In "My Papa 's Waltz", Theodore Roethke expressed the vivid remembrance of his childhood and his father 's boisterous behavior. Roethke condoned his father 's drunkenness, manhandling and negligence, yet remembers his everlasting affection for his "papa". This indicates Roethke 's unconditional love towards his father. Even though he was getting hurt by his father 's lapses, he willingly carried on the waltz ‘till he went to bed. The poet expressed his father 's actions uncaring and rough through the violent imagery associated with the smell of whiskey on his breath, his battered knuckle and his son 's ear being scraped.
A seventeen-year-old boy’s superficial discontent towards his disabled father’s return from the hospital draws attention towards what is supposed to be the strongest bond: a father-son relationship. Throughout Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold” … and the boys, Hally tries to suppress his mixed feelings after each call from his mother, who intends to bring his father home. Athol captures Hally’s true sentiments towards his father through two phone calls, initially provoking irrational anger and uncontrollable emotions, but eventually leading to a defeated reveal of truth. The first phone call from Hally’s mother introduces the boy’s bipolar attitude towards his father. He initially seems concerned, asking about his father’s state and condition, but his distress quickly turns into hostility.
A Father’s Affection “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” describe a character who reflects on their childhood. Although they based on the same theme, the two poems have very different perspectives. “Those Winter Sundays” talks about how the son regrets for not showing his love for his father, when all his actions went unnoticed. “My Papa’s Waltz” reflects on a son 's memory with is father where his danced around the house after the father long day at work. Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father.
However, in “The Jazz Singer,” the 13-year-old Jackie Robbin has not been stopped by his family duty in getting what he wants – singing Jazz. Family duty is present in the movie when Jackie struggles to decide to sing at his Broadway show or to sing at the Yom Kippur service as his father is in deathbed. On the one hand, Jackie seems totally Americanized: when he runs away from home, changes his name, confronts his father after seeing him again, and asserts that his career comes before everything. All these make him seem strong-willed in pursuing his American dream. On the other, Jackie has moments of compromise: towards the end of the movie Jackie chooses family duty over his career, singing the religious song in his father’s place.
Both of the poems are about the unconditional love to their father, but each defines it differently. It shows that no matter what happened love never ends. Love is not just about hugs and snuggles. In “My Papa’s Waltz” the father, who is whisking the boy away to bed, shows that no matter how tough the waltz was, the boy didn’t want to leave his dad. In “Those Winter Sundays” the love is being defined differently.
He bolted out of the house, his brothers at his heels. Later, Soda rants to his brothers, “‘...I’m the middleman in tug o’ war and I’m being split in half’” (Hinton 175). As a peacemaker, Soda can’t stand it when his brothers fight, and it makes him feel as though he is being torn in two. He is brave to express what he has endured to his brothers and to bond his family together, and that courage is one of many things that makes him a hero. Along with being brave and pulling his family together, Soda is constantly displaying his relentless compassion.
The broken image of his mentor is also clearly shown in ‘Mid-Term Break,’ where he is away from his family as his ‘neighbours drove’ him ‘home.’ This evokes thought to the readers that Heaney had been detached from his family. Therefore, the shock of watching his role model shatter is sudden and subtle when he ‘met my father crying-’ ‘in the porch.’ The caesura at the end conveys the external expression of his father’s grief and the poet’s shock in seeing
Mackenzie nicknamed Mack Allen Phillips is a father of five children and a husband one day receives a note in his mailbox from a mysterious person named “Papa” saying that he would like to meet up with Mack that coming weekend at the shack. Mack was puzzled by this note as he has no relationship what so ever with his biological father who abused him when he was younger. Through his confusion Mack suspects that the letter might be from God who hid wife Nan - an extremely religious women refers to as Papa. Nan and the kids decided to go visit relatives Mack takes this opportunity for him to go to the Shack and try find out who Papa is. At his arrival to the Shack initially Mack finds nothing but as he is about to leave the Shack and
Although kisses and hugs are nice showing a sense of compassion his father shows his love is a different way he shows his love by doing his manly duties and making their home is warm before the rest of the family awakes and making sure they look good. In conclusion, “Those Winter Sundays” uses imagery, diction, an emotional appeal to grasp the reader's attention. The last line of the poem reiterates the child regrets of not showing his father appreciation “what did I know, what did I know” What did I know is repeated to twice to show
In ‘The Treasure of Lemon Brown” the main character Greg ran away from home into an abandoned building, deciding he didn’t want to listen to the lecture his dad was going to give him and met a man named Lemon Brown, who was showing Greg his treasure, something that meant a lot to him, as he “revealed some yellowed newspaper clippings and a battered harmonica” (Myers 1). The two characters who met for the first time were bonding over Lemon Brown’s treasure just like how people bond with one another when they meet for the first time. Being able to talk and interact with newly met people is important in order to keep a lasting relationship. By being able to identify the different strategies that characters use to keep lasting relationships with one another, it guides us as humans come up with more ways to talk and interact with different types of people, which creates a correlation. Comparatively, in “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist, Miss Strangeworth goes on her daily errands and as she walked into the grocery store “half a dozen people turned away from the shelves and the counters to wave at her or call out good morning” (Jackson 1).