Terry’s transformation throughout the film is stemmed from his moral awakening due to the betrayal he feels from Johnny Friendly and his “henchmen”. Initially, he is determined to disregard his conscience yet as a result of the guilt & restlessness he feels in regards to his role in Joey’s murder, his conscience becomes distinguished. His guilt over the murder is juxtaposed against the carelessness of the mobsters who joke that Joey could “sing but he couldn’t fly”, it is here that the Kazan separates Terry from the mob as he conveys him as a vulnerable & sensitive character as his conscience begins to overpower his ‘tough guy’ act. Kazan’s use of mist and fog relentlessly suppressing Terry Mallow highlights the ambiguity in Terry’s conscience, which reflects he is only just beginning to initiate recognition to his morals
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.
Elia Kazan’s ‘On the Waterfront’, is a story of Terry Malloy’s ultimate journey of fulfilling his dreams on becoming a contender and becoming a man from a ‘bum’. Two of the most influential people, Father Barry and Edie Doyle constantly remind Terry to listen to his conscience. ‘On the Waterfront’ takes the audience on a journey through terry’s life, which gives them an insight into his life and dilemmas which he faces along the way. Terry’s redemption took time and was aided by the support of others. When Johnny Friendly’s gang murders his brother Charlie, Terry realizes the union corruption makes the decision to go against the union and make them pay, now that he’s felt the pain personally.
In the movie Victor is much more blunt with letting Thomas share his stories, he specifically tells Thomas he does not want him to share any of his stories. This doesn’t stop Thomas, so after would tell a story Victor would reply “you’re full of sh*t.” This kind of negative attitude allowed the author to create a character that would play the role of a emotional healer, to make Victor more open and willing to hear stories of his father. That was the role Suzy Song played, she told him his father had quit drinking and how much he missed home. This helped Victor overcome the feeling of emotional abandonment he felt because of his
Ben has taken it upon himself to be the pillar of the family. Knowing this, it does not come as much of a surprise when the reader learns that Ben decides not to tell anyone about the blood disease that is killing him, for Ben does not want to put any more stress onto his loved ones than there already is. In addition, Ben is stubborn. This is evident when the family doctor, Doctor Wagner, tries to persuade him to take treatment for his disease, but to no avail; and when he tries to get a street named after Malcolm X, even when his friends and social studies teacher tell him how ridiculous his project is. Furthermore, Ben is extremely brave; imagine trying to hide such a great and terrible secret from your loved ones for almost a year, imagine how much courage that would take.
In Kazan’s film ‘On the waterfront’ Kazan portrays Terry Malloy, who played by Marlon Brando, as a flawed and troubled man who is heavily influenced by those close to him, such as his older brother Charlie, lover Edie and bold priest Father Barry. Kazan portrays Terry in this way because Kazan wants to show that with the help of god, through Father Barry and Edie, every man no matter how many sins he has committed can make up for them and be redeemed. At the beginning of the film Terry is so heavily influenced by Johnny and the mob he is blind to the fact that what he is doing is morally wrong, Kazan represents Terry’s blindness when Terry sends Joey to the roof top and Terry is oblivious to the real reason as to why Johnny wanted Joey up on the roof top. Joey’s death shakes
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.
Sonny, in contrast, has no interest in school, or listening to any of his elder brother’s advice. James’ concern is realized when he discovers his brother is hooked on heroine and is undergoing rehabilitation. These two brothers never see eye to eye and take very different paths to escape the turmoil of the inner city in what the author calls “the darkness outside.” As the story unfolds, Sonny teaches the teacher that personal freedom and happiness can take many different paths.
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
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). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.