Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
Also, Grant used to be a very hostile man and he didn't care for anything but from visiting Jefferson he started to care about his life and the things in it, he dedicated his whole self to helping Jefferson become a man and he would get into arguments defending his choices with his aunt even if she was very important to him and they never fought. This is greatly shown when Grant is on a visit with Jefferson along with his aunt, Emma and the reverend Grant talks to Jefferson and tells him how he needs him and how he is someone who can do so much while he cant, then he began to cry. This shows how Grant wants to make a change in his life. Grant is a person who goes from being miserable and only cares for himself into someone who can love other things in life and fights for
He has a son that helps him, daughters that help around the house and a very old-fashioned wife that disapproves of many things that make him happy. The father works to his fullest day after day, but throughout the story he does many things that shows that he wishes he lived a different life. He is chained down to the harbor and feels that there is no escape to live how he wants and that his life is set for him as well. Both, The Misfit and the father, struggle to live their lives the way they think they have to. Even though they have many chances to release the chains that hold them down they experience psychological pressures that trick them into say “yes” to their current lifestyle.
Hakeem is faced with another tough situation because he wants to keep his uncle happy but doesn’t want to get onto Savons bad side so he is lost with what to do. Overall I think this theme re occurs in this book many times to make the ending seem a lot greater than it actually is, to an average person they wouldn’t think anything of it. But someone dealing with the struggles that Hakeem has been facing would take it as a blessing. During the book Hakeem plays the guitar and writes music and poetry to vent out all his built up
Gary wants to break away from poverty and keep the next generation out of working in the fields or factories. The thought of having such a life like his parents made him scared and he overcame all of it as he explains in his book. Gary also, writes about the power television had on his siblings and on himself helps him to be where he is now. He is poet and enjoys life with his wife and
Chris loved books and found company in the characters in the books he loved, his favored author was Jack London who also hoboed around the country and returned to school at the age of 19. Mr. London became a writer because he wanted to escape from the horrific prospects of life as a factory worker, just like Chris who doesn’t like the
The war had greatly impacted his father’s personality, attitude and parenting style. Therefore Spiegelman’s personality and lifestyle were then influenced by his father's personality and parenting style. His father loved showing off how handy he was since that was one of his survival methods during the war. This made Spiegelman fearful to fix things because he was being compared to his father. Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that.
Pilgrim has a hard time adjusting after he gets home from the war. He marries for comfort and security, with no true feelings of love. He follows in his father-in-laws footsteps as an optometrist because the road to success in that field was paved with ease for him. His father-in-law put in most of the effort for him to be successful. Billy Pilgrim is traumatized, stressed and seems to be a very pathetic individual.
Amir only has one thing on his mind in the beginning of the novel, he is ambitious for his father's affection and approval. Amir is very different than his father, Baba. For example, he enjoys reading and writing and he is a coward. Baba sees this as a weakness, and since Baba is a strong, brave and confident man he disapproves of his son which leads him to give Amir less affection than he would if the two were more alike. The less affection Baba gives Amir, the more he wants it.“If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I'd never believe he's my son.” This directly shows how ashamed
His father and mother were quite different from one another, while they both influenced Carnegie from different point of views. His father was a weaver, before he was laid off, while his mother was the type of woman to do anything to make sure the family was financially stable. Andrew couldn’t help but admire both his figures, but he also had envy and a few bits of dislike towards them. He was always made the odd one out, as his parents always took a more liking to his older brother. Such other influences such as their family’s poverty and lack of opportunities has made him realize that he didn’t want to live such a life, as he got older.