The difficulties of the past have faded and they have a special bond now, a father and son bond. Early in The Kite Runner, Amir and Baba had a difficult relationship. It’s human nature to want to be liked by everyone. Obviously, though, is impossible. Amir feels neglected and unloved and strives to change this.
The steward assumed she is weak because she is a girl. Another prove that I have stated before is when the archbishop called her not a respectable woman. He stated that as if a girl dress like a soldier is something bad and new. They did not expect these kinds of attire and behavior from women. Because of the odd things Joan does, she was punished by being killed and burned to death.
Okonkwo wanted Nwoye to take over his house when he was older. As stated in the book, “ He wanted Nwoye to grow into a young tough man capable of ruling his father’s household when he was dead and gone to join the ancestors” ( Achebe, 52). He wanted Nwoye to be the son he always wanted, he never took into account what Nwoye wanted. In the end, Okonkwo didn’t accept that Nwoye wanted a different path in life, and was too stubborn to realize. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe portrays Okonkwo as a tragic hero who major flaws that leads to his downfall is not wanting to be anything like his father, stubborn, and narrow
On the other hand, Lourie, the poet of “Forgiving Our Fathers,” internally debates about forgiving his own father. The poem addresses childhood trauma and should the distraught child forgive the father. Parallels drawn from The Kite Runner and “Forgiving Our Fathers” are abandonment, disappointment, and anger. Abandonment is shown in both medium because it is a trait that causes a deep emotional rift between father and son. In The Kite Runner, Amir always wants to join his father for some bonding time but is repeatedly turned down.
Amir always played it selfishly whereas Hassan every time did things for his best friend like even saving his friend from doing his daily chores. Hassan and Amir were true friends but Amir did very little for Hassan whereas Hassan fulfilled all the responsibilities even if there was no response from Amir's side. Thus “failing to meet the expectations of a relationship for one’s own personal gain” is best seen in their relationship. It is quite profoundly seen during the kite tournament wherein Hassan was raped brutally by 3 boys when he refused to part away the kite for Amir.
This shows that after reflection the author realizes that the things that his father did for him were special and out of love, that he never appreciated at the time. The last line of the poem is unique because it ends with a question “of love’s austere and lonely offices?”. The way this can be looked at is “austere” is being sever and strict. The authors father has qualities, which make him seem both sever, and strict such as, waking up early every day including Sunday, and the author fearing that his dad would get angry for taking a long time to wake up and get dressed. These things also take on the part of being “lonely” in the sentence because the author’s father seems to be doing all of these things alone for his family.
Jack assumes the role as guardian and father figure to Cecily, a young woman. He has created this father figure in order to fill his void of being orphaned and never having a father figure himself. This role Jack jumps into allows him to imagine what life would have been like had he had his father around while he was maturing. Wilde explains that Jack tries to be the best father he can to Cecily strictly based on the fact that he was not afforded one, not biologically at least. Jack feels as though he has created the perfect life for himself once he posses all of these
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
Failure, as individuals perceive it, is trying to achieve something and falling short. When did that become a bad thing? There’s a notable difference between doing a bad thing and being a bad person. Along with the hurt our mistakes cause others, comes a lot of guilt and shame. True this might be painful but the guilt we feel, it’s a good thing.
The author presents him as a curt, impatient, egocentric as well as a desperate alcoholic father, which is definitely not a fatherly figure. In order to understand how his choices have completely impacted his father-and-son relationship, we first need to understand this eventually came to happen. Firstly, John did not spend enough time with Jonny and he had a lack of consideration along with paternity. For illustration, John always used the idea that Johnny was "only a twelve-year-old who wants to be left alone" (page 3) to excuse his misgiving. He showed his shortage of fatherhood through the flashback that John agreed to have Johnny held back a year in school, straightforwardly owing to his selfish want to leave the school, which is the genesis of their poor relationship.