Arturo’s grandfather tells Arturo “I always thought your father was a cabrón.” While his grandfather is continuing to insult Raul, alongside his side of the family, Arturo can’t help but to think negative thoughts about his father. Whatever Arturo once admired about his father is squashed. The most famous quote in story, from Arturo’s grandfather is: “Let’s hope he’s not too much his father’s son.” These words seem to echo in Arturo’s head throughout the entire story. We start to see a definite change in Arturo; he has switched from being his father’s son, to being his mother’s son. In the back of his head, he knows that there is a sure chance that his parents will
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). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.
These impressions quickly placed stereotypes among them; Andy being the jock, Claire the popular princess, Bender the thief, Alison the psychopath, and the “Brian” being the genius. After spending the day with all these different personalities, Andy reminisces a time he beat up another guy to make himself feel bigger and tougher amongst his friends. He soon realized what a mistake it had been, understanding how difficult it would be for him to go home and face his father. Andy has been through the torment of never being good enough in his father’s eyes and he
Let me see if you can sleep alone tonight” – Father challenges his son to teach him what are traditionally important traits for men. This is a harsh kind of love – Father may seem irrational and brutal to Swami but at heart, he just wants to teach his boy to be courageous. This idea of tough parenting is carried across again here “He saw cruelty in his father’s nature”, The reader is given an insight into Swami’s feelings towards his father at this stage in the story. Father is represented here as a fierce, ferocious character, even towards his own child.
But he changed from listening to his parents and trying to make them proud to finally doing what he wants to do. Todd Anderson Todd Anderson is considered a dynamic character because in the movie his character starts off as a timid and self doubting, and has no confidence in himself. Everyone expects him to be like his older brother. Later on in the movie he changed thanks to mr. keating. Mr. Keating talks him in being a free-thinking individual and leader, Todd Anderson was able over come the final obstacle of his instability only following after his friend Neils suicide.
Billy’s father is an alcoholic, he neglects his son and shatters his dreams. As Billy prepares to leave home, he takes his father’s alcohol, “The old bastard will have a fit!” (page 2) he has done this with the intention of revenge, he despises his father and is aware that he is an alcoholic. There are also typical families like Old Bill’s, which includes a wife and daughter and has normal everyday routines. Old Bill was a workaholic but regrets this after tragedy strikes, “Too busy for breakfast, too busy for sitting down with the people I loved. And now I’ve got all the time in the world,” (page 109).
Also, in a way, it is to be believed that Neil saw himself in Todd, because Neil acted towards his father the way Todd acted towards everyone. By trying to help Todd, he thought maybe he could help himself. Neil claims, “the meek might inherit the earth, but they don’t make it into Harvard,” and he’s right, he’s meek, and he never makes it into Harvard. Todd’s worst fear is that his life has no meaning, and therefore, he has no verse to contribute. For example, after the first day of
This lack of psychological maturity, which results from his dysfunctional family life, is responsible Chris's lack of emotional development. In turn, it is Chris's lack of emotional maturity that baits the development of his obsessive and maladaptive behaviors in his adulthood. The primary source of Chris's dysfunctional childhood is the harsh abuse and routine neglect by his parents. Chris's father is an alcoholic that abuses Chris and his brother both physically and emotionally during their childhood. Although Chris's mother does not abuse them, she neglects them and enables the abuse by Chris's father by doing nothing to stop or prevent the abuse (Moore, 2006).
However, his egocentric, conceited attitude is largely due to the treatment he receives from his parents, and a result of puberty. Furthermore, “Maestro” is a bildungsroman. Through his retrospective narration about his younger self, we can see how Paul comes to regret many of his past actions. Thus, while Paul is arrogant and selfish at first, he recognises the error of his ways, and changes. Paul’s self-absorption and selfish demeanour is most apparent in his relationship with Keller.
He secretly auditions for the role of Puck in the prep school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, however, much to his dismay, his father learns of his actions and forces him to withdraw from the play. Deeply upset by his father’s reaction, Neil seeks advice from Mr. Keating, who in turn tells Neil to speak to his father and explain to him how he feels about acting. However, without the strength and courage to open up to his father, Neil is unable to do. Instead, he chooses to go against his father’s will and goes through with his performance. Unfortunately, Mr. Perry arrives at the end of the play, only to find Neil on stage.