What furthers the success of his fulfilling of a father is the way he words this principle; Atticus knows that if he uses words or sentences which are too complicated, Scout will not understand, therefore, will not be able to live by this principal. Using phrases such as shows us that Atticus takes into account his children’s attitudes and learning capability solely to pass on morals. Furthermore, throughout the course of the novel, as the reader familiarize themselves with Atticus and his children’s bond, we learn
Children learn from their parent’s mistakes and one thing Okonkwo learned was to rule by one thing” passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.” Therefore, he wants to raise Nwoye with fear and abuse since, his father raised him with gentleness. Okonkwo is afraid Nwoye will “be found to resemble his father” so, he treated him and Ikemefuna “with a heavy hand.” Okonkwo was “fond of the boy” but, he did not “express any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger.” Therefore,” when Okonkwo heard that he would not eat any food he came into the hut with a big stick in his hand and stood over him while he swallowed his yams, trembling.” This shows that Okonkwo is raising Nwoye with fear so, he will raise up to be a successful man who will do what he is told no matter what and not be lazy. Okonkwo is scaring Nwoye that he will beat him so, he will listen to him. Everything Okonkwo is doing is because he “was not a cruel man.
On another note, Siddhartha's loss wounds his heart. Not from Kamala, but from his son. He truly loved his son. Siddhartha knew letting his son go was the right thing to do, yet he was miserable. In chapter 10, Siddhartha admitted to this misery, “He felt deep love for the runaway boy, like a wound, and yet felt at the same time that this wound was not intended to fester in him, but that it should heal.” (Hesse 126).
The father seems to almost be trying to train the persona of the poem to do things exactly as he says. The reason that this has negative effect on the boy is because he does not even realize that his father is not treating him right. Roethke writes, “Still clinging to your shirt” (16). This line shows that the young boy still stayed near his father even though the father was being abusive to him. This just goes to show that the persona of the poem thought that this sort of behavior was normal from a parent.
He listens his father sharing with Rahim Khan that he sees it hard to accept that Amir is his child and that he worries that Amir is lacking an essential personality trait. Rahim Khan is in favor of Amir. Rahim Khan said that Amir only lacked a mean streak, but later, Amir, who took baba’s conception of his shortcomings to heart, took his hurt feelings out on Hassan and noted to himself that Rahim Khan was incorrect about ‘‘the mean streak thing’’ (23). Amir, not being the physical specimen his father was when he was younger, cannot live up to his father’s expectations. He fears that his love of reading and writing
The prodigal son main characters, the father and the son has many differences, however they do favor each other. Now as I analyze this story, it does resemble God and his children and how his children can tend to be disobedient yet God forgives when asked. The youngest son decides that he wanted to leave home and try to (you can say in modern terms) “find himself”. Enjoying his new-found freedom. Like today the new generation does not know to manage their money.
Children mature when they see their parents’ love for them, even if their parents don’t show it. The short story “Penny in the Dust” shows this idea through the characters Pete and his father. Though Pete’s father doesn’t show any signs of affection towards Pete, Pete soon realizes the unconditional love that his father has for him. Ernest Buckler uses the physical setting of Pete’s hometown, and Pete’s psychological setting effectively to show Pete’s rite of passage where his love and relation with his father changed when Pete realized his father’s unconditional love for him. Initially, Pete’s character is that of a 7-year-old boy who can not express his love for his father.
Yet what he lacks in energy he seems to make up for with patience and dignity. His father has a great impact on the speaker. The speaker also admires the qualities of his father,
He understands that there will not be his best friend anymore, who could take care of his parents and Vitus himself. He realizes that it is the time to stand up for his family instead of the grandfather and take responsibilities like an adult, which once again demonstrates the psychological maturity of gifted children. Also he understands now that it is his responsibility now to continue developing his talents, just out of deference and immense gratitude for the happy childhood to his beloved grandfather. This story is not about the giftedness or extraordinariness, but about how it is important to provide love and acceptance to any kind of child and about the results of this attitude can yield. Vitus, even without knowing what paradox is in the beginning, symbolizes this word throughout the whole movie, making the viewer empathize and love this wunderkind.
He begins to think about himself and the consequences he could face for what Abner is doing. Regardless of the guilt he feels towards his father’s actions, Sarty admires his father for his “wolflike independence.” He is dependent on no one and has drive for survival. Because of all of this it is clear that Sarty is a small and wiry boy who inherited his morality and innocence from his mother, but the influence of his father Abner, has made him mature quickly.
In a society where being a single dad is not the norm, Atticus still raises his children to respect others, recognize right from wrong, and to be honest at all costs. Atticus has raised his children to respect others, no matter their social level or past. In one section of the novel Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “‘[Folks] are certainly entitled to think [they are right], and they are entitled to full respect for their opinions’” (Lee 149). He was encouraging his children to respect others opinions, even though their opinions may not seem moral or ubiquitous. He encourages them to not judge people, but to look at their more favorable side.