The reign of Adolphus Hitler is known as one of history’s darkest moments of racial discrimination, but not many people understand the real cause, which was initiated during his abusive childhood. The abuse that Hitler endured began in 1895, when Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, finally retired after forty years of working as a civil servant. He expected his children to obey his commands just as his workers had done in his previous job. As the oldest boy in the family, Alois Hitler Jr suffered through much abuse causing him to flee from home, leaving seven year old Adolf Hitler alone to undergo the same pain and torture. Hitler’s mother was a very kind woman and tried to stop her husband from tormenting her son but would always have to suffer
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
A very important fact is that Biff felt betrayed and did not finish college because he found his father having an affair with another woman, so he did not retake math to spite his father. He could not believe that his father would betray Linda in such a way. Willy attempts to excuse his behavior by telling Biff, “She’s nothing to me, Biff. I was lonely, I was terribly lonely,” (Miller
Ivan falling off a ladder symbolizes the first sign of disintegration of his bubble of falsity. His materialistic desires contribute to his deteriorating health since he injures himself when deciding between having “straight or festooned” (57) curtains. Ivan’s trivial concerns about interior decoration is a reflection of men’s obsession with societal aesthetic standards and status. Ironically, Tolstoy exposes the lack of uniqueness of Ivan’s house due to like-minded, pretentious people striving to do the same. Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47).
Angry at his son’s actions, his father takes him where his mother is waiting, so they can discuss Neil’s actions. His father demands that Neil goes to military school prior to medical school. But Neil argues against it saying he does not want to go. In the end, Neil cannot come to terms with what his father demands from him and commits suicide. Because of his suicide, the boys are instructed by the headmaster to put the blame on Mr. Keating.
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.
Those adolescents left to deal with those problems unassisted or guided. Charlie becomes a witness to an abusive relationship, where he sees his sister’s boyfriend hit her. She begs him not to tell anyone but he tells his father who pays a visit to the boy’s house to talk to his parents. His father is straight forward man giving Charlie honest and realistic answer, after Charlie concluded that the boy’s behavior might be a result of an abusive home which affected his judgment. His father’s answer is “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” (39) in another words, what a person goes through no matter how bad is it does not give them an excuse to do something wrong.
This can be seen in the opening scene when Christiane is being questioned about her husband, Robert, Alex’s estranged father, who fled to the West in the hopes for a better life. Emigrating to the West is illegal so it appears Robert wanted to escape badly enough that he knew he would never be able to return to the country he once grew up in. Robert’s fleeing first creates the image of the East appearing as an unhappy and strict place to live and we also later learn that he moved because life
“Maude Clare” was an excellent poem that Rossetti worked hard on. “Despised and Rejected” is about a young man who got bullied when he was younger, and now he wants to get away from the people that lowered his self-esteem. The young man’s so-called friends are trying to call out to him and call him “friend.” The young man’s “friend’ is pleading to let him into the young man’s house, but after all the years of torture and brokenness, the young man is not letting anyone lower his self-esteem. Eventually, the young man’s “friend” walked away and found another
In the novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, displays the struggles of Amir’s childhood to earn back his redemption for the acts against him. Amir had been a disappointment to his father Baba who had because he has not lived up to Baba 's standards. Through the start of the novel redemption seems unreal after the horrific event of the rape scene, but events flip and turn towards the positive side of the need for helping others. Amir who had betrayed his brother Hassan during the horrific rape scene, not fighting back save his life, realizing what he had done wrong in that situation. To earning what had been missing in the redemption to show Hassan who he really was he goes back to Kabul to save his nephew, who had been Hassan 's son.