The father began to cry and this was the only time that Elie saw his father cry. Elie felt emotion and love from his father, which made him feel safe and cared for. Elie relies on his father and needs to be with his father in the camp. When he is going through selection before a Kommando, he begs the officer saying, “I want to stay with my father,” (48); a sad cry from child that softens the Kommando’s heart. Elie and his father have a strong relationship and Elie wants to survive with his father.
Are you prepared to fight for your country? Some people see great pride fighting for their country. They see it as brave, courageous and honourable. Something to wear proudly, as it shouts ‘I would do anything for my loved ones back home’. The cold truth, being that the loved ones back home are left broken hearted, as they are told that Father, Brother or Son have been killed at War, serving for their Country.
William Shakespeare's Hamlet and August Wilson's Fences are built upon father-son relationships. Both plays show a connection between father and son that overrides any other power, whether fought for through murder or through something as simple as a cold-hearted attitude. While Claudius and Troy share selfish, lustful roles and refuse to realize the potential of a loved one because that would mean accepting their own misfortune, both characters will strive to maintain their ultimate goal of a life filled with power and deceit. Besides the obvious socioeconomic status differences between the two families in each play, there is a similar story told behind each but they are shown through different perspectives and to contrasting extents. In Hamlet, Claudius' character is developed into a shrewd and conniving one.
In fact, he did fight for his love. Palamon fought in a 101 vs. 101 battle, not to the death though, against Arcita his cousin and sworn brother for Emily his love. Romeo, on the other hand, didn’t want to fight. He wore a mask and tried to not be found. Even though Romeo did not prefer to fight we was a swordsman.
Me and my classmates were fed all those great examples of people fighting during Second World War sacrificing their lives and not even dare to look for any kind of reward other then admitting them into “hero ranks” of their “great” country. Fighting for reward was not hero like behavior. I realize though that this understanding of hero was more due to the norms and obligations of certain time and society. In “The Iliad” hero is noted for his courage and strength and desire to fight especially if they risk their life or put it in any kind of danger. But at the same time Homer also pays great attention to rewards, heroes get for their fighting.
Paul, not only risks his own live, but also the live of his family and neighbors. He becomes a man who is willing to fight for his people and get them to safety, not willing to yield to any of the threats. Paul and his wife are a mixed marriage couple. His wife Tatiana was part of the Tutsi group, while Paul was Hutu. This became a problem when to two tribes went to war.
In line 20 of The Wife’s Lament it does not state where he is but the wife says “secretly minding murder in his heart.” this shows that violence and battles are important. Both poems show great acts of bravery and heroism for the people and land. Both Beowulf and The Wife’s Lament shared many of the same personas about the gender roles during their frame of time. Regardless of which gender wrote the poems they are still perceived with the same context of what the gender roles are. What I envision is strong brave warriors wanting to serve and protect their kinsmen and land with fierce battles to show their great loyalty while women were used as peacemakers with in marriages and between tribes.
The Macbeth we first encounter is an important and valued member of his society and the favorite of his king. His bravery and loyalty are celebrated and, though fierce in battle, we are led to believe that his is a fundamentally good and virtuous nature. By the plays end, however, he has 'supped full of horrors' and is regarded as a 'hell-hound' by his peers. In my opinion, key to this tragic downfall is Macbeth's relationship with his wife, Lady Macbeth, and the influence they exert upon each other. Within this relationship there is rarely true equality - one partner almost always has undue power or influence over the other.
This shows that Virgilia is a woman of peace and does not value battle between the people. For example, though Volumnia convinces her that having a warrior as a husband is an honor, she is not happy as her husband is wounded many times and also that being in war means that he can face death any time. Virgilia locks herself in the housie and fails to come out unless her husband returns home. Virgilia is not meek or passive. Though she is often silent, Virgilia contradicts his mother-in-law when necessary.
When a solider gives up their own family, it shows me that they truly care about are country. People including myself have to start appreciating what they do for us because the United States would not be the way it is without them. A hero also gives up their life to protect the United States from our enemies. For example, when the United States was at war, numerous soldiers were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan to fight for our protection. This shows me that a solider is not just your average person, but a true hero because they gave up their life to help keep our country safe from the unknown.