Family Matters “Blood runs thicker than water.” This is a common phrase used to describe the role in family. For some, this phrase is simple to uphold, but for others, such as the narrator in “Sonny’s Blues,” the phrase more difficult to apply. Only in the flashbacks of pain and sorrow that occur throughout the story does the narrator finally discover that he needs to not only aid Sonny, but understand his lifestyle to truly recognize that blood runs thicker than water. Although brothers tend to grow apart from each other as they grow older and begin separate lives, the narrator still finds that he should be his brother’s keeper, no matter what the circumstances. The story begins when the narrator reads about his younger brother, Sonny, being arrested for selling and using heroin.
His loyalty to family doesn’t allow for him to understand why he warns the De Spain family at such a young age. Faulkner describes how the Snopes family is emotionally conflicted due to Abner’s insecurities, how consequences of a father’s actions can change their lives, and how those choices make Sarty begin his coming of age into adulthood. Much can be the same for me and my life. My father’s actions gravely affected not only his own life but also the lives of all those in my family. Similarly, I feel that I was forced into a deeper sense of maturity that seemed beyond my age.
The movie Rebel Without a Cause is about the relationship between parents and their children, along with the struggle of trying to fit in society and their peers. Jim Stark, the main character, who struggles to understand his parents and for his parents to understand him. In the beginning of the film Jim deals with his parents in a commanding way and takes control of arguments he has between his parents. Jim tries to find a father figure in his father, but his mother always takes control of his father. All his life, Jim wanted to see his father stand up for himself.
Erickson's Stages of Psychosocial Development In the movie Ordinary People, the character Conrad shows signs of having missed a stage in Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development. The relationship that Conrad and his mother have is very unusually and could explain a lot of why Conrad puts so much of the guilt of his brother’s death on himself. It’s possible that when Conrad was a little boy his mother spent more time with his older brother and didn’t really pay much attention to him or certain tasks that he accomplished. This stage would be Initiative vs. Guilt.
However, the absence of Odysseus has had the largest effect on Telemakhos, his son whom he left as a newborn. Because he didn’t have a father to show him the ways of the world growing up, he has become insecure and unable to lead in his current state. In Book IV of the poem, it is shown how broken Telemakhos is, and how much he needs his father. Regardless, his eloquence, natural bravery (partially due to his father’s genes), and his respect for his elders and superiors compensate for Odysseus’s absence. Telemakhos, being the son of Odysseus, is the prince of Ithaca.
As Elie was becoming stronger his father Chlomo had a dramatically opposite effect and was slowly loosing faith. This was shown when Elie saw his father, a well-respected and stern man, crying after finally realizing his family’s fate. ‘My father was crying. It was the first time I had seen him cry. I had never thought it possible.’ At that point was when Chlomo and Elie’s relationship changed as Chlomo relies on Elie in order to get through the rough times they had ahead in the camps.
In addition, The Citadel influenced or shaped him because he started to get connected with people. Throughout all this moving, though, perhaps the hardest to deal with was his family. In most families, sports are a way to connect with one’s family. In Pat Conroy’s case, sports was not a way to connect with one another. Pat Conroy does not consider what he has is a family because he does not like his father; in fact, he refers to his father as being a bullying and violent father.
His father became weak, and Eliezer began to feel like his father was a burden that bounded his own chances of surviving. Eliezer didn’t stay with his father when he was dying and calling out his name, and after an hour of painful listening, Eliezer had gone to bed. Do you think he ever imagined that he would ever have to do that? No, but he did it for his own sake. Eliezer went on to regret some decisions that he made, but if he hadn’t done what he did would he still be
A Gift of Laughter Have you ever gotten mad at someone for disrupting you, and then realized they were only trying to help? That same thing happened to Robbie and his father in the story A Gift of Laughter by Allan Sherman. When Robbie interrupts his parents’ conversation to show his dad a picture, his dad gets frustrated and upsets Robbie. Throughout the story his father remembers his own childhood days, which in the end changes his attitude towards his son, and reveals the theme. It began when Robbie’s father was having an important conversation with his wife.
Both Jack and Christopher share similar traits and they both rely on the safety and comfort within their loved ones. The story starts off with Christopher and his father, Ed Boone, whom does many things for his son in order to keep him feeling safe. Loving and caring for an autistic child is never an easy task, and as we read on we think his father is a mean man who always looses his temper, but when Christopher disobeys the rules, he finds true answers about where his mother is. In doing so, Christopher becomes sick all over the place and his father finds him, but instead of lashing out about his son snooping around his room, he caves in and does everything in his power to keep Christopher calm. "He said.