he look back he saw the barn burning. Sarty deals with his decision is that he never looks back and is relieved that he does not have to live in fear. If Colonel Sartoris Snopes is place in another story he would react with doing the right thing that give him
Adam Cooper, the protagonist of this story, in the beginning is sought to be very immature in his doings. He is never thought of as a man or even acts as if his responsibility was relevant. “That’s just it, Adam. You sit there with that look in your eyes, and just as plain as daylight I can see what kind of silly dream you’re contemplating. When I was your age, if a boy had an hour between the chores and meal time, he spent it with profit reading the Holy Writ.” (Fast5).
And by God I was rich”(Act I). Despite the little information his uncle shared with him, Willy admires Ben’s story and decides to dedicate his life to being well-liked and successful like him. As a salesman man, Willy needs to be popular in order to have the most success. Ironically, Willy Loman is not a hard character to hate and he has such little success with his job, that he eventually gets fired. Back in the 40’s, men were considered the head of the household–they made the money while their wives kept busy at home.
Of course, his actions do not resemble the behavior of a virtues man, but Don does not care what a decent man supposed to do. This attitude chose in the essence of all of his decisions. Consider, for instance, how he was ready to abandon his wife for and young 21-year-old woman, knowing that he would be leaving his kids in a broken family. At the same time, it does not seem that he did not love them. However, as true existentialist, he was acting according to what seems right for
His father was abusive and corrupt. Ellis said that he has absolutely no respect for his father because the things he has done in his life and the lack of want to change. He said he would be willing to let his father back into his life if he was willing to change, and he wasn’t. This hurt Ellis even more because he felt like he was a disappointment to his family because at that point, he cut all of his family out of his life. This played a major role in the writing of American Psycho.