Max Ukrainec Mrs. Pudas ENG3U1-01 19 December 2013 The Complicated Father-Son Relationship A good father is someone who loves and respects his child and would do anything for that child, even risk his own life. A good father is always there for his child. As the novel, The Kite Runner is read the reader finds out the type of father that Baba was and his complicated relationship with his son Amir. Hossieni shows us the real characters people are, but the important thing is the relationships with each other and how they react to one another. Baba is the important character that controls everyone, such as how they live their lives and puts the negatives with the positives.
He believes that he is always right, he is abusive, and is always being short-changed by life. Even though his wife is impartial to his actions, she looks at him with an “anxious face at his shoulder,” which describes how weary she is when in the presence of her husband (Faulkner 1961). My father was also abusive. I was not yet born so I was not victim to the abuse but my older siblings and mother were not spared. Similarly, Sarty’s whole family lives under a blanket of fear and anxiety due to his father’s insecurities, and resentment for people who belittle him.
On the other are truth and justice. The pull of family ties is strong, but soon Sarty realizes that what his father does is the wrong thing to do. Even though Sarty betrays his father at the end he but he realized that he must be put out the conflicts, and aim for a better furute, one that his father was not giving them. The biggest conflict is revealing the depth of his struggle to find his place among the demands of his father and his own developing ideas of morality for the first time. Sarty is overwhelmed by fear, grief to a better future, and
Keller taught Paul 'life lessons', which was derived from his own life, plagued with suffering. Paul becomes fascinated with his past, and later discovers through Keller how hard a life he led after the death of his wife and child. Keller blamed himself for losing them, because like paul, he also had too much pride, and thought nothing would harm the family 'who played for hitler'. he was so hurt by his own arrogance that he wanted to kill himself. however, keller survives.
Elie saw it as his duty you ensure his father’s survival and their shared ordeal make them closer, assisting both in their will to survive. During the time Elie and his father spent in the Nazi concentration camps they both changes in different ways but still managed to stick together. The horrifying thing they saw and were made to do forced Elie to learn skills to continue to live. He changed from an innocent child into a young man with only one thing on his mind, survival. As Elie was becoming stronger his father Chlomo had a dramatically opposite effect and was slowly loosing faith.
This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love. Gonerill and Regan are the complete opposite here as they show dishonesty in lying about how much each of them loves their father. As soon as their father has given them their share of inheritance they become ungrateful and no longer care for their father. ‘And in good time you gave it.’ Here Regan tells Lear that he took his time
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli. Forgiveness is difficult to do, but it brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. In Courageous, Nathan goes to his father’s grave and forgives him for walking out of his life. Every child needs a fatherly figure in his or her life, because he will set the tone for their future. It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it.
Baba’s cold attitude as a parent makes Amir unable to love his father and in the process begins to ‘fear him too and hate him a little’. As a result Amir quietly defies his father and decides he will not succumb to his father’s ‘molding; ways. The silent animosity between father and son ends when Amir succeeds a kite-flying contest and Baba finally shows pride in his son, ‘seeing Baba on that roof, proud of me at last’ providing an insight into the joys of their relationship. However by Amir finally undergoing a change of traits and showing the attributes his father feared he lacked, highlights the flaws in their relationship: Is it right that Amir should have to go to extreme lengths to ‘win’ his own fathers affection? Fatherly love shouldn’t be a contest quantified by the slashing of kites, such actions are hardly the foundations for a joyous relationship.
Andrew Bittmann English 102-b05 Weathers Unmainly Grief Claudius could hardly be considered to be a model of upright behavior, given that he seduces Gertrude while the grief over her husband’s death is still fresh. While he is obviously advancing his own motives, his speech to Hamlet about “Unmanly Grief” is oddly compelling. Claudius takes the view that all men die, all men lose their fathers. They enter a period of appropriate grief and then move on. Because hamlet is not conforming to this norm, Claudius suggests that Hamlet’s grief is not only unhealthy, but unmanly.
Mr Birling is a very selfish man who ‘has to make his way’ and doesn’t think of anyone but himself and his family; he thinks the community is stupid. He likes to make predictions on future- the unsinkability of the titanic, the impossibility of the war and the promises of technology. Sheila is presented as a very pretty and a quite honest character. She is engaged to Gerald Croft and they have just had their engagement party. When the inspector tells Sheila about Eva Smith she showed a lot of emotion and felt that she had to tell the inspector everything that happened.