His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress. He only saw the bad sides of love, and because of that, he kept himself from everyone; he never realised the good sides of love until later on in his life. Another main contrast between the two poems, is guilt. In both poems the poets both feel guilt, but in different ways. Harrison, who had a good and loving family life, felt guilty about the way he treated his father when mourning.
When Things Fall Apart Essay Aristotle believes a tragic hero is “a person who makes a fault in his or her actions that leads to their ultimate downfall”. The novel When Thins s Fall Apart, written by Chinua Achebe begins as a story about the life of a man named Okonkwo. It tells a story beginning from his childhood and ending with his death. As a child he struggled to be different from his father, who was considered a failure. Although his father was looked upon as a failure in society, in the eyes of the tribe, and by his own son, he contained something that Okonkwo never had: humility and happiness in the smallest things.
Bone doesn’t have family support. One of the reasons why Bone doesn’t have a family support is that His stepdad abuses him, as he says“the nights he’d sneaked into my room and made me touch his d*** and suck on it” (pg. 195). Abuse leads to some psychological problems. The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad.
Book Title: Metamorphosis Author: Franz Kafka Translated by: Willa and Edwin Muir Comment: This is the shortest but yet the most classical novella I have ever read. I am now attempting to digest and understand what Kafka was getting at with this story. Anyhow, what happened to Gregor is really a tragedy. His family members, especially his sister and father, treat him so cold after the transformation. Soon his abilities, tastes, and interests begin to change.
“Chris's smoldering anger, it turns out was fueled by a discovery he'd made two summers earlier, during his cross-country wanderings... Chris pieced together the facts of his father's previous marriage and subsequent divorce-facts to which he hadn't been privy.” (p. 121) This is not good mainly for Chris and his dad's relationship and also his mom and him. He was enraged at the fact that he was never told and that his dad would lie to him or be deceitful and not tell him about his first family and
Okonkwo and Macbeth are both heavily influenced by other characters, fuelled by the expectations of their societies, and driven to act based on their tragic flaw. The reason behind all the actions Okonkwo takes can be traced back to one person; his father. Okonkwo grew up hating Unoka’s laziness and he “was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved” (Achebe 13). This led him to rule “his household with a heavy hand” (Achebe 13), and treat his family poorly. He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna.
It was not external, but lay deep within him. It was the fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was agbala. That was how Okonkwo first came to know that agbala was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean a man who had taken to title. And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion – to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved.
At home, he lived in fear of his mother and resented his father for not helping him. His siblings, at the insistence of his mother, often joined in abusing him. Dave Pelzer had every reason to develop into a product of nurture. After entering the foster care program, Dave Pelzer did not know how to behave in society. He defied his foster parents rules and go in trouble at school.
Billy’s journey begins by him escaping from home due to his abusive father who used to always smack him around and never offered him love, nor trust. “The old bastard.” The use of abusive slang terms reveals how Billy feels towards his father and it also suggests that he has no relationship with his father like how other children do in a family. “The rocks bounce and clatter/ and roll and protest/ at being left at this damn place…” Personification and onomatopoeia uncovers the anger he feels towards his home where he feels isolated and displaced. His thoughts of the Road he lives in, Longlands Road, are just as negative. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house/ in Longlands Road, Nowheresville.”
Pattyn’s Father blames himself for his past and drowns his guilt in liquor, making him an alcoholic. One who beats Pattyn’s mother, who believes women must succumb to their husband’s actions. Her mother believes her duty is to bear as many children as possible, especially a boy to carry on the family name. But so far Pattyn’s mother has only conceived 7 girls named after famous military generals. Pattyn, being unable to take the stress of home, begins to question her role in life, especially through her father’s eyes.