Which father is more admirable and deserving of respect, the father from Wing’s Chips or the father from The Boat? Everyone has been through the experience of having to make a tough decision and having to sacrifice something you love or taking on something you really don’t want to. Being or becoming a father can be very tough especially if you have more than one child. Fatherhood isn’t an easy experience and it comes with many new challenges along with benefits. As a class, we read about two situations.
Nick talks about ‘Midas and Morgan’ who were both mythical and real people. This quote foreshadows that the novel is going to be a mix with myth and reality. Fitzgerald also uses chapter one to introduce the reader to Nick. He speaks about remembering his father’s advice – ‘people haven’t had the advantages you’ve had…’ this shows that Nick has strong morals and family values. His father also advises him not to judge too quickly - this shows the reader that this is one of Nick’s failings and that he judges people more quicker than he should.
Heaney describes his father at work when he was at his prime. It starts of with a matter-of-fact that his father “worked with a horse plough”. From then on the tone is one of admiration and respect for the strength and skill of his father. His shoulders are “globed”: with connotations of immense rounded size, just like the earth he is tilling. Nautical imagery is employed as these same shoulders are “globed like a full sail” – gaining a feeling of power and energy being harnessed and powered along.
Later in their friendship, we start to see that Lord Henry is merely stirring thoughts that Dorian already had inside of himself and was just afraid to let them be known. Lord Henry is also the person that leads Dorian into his New Hedonistic ways. It’s relevant that Dorian becomes aware of the new Hedonism in chapter 2 when Lord Henry says, “No, you don’t feel it now…there is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!” Dorian starts to realize that he is a good-looking man and he should start to take advantage of it. Dorian Gray’s eyes become further open to the New Hedonism when Lord Henry begins to say that the only good thing to do is seek out the pleasures in life and to not live by morality. One should do what ever one thinks feels is good.
Throughout the story the father has a lot of flashbacks, and his memory's come to life within his son. As he see's his son exploring the fun activities to do on and around the lake, he cant help but see a spiting image of himself as a young boy. E.B. White shows "limitations imposed by time" in the story by the father seeing his young son doing the things he too once did such things before, he cannot do them again because of time. The father has grown be a man, he can no longer jump around and act like a kid again in the lake, for he has lost his young innocence that all children bare.
CD: For example, making the Cyclops blind, “Straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and I leaned on it turning it as a shipwright turns a drill in planking, having men below to swing the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove” (Homer 906). CM: Odysseus was brave going through the cave and sea. CM: He also is strong hearted when he is back home on Ithaca. CD: In addition, when listening to the Sirens` song, “… let the tie you in the lugger, hand and foot, back to the mast …” (Homer 929). CM: Odysseus shows know kind of fear when losing some of his men.
During this paper, I will also discuss how I fit into these generalizations. According to the textbook, while self-disclosure is important for building rapport with other people, it is also an important way in which you learn more about yourself. I think that self-disclosure is very important in any relationship because it makes my partner feel more confident that I will tell the truth without holding anything back. Even if you tell part of the truth, it is still a lie. I can personally relate to this because my husband would only tell me certain things, but the facts would surface later.
Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
Lauren Ngo Acc. English 10 Mr. Sweger Essay #6 5.15.2014 Okonkwo the Tragic Hero “The story of Okonkwo is in a way the story of our culture; he pays a price because he places too much emphasis on strength and manliness.” Both the novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, and the modern American culture relate to this statement in many ways. With Okonkwo’s desire to become strong and manly, he eventually causes his downfall due to his fear of becoming like his weak father. Upon reading Things Fall Apart, one can clearly see Okonkwo’s fear which eventually leads to his downfall in the instances of his relationship with his son Nwoye, his own reputation, and even in Okonkwo’s death itself. Okonkwo, who has the desire to become a strong, ambitious leader for his people in Umuofia, believes that “Yam stood for manliness, and he who could feed his own family on yams from one harvest to another was a very great man indeed” (Achebe, 33).
Parents of the 1700's had different parenting values then the parents of today. Lord Chesterfield's letter to his traveling son, whom is traveling all around England, is a prime example of this. At first, Chesterfield seems full of doubt, wondering if his letter will even be of any help to his son. However, later on, the letter shifts into a seemingly threatning tone, telling his son that he needs to treat life like a competition and be better then everybody. With the use of understatement and irony, the letter states his values as a loving, yet strict father who only wants his son to succeed and nothing more.