Harry doesn’t understand the jealousy Ron feels towards him because Harry doesn’t view his fame as a good thing, which leads Harry to question Ron’s behavior. “‘Look,” said Hermione patiently, “it’s always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it’s not your fault,” she added quickly, seeing Harry open his mouth furiously. “I know you don’t ask for it … but – well – you know, Ron’s got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you’re his best friend, and you’re really famous he’s always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many….” (Goblet of Fire
The prodigal son is conflicted by being around his home even though there are no clear reasons as to his quest for his share of the estates. His lack of prudence sees him spend all of his wealth and plunge into deeper levels of poverty that probably makes him lose self-worth working and dining in pigs food (Pierce, & Brian, 2016). His father is probably conflicted by his decision to leave as it seems immature the youngest leaves before the eldest. His elder brother, however, is skeptical about his return; it makes him angry to realize how his welcoming seems exaggerated than his loyalty and stay as depicted by him questioning his father about at least offering him a young goat to feast with friends. In reconciling the various conflicts, however, the youngest son introspected deeply within himself and decided to go back to his father and apologize asking for a bargain of being a servant.
Unoka was a sensitive man who never relished at the thought of war, but found joy in playing his flute. Unoka did not have the greatest luck when it came to farming, this caused him to end up in a lot of debt that he couldn’t pay back. Unlike his father, Okonkwo had no problem with the idea of war. Okonkwo grew up resenting his father for not being stronger and more masculine. Okonkwo is constantly fearing that he will end up a failure like his father.
The first point I want to bring is how Willy pretended to be someone else his whole life and how this affected his well-being. The second point is how those beliefs, instilled in his two sons, affected their well-being. The last point is how Willy's denial of reality made him miserable. One of the key points of the story is, without a doubt,
The parallel structure of this sentence shows that the father always preferred his son’s company just as much as his son preferred his company. Furthermore, this conveys that they don’t have an unrequited relationship and that the feeling of wanting to be with each other was always
The poem represents more than just the son’s recount of childhood baseball because the son wants to “let this be the sign” to his father that he loves and appreciates him (21). Moreover, the title of the poem, “Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt,” adds to this sense of the poem expressing the love the son shares for his father. Another symbol, or even implied metaphor, is the bunt which represents self-sacrifice by extension. Since the father desperately wants his son to understand the value of the “bunt,” he clearly cares deeply for his son. The son claims that his father “could drop it [the bunt] like a seed,” which implies that the father’s sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8).
His son, Amir, has always been greedy because he has never learned to appreciate things. Instead, he expects them. As Amir grows older, he desires more attention from his father. For example, Amir loves to read and write, but his father wishes he had an interest in something more masculine. He sabotages Hassan, a servant,
Willy was unable to achieve the American Dream, so he pushed it upon his sons, especially Biff, which caused more issues in their lives. Willy’s severe beliefs in untrue things created suffering for everyone in his family. The American Dream worked for some people at the time, but not all, and Arthur Miller made that very clear throughout the text. Americans may not always experience the success and wealth that is sought
However, the difference between Lennie and Willy Loman is that Loman purposely chooses to remain in a fantasy, his blind faith in the American Dream is perhaps rooted with significant experiences in his past. One of the most significant examples of this is his conversations with his late brother Ben, Willy idolises him because of the success he enjoyed from an early age. This is stated in a quote when he says “When I walked into the jungle, I was seventeen. When I walked out I was twenty one. And by God I was rich!”
Both of these things are very important to Willy. A diamond resides with him because he values the looks and worth of what he has. Readers follow Willy through this story, and come to the conclusion that he is not successful at all. He has been reaching for The American Dream his entire life, but he has nothing to show for it. Willy’s brother, Ben, says he has to find his diamond, or purpose in life.
Biff blamed Willy for this, telling him that he “...never got anywhere because you blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody!” (Miller 131). Also, Willy’s inability to accept anything deviating from what he wanted to hear led to Biff not being able to talk to his father candidly. Willy never allowed Biff to expose the truth - he constantly reminded Biff how smart, successful, and liked he was, so much so that Biff never had the chance (or the confidence and heart) to tell him all of this was not true. He didn’t want to be the one responsible for disappointing his father, and therefore played along,
Happy is continually taking after the feelings of other individuals. Whether it 's his dad Willy, or his mom Linda, he quite often ensures that his opinion happens in the meantime as others '. In spite of the fact that he is generally successful in his occupation, he has his father 's absolutely impractical self-confidence and
‘“That huge place there?’ she cried pointing. ‘Do you like it?”’ (pg. 90) F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, reflects how Gatsby’s passion for success was so strictly to please others.