Kumalo's journey from Ndotsheni to Johannesburg and back demonstrates numerous times how strong love can be and how much it can do. His love for his son and sister remains constant throughout his fear for his own reputation and for the shame he might endure for defending them. Because of his love for his family, Kumalo comes back to Ndotsheni and humbly prays for God to "forgive her her [and him his] trespasses" rather than turning his back on the truth and pretending that nothing had happened (258). The Bishop himself urges Kumalo to move somewhere where "those things would not be known", but Kumalo's love of the land, the peoples' love for him, and the love that had replaced the fear between Jarvis and Kumalo all stepped in to prevent Kumalo from shying from the situation (295). Kumalo also shows the power of love when others are in pain.
Here, Kingshaw’s mother is trying to treat both the boys with equal respect.“I shall not make a favourite of my own child”, which is conveyed to the reader constantly as throughout the novel as her respect for her own child declines as her feelings for Mr Hooper increases . Hooper’s hatred for his own Mother peaks when he thinks to himself “He wished she were dead instead of his father” The phrase, “wish she were dead” conveys the fact that Kingshaw’s hatred for her is an extreme one, this is because he feels that he has been forgotten in place of Mr Hooper and Hooper . Also, the fact that he wants her to be replaced by his father, a person who he has never thoroughly met emphasises that he hates his mother who is suppose to be loving and caring more than anyone he has known. A point that is later made when in his mind Kingshaw exclaims, “he hated her more than Hooper now”. This exaggerates his hate for his mother even more as Hooper is Kingshaw’s worst enemy, this suggests that Kingshaw’s worst relationship is with his mother, potentially implying she is the reason for his death.
They are confused and don’t know whether to take action and find out why he has donned this dark drape, or to accept it and move about with their lives. The people grew distant from him, and eventually wrote him off as a good preacher, but slightly mad. Children, who normally loved his presence, ran from him and were utterly disturbed at the sight of him. When asked if Mr. Hooper would remove the veil , and given an answer that they didn’t want to hear, they isolated themselves from him. And even though the townspeople disliked his choice, they respected it.
Look like all they want to do is knock you down.” Enoch tells Haze about his abusive father and this mean lady he lived with before he came there. It really makes me wonder if Enoch ever had anybody to talk to and that is why he is so strong on Haze; because Haze is listening. Enoch tells Haze that he has “wise blood”. “When he realized that today was the day he decided not to get up. He didn’t want to justify his daddy’s blood, he didn’t want to be always having to do something that something else wanted him to do, that he didn’t know what it was and that was always dangerous”(135).
Never-ending human misery demoralizes her, and she no longer sees a reason to fight against it. Asagai reprimands her for her lack of idealism and her attachment to the money from her father’s death. He tells Beneatha about his dream to return to Africa and help bring positive
He hurts his mom after telling her he does not love her and “felt sorry for his mother and she made him lie. He would go to Kansas City and get a job and she would feel all right about it” (Hemingway 77). Krebs means it when he says he does not and cannot love anybody which hurts his mother deeply. Because he has lost or weakened his values he hides how he truly feels and lies and takes it back. He decides that he will run away to Kansas only to escape the problems he cannot confront in his family.
Amir’s mother died in childbirth and at times, Amir feels like Baba resents him for taking the life of his beautiful wife. Throughout the novel, Amir continues to resent himself for not living up to his father’s reputation as a great man. Amir often backs down from confrontations, something Baba would never do. When Hassan is being raped for Amir’s kite, Amir watches only for a moment before running away. Baba on the
| | “He thinks if he could teach him that, he’d be | | Some good perhaps to someone in the world. | 100 | He hates to see a boy the fool of books. | | Poor Silas, so concerned for other folk, | | And nothing to look backward to with pride, | | And nothing to look forward to with hope, | | So now and never any different.” | 105 | This poem conveys that people want to die on a “good note.” Mary, Warren’s wife impatiently waits for Warren to come home to tell him the news that Silas, a former helper has returned “home” because he is ill. Warren doesn’t want to waste his time dealing with Silas because Silas broke his contract he had with him. Mary pleads that Silas is sick and is in need of great help. Warren doesn’t really care because he thinks that Silas’ rich brother should take care of him.
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.
Joseph’s lack of support to the family triggered a divorce. His inability to overcome negative thoughts pushed him into depression and alcoholism. After the divorce, Joseph was denied a chance to be with his wife and children. He denied his children a chance to have a fatherly figure, and this is one of the contributions to his inner thoughts about his family. When he reflects back on how he was one time in love with his wife, he develops thoughts of having another sexual relationship as noticed by his attempt to date another woman without success.