Furthermore, Robert’s naivety and young age caused him to seek approval from his domineering father. As Robert tells on his sisters they first “laughed and denied what [he] was saying…but as [he] went on and on, they became silent” (28-29). His sisters first believed they could brush off Robert’s confession, however his observant nature caused him to expose them in such detail there was no way they could discount it. The real tension caused by the shift in mood depicts the distance between the family because of the serious atmosphere. The simple reaction Robert’s father gives causes him shame because his betrayal was not enough to achieve the approval of his dad.
When Eric was being mocked by his own father and Gerald and he tried to defend himself, Arthur attacked him further. Eric felt insulted by Gerald’s comment and just stated uneasily “Well, I don’t think that’s very funny”. Arthur retorted viciously, “What’s the matter with you?” unnecessarily overreacting to a small comment made by Eric. Eric did nothing wrong, he just tried to defend himself from being laughed at, but his father obviously found his objecting to be heinous. Eric is hardly allowed to make any points or ask
Olivia is grieving the death of her brother and finds Malvolio’s blatant joy inconsiderate and offensive, “Smilest thou? I sent for thee upon a sad occasion” (3.4.1564-1565). The clothes he wears, on the request of the letter, are ones of which Olivia abhors. Though this is not the most important aspect of his offense, if he loved her as he claims to then he would be aware of her preferences in all things. His willingness to follow the instructions and his overly powerful fantasies are an obvious indicator, both to the audience and to his peers, that he is desperate to increase his social standing.
Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules. In this context it is believable that Sarty wants to do the right things from now on,"If I had said they wanted only truth, justice, he would have hit me again." But now he said nothing. He was not crying. He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3).
In his diary entry, Steve uses the word ‘real’ because he wants people to see the non-superficial side of him. Steve desires people to not ask him or see him, but look into his heart. His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom.
John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob. If you let your fears and worries control your actions you are going to hurt people close to you. Both Grace and Smitty suffered the backlash of the protagonist’s actions. It was neither of their fault but they had to face the consequences all the same. Smitty and Grace aren’t similar at all in appearance or character, but that lends to the unjust treatment.
He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son. Denial through himself is the hardest fight to win, and Brick is losing. He denies himself for the sake of others trying to please everyone around him instead of taking it and making himself happy. He does not want to feel the disappointment through his family, and he does not want to break Maggie 's heart.
The people of Miguel Street were mad to have believed in this mad man to the point that when he asked to be stoned; they did as he requested. Man-man, on the other hand, had no idea that he was not the only mad person on Miguel Street, according to the passage he felt hurt and was surprise, because he thought they would not stone him when he asked. The madness continued, until Man-man began cursing and threatening the residents and the police took him away, surprisingly enough, the police did not attempt to stop the people when they began to stone Man-man; again madness
Masculinity ruined by psychological scarring In Fences, August Wilson, the main character Troy seems to have trouble showing what true masculinity is, because of his psychological scarring. How do Troy’s actions reflect what he believes about a man’s role? He’s a tragic hero, who makes mistakes in because of his conditioning as a male. He does not know how to love someone because of his father and his past. Fences critiques gender roles, and psychological issues.
There was a great lack of love between father and his son. Although it appeared a bit when Bakha denied in continuing with this work of cleaning toilets and expressed his loss of confidence and hope to carry on with this life of an untouchable. Lakha tried to console him, and explain about their fate of