Chris McCandless does not feel he belong to the upper class society his family does. He resents this community because of their value of money and power. Because of his disconnection, Chris feels as though he has lost his identity and sense of self. He also feels disconnected from his parents. Chris feels as though he does not belong because he found out that everything his parents had been telling him was a lie.
I feel that if Amir had known that Hassan was his brother, he would have never made the decision to put the money under Hassan bed which constituted to Ali’s and Hassan’s departure. Baba had never told Hassan that he was his son mainly because of his social class and the type of reputation he acquired. Baba hadn’t been able to take care of Hassan like he should have been. However, the discrepancy between Baba and the mother in the story is that Baba had repentance for what he was doing. With that I feel that the reader was able to feel some kind of pity for Baba.
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
It was difficult for George that Lennie was mentally challenged because he had to care for him. Lennie had no one so George felt obligated to be there for him even if it caused him not to have a normal life. George was always looking out for him and always tried to keep him out of trouble. He was related to him but knew him since they were young boys. They had to leave Weeds because a girl accused Lennie of
. I guess it’s some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did” (176). Art knew about the struggles his parents had in the past and felt guilty that he couldn’t comprehend them simply because he was not with them during these struggles. Their past resulted in his remorse as his efforts in relating to or understanding his father failed. He also confided about his relationship with his father, “I mean, I can’t even make any sense out of my relationship with my father .
He has received a considerate amount of criticism for his actions, for being unprepared, for ruining the hope of ever reconciling with his family, the list goes on and on. His critics are correct; after all he did not have the experience nor the equipment for such an exploit, nor will his family ever be able to with bury the hatchet now that he is dead, but do all of these criticisms mean that Chris did not live a meaningful life? How could he have? His family is grieving because of his actions, and not only that but so are the people he met along the way, he could not have lived a meaningful life while hurting so many people. Or could he?
He was tired to be working for someone else, he rather buy the land and start a business he did not wanted to be like his father. He regretted and wished that his father was not an slave they did not had the opportunity to do so before but since the opportunity has presented he did not wanted to waste time arguing weather the piano was worth keeping or
Okonkwo feels ashamed of his father, Unoka and, fears becoming like him. Unoka was a careless, lazy, poor and gentle man. He was more interested in music and conversation rather than doing work or improving himself. Okonkwo rejects everything that he believes his father stood for. Okonkwo adopts opposite ideals of his father.
Biff no longer had his own dreams or desires in life, he merely wanted to keep his suicidal father pleased for the time being. Although Biff’s life was less complicated as a salesman for the time being, when his father passes away, Biff was going to have to continue the undesired life of a salesman. Biff “[didn’t] have a seed in the ground” (122). Biff had no foundation or dreams to live for. Biff cannot grow and develop into a successful adult because he has nothing to work from, just as a plant cannot grow when there is no seed
As soon as he felt like he was finally settling down, he left the family he was staying with. He was constantly being picked on for always being the skinny, nerdy, new kid. Second, Dave had to face the challenge of being judged because of what he was, a foster kid. Some people thought that he was in that situation because he had committed bad things but they didn’t know his story, he doesn’t like to share it, he