Throughout the novella, it is apparent that Gregor becomes increasingly isolated from the world and dehumanized by the people surrounding him. Gregor soon is resented by his family for being such a burden, and is separated from his group to which he has been comfortably attached to for most of his life. His work and family are main contributors to Gregor’s feelings of isolation and alienation and he is not able to overcome these respective tragedies. Family is one of the most common groups that we as human beings feel an obligation to be a part of. In Metamorphosis, Gregor is loved greatly by his family for all of his hard work at his job so he can provide for his entire family without them
For a moment he had forgotten all about the general manager.” This is not the only case in which Gregor chooses his family over work. He also makes a reference to this when he states, “For the time being, all such worries were assuredly unnecessary. Gregor was still here, and abandoning his family was the farthest thing from his thoughts.” He is willing to sacrifice anything in order to make his family happy, including himself. Grete seems to be the only character in this novella that genuinely cares about Gregor. In the beginning, Grete is compassionate toward Gregor, while Gregor’s parents are demanding and wants to know why he is still in bed and not on his way to the airport.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
Gregor 's family is only concerned with what the metamorphosis Gregor under went will have on them, such as the effect it will have on their finances and how others see them. Gregor is penalized for trying to be a good son and a good worker. His troubles are taken for granted by his family. His family does not care much for Gregor beyond what they can get out of him, outsiders are reverentially
To the devil with it all!” (Kafka 14). Although he had just awoken to find himself transformed into a gigantic bug, Gregor worried more about how much he despised his work. The pressure that the family placed on Gregor led him to be less concerned with his own well-being; furthermore, his inability to get to work makes Gregor feel guilty. Gregor is enslaved to his job and his family; when his mother said, "'Believe me, sir, there's something the matter with him. Otherwise how would Gregor have missed a train?
This symbolism seems to express the author's dismay at how maturity means accepting surrender to the whims of one's family and one's culture. These lines describes Gregor’s last condition: "He had pains, of course, throughout his body, but it seemed to him that he was getting gradually fainter and fainter and would finally go away altogether. The rotten apple in his back and the inflamed area around it, which was completely covered with fluffy dust, already hardly bothered him. He thought back on his family with deep emotion and love. His conviction that he would have to disappear was, if possible, even firmer than his sister's.
Kowalski is known for being a ‘retired old man’, isolating himself from family and friends. He takes it upon himself and his petulant nature to scare off a gang persistently bullying his young neighbour Thao. Thao’s family is from a very religious and strict culture, where Thao’s personality seems to clash. Walt Kowalski chooses to take him on-board and find him a stable job to support his family. Thao and Walt begin to form a strong bond over the last few weeks of Kowalski’s life.
In the old society, in the midst of his old-fashioned family, he was spineless, supping Young Master; in the company of his brothers, he was a youth of the new order” (Chin, 1972, 44). His brothers didn’t agree with his reluctance to stand up to Yeh-yeh. He grows more and more weary as time passes and his former love and wife both die. Both of these deaths could have possibly been prevented if he had only spoken out against his grandfather’s demands and defied the system. His wife dies during the birth of their second child.
Who might he not have compassion for and why? The relationship talked about the most in the book is between Okonkwo and his father, Unoka. Okonkwo’s greatest fear is that he would become like his father, who was lazy, afraid of war, a musician who didn’t work, and didn’t support his family. Bottom line: Okonkwo has no respect for his father simply because he was what Okonkwo called agabala, meaning woman. This relationship affected Okonkwo’s life greatly considering that is what his life revolved around.
Walt believed that a real man should take responsibility of his family. Despite his behaviour, he ends up becoming the hero and saviour to his entire neighbourhood. Analysis of Walt’s process of adapting to cultural diversity As the film begins, Walt is a sombre man who has just lost his wife. He is irritated at the slightest gesture or anything that he hates. At first, he is greatly annoyed by the
hope has faded away, david became a robot showing no emoiton but inside was fighting between fear and anger/ at night no longer dreamed/ the words hope and faith just became words with no meanings/didnt care if he was beaten.. eating was his only survival and ate whenever he could pg.135 david finally= family slave by summer 1972.. brothers treated him as one he became the hitting magnet and dad lost faith in david because david had to be on mothers side because she was the one who fed him pg.136 hate was all that was left in david, he hated himself more than anything; he felt its his fault because he let it go on.. and let it go on for so long every beating or starvation was all one just big game to catherine, it brought her joyment and somehow never felt guilty.. even stabbing him; no guilt pg.75 after all kids were asleep david was called to drink ammonia, david non educated did not think this was bad so drank it.. seconds later fell to the ground reaching for
The Faults of Troy Maxson August Wilson brings out the struggle of Troy Maxson in his play, Fences. All that matter to him end up feeling this struggle, for it remains constantly inside of him. Ultimately it proves to overcome Troy and make many lose the respect and love that was once felt. Troy’s actions and failure to fix them makes his true character known. By giving way to his own desires, becoming a continuation of his father and failing those he loves Troy Maxson proves to be a man flawed at his core.