Although Baba is very judgmental and strict towards Amir, he loves seeing him succeed. Baba is proud of Amir for his victory, for it means a lot to him for his son to win the
A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
He didn’t fail any of his battles but dies in his last battle and the dragon as well. “Hail King Beowulf!” Beowulf was a Geat warrior who faced Evil monsters. In his first battle, he is the good because he fought the evil he sailed to Hrothgar’s kingdom to fight the monster. The battle with the evil mind of Grendel’s mother who seeked revenge for her son. It was Good vs.
Where he does show love for the clone, it is misread by the poor boy. This love is self-love though, as El Patrón sees only himself in Matt, unsettling him deeply when he learns of the truth. And with this great love comes great power. He gives Matt the strength of power, which quickly goes to the kid’s head when he realizes he can do whatever he wants when El Patrón is present like demanding “a birthday kiss” from María (Farmer 109). Creating a beast in his image is all El Patrón wants, leaving Matt to be a toy cruelly used and discarded, though Matt attempts to learn from his
Wiglaf knows of the many triumphs Beowulf endeavors, and sees it as an encouragement. If Beowulf was able to defeat, why couldn't Wiglaf. Wiglaf is extremely brave to continue the fight Beowulf had started and kill the dragon as his loyalty shines through. Beowulf and Wiglaf are genuinely loyal characters in the epic poem. The two inferior men endeavored many hardships throughout because of their loyalty to others.
Ender’s army quickly rises the ranks to be number one at battle school. Ender mercilessly destroys the other armies through his use of cunning and strategy. As I mentioned earlier, dragons in the Eastern Hemisphere can also symbolize change, and this aptly sums up what Ender’s army did to the battle games. Through Ender’s ingenious strategies and new ideas, he quickly gains fame and jealously, forcing him to become like the dragon himself; heartless and terrible, something that causes deep distress, particularly after he kills Bonzo. Ender also ponders his change when he purposely isolates his team member Bean, as a means to strengthen him later on.
Doodle’s brother and Joe compare because Doodle and Simon both depend on these boys for things. They both help to mentor, push, and help Doodle and Simon to do their best. Simon had an impeccable faith in all and in God. Doodle had faith in his brother and himself towards the end of his life. Both boys have pride in themselves because they both are pushing themselves for the better, and they believe vanity is utterly unimportant.
This jealousy causes conflicts. Phineas assumes that everyone thinks like he does, and often acts selfishly, insisting that he and Gene do whatever he wants. His carefree, self-centered attitude adds to Gene’s resentment toward Phineas. Phineas, only aware of himself and seeing only the good in others, never seems to pick up on Gene’s inner uproar. Phineas is an influential, charming figure, and a genuine good guy.
This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy. Willy has a particular standards which he holds Biff to. Willy wishes for his eldest to be a salesman, as himself, absent-mindedly forgetting that his other son, Happy, has completed such a task and became the one thing he wanted for Biff. Willy is quite critical of Biff’s life choices, seeing them as failures, while Willy is losing his worldly possessions, his family and even his health because of said profession. Willy, himself, conformed rather than following his brother to Alaska, Africa or anywhere else.
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.