“Romulus, my father” explores the affliction and effects of betrayal and mental illness through Raimond Gaita’s tribute to his father, Romulus, a “man of practical genius”, who throughout his life endured such hardships. His childhood was plagued by poverty and domestic violence. His marriage became severely damaged due to the infidelity and disorder of his wife, Christine, and this among other aspects inevitably led to his own experience with the difficulties of mental disorders. Romulus’s early life was epitomised by adversity and suffering. He grew up without a mother or father, but under the care of his grandparents, from whom he inherited a passion for religious music and reading.
His father died shortly after and Poe suffered greatly during his life not being able to claim to have “known” his parents. Poe did indeed gain another motherly figure, Francis Allen, who also ended up passing away early in his life. He also was faced with the challenge of losing his wife. Poe lost some of the most important people in a man’s life, the women they love. Out of the supplementary of works Poe had written, I personally had found his poem “The Raven” uniquely interesting because it closely expresses the devastation that Poe went through throughout his life.
The last few paragraphs bring deaper feelings of the story to the readers eyes. They do so by explaining how Bruno's father and older sister truley felt about him. Gretel loved her little brother very much and after he went missing she cried for days in her bedroom. Father also missed him very much. Although he had an odd way of showing how he truley felt he was very broken hearted when he disapeared.
There's racial discrimination toward them, Sanaubar leaving, Hassan's harelip, and the soldiers' taunting of Hassan. We soon learn, however, that Amir has anything but a charmed existence. Amir's mother died giving birth to him. It's clear he feels a great lack in his life, and he throws himself into poetry and writing, we think, partly as a tribute to her. In addition, Amir feels an enormous amount of responsibility for his mother's death – as if he not only caused it but, more sinisterly, was responsible for it.
This is first seen through jealously. Carlos describes how he could ‘barely look’ at Francesco’s wife due to the fact that ‘she had known the pleasure of his body in a way that I could never know’. The ending of the sentence ‘I could never know’ shows the sad acceptance of Carlo due to the fact that Carlo was already in a relationship and also because he is dead. The second notion of sadness can be seen in the death itself in the form of grief. As Francesco was dying Carlo describes how his eyes were ‘blinded with tears’.
The Holocaust ruined numerous lives, including that of Evelyn Roman, who wrote “Aftermath”: a sorrowful poem that described her feelings about the concentration camps. Wiesel and Roman both share different and insightful outlooks about their experiences in the toughest part of their lives. They still remember a great deal of details “fifty years after the fact…” that they wish could vanish in an instant (1). Wiesel and Roman wondered every minute why they endured those experiences: no human deserves the horror they survived. Knowing that someone actually lived these stories made it almost unbearable to
She also decided to give more precedence to career rather than her family which in turn created a huge gap between herself and her family. As she became obsessed with her work, she began to overlook her family. In this way, the ambition for the top, the allotment of more time for work all contributed in weakening Kate’s family relationships. In the novel, Crow Lake it was also revealed how loneliness can bring two teens together through the relationship between Matt Morrison and Marie Pye. As Mary’s brother Laurie ran way from home after the clash with their father Calvin Pye, their mother got sick.
The Valley of Ashes is the home for the poor and illustrates the ugliness of social decay. The narrator indicates Tom and Daisy were careless people, "they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." (170) This "careless" lifestyle comes to the cost of those who live in the Valley of Ashes. Myrtle Wilson had social ambition and it lead her to seek a life that was different from what she was given. Although her husband loves her, she could not appreciate his hard work and had an affair with Tom.
He has learned to adapt without her in his life but her memory still influences every aspect of his life. Josie’s loss is different as it happens when she is older and more mature. Josie’s friend John had been suffering from depression and his father’s need for him to succeed. John felt that he had no other choice but to commit suicide so he overdosed himself to end his life. Even though the two characters are at different points in their lives when they experience their loss, both grieve deeply for their loved one.
Throughout his life, Housman faced many hardships. He was frail, often sickly, very devoted to his mother, and alienated from his father. (Magill 922) The loss of his mother at age 12 shattered his childhood and left him with tremendous feelings of loneliness, from which he never fully recovered. His father began to drink as a result of his mother's death and began a long slip into poverty. When Housman went to college, he had a deep and lasting friendship with Moses Jackson.