At one point, when Chlomo was being beaten by Idek, he was ashamed of his father and he didn’t feel any grief for him. When Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondons him, Elie prays to God to never let him abandon his own father like that. Elie says “Rabbi Eliahou’s son had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival. I had done well to forget that. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahou should continue to look for his beloved son.
He felt let down in his father, as he didn't arrest anyone or carry a gun, "And that disappointed me at times". David saw Wes as a great role model later when he realized what a challenge it was choosing between being a brother, sheriff and an employer to Marie. David starts to see his father in a different way because of the difficult situation he was in, evidence of this is shown when he "could appreciate the situation his father was in" therefore gaining respect for him. Unlike Wes, Frank was a negative role model to David. In Montana shows that David believed that Frank was the perfect "manly" role model until his true colours showed.
The son always thinks that he is going to die, and the son is always afraid. His character starts off flat but then he progresses into a round character. He ends up “carrying the fire” which indicates that the son is willing to survive and “he talked to his father and he didn’t forget” (270) about his father’s belief. The son tells his father “you’re not the one who has to worry about everything” (259) shows us the transition of the son from boy to man. The father is a round character, he was complicated.
Hamlet is presented as a devoted son to the memory of his father, King Hamlet. In the beginning of the play, the audience recognizes Hamlet’s difficulty to except his father’s death. This is because of great amount of love, respect and admiration he has for his father as well as the disgust he has towards the hasty marriage of his mother and his uncle. One example that shows Hamlet’s loyalty to his father is in the beginning of the play when he is the only one still in mourning. Because his loyalty to his father is so strong, he continues to mourn his father even though his uncle and his mother have already persuaded the court as well as the kingdom to embrace the new reign.
The war had greatly impacted his father’s personality, attitude and parenting style. Therefore Spiegelman’s personality and lifestyle were then influenced by his father's personality and parenting style. His father loved showing off how handy he was since that was one of his survival methods during the war. This made Spiegelman fearful to fix things because he was being compared to his father. Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that.
At this point this becomes crucial, because the Nazi oppression in the concentration camps makes it harder for any relationship. It is shocking to Elie on many occasions, the cruelty sons show their fathers in many of the barracks. He says of this particular boy, “I saw one of thirteen beating his father because the latter had not made his bed properly. The old man was crying softly while the boy shouted, “If you don’t stop crying I shan’t bring you any more bread. Do you understand?” This event serves a warning to Elie not to lose his sense of compassion towards his father so that they can remain close and continue supporting each other because without each other neither of them will survive.
The boy feels like he is carrying on the legacy of “the good guys.” This compels him to retain his moral center even when the father does not. Whenever the father and son come into contact with evil, the boy pleads with his father for mercy. The father and son’s experience with exile is essentially a synopsis of the theme of the book. Their journey through the living hell of the world is harrowing; filled with narrow escapes and brushes with the pervading evil. Throughout it all though they retain their hope, the only thing they have.
Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
He stays and listens to the dying man out of pity and also because the soldier asks and begs him not to leave. The soldier, Karl, was adamant that he needed Simon to hear his gruesome story in order to save himself and, more importantly, he needed Simon’s forgiveness to be able to rest peacefully. Simon recognized that Karl was showing true repentance but Simon could not decide if that was enough to forgive him. He also knew that Karl was ignorant, selfish, and a member of the group that had taken away the lives of his friends and family. When Karl finished his story and asked forgiveness from Simon, Simon became psychologically overwhelmed with everything that had happened.
Gordie is faced with the neglect of his parents and feels like the “invisible boy at home” after the death of his older brother Dennie. Chris’s friendship makes gordie feel a lot better about himself and makes Gordie realise that he doesn’t have to live up to what Dennie was and that he can for full his dream of becoming a writer. Chris is faced with the problem of living under his bad family reputation but Gordie makes him realise he can escape from the shadow of his family name and tells him “you can do anything thing you want man.” This shows Chris and Gordies relationship is very important as they have both made life better for each other throughout the film. The parallel