The poem explores Feliks' relationship with his garden, his friends and his son, Peter Skrzynecki. Feliks "Loved his garden like an only child," where the garden serves as a symbolic extension of Europe, his home.This also shows the nurturing side of Feliks and Peter Skrzynecki`s yearning to also be treated with that much care, but failing to do so as he witholds no connection to European culture. "Spent years walking its perimeter, from
The use of person pro noun ‘my’ in the opening phrase establishes the filial relationship. ‘He kept pace only with the Joneses Of his own minds making’ This line here tells us the he is driven by his personal goals and truly doesn’t care about the cliché images of social status ort stereotype but rather looks at his own mind. This shows us that he has inner strength as he is now living in a new land and people expect others to do what is normal or what people expect from them but in this case he stands alone and does what he feels is right. ‘Loved his garden like an only child’ this line shows us that he is a man of the soil devoted to his garden like a parent to their offspring. The use of a simile in this line yet again tells us that he is hard
However, despite George’s frequent bouts of anger and frustration, and his long speeches about how much easier life would be without Lennie, George is clearly devoted to his friend. He flees from town to town not to escape the trouble Lennie has caused, but to protect Lennie from its consequences. The men are uncommonly united by their shared dream of a better life on a farm where they can “live off the fatta the lan’,” as Lennie puts it. George articulates this vision by repeatedly telling the “story” of the future farm to his companion. Lennie believes unquestioningly in their dream, and his faith enables the hardened, cynical George to imagine the possibility of this dream becoming reality.
Men who wanted to have money to waste had to either work for it, or inherit it. In The Great Gatsby, both James Gatz and Nick Carraway are men who work in order to succeed. The two men vary in motive, method, and result, but Fitzgerald’s comparative language throughout the novel expresses the deep connection between the two characters as the novel develops. The problem with Jay Gatsby is his unwavering devotion to his platonic ideal. He believes that through hard work and determination, he will win Daisy back and restore her to her former glory.
The poem explores how our attitudes of belonging either provide acceptance or continue alienation. The composer uses first person pronoun in “what’s my choice to be?” to highlight his change of attitude towards his cultural heritage and how perspectives differ over time. For peter acceptance of one’s culture is the most important aspect in feeling a sense of belonging. For the composer acceptance of who you are and where you come from, eliminated alienation he once felt. For his father acceptance of a new lifestyle and his love of his garden allowed him to belong in an unfamiliar environment.
Since the day Amir is born, he feels that his father dislikes him. While his mother gave birth, Amir continually felt as though he had to fix the ruining of his father’s life of love with Sofia. After all, they did not have much similarity, leading to a problem; Amir really had nothing to do that could affect Baba since they have nothing similar. Baba was more energetic, confident, and big on taking risks whereas Amir is not. The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25).
Friend Tolerance George and Lennie have been friends for most of their lives. George has had to deal with Lennie’s mistakes and their punishments for so long. It upsets George; all he wants is a successful life. John Steinbeck, the author of Of Mice and Men shows how George gets through all of the setbacks that Lennie gives them. George and Lennie want to own a farm together, but with how Lennie acts it might not happen.
Candy did however have compensation for losing his arm, which he had kept saved encase he needed it. He worried about his future on the farm, so he tried to secure a sure future caring for Lenny and George when they bought their house. Steinbeck showed in the novel how the elderly were put on the scrap heap. They were seen as less important, useless and a waste of time. This affected Curley in a negative way, making him always fearful for his future.
The symbolism and colour has made me realise the importance that we need to be careful of the people we interact with because it can alter our perspective of belonging. The centralisation of the white line suggests that the dad is trying to break through the barrier which the brothers have put up. Previous encounters of an individuals environment affects their sense of belonging. throughout the book, ‘The Simple Gift’, Billy is searching for belonging as he was alienated due to his father and where he lived. The poem, ‘Longlands Road’, creates an image where Billy lived with his father.
Grisham puts Eli Chandler (Pappy) in the category of farmers whom he describes as “hardworking men who embrace pessimism only when discussing the weather and crops” (Grisham 1). However, Luke sees in him the baseball player that he used to be, saying that his “large, callused hands” were assets to catching balls (Grisham 7). He is a very loving man, but he can also be stubborn at points. He and Luke’s father, Jesse Chandler, do not talk much about feelings, but basically just talk about farming. At times Grisham portrays him as grumpy and selfish, but he receives great respect from other civilians of the small town of Black Oak, Arkansas (ciao.co.uk).