In the book, Gary talks about how his television images motivates him to have a way out of Fresno and it kept him fighting to find away out of poverty. He fought for a place where he can plan his roots and be accepted for who is. Gary also had many family conflicts but the biggest one was with his step dad. Gary’s lack of education and being mistreated in school made him think that his future was going to be living in Fresno the rest of his life like his parents did. Gary wants to break away from poverty and keep the next generation out of working in the fields or factories.
Fences in Fences August Wilson's Fences is about Troy Maxon, an aggressive family head who struggles to keep a successful relationship with his family and friends. Fences are used to either keep things and people out or in. Troy Maxon built many personal fences and committed many actions to do just that. He has spent the later part of his life trying to support his family and make sure that he fulfills his responsibility as the man of the house, a far cry from what he had in his own abusive childhood. All of the obstacles he faced in his past life severely impact the way he handles relationships and situations in the present.
FATHER/SON RELATIONSHIP Blacky’s relationship with his father is integral in moulding the adolescent that he is. Although the relationship between the two is clearly negative, it somewhat helps him to look past the fatherly influences, and to seek positive role models to assist him through the journey to maturity. Blacky’s self-esteem levels are low due to the negative relationship and he expects no support from his father. His relationship with his mother, the relationships he develops with other men assist Blacky in developing the courage to stand up for what he believes in. During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son.
Which father is more admirable and deserving of respect, the father from Wing’s Chips or the father from The Boat? Everyone has been through the experience of having to make a tough decision and having to sacrifice something you love or taking on something you really don’t want to. Being or becoming a father can be very tough especially if you have more than one child. Fatherhood isn’t an easy experience and it comes with many new challenges along with benefits. As a class, we read about two situations.
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.
He finds it challenging to have lost his father as the motif of “the boat” is used to emphasize the loss of his father. He feels that “no boat rides restlessly in the waters” generating an idea that you won’t be happy throughout your whole life because he has lost his happiness since the day he lost his dad. His memories of his father are remembered as “gigantic” and “being elevated”. But to him they are “only shadows and echoes” of his past. The “earliest recollection” of the father is filled with imagery such as “stubble of his cheek” and “ sound …boots galumphing along”.
Elia Kazan’s ‘On the Waterfront’, is a story of Terry Malloy’s ultimate journey of fulfilling his dreams on becoming a contender and becoming a man from a ‘bum’. Two of the most influential people, Father Barry and Edie Doyle constantly remind Terry to listen to his conscience. ‘On the Waterfront’ takes the audience on a journey through terry’s life, which gives them an insight into his life and dilemmas which he faces along the way. Terry’s redemption took time and was aided by the support of others. When Johnny Friendly’s gang murders his brother Charlie, Terry realizes the union corruption makes the decision to go against the union and make them pay, now that he’s felt the pain personally.
George assumes the role of Lennie’s keeper by giving him protection from getting into trouble, being a role model, and giving Lennie a companionship the way a big brother would. If it weren’t for George keeping Lennie out of trouble he would most likely be living a hard life in jail. Throughout the novel Lennie has shown many times that he cannot seem to stay out of trouble, which is when George comes to save the day. For example, George tries to keep Lennie out of Curley’s way, knowing that he has a grudge against him. When George hears that Curley hates big people he takes action knowing that Curley will hurt Lennie at any chance he gets he tells Lennie, “ Look Lennie, You try to keep away from him, will you?
He is frustrated and mad that he can’t provide her with the best. It is a constant struggle for him as man not to be able to have all the things he wants. His mom knows that what Walter plans on doing to accomplish his goal of providing the best, is not the best choice. “Mama: Baby, how you going feel on the inside? Walter: Fine!...Going to feel fine…a man… Mama: You won’t have nothing left then, Walter Lee” (Act 3, Scene 3 pg 438) .
Stephenie Stevenson Christine Warrington ENG 202 NA 5 November 2013 The story Metamorphosis, demonstrates how we allow every day life to over take us to the point that we change into something that we are unable to identify. Gregror did everything for everyone, but nothing for himself. He didn’t enjoy life because he was too busy working at a job that he hated in order to pay off his parents debts and to take care of the household; while they did nothing to help or to show him any appreciation. This story also show how one can give their all and when they are in need of help those that he or she helped along the way will turn their backs with no regard to you. While I was reading, “Metamorphosis”, it made me view life in a different way, and made me come to a decision of taking time out for myself in order to enjoy every essence of being me, and not neglect myself.