How important is family loyalty in the film? In his film On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan places great emphasis on the notion of loyalty. Not only does the film portray family allegiance as the blood ties between kin but also depicts the Hoboken community and the longshoremen as a faithful family. Similarly, despite the many vices of Johnny friendly and his goons, even these men display a sense of kinship. From the onset of the film, Kazan underpins the strength of family ties through a close-up of Edie, capturing her raw hurt and anger, as she demands to uncover ‘who killed, [her] brother’ the propelling force behind the plot.
Despite his instance that he “ain’t a bum,” Terry lacks the will to bring about change until he confronts his brother Charley with the realization that “he coulda been a contender… coulda been somebody” if it weren’t for Charley. That this has haunted Kazan’s hero and demoralized him so much has an enormous impact on Charley whose sacrificial death finally galvanizes Terry into taking action against Friendly. Terry’s decision here is not based on the plight of the workingman, but rather a deep seeded desire to do something meaningful and clear his conscience. Despite being shunned by both the longshoremen and his Golden Warriors, Terry proves his worth as a hero when he goes down to the docks to “get [his] rights.” Terry’s renewed faith in freedom and justice ensures that he is indeed “somebody” who can change the lives of others. This is symbolized by his donning
Through Terry's motivation of ridding his label of being a "bum", to Father Barry's search and fight for the truth at the docks, to Edie Doyle's love for Terry and his love for her, Terry gains a self-respect and a sense of freedom he has never know before. The quote, "I'm standing over here now..."- at the end of the film, signifies Terry's newly found understanding of himself, and of the world and is a result of his struggle to overcome corruption on the New Jersey waterfront. Terry Malloy's label of being a "bum" is a significant, motivating factor that impels Terry to win internal conflict with himself and external conflict with those around him. As evident in the first few scenes, Terry fights the ongoing harassment set upon him by others, particularly, Johnny Friendly's gang members, emphasising his ostracism from not only the gang, but from society as well. Terry is also seen in multiple scenes spending most of his spare time taking care of Joey Doyle's pigeons, which also signifies his admiration of the faithfulness of birds which is something he lacks in his own life, such as in his relationship with Charlie.
The topic of charity and philanthropy come under close analysis in “Bartleby the Scrivener”. The narrator finds himself torn between the desire to abandon Bartleby, especially once his presence begins to affect his business; and wishing to help him, in exchange for an honorable conscience. In Passage 2, the narrator pays recognition to the fact that man has gone to war and even killed for selfish reasons but never in the name of “sweet charity”. He strives to push his feelings of frustration towards Bartleby aside, and instead pity him. In the beginning of “Bartleby”, the young scrivener started out as the most productive employee at the firm.
On the other are truth and justice. The pull of family ties is strong, but soon Sarty realizes that what his father does is the wrong thing to do. Even though Sarty betrays his father at the end he but he realized that he must be put out the conflicts, and aim for a better furute, one that his father was not giving them. The biggest conflict is revealing the depth of his struggle to find his place among the demands of his father and his own developing ideas of morality for the first time. Sarty is overwhelmed by fear, grief to a better future, and
Not all the character mature during the novel one example being Caitlyn’s Dad, Regardless of his age. In ‘RAW’ Caitlyn’s father says many immature words about criminals and is very stereotypical of them. He calls them,”Gutless dogs!” and “Cowards”. He is also very immature when he being the older one starts a fight for no reason and decides to continue it with Brett. But Brett being the mature one in the end decides that walking away was the right decision and he was contented with this decision, “He’d lost one fight but won another”.
He has been so compromised in fact, that he has failed to take care of Terry and enable him to create his own identity, away from where a life on the waterfront would inevitably lead him. Instead, Terry becomes ‘owned’ by Friendly and his identity subsumed by Friendly’s world. ‘You was my brother Charley…you should have looked out for me,’ Terry says to Charley when he is given the ultimatum ‘are you in, or are you out’? Charley is consumed with guilt over the fact, that if it wasn’t for his greed, Terry may have grown into the educated and respected individual he so desires to be. This guilt leads Charley to sacrifice his life to protect Terry in a way that he never could when they were
He mentors these communities in need and guides them with concrete suggestions and guidance. He writes this memoir about his younger years involved in gang warfare, drugs, and jails, but also speaks of how he turned his life around. His spiritual quest in life is to mentor communities raise productive youth. This book he also, dedicated to his son whom is serving a prison sentence for gang- related activities. Rodriguez’s passion to help others warms one’s heart, his compassion is felt deeply.
A strong brotherhood bonds one another better. The story of Sonny and his older brother and Lyman and Henry Lamartine are faced to overcome challenges in their lives. James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” The positive and negative affects the setting had on
Doodles death Wouldn’t it be a tragedy to loose one of your younger siblings? In” The Scarlet Ibis” brother’s attitude leads to Doodles death because he had too much pride. Brother is cruel to doodle. For example the doctor has advised the family that “he mustn’t get too hot, too cold, or too tired, and that he must always be treated gently.” Brother ignores what Doodles doctor says, and does the opposite. Brother shows his arrogance.