He understands the sacrifices that Darry has made to raise him and his brother. Even though Ponyboy sees that his brother works hard to provide for them, he still thinks Darry just doesn't care for him at all. He thinks Darry is always nagging him to use his head and to be good. This changes when Soda and Darry come to the hospital to visit Ponyboy after he has been hurt in the church fire. Ponyboy has a revelation.
Harmonium and Nettles Harmonium and Nettles both highlight the theme of memory. As they both are looking back over past memories that are painful, the poems feature the feelings of being helpless in stopping the hurt that was caused. The writer in Harmonium feels remorse for the things he hadn’t said to his father as Armitage states “then mouth in reply some shallow sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard”. The writer in Nettles is protective of the recurring threat to his child that he can’t destroy. “rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless.
A Father’s Love The poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden is a result of the speaker’s reflection on his past experiences with his father. Hayden shows all the little things the father did for his family and how the speaker took them for granted. Looking back, the speaker now realizes and understands what the father had really gone through for him. The descriptions Hayden uses express both directly and indirectly the idea of unseen love. Hayden goes into detailed explanations of examples of the father’s devoted love.
The Nazis inhumanity and brutality slowly diminished his hope and desire to live. Despite Elie’s constant battle, it is from the interaction with other characters that he is able to maintain his hope. Elie depends on his father for support, and his love for his father makes him strengthen his hope and desire to live. When they arrived at the camp, his father said that he would rather Elie to go with his mother than to see what they were going to experience as men. The father began to cry and this was the only time that Elie saw his father cry.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Ramanjot Dhillon Mr. Desjardins ENG4U0-G February 12th, 2014 Deception and Truth Although humans look to love, being naive will only bring disappointment and grief. In the short story "Was it a Dream? ", Guy de Maupassant tries to implement the idea that nobody can be trusted. To begin with, the protagonist (who remains unnamed) is a man in the midst of grieving the loss of his partner. We are quickly acknowledged to the fact that the man is a very loving and caring person, and so was his wife.
His winters used to be cold, both in feelings and in atmosphere. His Father was a reserved man, and didn't say his feelings to his son outright, but when the son looks back he understands that all of the things his father did for him were out of love, and he is saddened by this realization that came too late. The meaning of the words: Blueblack: color. Cracked: broken in the skin. Ached: painful.
The Aspects of Jarvis In Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton displays a great deal of depth in his characters, showing them to possess strengths and weaknesses in each of them. James Jarvis is a man of few words, seeing the troubles of those around but doing nothing about them. But after his son’s death, Jarvis changes for the better, looking upon Ndotsheni with new eyes. Jarvis is a silent, intelligent, and kind man who has been devastated by the death of his son. Upon learning of his son’s death, Jarvis does not weep nor cry.
She describes that this new relationship was different than before; she feels that now they are closer than ever before. Aleshire points this out in the last stanza “I answer that I love him, too, but hardly knowing him, what I love is the way reserve has slipped from his feeling” (pg. 90) to describe that her father was a doctor and barely had enough time to spend with his daughter. Throughout the poem, Joan shows a message to the audience the love for her father. In Joan Aleshire’s poem, the theme she is portraying is her love for her father and that death is a toll that we all have to take.
In the poem “Elegy For My Father’s Father” by James K. Baxter, the grandfather is described with themes of lack of understanding and regret. Through the use of different imagery ,diction, and the structure of the poem James K. Baxter is able to present the idea of misunderstanding and admiration from the poet him self Themes of lack of understanding and regret are present in this poem and are primary components in the relationship between the poet and his grandfather. Even in the title, instead of saying ‘grandfather’ he says “My Father’s Father” showing that Baxter did not understand his grandfather well and feels distanced from him. The personification “his heart had never spoken” shows the lack of communication between the man and the people around him as the heart is the poetic emotional Centre of the human and that has not “spoken”, the grandfather of the poet has never shared emotions with anyone and keeps all of his thoughts and feelings inside himself “never” emphasizing his silence and lack of expressing emotion. Because of this lack of communication, not even his own family understands him.