During the Simon’s (Matt and Marie’s son) birthday party, there were some conversations between Kate, Daniel and Kate, Marie; Marie told Kate to face the truth that Matt’s life was not a failure, and he love his son, his family and the farm. The most important thing that bothered Matt, however, was that Kate cannot forgive Matt and cannot understand him. Daniel also has made some progress (Page 281-282); he tells Kate to look at real world too; also, Daniel point out that Kate had put the story in a place that was too heavy. Actually, Matt did not change after being a famer. He can be a scholar; however, he just found out he like farming, too.
‘bah!’ said scrooge, ‘humbug!’. The ghost shows him and his sister and starts to realise how much family made him happy, scrooge feels very happy when he sees his sister ‘so she had cried’ which shows he hasn’t seen his sister in a long time. Scrooge acts miserly and miserable when his clerk asks for a little more money for Christmas. ‘let me hear another sound for you’ said scrooge ‘and you’ll keep your Christmas by losing your situation’. The ghost takes him back to fezziwigs party, scrooge cried out in excitement ‘why it’s old fezziwig!
The reason to Conrad’s suicide attempt is his mom's acute coldness towards him shows her ultimate despise of Conrad because she blames him for not dying instead of her favorite first born son. After his suicide, Conrad is asked to see a psychiatrist by his father. Cal tries to bring the family back together, Beth, Conrad and himself, but fails to do so. Beth never once visited Conrad in the hospital and barely checks up on him to see if he was asleep. She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son.
At one point she goes into a state of shock and depression because Yuniors father told her he was coming home to see them but he never showed up. This made their mother sad and she left to live with her other relatives for a while. When she came back she acted like she had a lot of feelings built of inside her and they were waiting to burst
The hope that the family will be successful and live a happy life once brought joy to the family. The hope that the boys would go into business for themselves brought joy to Linda and Wily. What destroyed it is the fact the Biff finally realized that he is not the person his dad wants him to be and that is not his
Alex Wagner Hobbs ENC1101 1 October 2014 Summary and Personal Perspective Essay “In response he expected us to play the part of an enthusiastic family, but we were unwilling to resume our old roles” (44). In life, unreliable people surround us. These people often break promises, bringing disappointment to others. Sometimes the undependable person may not realize the disappointment the empty promises bring to others. Like in the quote from “The Ship Shape” by David Sedaris, the father expected the family to be excited about the promises, but instead they were disappointed because they had been let down numerous times.
"The History of Christmas" is the story of the origin of Santa Claus and his impact on the world today. St. Nicholas was a wealthy Christian priest and later bishop, who traveled the country helping people, giving gifts of money and other presents. His gifts were given late at night, so that the gift giver's identity would remain a secret. The Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, and his drawing was used in the first Santa ads for the Coca-Cola Company's Christmas advertising in the 1920s. However, as the years progressed, the Santa advertisement had numerous images by many different artists, including Clement C. Moore's traditional St. Nicholas.
The hatred he has for his father was bottled up inside him and the trigger was when his mother died. To cope with everything he turned to drinking, as probably his father did as well, and involuntarily fell into his father footsteps. His father lived poor and his parents abandoned him forcing him to be homeless and fend for himself at a young age he was never told this until his mother died because she had promised never to tell his story because he wanted to keep his honor. His hatred for his father faded a bit but never forgave him for beating his mother and being the cause of her death. He hates that he became like his father, an alcoholic, he wants to stop and be better for his family and instead of following in his father’s footsteps he wants to be better and make his own.
It creates a happiness and builds something to work towards. However, some parents chase after goals in which they just are not suited for. For instance, in “Death Of A Salesman“, Willy, the father of Biff and Happy, creates a false sense of a positive outlook on searching for a career and what it takes by saying that, “The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.” (Miller Line 625-627). In fact, these ideas are the exact opposite of what it takes to be successful in the business world. Willy thinks that if he were to tell the truth to his kids, they wouldn’t respect him for not being as successful as he claims to be.
Bob Cratchit is a character with little money and finds true happiness in spending time with his family. Bob Cratchit came home from work to his family for a Christmas dinner. Bob’s family played a prank on him by hiding the older daughter in a corner. When Bob asked where she was the family told him that she didn’t come. Bob got sad and then she came out of the corner and surprised him and Bob was then filled with joy.