Since Paul was born prematurely, this lead to some disabilities like being unable to read or write, Amasa had to provide extra attention to him. Amasa is a very busy man, and does not have much time to even raise a child, even worse one that needs so much more time. Not only does Amasa have to raise Paul, but he need to watch out for his wife who is what one can consider to be slow and very clumsy. Mary is not prepared to be a wife or a mother, and therefore Amasa has to make up for this missing part of family. On top of everything Amasa does for Mary, and treating her with so much care and protection, "Walking up the street ahead...in the protective way he had" (Davies 2).
Life was tough for him, growing up. Since, he was the youngest of the family, the age gap between him and his father is distant. He did not experience to have a father figure. Although, they all live together, he never got to interact or had personal conversation with his father. There was always misunderstanding and argument throughout his teenage life.
At first Mr. Duvitch has trouble being able to talk and connect with people because those around him wouldn’t talk to him and make rude remarks based on what he was wearing and because of where he worked. “ It followed that the Syringa Street young, meeting him on the street, sometimes stopped their noses as they passed him by—a form of torment all the more acute when Mr. Duvitch had to share it with the children that happened to be with him” (3). It took only one man for Mr.Duvitch to gain that freedom to become who he really was. Andy’s father gives him the opportunity to open up and I think that’s what Mr.Duvitch needed, “ As the host Mr. Duvitch was a man we were seeing for the first time. Overjoyed to have neighbors in his house, he was so full of himself that I was conscious of an invisible stature in him which made him seem quite as tall as Father” (14).
The novel illustrates how Jody's sense of responsibility helps him to resolve the conflict of meeting his own need to raise the fawn, and meeting his family's need for survival. Raising his pet fawn contributed largely to Jody's enjoyable childhood. Jody found himself often jealous of his friend's large collection of pets. When he finds the fawn, it fills a hole in his heart. The fawn brings Jody great joy, largely due to his yearning for a creature to love him as Old Julia loved his father.
He need their trust and builds it one step at a time. Once they are friends, his is very loyal to them. Toothless communicates with facial expressions and body language because they need to work together if they are to both fly. Toothless is also very tolerant of Hiccup, as Hiccup is slow in learning. Steward (Hiccup’s father) Steward is the Viking chief of the village and he feels disappointed that his son is very different from “normal” Vikings.
Mrs Carter, to me, seems quite passive and doesn’t really have a big role in the family. She loves her son, no doubt, but it seems as if she is afraid of going up against her husband, which is understandable given his violent temper towards Little Simon. Three words: Ignorant, Repressed, and “Housewife”. Little Simon is a lonely little boy, who have been let down by his parents many times before this story takes place. Only 6 years old, while his mother stands quietly by, Little Simon’s father does not allow him to dream, and beats him when tries to tell his parents about the reality in this 6 year old head of his.
Towards the beginning of the book Jody is basically irresponsible, and often skips chores to visit his favorite clearing and build flutter- mills. Jody’s father often overlooked this (as a child Jody’s father was raised by his very strict preacher father, so Jody’s father wanted to
He doesn’t have a good relationship to his father. Charlie doesn’t love his father. He’s not close to him. He feels like he is far away from him, and who only notices him spasmodically. He describes him like a thin, pale, indefinite wraith.
Mr Ewell is a terrible father due to his abusiveness and neglect. He doesn?t care for or look after his children and so Mayella, his eldest daughter, has to carry out his job. ?Nobody was quite sure ho many children were on the place. Some people said six, others said nine? With lots of children to take care of Mayella was only able to get two to three years of education and she had no friends.
However, despite George’s frequent bouts of anger and frustration, and his long speeches about how much easier life would be without Lennie, George is clearly devoted to his friend. He flees from town to town not to escape the trouble Lennie has caused, but to protect Lennie from its consequences. The men are uncommonly united by their shared dream of a better life on a farm where they can “live off the fatta the lan’,” as Lennie puts it. George articulates this vision by repeatedly telling the “story” of the future farm to his companion. Lennie believes unquestioningly in their dream, and his faith enables the hardened, cynical George to imagine the possibility of this dream becoming reality.