When John Hickam sees his son and enquires to how the football training went, close camera angles show us the disappointment that Homer experiences on his face and as the camera cuts back to John we see how he thinks his son is weak. But as Homer’s dad says that he can work in the mine Joe Johnston deliberately cuts back to Homer to show the viewer that Homer’s face is forlorn and has a very stern expression-he does not want to work in the mine. The father and son have very different views and it is what is making the relationship that exists are very strained one. Other camera angles in this scene consistently show John Hickam being higher and bigger than Homer. As the scene continues, this technique
The conflict I recognize is man vs. man, the struggle taking place because Rusty James wants to be like his brother, he likes to fight with other people. The solution is Rusty-James and Steve is back in the present time again. Neither of them went back to the horrible place where Motorcycle Boy was shot. Steve learned that if you want to get somewhere in life you have to make up your mind and work hard until you make it. Rusty-James still has not decided
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,
This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy. Willy has a particular standards which he holds Biff to. Willy wishes for his eldest to be a salesman, as himself, absent-mindedly forgetting that his other son, Happy, has completed such a task and became the one thing he wanted for Biff. Willy is quite critical of Biff’s life choices, seeing them as failures, while Willy is losing his worldly possessions, his family and even his health because of said profession. Willy, himself, conformed rather than following his brother to Alaska, Africa or anywhere else.
Both examples show how each of the boys are opposed to face their own realities, and because of this they end up hurting themselves. Other similarities between both characters are displayed throughout the stories also. Such as, in the book, Finney finds out Gene pushes him off the tree on purpose, and Finney doesn’t want to ask why because he “believes [him],” and that it would crush Finney (Knowles 191). Since he cannot bear to face the circumstances, consequently Finney, who became “increasingly dependent on Gene,” dies with a broken heart (Telgen). In the same way, Neil is clearly resistant towards his father when he lies to Mr. Keating about asking for his father’s
Doddle was obviously attempting to do something that may have killed him but he’d tried anyways. His brother being ashamed of him being invalid brother, wanted to train him run, swim, climb trees and fight. But because of his brother having to go to school and Doddle being sick, they were a bit behind they’re scheduled. They decided to double the efforts. “Wherever we went, I would purposely walk fast until Doddle face turned red and his eyes became glazed.” Doddle was trying to beat his disabilities but it was something he couldn’t have beaten.
Theme Work Tangerine- Things are not always what they seem. Paul sees things, but his parents seem to see the opposite. While Paul’s family sees Erik and thinks of him as a flawless football playing son, Paul sees him as a threat to everybody. In front of his parents, Erik acts like the perfect kind person, when really, he’s a horrible person that fights with people, robs houses, and whose personality is a turn off to everybody. Telling his parents what awful things Erik does won’t make them believe that, they will just have to find out for themselves when things get in bad shape.
You would think because he missed his son’s birth, he would try to make up for it and be a great father. But he was never around to raise his son and do fatherly things with William, like teach him valuable life lessons and such. As an adult, William tried to let his father know that their relationship wasn’t steady because William only knew so much about his father, and the rest were fabrications. All he wanted to know was the truth, and Edward kept telling tall tales. This only caused the deteriorating relationship between father and son to
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
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.