Though he truly desired and strived for a more pleasant life, the tools available to him growing up are exactly what caused his troubles. Rejecting his environment through solitude and alcoholism, he succeeds only at excluding himself before others could, drinking to forget before anyone remembers, and quitting before getting a chance to fail and regret. Henry’s actions reveal a paradoxical strive for escapism through practices that are evocative of and indeed endemic to his unforgiving environment. In the beginning, the young Henry ha optimism in life and his dreams and actions depicted this positive mindset. In that early, the writer shows that Henry subscribed to the concept that one chooses to thrive or fail.
When you get older your dad is the one who shows you how to provide and protect for your own family. In the end both pieces demonstrate that an insecure father with bad decisions and contradictions can alter the pathway, life, and own decisions of his son. In stanza one Dick writes “…he stole your money…” a father does not steal or take from his children he should supply them with the essentials of life. In my perspective this is not called a father, this is called a coward. Especially if your ‘golden rule’ is to never steal.
Overwhelming life’s struggles are never easy to go through. Refer to the movie “Pursuit of happiness”, the main character, Chris Gardner, a man who hardworking and courage but loses everything and live with struggle in his life. Therefore, we are going to discuss about the factors that lead to life struggling. First and foremost, financial issues will become the main factor that lead to life struggling. Based on what Elizabeth Warren (1949), she concluded that balancing the money is the point to get enough.” As adult especially for those who have family, it was hard to survive and financially support to the whole family if you are experience financial problems.
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 Dary 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
In this era child labor was normal and extremely low wages were also a part of life. Sadly, most owners of the companies were only in it for their benefit and were not interested in what their employees wanted. People were so desperate for money during this time that the owners could do whatever they wanted, and people still had to stay out of necessity. Samuel Gompers documents these struggles when he says, people express that they weren’t born to work, they were born to live and needed for time for things in life (Gompers 78). This is just one example to depict how people felt in this era.
They have to deal with only making a small amount of money and working in harsh conditions at times, in order to make that little money that they do. Living in a foreign country and making only minimum wage can be hard and it’s even harder if you have no family or none that you can talk to, many of these immigrants leave their families behind in order to make money to be able to provide and have a better living back home. Cultural awareness: I think that this film was a reminder to me that many families do go through this and it is not easy to do. We sometimes take things for granted, like having our family around or making “x” amount of money at our job. These individuals make less than most of us do and they still are able to send it back home and provide for their families.
As the majority of people suggests that people become homeless because of they are victims of circumstances instead of their own choice. Logically, there may be no people who want to be a part of homelessness and becomes street people by just staying at the road side and also at the street. In that case, other people may also talk bad about them and think that they are lazy, smelly and bad people when they are just seeing them physically. For example, Stanley who is a father of two sons and he is an alcoholic. One of his sons has become like his father and one of them is not.
When Okonkwo was young, he declared that his father was not able to feed adequately of his family and he was ashamed by his father’s strength. He expressed his embarrassment against his father and also discovered that villagers of Umuofia had similar dislikes against his father. The hatred feelings against his father by the villagers encouraged him to follow his principles and strategies to self-stand. His independence was more or less admired and kept respected by the community and gave him feelings of security and reverence of his gaze further elevates his self-respect, and became more distance from his father. He was overwhelmed of the security and respect shown by the community.
Tom on the other hand goes along the same path as Biff. Tom is the only one who is utterly dissatisfied with his life. Tom struggles most with his role as the employee and caretaker of the family. He expresses that “Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse” bringing to the surface how his work keeps him from expressing himself and living and enjoying his own life. ‘Tom believes he can fill the void in his life and suppress his desire for something more.
Besides his father, Gordy had a few friends that weren’t good influences, people like Teddy or Vern, constantly were recklessly messing around. Even Chris admit, that Gordy could do a lot better for himself, if he distanced himself from the 2 boys. However, Gordy was upset that Chris said that, because he wished that they would stay together forever. Near the end of the story, Gordy learned to accept himself for who he was as he became a writer, and he also drifted away from Teddy and Vern. For good reason, as Teddy ended up having a criminal record, and Vern just had a mediocre life.