A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
“rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless. Furthermore they both include the reality of family life as the poems are realistic and the poems, especially Nettles, have both the love and misery of family relationships. In Nettles the love in the poem is the protective instincts of a parent towards his son but the misery is the Nettles that had hurt his child and the fact that being protective isn’t enough to stop him from getting hurt. The realistic relationship in Harmonium is the family resentment and frustration from a son to his father. We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship.
This is shown in chapter one which describes how ‘Unoka, the grown up, was a failure. He was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat.’ This deep contextual evidence of the father that represented everything Okonkwo despises shows his shallow view of acceptance in society, disregarding the values of family. This individual assertion of belief from Okonkwo contrasts with Salem’s need for collective strength to gain results. Achebe consistently refers to Okonkwo’s father, Unoka, throughout the text as a recurring image contrasting with Okonkwo’s aspirations in order to remind the reader of Okonkwo’s motivation of venturing to belong in a heavily masculine
E.M Forester describes a flat character as “The really flat character can be expressed in one sentence…” Royal Tenenbaum’s in one sentence is “he is very deceitful.” He begins the story as being a flat character his entire life, but when forced onto the streets, his manipulative nature turns against him; creating the beginning of his transformation. He is shown as a man who has always put himself before all others, including his family. Royal seems unable to grasp the idea that his irresponsible and selfish lifestyle has driven a wedge between him and his family that cannot be undone by a simple apology. The main goal of Royal however, is not to make amends to his family, but to have a roof over his head. The story begins with Royal being kicked out of his hotel room and having nowhere else to go, hatches a plan to gain entry into his old apartment by saying he has cancer.
The mood, however, is sadness, as the reader is left with an impression of a son who is desperately trying to reach out to his father and to show his love, but he is rejected at every turn. When he show the money he had to his father, this turned him angrier because the father said, why he didn´t tell him before, finishing the relationship. 2) How does Pritchett make us feel sympathy for the old man? (same way of answering) For the most part, the old man isn’t likeable. He’s portrayed as a grasping businessman who looks down on his son for choosing to work as a low-paid university lecturer.
Troy’s relationship with his father was not as good as it could have been because his father seemed like he did not care about his children and that all he was worried about was “getting [the] bales of cotton” to his boss (Wilson, 852.) Troy’s father accepted his responsibility towards Troy and made sure he had what he needed to survive, but he did not treat him the way Troy thought he should have been treated. Because of the type of relationship he had with his father Troy ended up treating his children the same way since that was all he knew whether he wanted to admit it or not. Also his father was an evil man that nobody could stand. His father was so evil he ran off Troy’s mother when Troy was “about eight” (Wilson, 852).
He doesn’t have a good relationship to his father. Charlie doesn’t love his father. He’s not close to him. He feels like he is far away from him, and who only notices him spasmodically. He describes him like a thin, pale, indefinite wraith.
In both Wingfield and Lear families, there was a lack of respect from children to parent. Goneril and Regan feigned their compassion for dear daddy up until the point where he relinquished his power and wealth to them. Then he had become obsolete and was no longer worth paying lip service to. On the Wingfield side, Tom was chained to the household by his sense of duty to the family. He neither had respect for his mother nor did he attempt to mask it up.
Masculinity vs. femininity is the most compelling theme in the novel that reveals Okonkwo’s flaw. His relationship with his father is not good as he considers his father as weak, coward and irresponsible. He views his father as overly pensive, slow to act, effeminate. Therefore, he adopts opposite traits. He also associates violence with masculinity.
The independence he received commenced a dislike for order in the schooling systems. He felt that schools in that time lacked merit, therefore it was a sin to learn there. The self-sufficiency he had was founded on the separation from his family, which he pulled further away from at every opportunity. The only real evidence of affection to another within his family was towards his younger brother. It all