The only person Huck could relate to was his friend Tom Sawyer; unfortunately Tom wasn’t the best role model for Huck. Huck’s father was a drunk that was never there when he needed him. Pap, Huck’s father, was extremely selfish; instead of being happy for Huck, Pap would always try to put him down. Pap didn’t like the fact that Huck was in school. Pap thought Huck was trying to out do him, "You've put on considerable many frills since I been away.
Part of this was due to his rough childhood and lack of parenting as a kid. Aside from the drinking and constant partying Tug denied that he was the father of famous country music star Tim McGraw for twenty seven years. Throughout Tug McGraw’s life, he constantly had family problems. That being one of the biggest factors. After twenty seven years of denial, Tug finally accepted Tim as his son and grew a relationship with him that was stronger then he ever could have imagined.
Some gender expectations for females start as early as chapter one in the novel. As soon as the novel begins, some characters begin to judge Janie off of her physical appearance as she returns from her quest for love, because she was not fulfilling the qualifications of her sex. The characters begin to criticize Janie’s clothing, some of the past choices she made, and also her financial situation. “What she doin coming back here in dem overhalls? Can’t she find no dress to put on?”(Hurston, 1937).
Mr. Murray wants his son to be a strong, manly man, with the ability to provide and look after his family. Mr. Murray does not see David as a strong independent man, but more likely as a little wimp who cannot take care of anybody or himself. He is a bit harsh on David and treats him as an adult and he tries to form him into, that man he wants his son to be when he has to start a new family. He could hear the disappointing in the voice of the father. When his father becomes aware that David is playing with his sister and her dolls, he puts David down for engaging in feminine activities instead of interacting with boys his own age Page 46 line 13 from the button to the top, you hear that David’s father has a harsh tone in his voice, when David is playing with his little sisters dolls: “Damn grown boy playing with dolls”.
Give him what he wants to see” (Hansberry 142) referring to the man who wants to prevent the Younger family from moving into a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood with a bribe. Walter announces to his family that he is now planning to accept the bribe, “That white man is going to walk in that door able to write checks for more money than we ever had” (Hansberry 143.) His whole family is devastated and his mother, Mama, speaks of their ancestors “I come from five generations of people who was sharecroppers and slaves- but ain’t nobody in my family ever let nobody pay ‘em no money that was a way of telling us we wasn’t fit to walk the Earth” (Hansberry 143.) Walter is not ashamed by what Mama says and simply tells his family that he wants better things in life. He want to live a different life than the one that they had grown accustomed to and he was okay with making this sacrifice to achieve that goal, “Hell yes, I want me some yachts someday!
Gatsby was always searching for himself even when he was younger and often took on different professions just to get by. The scene where Gatsby wears “torn green jersey” epitomizes his yearns for wealth. The fact that’s it’s torn and green shows his envy for money and becoming something more than what he is. Jay Gatsby formerly known as James Gatz is conclusively unsatisfied with his life and doesn’t feel he fits his social
My parents were happy to trade sandwiches for yard work, and Charles and I became better acquainted. What bugged me so much was that nobody was helping this blind guy in a borrowed tent. He said he used to get a government check when he lived in Parker, but they wouldn’t give him one anymore, after he moved to Bullhead City. It was so unfair; I finally got my parents involved and guess what? Charles was getting social security checks - they were being automatically deposited in a bank account in Parker and he was rich!
Although he was not unfaithful to his wife, he was left to walk from New York to Pennsylvania (p.5). The story underlines the lack of regard the "immigrant" has towards their goal and their family. Another example of the lack of regard is when Dubik explains to Kracha how he only drinks on paydays and how he only beats his wife no more than twice a week (p. 33). Emphasizing on the heavy reckless drinking habits immigrants indulged in. Which makes reference to Carnegie's article "Wealth", " industrious workman said to his incompetent and lazy fellow, "If thou dost not sow, thou shalt not reap," (pars, 3 ).
The book The outsiders are about two gangs The Socs and The Greasers. The Greasers are poor and live on the east side and The Socs are rich and live on the west side. One day Ponyboy was walking home from a movie alone with no one else and he got jumped by the Socs they threatened to kill him. Then a greaser came and all the Socs ran away. Dally and Johnny were at a drive-in movie and they met a Socs girl and they got into a fight with the girls boyfriend Bob.
My father does not understand why his lunch pail matters to me, probably because he never thought his job mattered, either. For 36 years, my dad worked in maintenance for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. He was 20, already married and the father of two-month-old me when he walked through the doors of the power plant carrying a union card and a brand-new black metal lunch pail. He never replaced it. By the time he retired, there were holes on the bottom corners where metal nubs used to be.