His last line emphasises this regret but also acceptance that his son has to go through life feeling sharp wounds.He wants to protect his son, it shows the connection and bound between father and son and the closeness of their relationship. Scannell lost 2 sons and this may be inspiration for this poem. He couldn’t protect his own children from the harshness of the world. The poem uses time phrases a lot; ‘last, ‘and then’, ‘in two weeks’, ‘would often feel’; this adds a narrative feel to the poem. Another feature that adds to the narrative feel is the way the poem is written in the first person.
In ‘The Manhunt’ the narrator’s compassion is for the mental anguish which the husband is obviously suffering. In ‘Nettles’ it is the father’s compassion for his son’s physical wounds. Both poets use unusual imagery to present the writer’s family member as needing protection. In ‘The Manhunt’ instead of the obvious representation of a solider as strong and powerful. Laura’s husband is likened to fine precious china, ‘delicate porcelain collar bone’.
W hether Franklin meant for his book to move in the direction of self improvement or was written to tell the tale of his life, the book becomes a model for self help books to come. The book opens with Franklin writing his stories to his son. His intentions for doing so are for his son to use his, Franklins,
When the voice describes their father’s hands as “cracked hands that ached from labour” we imagine very demanding physical labour, maybe outdoors. We then get the image of a blazing fire which immediately transforms the mood of the poem to a more cosy feel. Throughout the poem we get imagery, both positive and negative. The poem is about a child who has been abused by their father. They do not feel loved and at times in the poem we feel the voice’s fear.
Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner revolves around betrayal and redemption. Redemption is the act of saying or being saved from sin, error or evil, which the main character Amir seems to need the most. Amir lives with the guilt he has built up over the years because of one incident from his childhood. Amir's fathers words still echo through his head "A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything." –pg.
Activity 13 1. Direct Quotation: bell hooks says, “There is nothing that creates more confusion about love in the minds and hearts of children than unkind and/ or cruel punishments meted out by grownups they have been taught to love and respect” ( hooks, 27). Paraphrase: According to bell hooks, children are often confused between the difference of love and respect. It is the parent’s job to explain this difference in a loving way (27). Summary: In “Justice: Childhood Love Lessons”, bell hooks notes that grownups, with their ways of discipline; often confuse children about the concept of love.
What was your response to the journey the father and son endured? Father and son relationship BP 1 The tenderness and dedication of the relationship between the father and son. How look after each other (it’s not just one way) and how the boy tries to protect his father – in his dying days, not telling him why he was crying when he came out of the water, ‘I am the one who has to worry about everything’ BP 2 Contrasted with the mother’s relationship and her unwillingness to ‘carry the fire’. BP 3 Contrast between their relationship and how the majority of other people left on earth treat each other. 2.
In “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Daddy” by Sylva Plath both poets describe their paternal figures. Roethke tone is melancholy and bittersweet, while as Plath’s portrayal of her father is resentful and hostile. “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the story of a young boy, perhaps from the memory of Roethke who has been hurt physically by his father “But [he still] hung on like death” (3). “Daddy” depicts the relationship Plath had with her father who seemed to have hurt her emotionally and she will not stand for it anymore. Both poets’ tones contribute to their respective depictions of their fathers.
Father and Son Waltz What is the difference between love and abuse? While reading “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke it could easily be seen how this poem can be portrayed as abusive opposed to loving. The words and tone of this poem seems hurtful and strong. For example, the son is described to hanging to his father “like death” (Roethke 3). Those words sound really negative, when in reality the son is holding on to his father, while dancing, so he would not fall to the ground.
Tyler Evans Margo Williams English 113 September 22, 2011 Haunting Memories in Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” Theodore Roethke’s Poem “My Papa’s Waltz” is often viewed as a loving relationship between a father and son but when viewed in context it is actually describing the atrocious memories of the relationship the son recalls with his father. Bobby Fong of College Literature states in an article, “Despite its seeming lightness, "My Papa's Waltz" is a poem of terror, all the more terrible because the boy is frightened and hurt by the father, even in play.” (78) The poem begins with an image of a helpless child and a careless, drunken father playing crudely through a house. In the first stanza Roethke states, “The whiskey on your breath could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death such waltzing was not easy. “ (1-4). When alcohol is thought of in a situation such in relation to a father and son, there is immediately a negative vibe.