The reason why the narrator wouldn’t help Doodle down before he touched his casket was because he wanted to show him who was in control. On the other hand, the narrator also shows his pride in a more positive light when he encourages Doodle to keep trying even though he fails repeatedly, “‘Oh yes you can, Doodle,’ I said. ‘All you got to do is try. Now come on,’ and I hauled him up once more” (Hurst 776). The narrator does appear to be the normal supportive big brother, until he states the real reason why Doodle walked, “Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 777).
Family members are supposed to be nice to each other. They aren't supposed to bully or be mean to each other. Doodle's brother, from James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis," does not follow this family standard. A lot of readers say that he was a good brother but the truth is that he was not. He was arrogant and ungenerous to Doodle and only did things for himself.
The Gift of Guilt Friedrich Nietzche stated, “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son, the unveiled secret of the father”. Baba kept a secret from everyone and this ended up causing Amir to treat Hassan differently. By reflecting Baba’s actions, Baba’s secret was unveiled through Amir. Amir tried to get his father’s approval and tried to be more like his Baba, but he thought he never would. The truth is that Amir is more like Baba than he knew.
In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe portrays a heroic man deemed with glorious and praiseworthy deeds he has contributed to the society. Okwonkos weak, poor, cowardly father motivates Okwonko to strive to become a better hero or person overall. First off Okwonkos success was mainly driven by the fear of resembling his father who is: weak, poor, and a coward. By having this bad father shifted Okwonkos perspective on life by being more of a materialistic man with power. For example, “He was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death” reveals how he perceives his father and shifted his whole life because of this.
In Montana 1948, Wesley Hayden has to make one of the toughest decisions of his life, do the right thing and arrest his brother, or let his brother off because they are family. In Wesley’s eyes, he felt that it would be better to stand up for justice instead of back up his family. As a result of standing up for justice, Wes paid a hard price. He was never his father’s favorite son, but when Wes arrests Frank (the perfect son), it doesn’t sit too well with Grandpa Hayden. Julian Hayden practically eliminates Wes from his family.
Since the day Amir is born, he feels that his father dislikes him. While his mother gave birth, Amir continually felt as though he had to fix the ruining of his father’s life of love with Sofia. After all, they did not have much similarity, leading to a problem; Amir really had nothing to do that could affect Baba since they have nothing similar. Baba was more energetic, confident, and big on taking risks whereas Amir is not. The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25).
It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it. The worse role model a father is, the more likely his children are likely to grow up and be poor role models for their own children. I have a friend whose father lives elsewhere due to divorce, and he is messed up for life. His dad made some bad decisions and that impacts him in many ways. One in three Americans live without a dad; that’s 24 million children.
Guilt. This would explain why Conrad doesn’t have a connection with his mother because he never received praising for his accomplishments. The character Calvin in the movie is Conrad’s father and he experiences Ego Integrity vs. Despair in Erickson’s theory. Throughout the movie Calvin becomes more and more aware of what kind of relationship his wife and son, Conrad have and after the death of his oldest son he realizes what kind of person his wife is.
Julian believes family is more important, while David sides with Justice. Wes struggles to decide between justice and family, which can clearly be seen throughout the novel. Though Wes knew his brother Frank was capable of the crimes, he didn’t want him to go to jail and refused to admit that the events which had unfolded were true. Wes carried out investigations hoping to find evidence proving that his brother wasn’t guilty. An example was when David saw his father Wes at the Coffee Cup.
He makes the anticipation of bad news worse than the bad news itself. As Kumalo “arrives” at the point of sorrow, it is a relief because although he still feels crushed to know all that has become of his son is a murderer, he at least stands on solid ground. This is shown when he goes to visit his son before the trial and loses respect for his brother because his brother refuses to try to grieve. He knows that by refusing to do so, his brother is also refusing to heal. Kumalo knows that there is no purpose in extending the journey, because then he would just be extending the pain.