We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship. However the Harmonium is used to describe his father so therefore his family life whereas in Nettles it is reversed. The Nettles, that had caused pain for the boy, is actually describing soldiers and war therefore the underlying message is not about family but about war and the underlying message
Elie and his father have a strong relationship and Elie wants to survive with his father. Rabbi Eliahou and his son’s story makes Elie realize that he has to take care of his father and both of them live. Rabbi Eliahou’s son treats his father badly and leaves the father, because he does not want to be stuck with an old man. His son got both of them killed. In response to this Elie asks, "My God, Lord of the Universe, give me strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done,"(67).
The mood, however, is sadness, as the reader is left with an impression of a son who is desperately trying to reach out to his father and to show his love, but he is rejected at every turn. When he show the money he had to his father, this turned him angrier because the father said, why he didn´t tell him before, finishing the relationship. 2) How does Pritchett make us feel sympathy for the old man? (same way of answering) For the most part, the old man isn’t likeable. He’s portrayed as a grasping businessman who looks down on his son for choosing to work as a low-paid university lecturer.
He is not of noble birth; He is just the average guy. He does however make an error in judgment that leads to his son’s failure and ultimately to his own decline. Willy is having an affair and when Biff finds out, it crushes him. The love between Father and son is destroyed. Biff then decides that he is not going to finish school and therefore does not become successful, which was his Father’s big dream.
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
In the film Boy, directed by Taika Waititi, there were several major turning points. I will focus on how Boy’s view of his father, (Alamein), changes, Boy losing his best friend and when boy begins to respect Rocky, (Boy’s younger brother), more. After Alamein accidentally kills Leaf, (Boy’s pet goat and closest friend), Alamein does not care enough about what he ran over and did not even care to check what it was. It is at this point that Boy realises that Alamein is nothing like the stories he used to create about his father that was never there for him and realises what a bad person he is. Boy still tells Rocky lies about Alamein in order to protect him from the person their father really is.
Montague. At the beginning of the book Mr. Montague and Benvolio talk about Romeo. His father explains how Romeo keeps his distance when talking about his love life. “ But he, his own affections’ counsellor, is to himself (I will not say how true) But to himself so secret and so close, So far from sounding and discovery” This quote demonstrates how personal, and sensitive Romeo is and how his relationship is towards his father; this quote proves that Romeo doesn’t trust his father as much as he trusts his best friends. He talks to his bestfriend such as Benvolio, about all of his problems but yet his relationship with his father is too weak and not trust worthy enough to talk about his love life and his problems whatsoever.
During this meeting, they discussed Holden’s academic failure and his unwillingness to conform to society and apply himself to his studies. Antolini has a paternal attitude towards Holden. He seems genuinely concerned about the boy and tries to help him realise that his irresponsible behaviour is spiralling out of control. He tells him he is headed for a fall and “the man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit the bottom.”(Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) He offers advice: “The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” (Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) The visit is relaxed and friendly. He doesn’t question Holden too much.
And the other fear and not less important, is to accept the fact that his son is dead. To sum up, the two most important issues to highlight are the irony and merciless caused of fears. The irony is shown when the narrator says: "his children made fatherless" and it turns that it is the father who becomes childless because of scaring of dying ,so he defends himself to survive of the robbery. When the narrator says: "Mercy was the unknown word", this is because the young men are afraid of falling in poverty, so they will not have mercy on the old man or anybody. No matter what they do, they want to get in their society.