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
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.
However, his use of tough love and lack of approval towards his children creates conflict in the play, which suggests the importance of a father’s emotional role in a family. The role as a breadwinner: In Troy’s mind, he has done everything right as a father because he has provided his family with basic needs for survival: a place to live, food on the table, and clothes on their backs. His strong work ethic has made him the man he is today; but he often burns all his fuel at work and, at the expense of his family, copes with his pain by drinking.
C.S. Lewis once quoted, “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and of, course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” This exemplifies the genuine idea of what pride can do to a soul. Many never fully acknowledge the sincere people who sit around them, and the beauties these individuals hold. Similarly, in Hurst’s, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Doodle’s older brother, the narrator, is driven to push Doodle to succeed in various activities, because he cannot seem to see Doodle’s “inner beauty.” As the thought of making Doodle the best he can be, and displaying his “inner beauty,” eventually leads to a horrific tragedy.
Walter Sr. demonstrates what hard work is for his children. They all raise their their children differently. Atticus Finch is the type of father who is loving, caring, and an honorable man. He is Jems and Scouts father and he takes an active part in his children's upbringing.
In Frankenstein, the Monster spends days held up in a shack peering in on a family’s life in order to be able to read and write. Lastly, both characters scare people. In The Tale of Despereaux, Despereaux makes people run away in fear when he violates even the most basic rules of mousedom. In Frankenstein, the Monster, being the 8-foot-tall giant that he is, people run away in fear at the sheer way he
Tom Buchanan, the Great American Scoundrel In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan is the classic representation of an American scoundrel in the 1920 's. Tom 's role is of the wealthy, powerful, controlling, and cheating husband to Daisy Buchanan. Tom is of the upper class, and he is proud of his old money, of where he lives, and his white race. Fitzgerald describes Tom as a manipulator this being the worst of his qualities. Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior.
Andrew Jackson is an oppressing dictator that has no respect for other races and religions. He does not care what other branches of government says, he does whatever he wants. Also, Jackson does not care if taxes and tariffs are unconstitutional, he justs wants them to be paid. Furthermore, he takes jobs away from people who deserve them to give them to his friends. Although Jackson has proven to be resourceful in the past by using his kitchen cabinet, he has still made more bad decisions to outweigh his good decisions.
For instance, Rikki Tikki tells Nag and Nagaina that it is wrong of them to eat Darzee’s eggs (para 25). This demonstrates an example of personification because Rikki upset with Nag and Nagaina always bullying the other the animals of the garden. This piece of personification supports the theme because even though Rikki knew that cobra’s are venomous, he still stood up to them and fought them. In addition, Nagaina tells Nag to go and wait in the house that Teddy and his family lives in so that they can kill Rikki (para 49). This also demonstrates an example of personification because Nagaina was fed up with Rikki Tikki ruling the garden that she sent Nag out to try and kill him.
He shows a clear love for his family by his struggle to take care of them. “And so at a very early age when he was striving desperately to build a barn through sharecropping, Okonkwo was also fending for his father’s house” (Achebe 22). This quote shows that Okonkwo cared enough for his family, that he worked hard as a youth to fend for them, even with his resentment towards his father. Achebe writes very clearly how angry it makes Okonkwo that he has to support his father’s idle lifestyle, and how he overcomes it with his sympathy for his mother and sisters. Okonkwo is also sympathetic by the way he treats Ikemefuna, a stranger to his village, who Okonkwo grows fond of secretly.
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
Gregor Samsa is a traveling salesman working to pay off his parents’ debt. One morning, Gregor wakes up and discovers he is a “monstrous verminous bug.” He thought he was dreaming, but everything in the room appeared to be the same way he left them the night before. He tries to go back to sleep but cannot get on his right side because of his abnormal shape. He wakes up again and looks at his alarm clock, it is six thirty.
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep is an amazing book about a family overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Moon Shadow is the son of Windrider. They were separated when he was born, but when the family’s cousin comes for a visit, Moon Shadow’s whole life will change. Although it is very dangerous, Moon Shadow wants to move to the demon land where his father works so they can be together. When he arrives to the demon land, he moves into his Uncle’s laundry mat so they can live and work together.
I fully acknowledge what Remarque is showing his readers about how war is a fast and terrible way for young men to be completely changed, scarred, and grieving for the rest of their lives. Paul especially, was dramatically changed after seeing Kemmerich, Kat, Albert, Muller, and Tjaden suffer so dramatically. The scene in the novel where he first goes back home to see his family, brought out the way they can no longer adapt to such peaceful and safe conditions. Paul was so anxious, and felt as an outsider because of how peaceful it was at home, he did not know how to react, neither did he know what to do. His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest.
Holden’s depression directly relates to his family, specifically his brother, Allie. “I slept in the garage the night he dies, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist…” (Salinger 39). Holden experiences much pain when his brother dies, leaving him constantly wondering about him and what might happen to him. From a general perspective, Holden would seem in need of psychoanalysis, however, death is never easy to cope with, especially at his age.