Lastly, the fathers expectations of two characters does not align with the mothers, yet in one piece of literature the mother expected exactly what the father wished. The feeling of not conforming to societal and parental expectations and not being appreciated condemns youth into believing they are worthless and negatively affects their outlook on life. “Brother Dear” and “A Cap for Steve” both deal with the raw issue of parents not accepting children’s ambitions in life. The two main characters have different goals yet both goals resembled the life that they wish to live at that time. Greg, from the short story “Brother Dear,” does not desire to attend university and become a man of business yet that is all his father wants for him.
The tone of the words used in the poem reveals the father as a desperate man, struggling to please his son. The rash tone is specifically shown when the father is trying to stop his son from leaving. The father exclaims, “don’t go”, a venturesome attempt at making his son stay once his attempts at story-telling have failed. The father has failed in persuading his son to stay using normal means and had to resort to begging. The act of the father begging his son to stay show the father’s desperation and this act of rashness further shows the complex relationship that the father has with his son.
John Proctor choose to go against the judge s orders for the reputation of his family can be ruin because of his action. This reveals that Proctor is a good man who cares about the good for the people and his family in addition, Proctor dies for what he believes. He believes that his family is before everything. Proctor chooses to die because he decides to give his kids a good reputation so they can
Because of his position rather than his brother’s, he experiences jealousy and is a victim of favoritism. His brother is a veteran, and to his father this means a lot. This meant that Frank could get away with everything while Wes was scolded. Wes reveals this jealousy when he says, “I wonder if he was supposed to stay at the hospital.”(p.36) When Wes
You would think because he missed his son’s birth, he would try to make up for it and be a great father. But he was never around to raise his son and do fatherly things with William, like teach him valuable life lessons and such. As an adult, William tried to let his father know that their relationship wasn’t steady because William only knew so much about his father, and the rest were fabrications. All he wanted to know was the truth, and Edward kept telling tall tales. This only caused the deteriorating relationship between father and son to
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
Look like all they want to do is knock you down.” Enoch tells Haze about his abusive father and this mean lady he lived with before he came there. It really makes me wonder if Enoch ever had anybody to talk to and that is why he is so strong on Haze; because Haze is listening. Enoch tells Haze that he has “wise blood”. “When he realized that today was the day he decided not to get up. He didn’t want to justify his daddy’s blood, he didn’t want to be always having to do something that something else wanted him to do, that he didn’t know what it was and that was always dangerous”(135).
Even Antonio’s father comes to terms with the indigenous side of Antonio’s ancestry when his warring sons desert him in order to roam free. His father defers to his own well-being irrespective of his ancestry, as he does not want to lose his sons. His brothers too feel that they had made a mistake when choosing one side over the over, but they are who they are based on their past decisions. They feel it is too late for them to change. Antonio, too, begins to learn that at a young age that any decision he makes must be one which arises out of his own convictions.
”I think I'm going to disappear for a while”, were the words that McCandless used as farewell to the two people that gave him life(21). Yes, it is one thing to think differently from your parents and to disagree with their lifetime and to despise their actions toward you and those around you; but it is a whole different thing to be cruel and show yourself ungrateful for the “ups” in the life parents have given their children. The reason signaled by him was the fact that he disapproved of his parents’ “moral shortcomings” after finding out Walt, his dad, conceived him while still married to his first wife and left his first family for his mother. Moreover, that Walt McCandless also conceived a half-brother of his after being married to Billie, his mom, with his ex-wife. This snapped something deep down in Chris that led him to alienate his parents from his life and block all feelings he had for them being his procreators and instead look up to the teachings
Franzen also goes on to later say “I don’t like to remember how impatient I was for my father’s breathing to stop, how ready to be free of him I was.” (pg 98) I was surprised to find that he would say something like that about the man that was part of giving him life. I started to think more about a deeper reason for him to have said that and I started to think it was because he really loved his father. Franzen didn’t want to see his father suffer through this horrible disease anymore, so he wanted it to just be over for his father’s own sake. I personally would never want to see a loved one suffer the way Franzen had to watch his father. It would be a hard thing that I don’t know if I ever could go