During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
But before journey he hadn’t known how to react or treat his son. This is the evident through metaphor ‘I’m not made of money, you know’ shows how he treats him. As a result, Ant loses his courage, guts to handle with situation. He didn’t let him to recover his mistake. He loses his confidence to talk closely with his father.
He holds the opinions of his neighbors above his own family. Moss, Leonard. Arthur Miller. New York: Twayne, 1967. 45-58 Annotation: Biff Lowman looks to his father for moral support and guidance, but instead finds his father cheating.
Theme Paragraph for “The Father” In the short story, “The Father”, by Hugh Garner, the father (John Purcell) moves from being selfish and ignorant to realizing he is the one who has created a void between his son (Johnny) and himself. The father, a former war veteran believed his responsibility ended with providing money, without spending time with the family. However, the son does not see it this way and feels his father should be involved more often. The son tries to get the attention
However, he takes action in trying his very best, which even includes calling his father for advice. However, Sonny does lack symbolic self-awareness. His is not able to develop a representation of his thoughts and motives, which is why he is not able to deliver this news to his father in a way that his father can understand, and respond to in a calm matter. Sonny’s father lacks self-awareness as a whole. When Sonny’s father receives his son’s phone call, he lashes out at him immediately.
This can be observed when Vladek wakes up Artie early in the morning to ask him to help fix the roof (page number). Artie refuses and we can later on observe Artie telling his wife that he rather feel guilty than to travel to Queens to help his father (page number). Then once he was with his father, he started feeling guilty he asked his father if he needs help fixing anything (II, 99). The guilt of not helping his father ate up at him and he realized with wasn’t very son like of him not to help his father out. Another example of Artie feeling guilty about not being a good son is seen when he goes to see his therapist.
Blabber Mouth Questions Chapter 1 • What could be troubling Ben? • How does Morris Gleitzman create suspicion about just what Ben is up to? Chapter 2 • How do Ben’s parents feel about the job of discussing the ‘facts of life’? Do you think they are in touch with the reality of Ben’s feelings on the subject? • What do you think Ben is telling the reader when he refers to his dad as the ‘busiest man in the world’?
The boy is feeling compassion toward Ely. The feeling the boy has toward Ely is helping the father feel maybe some compassion for him too. He doesn’t trust anyone but the way his son is acting with the old man seems to be changing the way the father feels. The boy also encounters the feeling of being scared. He doesn’t want to be into danger or have his father in danger.
This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy. Willy has a particular standards which he holds Biff to. Willy wishes for his eldest to be a salesman, as himself, absent-mindedly forgetting that his other son, Happy, has completed such a task and became the one thing he wanted for Biff. Willy is quite critical of Biff’s life choices, seeing them as failures, while Willy is losing his worldly possessions, his family and even his health because of said profession. Willy, himself, conformed rather than following his brother to Alaska, Africa or anywhere else.
The 1998 movie Smoke Signals focuses on the process of how Victor Joseph accepts and forgives his father, Arnold Joseph. From the beginning, Victor is uncertain about his father’s feelings about him because Victor has heard his father Arnold has saved Thomas, not Victor. Every time Victor hears it, his uncertainty about his father Arnold increases regularly. Victor’s feeling of lack of the father’s love is well illustrated by Victor’s answer to his father’s question: “What is your favorite Indian?” He answers “nobody,” and repeats it three times to emphasize his distrustfulness on his father. Victor’s feeling of the lack of his father’s love is more deepened after his father Arnold has left home.