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 fear of loosing his son led Romulus to attempt to better himself, seen through the statement “My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Although this method of parenting gave short-term dismay demonstrated through Raimond’s childhood outburst “you don’t love me”. It resulted in long-term fulfillment and a healthy relationship worthy of being recognized retrospectively within Gaitas
Unmoved by Neil’s extraordinary performance in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mr. Perry continues to insist on controlling his son’s life and dictating his every move. But Mr. Perry’s efforts were in vain; Neil had already experienced freedom—a privilege not easily relinquished. Neil eventually stands up to his father, but is unable to communicate his opinions to the increasing tyrannical traditionalist figure that his father has become. Rather than continuing to live a dreary half-life, Neil decides that the only way to gain control is by taking his own life. Though he lost everything in the process, suicide was the only way for Neil to stand up to his father and live life to the fullest (ala “Carpe Diem”).
“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” — Kent Nerburn Being a true father is never an easy task. As for Tom Garrison, a dynamic character in the play I Never Sang for My Father by Robert Anderson, his traumatic childhood memory of being abandoned has made it even more difficult for him to be a good father for his children. Those painful memories did turn him into a strong, remarkable man, but they also made him become a selfcentered person and a pathetic, unloving father. Steel that has gone through the hottest fire is the strongest one. Likewise, the hardships Tom had to endure as a child toughened his soul and sharpened his mind.
He is “cultured and rather insentimental man”. He does not reveal his emotion but “wept” when the Nazis invaded. During the Holocaust he and his son Elie become close and this gave him courage to survive as long as he could but unfortunately loses his faith and then got very ill after the “death march” and dies in the first night at Buchenwald.
He continues to lash out on his disagreements with his father until he truly understands his father’s true feelings for him. When Adam makes the choice to be active in his town’s militia, he begins his journey into adulthood. By day two of this novel Adam is partaking in one of history’s bloodiest battles and overcomes many difficult scenarios. One described on page 102 by Fast says, “Once I had established a fantasy about my father being alive, I was able to break it down and argue with myself, and then accept the fact that Father was dead.” Adam is overwhelmed by witnessing the death of his father, but quickly calms himself in a mature manor,
Andy loved his child and doubted he would kill anyone, but was afraid his father and grandfather’s killer instincts had been passed to him. The relationship between Andy and his mom was completely ruined. After the case was over Laurie and Andy had to find a school for Jacob. Doubting any school would accept “bloody Jacob Barber”. One day Jacob went with his mom to a school to see if they had luck this time.
Amir and Hassan where both concealed of the fact that Hassan was Baba’s true son despite Baba’s himself stating that ‘lying is stealing someone’s right to the truth’. The fact that Amir was finally told this information by Rahim Khan only highlights the idea that he was the only supportive male figure he had in his life, and the lack of communication between Amir and Baba makes Amir question the true identity of his father. In the same way, Amir fails to admit to his father as to what really happened in the winter of 1975, and now feels even more burdened with his ‘past of unatoned sins’ that have haunted him ‘for the last 26 years’. Secondly, many may see that joy was never present in some relationships because of the impact of their fathers on their lives. In Amir’s case, Baba was disappointed not to be graced with the archetypal Afghan son of the 1970’s that was tall, strong, sportive, willing to carry on the family name, but perhaps more importantly being able to stand up in himself.
More than anyone, a boy needs his father to approve of him and teach him how to be a man. Well, his father did not show him the love he required growing up. In all of Paul’s efforts to please his father, he was ignored and inadequate to his father’s expectations. In fact, his father praised a young man that worked as a clerk and insisted that Paul ought to be more like that gentleman. His father refused to give Paul money and argued that he has a job, so he can pay his own expenses.
Even though he witnessed many horrible things, he could not believe in his Father’s true work. He died because he was not aware of what was happening in the concentration camps. (Boyne, page 213) it states, “He assumed that it had something to do with keeping the rain out and stopping people from catching colds.” This shows that Bruno had no idea that he was taken to a gas chamber. Standing in the big room, in between skinny, shaved head men, he was more concerned on catching cold than the vision in front of him. Another example of how Bruno was avoiding thinking about what was happening around him was when he said, “I expect we’ll have to wait here till it eases off and then I’ll get to go home” (Boyne, page 212).