The mood during The Road was very dark and bleak which makes it really amazing that McCarthy can combine a so called deep horror and father/son love story. The setting during the story was a post apocalyptic period where many were struggling to survive, find food and shelter. Since this was the setting, it enhanced the emotions and love between father and son because, essentially it was two people (father and son) against the dreadful world. Throughout the novel, McCarthy uses violence to develop the theme of a father 's unconditional love for his son. We can see this at one specific moment when the gang members roam down the road looking for humans to kill.
The Holocaust What would you need in order to survive the worst experience of your life? In Elie Wiesel memoir Night he and his father experience are real life night mare. Elie Wiesel needed his father in that terrible time they were put in a concentration camp. Having his father with him increased his chances of surviving the holocaust. His father was his motivation.
In the memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel, the relationship between a father and son changes drastically from being distant toward each other to not wanting to spend a minute apart from one another. After being separated from the rest of their family forever, all Elie and his father had were each other. While being beaten, struck ,abused, and starved while in camp, Elie and his father formed a protective bond with each other. They also soon became each other 's motive to live as Elie stated having his father by his side was “the only thing stopping [him from giving up]” (92). Another example of the change in their relationship was Mr. Wiesel’s lack of affection towards his son at the beginning compared to the end.
"When the sins of our fathers visit us, we do not have to play host. We can banish them with forgiveness; As God, in His Largeness and Laws"(Wilson X).This epigraph by August Wilson provides an insight into the importance of the topic in the play Fences. In Fences, the play depicts the relationships of the Maxson family and their friends. Troy Maxson, a middle-aged African American man, is happily married to his wife Rose and takes care of his son Cory whilst occasionally interacting with his other son from a previous relationship. However, the complexities of Troy 's past create issues for him and his family and their relationships begin to deteriorate.
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, “. . .
Embarrassment was the one element which motivated the narrator to faithful in Doodle. The use of indirect characterization is clearly visible through the show of pride from the narrator to Doodle. Later on, when the two brothers headed of to Horseshead Landing to train Doodle, for he had “long way to go if he was going to keep up with the other boys”. In the middle of skiffing, a massive rainstorm was approaching them, requiring to fled the site.Both the brother one a foot step ahead and the other trying to keep up. Suddenly, “that streak of cruelty within me awakened”(19).
The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel was about Elie a Jewish boy and his family during World War 2 had been living in fear of being taken away by Nazi. and being killed in an concentration and throughout the story he goes through many events that turn him into the man he is now Over the course of the book,elie wiesel changes from strong willed religious person to A realistic person of not caring about death and just trying to survive. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to elie transformation throughout the entire story. The change is apparent when Elle starts to think wrong of God, when he become less inspired and hopeful person, to him no stating he never wants to live again after being this scared . Elie is angry at God for the injustice he lets in the world due to the fact the Nazis hang three children and call the rest of the camp to see what happens.
“The Woods-Devil,” written by Paul Annixter, uses dangers in the wilderness to illustrate Nathan’s motivation. When Nathatn is on a voyage to check the traps in the dangerous wild for his family’s needs, he has double thought of going back home, “Then he thought of what awaithed him at home-that stricken look on his father’s face. His fear of that was greater than his fear of the valley” (21). This illustrates that Nathan does not want to dissapoint his father in this manly task that the whole family is depending on him to do. This reveals that Nathan has a massive quanity of respect for his father.
Some of the boys moved at once, ducking their heads and hunched over. Others sat frozen, their eyes and mouths open wide Salva covered his head with his hands and looked side to side in panic.” (Linda Sue Park pg.5-6) This made Salva more brave because he had to leave his village due to war. He has no idea where his family is or if they’re even safe. Salva was very brave for being able to do this and keep walking farther away from his tribe every day. Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed.
In The Chamber by John Grisham, the power of family relationships is expressed through the Cayhall family, for they are what strives and motivates Adam Hall to act in the manner he does. If Adam 's grandfather hadn 't been Sam Cayhall his whole life would 've been completely different. The fact that nobody chooses the family they are born into is emphasized through Adam 's life. Despite the weight which Adam has to carry, his deep love and connection for his family is his motivation in life. Through the novel there are two options when it comes to having an unwanted background, either run away from it or choosing to overcome it.
repetitively. Asking Alexandria also talks about "empty faces staring", people who lost touch of who they are. In The Road by Aaron Lewis, Cormac McCarthy tells us of a post-apocalyptic journey of a boy and his father, and they 're constantly on the move. They don 't know what awaits them, but the father knows that they just have to keep going and persevere, and that "the boy was all that stood between him
There were several characters that became part of Elie’s journey in the book; Shlomo, Moishe the Beadle, Idek, Dr. Josef Mengele, and so on. Shlomo, his father, is present throughout most of the book. He is highly respected by the Jewish community of Sighet, especially by his son. Alongside Elie, they try to remain together throughout their time at the concentration camp. Elie gains a will to survive for his father, for example on pages 75-76, when his father does not pass the selection he states “How good would it be to die right here!” This example shows how he is almost the center of Elie’s survival.