Bigger argues and resents his family because he realizes that there situation is bad and he cant help them,” As he ate he felt that they were thinking of the job he was to get that evening and it made him angry; he felt that they had tricked him into cheap surrender.”(Pg.12 Native Son), This is bigger feeling trapped and sorry for himself, because he knows that his family in dependent on him getting this job. Instead of facing this truth Bigger expresses anger and rage toward his family in order to suppress his real feelings this is the “Mask that grins” that Dunbar was referring to. Bigger also lies to his family when his mom asks him what time he got home, this was Bigger trying to cover for the fact he just murdered someone. This shows the part of Bigger’s mask that lies and deceives people. “ The mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our
I will find out the whole truth(61).” His judgment is flawed by emotional pressure that causes him to lose a sense of balance from the beginning when he is shunned by Creon and he feels that they are trying to take his place. And lastly he often goes out of his way to try and change the way things are supposed to happen with the way he moves to not be tempted to kill his father and commit incest with his mother. 3: Oedipus suffers many different kinds of pain from physical to emotional, including everything in between like mental and spiritual. He suffers physical pain when he finally just gouges his own eyes out. He feels emotional pain just knowing that he has accidentally killed his father.
Okonkwo’s Conflicts Continued Because of persistent beating and scolding, Nwoye is locked up by his own will and mind. Okonkwo thinks that Nwoye is effeminate and not independent enough to stand by his own will and become a man. Nwoye, who is Okonkwo’s son is known as the sad-faced youth. Okonkwo beat his son with frustration of him becoming like his own father, Unoka. Nwoye is improvident and dilatory with his activities, and Okonkwo disgusts him acting what his shameful father did.
In the beginning of the play Ajax claims, “...My name is Ajax:/ agony is its meaning. And my fortunes/ are cause indeed for agony of wailing cause” (Ajax, 24) He believes that he burdens the people around him by continuing to live. He finds justice in taking his own life because so much of his society already holds so much animosity towards him. Not long after Ajax’ slaughtering took place, Tecmessa says to the Chorus, “He is freshly miserable. It is a painful thing/ to look at your own trouble and know/ that you yourself and no one else has made it” (Ajax, 17.)
His father’s turbulent life-style causes significant stress for Sarty, and, in the end, he makes the painful decision to give his father up and run away. The author seems to have written this story to show that poverty is the driving force behind much violent criminal behavior, effectively display that children are, by nature, compassionate, sympathetic, and loyal individuals, and suggest that sacrificing family ties is sometimes necessary to accomplish a greater good for society. Faulkner’s antisocial characterization of Abner Snopes effectively depicts how lower class life often leads to resentment and destructive behavior. When the family arrives at their new home, Abner remarks to his wife “I reckon I’ll have a word with the man that aims to begin tomorrow owning me body and soul for the next eight months” (506). Abner is full of bitterness and jealousy.
An Obsession With Perfection The journey that Okonkwo takes in the novel goes from hero to villain. This downward journey is caused by many factors. The character Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart is obsessed with proving his masculinity, often by beating his wives and son. Okonkwo’s flaws lead to misery for himself, when he is unable to realize not every action must be a vigorous one. His family suffers when he takes his anger out on them for the simplest things just to prove he is a man.
Criticism Perpetrates Resentment “Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head” Ann Landers Blood is thicker than water, or is it? Blood-ties to parents should be sacred, eternal and the foundation for the rest of our lives to rest upon. In Art Spiegelman’s Maus I and Maus II a major theme is one of resentment, based on Art’s feelings of resentment of his father for not having experienced the Holocaust, for living while his older brother is dead, and for not being the best son to his father. These situations have built upon one another, and have created an unending cycle of resentment and criticism between father and son and husband and wife. A parent’s first responsibility is to build a foundation for their children.
The author’s diction shows the tones of negligence and physical vituperation because he wants to show the son being beaten. Roethke’s father’s abuse of “whiskey” leads to his own “romping” with his “battered” hands. Alcohol plays a large factor into Roethke’s unnecessary beating, also the father has rough hands leading to the connotation of abuse because of the rough tone of battered hands, which very accurately sums up his personality as a person. Roethke also talks about the roughhousing done, which he thinks is playful with his father is actually very spiteful towards himself. Roethke says he and his father were, “waltzing” and that every step his father missed, because of his father’s alcohol problem he “scraped” his ear on his father’s belt, but this so called dance Roethke speaks of is a metaphor, for his father is really beating him with fists “caked” with sediment.
And finally when Sam tries to warn him that he may have damaged their relationship by demanding that Sam address him as Master Harold, Hally further demonstrates his arrogance by stating: “The truth? I seem to be the only one around here who is prepared to face it.” Yet despite all this, Hally is appealing to us as a young man who has been injured by the circumstances of his birth. When he describes how he approached Sam for help in fetching his father from the bar, we can empathize with the shame he must have felt at having to go and fetch his father who lay on the barroom floor. We can understand the relationship that builds between the young boy and the man when Hally reminisces: “Little white boy in short trousers and a black man old enough to be his father flying a kite. It's not every day you see that.” We have no difficulty understanding why the memory of the kite is
This factor can be reflected in multiple scenes when his father chatters about Simin’s name over and over. When Nader engaged a conflict with the poor and uneducated traditional family the Hodjat’s, multiple evidences show that Nader’s priority had changed. By facing possibly years of jail, Nader’s moral rules was bent and because this has fatal influences on his father and daughter, for their survival and future, Nader was willing to cheat and even disgrace the court by lying. On the other hand, Hodjat’s family was impacted by the conflict while they are engaged in owing a debt that they can’t afford.