Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
These thematic concerns are echoed in the related texts therefore linking the texts and reflecting how texts may represent society. Fear is a fundamental theme throughout the text 'The Story of Tom Brennan'. Fear becomes an obstacle for tom to move into the world, he feels unsure and paranoid of what his class mates have heard about him and his family. 'the old man told me that night that Harvey knew about the accident and Daniel and stuff. I didn't feel comfortable about it" this conveys the message that tom is both afraid and uncertain of where his new life may take him.
He didn’t want to justify his daddy’s blood, he didn’t want to be always having to do something that something else wanted him to do, that he didn’t know what it was and that was always dangerous”(135). Enoch’s blood is “wise,” meaning his fate was pre-determined by his blood. that He seemed out of control in his mind while his "blood" took over and guided him. I thought it meant that there was a connection between how his previous family such as his father turned out and how he would turn out, like his
Ka’s father believed that it if he lived a good life the past would not affect him and that he could live at peace but that was not the case. Even though he looked different he himself would always know about all the evil actions he had committed. By changing his identity he wanted to give himself and his family a fresh start but there was a bigger fear in that he would get catch that led his wife to decide never to bring him to Mass with her again. The victims of the Dew Breaker were so affected by what had happened to them that they lived in fear that he would find them and even after they had found him, they could not find it in their hearts to hurt him. The Dew Breaker committed evil crimes but at the end, it was himself that caused him pain because he could never redo the
He's my son! He'd rather see these no-good punks than his own mother? You scum…” Mrs. Cade. The reason for his low self-esteem and him losing his innocence by killing Bob is because he has to deal with lack of parental love. The extent of your loss of innocence also depends on the environment you are raised in.
There are other fields for him to plough” (651). With his son's happiness and love of his life on the line, Creon decides to execute Antigone. But when the prophet man, Teiresias, tells Creon that carrying out the death of Antigone will bring on more loss for him. All in all, Creon becomes very scared because those he love may be affected by his decisions. Creon is clearly not a religious figure when he approaches a towns person for advice on how to fix his situation, “Tell me what to do.
Barn Burning A father figure is commonly known for his compassion and wishes to have the best for his family’s interest. However, this is not what happens in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner. Faulkner’s character Abner Snopes in “Barn Burning” demonstrates how society can tolerate the “blaming the world for one’s wrong actions.” Abner Snopes commits crimes usually with fire in order to cause damage against his employers, he works for in a cruel game of complete lack of respect. In the story Barn Burning, Abner Snopes is a very complex and interesting character. The story focuses on the shock of Abner’s behavior towards his ten-year-old son, Sartoris.
The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad. Bone’s stepdad threatens him by saying some nasty words to him like, as he says “all the time he said he’d cut off my d*** if I told” (pg. 196). I think what makes bone leaves his family is that he doesn’t want anyone to know about the times when his stepdad abuses him. He is afraid of what the society would think of him just like when he says “no one’d believe me” (page 296).
(Thornton) Rose wants to fence in her loved ones in her fear of losing them all. Troy built up fences to keep his family out of his life by all of the bad decisions he made and he also kept his family in with his constant struggle for power over them. Cory built up fences when his father crushed all his dreams, yet in the end breaks it down by refusing to end up like his father. Work Cited Farrar, Jo N. "Fences."
Nobody likes the war and nobody wants to fight but for some reason the world had a problem and it needed to be fixed. The war has its positives but there are a lot more negatives such as, the draft, people leaving their family, death, etc... The point that rash tries to prove about the war in this essay, is when the farmer talks about losing his own boy in the war. “He fought for Mr. Lincoln do he?” the boy asked “not no more” the farmer replies. Whether the farmer is an antagonist or protagonist in this story, Rash still portrays him to be sad and pissed that his son died in the