Similarly, I feel that I was forced into a deeper sense of maturity that seemed beyond my age. Sarty and I share a very common bond due to the outlawed actions of our fathers. The conflictions of the Snopes family in this story are of anger, fear, and despair. Abner Snopes, the father, is an angry man. He believes that he is always right, he is abusive, and is always being short-changed by life.
Ponyboy Curtis: Ponyboy is the fourteen year old narrator and the protagonist of the story. Ponyboy is with a gang that calls themselves the Greasers. Since both of his parents died in a car crash he lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy is different then the rest of his gang, mostly because he has different interests than they do. Throughout the novel he must overcome many challenges to save his friends, family, and himself.
At first, he is extremely loyal to his father, as we see with most young boys they think their fathers can do no wrong, they place them on a pedestal and look up to them. As the father figure digs a deeper and deeper hole for himself and his family, Sarty realizes that this is simply an extremely vicious cycle. In the opening scene, he thinks that his father wants him to lie, and acknowledges that he will have to do so, despite strong feelings that it is the wrong thing to do. He fears his father more than he wishes to act, as he would like. Sarty watches his father get kicked out of town, track manure over his new employer’s rug, suffer the indignity of having to clean it, and then burn the landlord’s barn down.
Okonkwo’s Conflicts Continued Because of persistent beating and scolding, Nwoye is locked up by his own will and mind. Okonkwo thinks that Nwoye is effeminate and not independent enough to stand by his own will and become a man. Nwoye, who is Okonkwo’s son is known as the sad-faced youth. Okonkwo beat his son with frustration of him becoming like his own father, Unoka. Nwoye is improvident and dilatory with his activities, and Okonkwo disgusts him acting what his shameful father did.
"And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. "(17) Nwoye is presented as being similar to his grandfather, or at least that is Okonkwo's greatest fear: "Nwoye was then twelve years old but was already causing his father great anxiety for his incipient laziness. At any rate, that was how it looked to his father." (17) Here the narrator interferes in defense of Nwoye; what it looks like to his father may not be the truth about the boy. But who is Nwoye?
As a child, Amir was constantly trying to impress his father, Baba, who looked up to Hassan more than he did Amir. This caused Amir to always be jealous of Hassan, and would constantly test Hassan's loyalty. This was one of the things that I hated about Amir. No matter how much Hassan did for him, he still tested him. Amir would rather his father love him and be proud of him for one day than help his best friend from getting raped.
Even though David’s father makes little appearance in story he makes his appearance an important comment on the family relationship. It is obvious in “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” that David was frightened by his father. In the passage, “He did not mention money before his father. He would do much better by cornering his mother when she was alone” (Wright). He cannot
He has the same scar. It will make baba love him more. Besides it, in the family, Hassan is the servant he can get a lot of love from baba while Amir need to work hard but he still not get the love from baba. This reason makes him think Hassan is stealer who steals baba’s love. When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person.
As the play progresses many themes become apparent: justice, doubt, mercy, prejudice, even fathers and sons. Despite this complexity, Twelve Angry Men illustrates that these opposing concepts must exist, as they are inextricably bound in the formulation of justice. The father/son relationship juxtaposition between juror eight and juror three sets the major conflict, right and wrong, reasonable and unreasonable, merciful and merciless. Juror eight never mentions having a son, but his desire to seek justice through mercy when he says, “This boy’s circumstances contribute to why he is such an angry kid. He’s grown up in an unfavorable environment, which is unfavorable in part due to how we treat those living in such environments.