The story of Gregor Samsa’s transformation is sad when it comes to his family. There are his main family and his workmen and woman, that all tie into how Gregor is treated after his big transformation. He is told to the reader to be hideous and unrecognizable after he transforms. He keeps some of his humanity and self-worth, but that doesn’t stop his family from treating him differently.
Mercy Corps states that “The youngest are confused and scared by their experiences, lacking the sense of safety and home they need. The older children are forced to grow up too fast, finding work and taking care of their family in desperate circumstances.” The second reason why their almost identical is that in the novel that George Orwell wrote, the animals on Animal Farm were treated differently which is a commandment that’s not being upheld, therefore the animals start to rebel. Even though one of the commandments is that all animals are treated equal, the animals were treated by their social status, which isn’t fair. In this world you should treat everyone with the same respect.
But what gets me is this selfless persona that Tony takes on during the second season. It see so undermining of his character as a sociopathic predator. As in this single relationship that he has with Junior is the reason why can’t be an effected
The reader is forced to look deeper and recognize patterns, such as the repetitive mentioning of his father’s failure. Okonkwo’s father was a contrasting character compared to himself, Okonkwo wanted yams and wives while his father wanted peace and love. This is a present example of an allusion because it is a hidden way to bring to the surface Okonkwo’s greed. Okonkwos whole life long conflict is an allusion to the message that an individual is in control of their fate and has the ability to guide the people around them. For example, when Nwoye joined Mr.Brown, in spite of the violence and destruction of confidence he had known growing up, Okonkwo could have prevented this and formed a coerce family if he had contributed to the values of love and care.
Just like how Beowulf did, he lived his life as wanting to help others, to treasure his world, but at the same time he wanted the greed of attention. He wanted the treasures afterwards like a pagan had wanted. One pagan practice that had standed out to me was shown when Beowulf states that he can defeat Grendel, it’s like saying the good vs. the bad, but throughout the whole time, he continues to say that fate will decide (Beowulf 456). Fate is heavily relied upon in the pagan tradition. In the poem, going back to the battle between Grendel’s mother and Beowulf, it is said that in the pagan society, that a death must be average.
There are similarities between his hunger and ambition. Okonkwo’s father rejected his responsibility as a father as a point of food to his family “who had barely enough to eat” (3) Okonkwo comes from a tribe with such ideals regarding food, which showed him at a young age that his father didn’t achieve those values that are decided so essential throughout the community. The bond between father and son in Okonkwo’s situation was almost nonexistent, which alludes to the killing of Ikemefuna. The father and son relationships that are portrayed throughout Things Fall Apart remind me of the family values present in the Abraham story.
Sunday wants the best for his church community, his pure ambition strengthening other’s lives through faith, likewise to Snowball. However, Eli poses a threat to Plainview because of the power he wields in the community. In the final scene, the metaphors “drainage” and “I drink your milkshake!” implies Plainview’s advantage and superiority over Sunday. Therefore, characters Snowball and Eli Sunday learn, as a result of conflict, that their opposition’s deceitful tactics contribute to
Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better. Wilson’s social class gave him reason to look to religion for answers and moral values, and as a result of this he was more susceptible to falling hard when tragedy eventually struck.
The sons teach the father, by bringing him face-to-face with his failure as a father and a failure to step up as the ‘’ King of the travellers ‘’ to the people of the travelling community. He wallowed in self-pity which, then in urn le to his own destruction. His obsession with his loss shattered his family and left in him exile. His two young sons and the horse act as a guiding light to return him to original sense of self. At the end of the film, Papa Reilly is now in a position who can teach his two young sons everything that they need to know: love, respect and the importance of family in one’s life.
But instead “felt for them a great compassion,” (p. 1286, l. 28). Comparatively, as seen in the Book of Genesis (Hebrew Bible), Esau, when seeing his brother Jacob, “ran to meet him, and embraced him,” (Gen. 33:4). Later, upon seeing the wives and children of his brother Jacob, Esau exclaims, “[w]ho are these with you (Gen. 33:5)?” Esau has pity on Jacob and his family (Gen. 33:1-5) even though he had vowed to take revenge against his brother.
Franz Kafka’s novella, Metamorphosis, the motif of change is present multiple times in order to develop a deeper meaning in this absurd work. The story revolves around the incredulous metamorphosis of a human into an insect, but change is symbolized in many ways and shows a metamorphosis occur to the entire household. The family adapts and changes to sustain the family while Gregor has an internal conflict with his mind and physical appearance. The motif ,change, resides throughout the novella as a recurrent image symbolized by many factors and symbols.
Anxiety is another recurring theme in The Metamorphosis. Mrs. Samsa, Gregor’s mother, is a prime example of this. After Gregor’s mother discovers her son has transformed into a bug, she has a hard time staying conscious long enough to even look at him. When Gregor first emerges from his room, she immediately begins screaming and then collapses into the arms of her husband. “‘Help, for God’s sake, help!’
Overarching Message: In the book, Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Gregor’s alienation from the outside world creates a depressing cycle of dehumanization and isolation. “The door was slammed shut with the stick, and then it was finally quiet” (Kafka 955). This encounter of Gregor’s father locking his bug-transformed son in his room guarantees Gregor’s alienation from society. Throughout the book, Gregor is cooped up in his room all day, delighted to see even just one person come his way. When Gregor is about to receive help from two people that aren’t family, “He felt drawn once again into the circle of humanity and expected great things from both the doctor and the locksmith” (952).
Unfortunately everyone has had to put down an animal at one point in their life, but is it acceptable to put down a fellow human? In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, as readers, we are faced with this question. Everyday thousands of animals are put down because there is no hope of them having a family to care for them, but can we ever truly justify putting down a fellow human being because they require special care? Unlike pets or other animals, humans possess the ability to communicate clearly with others and reason with them. In this book George, Lennie’s “friend”, ends Lennie’s life, only with no verbal warning to Lennie.