The father's protectiveness is very evident many times throughout the novel, however one of the most notable events was when a man threatens his son with a knife and the father shoots the man in the head. Although this action was probably necessary, the fathers downfall is his suspicion that everyone is their enemy. His father's paranoia causes them to move constantly from camp to camp, consequently, never getting the chance to make friends with anyone. His son, on the other hand, is much more sensitive and innocent. He feels very safe with his father but at the same time he questions some of his decisions.
Ben has taken it upon himself to be the pillar of the family. Knowing this, it does not come as much of a surprise when the reader learns that Ben decides not to tell anyone about the blood disease that is killing him, for Ben does not want to put any more stress onto his loved ones than there already is. In addition, Ben is stubborn. This is evident when the family doctor, Doctor Wagner, tries to persuade him to take treatment for his disease, but to no avail; and when he tries to get a street named after Malcolm X, even when his friends and social studies teacher tell him how ridiculous his project is. Furthermore, Ben is extremely brave; imagine trying to hide such a great and terrible secret from your loved ones for almost a year, imagine how much courage that would take.
Adam has finally has his father and son moment with one of his children that he is grateful to express himself to his son Cal. By saying he trusts Cal he has gain even more love and forgiveness for not being with his children for many years. Plus, Adam is able to not be like his father but instead be the opposite with just one of his children. Cal – “He though sardonically of telling him about his mother, to see how he would handle I, but he withdrew the though quickly. He didn’t think Aron could handle it at all,” (Steinbeck 586).
The war had greatly impacted his father’s personality, attitude and parenting style. Therefore Spiegelman’s personality and lifestyle were then influenced by his father's personality and parenting style. His father loved showing off how handy he was since that was one of his survival methods during the war. This made Spiegelman fearful to fix things because he was being compared to his father. Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that.
The reader can understand the relationship between father and son by simply reading the salutation. Chesterfield directly refers to his son as, “boy,” this shows his lack of respect for him along with his absence of familial weakness to him in contrast to his wife, which he states further on in the letter. Another example of diction that shows his values is how he repeatedly reminds his son that he is young; this is used to belittle his son and make his advice carry more weight. Last, he uses the word, “friend,” to give the tone in which he wishes to give his advice. He sought to give advice as a peer rather than a parent, which shows his devotion to his son because he is not acting like the dominant father he very clearly is.
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. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
Despite these events playing a significant role in his life, Speer also shaped some events, which caused him to become the man he was, specifically his success as the armaments minister and his similar success as Reich Architect. Born in Mannheim, 1905, Albert Speer Jr. was born the son of successful architect, Albert Snr and household mother, Mathilde, with one older and one younger brother. His father openly preferred his younger brother, Ernst, and Hermann was preferred by his mother, leaving Albert forgotten, receiving no emotional love shown towards him, making his life a ‘’misery for the weak’’. Consequently, Albert Snr had been brought up to suppress any feelings or emotions which, in turn brought about the same attitude that Albert Jnr had towards his own family later on in his life. This disaffection significantly desensitised Speer’s outlook on his future actions in regard to his amorality in regard to concentration camps and treatment of Jews.
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
Beneatha hates assimilationist because they show no pride or respect in for their heritage. Walter may act like a fool at times but he may have more pride than any of the Youngers. He shows that he proud of his family when he says; " We have decided to move into our house because my father-my father- he earned it for us brick by brick". Pg.148 This shows his pride because he is talking about how his father worked himself to death just to keep his family alive. The Youngers may lose hope at times but they will never lose their
Jim also displayed the image of father that would give up his own life for his boy when stayed with Tom after he got shot. The doctor saw it and was grateful for “a nigger that was a better nuss or faithfuller, and yet he was resking his freedom to do it” (289). Huck took on a father type roll when he decided he was going to educate Jim with stories about kings and such, but respected Jim when he just didn’t get about King Solomon, “So I went talking about other kings and let Solomon slide” (155). There can be no dispute about Huck pulling in and risking his life, as well hell, “to set a free nigger free” (292), just as a father would do for his son. What was different about the relationship of Huck and Jim is that it was not expected by society, but it was based on mutual respect and trust that earned.