Family vs. Civil Obedience “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other” (Mario Puzo). Loyalty will always be the key factor in distinguishing the amount of happiness and sadness in one’s family. If man decides to place personal benefits ahead of family needs, all he can expect in return is unhappiness. In the tragedy Antigone, written by Sophocles, one learns what is considered to be true family loyalty, and how this loyalty can affect one’s own life as well as the lives of the people around him. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, chooses to unlawfully bury her brother, Polyneices, even though it may pose a risk to her own life, thus exemplifying true loyalty.
He steals this natural right from his son by making him believe he had a different father his entire life. Another injustice carried out by a father happens with the unfair love Adam shows to Aron over Cal; somewhat similar to how Baba treats his boys. In order for children to feel safe and nurtured they must feel loved as well. Cal is always trying to impress his dad and make up for any mistakes he makes. He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army.
Though he objected to the matrimony of Claudius and Queen Gertrude, he made a legitimate effort to show the utmost respect and civility to his mother. His love is no more apparent that with his devotion to his father. King Hamlet. Even as the burden placed on his shoulder changed our Prince’s amicable countenance to one of inner turmoil, his mind never strayed away from his father. It’s a comfort to know that in his final moments he was our beloved Prince again when Hamlet forgave Laertes and asked for forgiveness for his own
Hamlet is scripted a role from his father that he acted out knowing he could help himself. This shows Hamlet was constantly looking for self-help. Hamlet would have stopped to analyze the deed he had been given if he was not mentally affected in some way. When Hamlet is given the news by his father’s ghost the last words that Hamlet said are “So uncle, there you are. Now to my word.
The Hero’s Complex Strength and honor. Pride and reputation. Loyalty. Warriors in medieval times dedicated their lives to upholding a heroic code. The nature of this heroic code was portrayed through the act of giving gifts to symbolize personal relationships and worth, avenging loved ones instead of grieving over them, and showing generosity to demonstrate appreciation (Shuger, Lecture).
At first, he is extremely loyal to his father, as we see with most young boys they think their fathers can do no wrong, they place them on a pedestal and look up to them. As the father figure digs a deeper and deeper hole for himself and his family, Sarty realizes that this is simply an extremely vicious cycle. In the opening scene, he thinks that his father wants him to lie, and acknowledges that he will have to do so, despite strong feelings that it is the wrong thing to do. He fears his father more than he wishes to act, as he would like. Sarty watches his father get kicked out of town, track manure over his new employer’s rug, suffer the indignity of having to clean it, and then burn the landlord’s barn down.
As an anti hero, Hamlet's good traits, loyalty and intelligence are seen throughout the play. Hamlet shows his loyalty towards his father when he sees his ghost. The ghost tells Hamlet that he was murdered and he requests that Hamlet seeks vengeance for his death. Hamlet agrees. "Haste me to know't, that I with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love May sweep to my revenge."
Loyalty and Sacrifice When a person is loyal to another, a certain amount of love is shared between the two. They will work together, and for each other; sometimes, this means that sacrifices must be made. However, when one is loyal to another, they are willing to make that sacrifice. The theme of loyalty and sacrifice is highly prevalent throughout John Steinback’s novel, Of Mice and Men. The first representation of this theme is when Slim challenged Curley.
There is no longer a reason to be angry. The irony of these two stories is in Ordinary People, a death tore the family apart, where in this story, it brought them together. When George dies, Sam completely realizes how much he loves him. He will do anything to keep his father alive, so he finishes the house. Sam’s loss lets him love, and appreciate the rest of his family even more.
Faulkner’s portrayal of Sarty and his father in the story paint a picture of the type of relationship that they had. This is important because the loyalty that Sarty has for his father is tested as the story progresses. One clue of the dysfunctional family is the way Sarty speaks. When asked if a wound he attained from a rebel boy accusing his dad of being a barn burner was hurting him, he replied, “Hit don’t hurt. Lemme be” (Faulkner, 25).