While their dreams seemed unrealistic due to the challenged they faced, their fear of becoming like their parents was greater and kept them motivated. Although Gary, Homer, and Sara faced poverty, family conflicts, and lack of education, they were able to overcome their barriers and achieve their goals in life. Although these three individual were different in culture and dreams, they all had similarities as striving to better themselves and not end up like those around them. Gary did not want to end up working “Mexican hours” or broke and in despair. As for Homer, he did not want to live his life working in the coalmine.
“Sadness of Desire” Richard Rodriguez: The Achievement of Desire As I read Richard Rodriguez’s The Achievement of Desire a feeling of sadness overwhelmed me. Typical of what Richard Hoggart terms “scholarship boys”, Rodriguez felt he could not admire his parents and still pursue his desire to be like his teachers; educated and successful. Rodriguez’s desire to be like his teachers caused him to abandon his family. The thought of a human being alienating themselves from a loving, supportive family in pursuit of achieving a personal desire makes me sad. As a “scholarship boy” he allows himself to be embarrassed of where he came from and that his parents were not as educated as his teachers.
His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress. He only saw the bad sides of love, and because of that, he kept himself from everyone; he never realised the good sides of love until later on in his life. Another main contrast between the two poems, is guilt. In both poems the poets both feel guilt, but in different ways. Harrison, who had a good and loving family life, felt guilty about the way he treated his father when mourning.
Lester’s new behaviour and attitude towards the Behrani family is unforeseen, as at first he seemed like a very caring person who wanted to help as much as he could, but as his hatred towards the family increases, his change in morality does too. It seems as if all the things that he once cherished, have vanished because of his overwhelming and negative emotion. Additionally, Lester’s behaviour only gets worse when he thinks about killing the Behrani family. While keeping the family hostage Lester, “waved his gun in their direction and told them to keep quiet”(263).At this point in the novel Lester is a completely different man, instead of trying to protect others, he feels the need to destroy them. This all originated from his hatred toward the family giving a hard time to Kathy.
John Proctor choose to go against the judge s orders for the reputation of his family can be ruin because of his action. This reveals that Proctor is a good man who cares about the good for the people and his family in addition, Proctor dies for what he believes. He believes that his family is before everything. Proctor chooses to die because he decides to give his kids a good reputation so they can
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
Chris McCandless does not feel he belong to the upper class society his family does. He resents this community because of their value of money and power. Because of his disconnection, Chris feels as though he has lost his identity and sense of self. He also feels disconnected from his parents. Chris feels as though he does not belong because he found out that everything his parents had been telling him was a lie.
He felt let down in his father, as he didn't arrest anyone or carry a gun, "And that disappointed me at times". David saw Wes as a great role model later when he realized what a challenge it was choosing between being a brother, sheriff and an employer to Marie. David starts to see his father in a different way because of the difficult situation he was in, evidence of this is shown when he "could appreciate the situation his father was in" therefore gaining respect for him. Unlike Wes, Frank was a negative role model to David. In Montana shows that David believed that Frank was the perfect "manly" role model until his true colours showed.
His father and mother were quite different from one another, while they both influenced Carnegie from different point of views. His father was a weaver, before he was laid off, while his mother was the type of woman to do anything to make sure the family was financially stable. Andrew couldn’t help but admire both his figures, but he also had envy and a few bits of dislike towards them. He was always made the odd one out, as his parents always took a more liking to his older brother. Such other influences such as their family’s poverty and lack of opportunities has made him realize that he didn’t want to live such a life, as he got older.
If their mother was still alive they would not have to hide from their father. Brian on the other hand attributed his experiences to the fact that life was harsh on him and he could not forgive the people in his life that hurt him. This was in the beginning of the movie. An example of this is when he refuses to visit his mother during the weekends and speakes rudely to his mother on the phone. Later on in the movie , after mixing with Rohana and Rohani he forgives his mother and goes to visit her.