He is frequent acts of selflessness, and to Huck, he is more like a father than a friend. When the time he was caught and sent to the jail, Huck decided to against the society to help Jim to escape. For helping him, Huck has to choose from what is right to do, and what is good for his friend. “Alright, then, I’ll go to hell” (193). Jim teaches Huck how to make right decisions, how to treat people equally no matter what race they are, and the love of friendship.
He felt abandoned because he also knew himself that he was only taken in by family for his work ethics but not for the caring and love of a child. The lack of love that he received at a young age for him influenced his decision of running away and living out into the dessert at the age of fourteen. This situation of having no one to depend on or depending on him has given him freedom and independence but has also betrayed his caring and loves towards others. Nat Swanson is ushered by a stray dog through his lonely journey. The impact of the dog accompanying him shows the lack of communication that Nat Swanson has.
Troy affects everyone's life with his choices, his mind set and past experiences in life which causes a negative affect on them while at the same time it matures them to grow up. Troy's life growing up was one to experience in order to understand his actions in his future. His father picked cotton and working was the only thing his father seemed cared about. All his father wanted was for you to learn how to walk then you were off to work. Troy tells his son about his father “...he was trapped and I think he knew it, but I'll say this for him...he felt responsibility toward us.
While reading Into The Wild, although I couldn’t particularly relate to Chris’ passion for secluded living, I was able to sympathize with the ultimate compulsion that lead him to live in the Magic Bus in Alaska. Chris McCandless' relationship with his father was strained at best. Chris was an opinionated, determined, and stubborn young man with high ideals and little room for compromise. His father was a hardworking man with high standards who shared his son's inability to compromise. Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time.
Adam has finally has his father and son moment with one of his children that he is grateful to express himself to his son Cal. By saying he trusts Cal he has gain even more love and forgiveness for not being with his children for many years. Plus, Adam is able to not be like his father but instead be the opposite with just one of his children. Cal – “He though sardonically of telling him about his mother, to see how he would handle I, but he withdrew the though quickly. He didn’t think Aron could handle it at all,” (Steinbeck 586).
From this, both young boys learn about courage, the preciousness of life and about forgiveness. The Gran Torino and black coat are both symbols of the men themselves. The Gran Torino shows that Walt is a man who is well kept with charm whom though has been hiding away for many years. The black coat shows that Elijah is a man who is hiding something, a man who is different from the rest. In this instance it is seen that whilst neither Joe nor his father learned anything positive from his actions, Joe, Elijah, Walt and Thao all learn from each other as a result of the elders Post Traumatic Stress.
Even though the families were faced with all kinds of challenges they survived because they became united. The Joad family unites with themselves because they do not want to bear the grief of Grampa’s death individually. Other families unite with complete strangers when they get to the roadside camps and the Hoovervilles. Tom Joad unites himself with all mankind when he determines that his people are all people. When faced with hard times and challenges it is sometimes hard for a single person to overcome some things, which is why people
Black men were not men at all, but they were property. Huck struggled with this throughout the book as he felt guilt and condemnation for not returning Jim back to his rightful owner, Widow Douglas. But even in the peculiar relationship, it was confusing as to which would be the father figure, Huck or Jim. Jim definitely filled the role as protector, when he shielded Huck from seeing corpse of his godforsaken Pap. Jim also displayed the image of father that would give up his own life for his boy when stayed with Tom after he got shot.
Gilgamesh never thought about how hard his people had it, and he would have continued to think that they had it easier than they really did. He would have never figured it out unless he had the experience, which he did thanks to Enkidu. In the end, Enkidu really changed Gilgamesh’s perspective on the world and they way things are when you’re not being waited on all the time. Enkidu made Gilgamesh realize that he had to help others out and can’t just be helped. He made him know what it was like to have a loving friend, and the devastation of loosing one.
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.