When Troy hesitates to allow the football recruiter to come by, Rose declares that Cory is able to make something out of himself because “times have changed from when you was young, Troy. People change. The world’s changing around you and you can’t even see it” (40). Troy believes that his son won’t make it in football because he unconsciously reminds himself of the injustices of the world he grew up in. Troy’s inability to accept change and even his inability to see the change the world is undergoing directly hurts his relationship with not only Cory, but also indirectly impairs his ability to understand his own wife.
In the movie Rudy’s family is somewhat dysfunctional with his older brother being the antagonist who always made fun of dreams and tried to tell him it would never happen. His Dad did not support him and just expected his sons to follow in his footsteps and work at the power plant he ran. Rudy did not have an older brother named Frank in real life; the character is all the people telling him he couldn’t do it combined into one. Also in real life Rudy had two older sisters and was the oldest boy of 14 children. He had a well-structured and supportive family in real life.
This can be observed when Vladek wakes up Artie early in the morning to ask him to help fix the roof (page number). Artie refuses and we can later on observe Artie telling his wife that he rather feel guilty than to travel to Queens to help his father (page number). Then once he was with his father, he started feeling guilty he asked his father if he needs help fixing anything (II, 99). The guilt of not helping his father ate up at him and he realized with wasn’t very son like of him not to help his father out. Another example of Artie feeling guilty about not being a good son is seen when he goes to see his therapist.
He graduated from junior high at the top of his class. However, when a favorite teacher told Malcolm his dream of becoming a lawyer was "no realistic goal for a nigger," Malcolm lost interest in school. With his teacher successfully putting an end to his dreams of a rightful career, Malcolm decided to forgo the continuance of education and began his criminal ways that ultimately resulted in his incarceration. If Malcolm X was alive today it would have been easier for him to teach himself to read and write with all the advancements in technology. TV and images from magazines and newspapers may be more inspiration to learn than just Bimbi’s ability to converse with a high level of intellect.
Whether one is beginning or ending there is always a constant entertainment of sports being watched throughout. The movie Rudy made in 1993 starring Sean Astin as “Rudy” was the star of a true story. The movie directed by David Anspaugh and produced by Robert N. Fried made a phenomenal movie that was rated one of the best sports movie of all time (Michael Medved, New York Post) Rudy was always put down his entire life; he wasn’t good enough, smart enough, big enough, he wasn’t capable to do anything. His only dream ever since he was a little boy was to play football for Notre Dame. His family would just laugh at his dreams and believed that he wasn’t capable to do it even though they were fighting
Brother made him "swim until he turned blue, row until he couldn't lift an our" and made him rush wherever they went so "his face turned red and his eyes became glazed." (601). Brother was determined to return to school having a "normal" brother that he could not be ridiculed and made fun of for because he lacked skills that others had, or that he was different. Brother devoted a lot of effort into making Doodle normal in his eyes, and was determined not to let Doodle fail him. He worried more about what other people thought of his brother than what really mattered the most, which was Doodle
Both examples show how each of the boys are opposed to face their own realities, and because of this they end up hurting themselves. Other similarities between both characters are displayed throughout the stories also. Such as, in the book, Finney finds out Gene pushes him off the tree on purpose, and Finney doesn’t want to ask why because he “believes [him],” and that it would crush Finney (Knowles 191). Since he cannot bear to face the circumstances, consequently Finney, who became “increasingly dependent on Gene,” dies with a broken heart (Telgen). In the same way, Neil is clearly resistant towards his father when he lies to Mr. Keating about asking for his father’s
Doddle was obviously attempting to do something that may have killed him but he’d tried anyways. His brother being ashamed of him being invalid brother, wanted to train him run, swim, climb trees and fight. But because of his brother having to go to school and Doddle being sick, they were a bit behind they’re scheduled. They decided to double the efforts. “Wherever we went, I would purposely walk fast until Doddle face turned red and his eyes became glazed.” Doddle was trying to beat his disabilities but it was something he couldn’t have beaten.
Cory has been presented with an opportunity and Troy is too stubborn to accept, or even listen to the benefits that Cory will reap. Troy believes that Cory will be better off working at the A&P, even though Cory will benefit from going to college and playing professional football. The animosity between them strengthens through the play, and they start to get into real, physical fights over their disagreements. An internal conflict that Cory faces at the end of the play is the choice to go to his father’s funeral or not. Cory still feels anger towards his father even after his death, and is eventually persuaded to attend his father’s funeral by his mother.
Patrick’s College. As a high school student, Peter was sent to a Catholic school to which he never really fit in. He “stuck pines needles into the motto” on his uniform; felt “like a foreign tourist” and was so bored with his studies that he had to play games with himself, “could say the Lord’s prayer in one breath”. So although his mother hoped and sacrificed for a better education for him, the son hoped for more - “that is wasn’t for the best”. Second generation immigrants struggle with belonging in part because of the struggle their parents go through.