The story is about a boy born with autism and Jose a single father raising him throughout his daily life struggles with society. The time, love, and devotion a father gives his disabled boy cannot cure him but help him get by each day. Mario Garcia’s short story, “Poolman” argues that although society may believe that raising a disabled child is a tragic sacrifice, it is mutually beneficial. The story also argues that society does not always understand how to treat a disabled person. The story finally argues that the love of a parent is powerful enough to overlook nature’s flaws.
Larry calls it irony that his prayers were answered because he prayed that his father would return from the war, and when his father actually returns from the war, he wishes that he would leave again. 4. Larry thinks that God is someone that will grant his wishes and take care of his wants. He does not see God as a spiritual being, but as someone that can control his fate. Basically he thinks God is there to do things for him that he wants to happen.
Elie and his father have a strong relationship and Elie wants to survive with his father. Rabbi Eliahou and his son’s story makes Elie realize that he has to take care of his father and both of them live. Rabbi Eliahou’s son treats his father badly and leaves the father, because he does not want to be stuck with an old man. His son got both of them killed. In response to this Elie asks, "My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done,"(67).
This indicates that he lacks the love from his real father. The boy tries to live up to his fathers expectations, and has a strong bond to his father. Loyalty and being true to your closest is also an important element of the boys behaviour, he protects his father no matter what, and that is a crucial part of the boy´s mental state in this short story. The boy is naive and has high thoughts of his father, these thoughts are shown through the boys’ actions and delighted comments. The boy protects his father when his mother speaks badly of him.
He is thoughtful one moment and conniving the next; he's willing to sacrifice for his family, but he's also willing sacrifice someone else's family for the benefit of his own, and he is unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions. “All my sons” is about living the American Dream. Joe has the house in the suburbs after WWII, has the perfect child, lives in the perfect neighborhood, and shares his life with the perfect neighbours. What Joe perceives as perfection was bought on lies and deceit. His feeling of family loyalty is based on disloyalty to others.
Anyone can create a child but it takes a real man to be there for his family. One thing that I learned from the man that raised me, my father, is responsibility. I do not try to be everyone’s friend and I realize that not everyone will like me no matter how much I try. What matters to me, at the end of the day is that when all is said and done, even if they don’t like me they can depend on me. Respect is also what makes a man, respect for oneself, your family, and women.
Huck’s father teaches his only son that life is not worth living, while on the other hand Jim gives Huck the strong fatherly support that Huck needs including, friendship, and knowledge for Huck to become a real man unlike his father. Even though Huck and Jim are both from different racial backgrounds the time they spend together allows them to surpass their ethnic differences and become just like true family father. For the father son relationship that Huck Finn needs to work requires respect and love from the child for the father. Jim is in the deepest corners of Huck's heart and in the story we see how Huck's powerful his compassion is for Jim. Such an example is when the rattle snake bites Jim, and Huck ensures that he brings him back to life.” Jim told me to chop off the snake's head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it.
The father is all about his son, probably the best a father could be to protect his son. His stand- point on God is he wants his son to have something to believe in when he is gone. He tries to convince the child, and possibly himself that God is still an active cause to believe in, “My job is to take care of you. I was appointed to do that by God” (77). Here and there he will make small references for the kid even though his belief is cloudy.
There was always misunderstanding and argument throughout his teenage life. It was a struggle for his mother to always have to defend him to his father. His oldest brother tried filling in as a father figure to him. He learned to appreciate his brother more than his father. Although life was rough for him he managed to learn positive qualities such being humble, wise, unpretentious, well-behaved, leads others, organized, respectful, self-giving, and most of all thoughtful.
Thesis: Lalit struggles to keep his family unit close in the midst of all the changes, stress and accepting his family growth, yet he still maintains a positive roll model through an effort to keep his cultural identity. Monsoon Wedding Lalit is the strongest motivator in the family in that he wants to be a good father and husband. In resulting to be a good roll model he struggles with balancing cultural expectations in his role as father, provider, mentor and husband. Not being able to help the new modern change and technology filled generation change, Lalit seems baffled at the younger generation and their way of life goals. He tries everything in his power to make things run smoothly and to make a good impression, yet Lalit’s expectations are high and he comes from a background of a hard worker.