Here we saw Elie’s feelings towards his father really come through. He doesn’t want to find his father. This shocked me when I read it because he was so against this when he saw it happening to other father-son duos. He said he would never wish he didn’t have his dad because he was the only family left. It’s sad to think that his feelings changed when he was put in the exact situation.
One way the narrator exemplifies his prideful actions is by forcing his brother to touch his coffin. When Doodle is born the narrator is told that “he might not… be ‘all there’” (2). The terrible thing about making Doodle touch his coffin is that he is scared and does not want to do it, but Doodle has to toughen up. The narrator would not let Doodle come down from the ladder until he touches the coffin, even threatening to leave his brother alone at the top of the ladder. The wonderful aspect of it is that Doodle has overcome his death.
Through dialogue and tone we understand that Homer is quite distant from his father. After his father saves the miner’s life Homer proudly says, “That’s my dad,” but as his dad starts to yell at the miner, he again says, “That’s my dad” but this time with an embarrassed tone. Through this technique we are able to see that while Homer wants to be proud of his dad because of his lack of compassion he feels uncomfortable and uneasy around him. This scene is also shown in a very dark and dull colour, which reflects how Homer feels coldness towards his father compared to the rest of his bright life. When John Hickam sees his son and enquires to how the football training went, close camera angles show us the disappointment that Homer experiences on his face and as the camera cuts back to John we see how he thinks his son is weak.
Frankenstein Task on Chapters 1 + 2 Chapter 1 1. What do you make of the unusual way Victor’s parents got together? At first reading of how Victor’s parents got together, the circumstances surrounding their union struck me as very peculiar. However with closer analysis of the text it doesn’t appear to be as outlandish as it seems from the onset. Victor’s father goes in search of his old friend Beaufort who ‘lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion’.
English 3 Period 8 10-17-13 Hello, I am Holden’s doctor and I have been speaking with Holden for some time now while listening to his story of what happened during Christmas, so here is my analysis of the situation. Holden seems to have a preference to those that could be considered as “pure”, or how Holden compares everyone to his dead brother Allie because I think that Holden was never able to get over his brother’s death, especially since he wasn’t able to attend the funeral or how it didn’t go as how he thought it would have went. Holden seems to have a very strong preference to those that he would consider as “pure” or “innocent”. To start off that point I have been noticing how there are obvious signs that Holden seems like children
Many years he wears the mysterious article, dies and is buried with him, and in all that time they never have a glimpse of his face. Though there is a deal of nonsense in the story, and hocus-pocus instead of a mystery, we must remember that veil as a striking symbol of the loneliness of life, of the gulf that separates a human soul from every other. A clue to understanding this story may lie in an incident from Hawthorne’s own life. After the death of his Hawthorne’s father,
This is represented when the narrator says “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away…” (704). If he would not have done this, Emily would have most likely had someone to care for her and her to care for. Instead, he died and left her alone to try to fend for herself without any experience of independence. Even after her father passed away, that “crayon portrait” still had a large role in her life, and the effects of his neglect were still being felt. His neglect is still being felt because he has her living in the past.
He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army. He tries to make it up to his father, “If you [Cal] want to give me a present, give me a good life. That’s something I can value” (Steinbeck 582). By denying and gifts asking this you can see just how selfish Adam has been and how unwilling he is to accept Cal since the very beginning. Fathers are supposed to be a role model to boys and both these father just bred
I have read the book now and I do identify with Winston Smith, the main character, who becomes discontent with his life and big brother and decides to write a diary. It was a cold April day; he clinched his diary deep in his right pocket as he solemnly looked for her. He knew big brother was watching and although there were no laws, the price he would pay for his privacy and individualism would be death. He loved her for sure, that, they could never take away from him. He dared not move, he knew the thought police had sensors on the telephone poles that monitored every movement and heard every word; big brother is always watching and the thought police are always on the look out, it is impossible for any kind of individualism to flourish.
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