Confirmation to support this is when David reveals "did I wonder what might happen if I killed my uncle". David managed to see some good in people including his father. Watson demonstrates the life of David Hayden growing up, and realizing later what a great role model he had in his father. David saw his father as a weak man and he thought his perfect role model was Frank, which is seen as he said "not manly figure like uncle Frank". He felt let down in his father, as he didn't arrest anyone or carry a gun, "And that disappointed me at times".
B. Unloved- The changes he and his brother went through were so different that they don't feel like brothers anymore. He thinks that they can't be close because if he we're to get killed, it would seem like his brothers fault. C. Hate- The artist believes things can't be like the good days, they have to be full of hate and no love. There needs to be change and hate needs to be taken out of everyone’s lives but still nobody sees any changes. III.
Unfortunately Ralph, has been so focused on trying to lead the boys, thinking they would follow him simply because he was chief. He never quite realizes that there is an evil in the boys, as well as himself, that must be overcome with strong government and laws. Ralph's leadership, based simply on one vote and no real authoritative actions, has not been strong enough to lead the boys or to get the head to tell him the answers. Ironically, Simon, who did know the answers, is dead, killed when Ralph himself was taking part in the ritual
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.
Chris decided to drift away from everybody. Choosing to be alone and not care about your family was arrogant of him. In chapter 12, Chris found out about his father living a double life. He decided to keep that a secret from everyone, including his father. For example,
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.
At one point, when Chlomo was being beaten by Idek, he was ashamed of his father and he didn’t feel any grief for him. When Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondons him, Elie prays to God to never let him abandon his own father like that. Elie says “Rabbi Eliahou’s son had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival. I had done well to forget that. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahou should continue to look for his beloved son.
Biff no longer had his own dreams or desires in life, he merely wanted to keep his suicidal father pleased for the time being. Although Biff’s life was less complicated as a salesman for the time being, when his father passes away, Biff was going to have to continue the undesired life of a salesman. Biff “[didn’t] have a seed in the ground” (122). Biff had no foundation or dreams to live for. Biff cannot grow and develop into a successful adult because he has nothing to work from, just as a plant cannot grow when there is no seed
As soon as he felt like he was finally settling down, he left the family he was staying with. He was constantly being picked on for always being the skinny, nerdy, new kid. Second, Dave had to face the challenge of being judged because of what he was, a foster kid. Some people thought that he was in that situation because he had committed bad things but they didn’t know his story, he doesn’t like to share it, he
Simply stated, he is the man voted most likely to do anything in his senior yearbook. That anything turned out to be an English teacher, or better a life teacher, to a group of young men who were naive about the world they lived in and everything outside of their small boarding institution. Meet John Keating, the teacher played by Robin Williams in the influential movie Dead Poets Society. The teacher who used all aspects of the word ethos to motivate and transform his students’ lives. Ethos can be described as the nature, character, or unique values peculiar to a particular human being.