He curses the day of his birth as well as the night of his conception, stating “Why is life given to those who find it so bitter?” (p.512). Although Job announces some controversial questions, his faith continues to insist that God does know what is best for humans, he simply wants to know and understand God’s agenda, as asked “Why should the sufferer be born to see the light?”. Job had great confidence concerning his goodness, though challenged by his friends as they ignorantly assume that one only suffers if he has committed sin. More specifically, Eliphaz further claims that every human commits sin in God’s perspective, “Can a human being be righteous before God, a mere mortal pure before
Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions? Someone who doesn't own-up to their actions and try to make the situation better again? Cole is that 'someone'. He goes to the island mad at his parents because all the other times that he was in trouble with the law, his parents would pay the fees and get him out, however, this time, none of that happens. It was his mistake for beating up Peter anyways, yet he's mad at his parents and his lawyer because they didn't get him out.
As well, Oedipus proves himself a loving father towards his daughters, by asking Creon to take care of them. One of the main reasons for Oedipus's exile is his short temper. Oedipus loses his temper with Tireseas, because he will not tell Oedipus the truth. After Tireseas speaks the truth, Oedipus grows even more short-tempered, and taunts Tireseas for being blind. Oedipus then accuses Creon of sending Tireseas to make Oedipus think he is the murderer.
On the other are truth and justice. The pull of family ties is strong, but soon Sarty realizes that what his father does is the wrong thing to do. Even though Sarty betrays his father at the end he but he realized that he must be put out the conflicts, and aim for a better furute, one that his father was not giving them. The biggest conflict is revealing the depth of his struggle to find his place among the demands of his father and his own developing ideas of morality for the first time. Sarty is overwhelmed by fear, grief to a better future, and
And in His benevolent service we will stay (page 169).” Furthermore, Nathan despises the Congolese people. He loathes the sinful behavior, as seen when he says “They are living in the darkness. Broken in body and soul, and don’t even see how they could be healed (page 53).” Nathan is actually selfish. Although he claims he is working for the good of everyone, he is really urging the Congolese toward Christianity so he can profit, so he might gain a greater appreciation from God. Finally, Nathan seems to hate his family.
He has physically harmed and emotionally damaged Orelanna and it was a freeing moment for her when she decided to get away from him and take the girl with her. It is too bad that it took the death of one of her daughters to see that him keeping the family in the congo was a dangerous decision. Nathan was very selfish because he was so desperate to try and get the people of the congo to believe in his God and get baptised, he was blamed for the death of his daughter. Leah went from following her father and never doubting him to going completely against what he asks of her. In the end, she marries someone who fights for the rights of the people in the congo.
In each case, both characters experience guilt due to a past breaking of faith and both hope to reconcile these acts with themselves and with others. Perhaps a direct result of Amir’s role as the narrator, the most significant act of betrayal in The Kite Runner is Amir’s betrayal of Hassan. Amir failed to stand up for his best friend and half brother Hassan, because he feared Assef, and he feared for his own fate. He did not want to risk the chance for him to be a victim of sodomy as well. “I opened my mouth, almost said something.
At this point, Asbury feels very disheartened in his life for the things he has done. “What’s wrong with me is way beyond you” (O’Connor 95). Which means, Asbury chose his fate by not letting a doctor see him in person, which then brought Asbury down into a huge dump, making him feel more disappointed for what he has done. Secondly, he took a dangerous risk of drinking unpasteurized milk to make him suffer throughout this illness, “We’ve got to think free if we want to live free” (O’Connor 98)! Again, through Asbury’s mind he thought wrong when it’s not going to hurt his mother to lose two or three glasses of milk a day, when really it hurt Asbury himself by drinking the outdated milk, to make Asbury the person he is now.
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
Their father, of course refuses to do it, but he can’t take long wife’s complains and takes his children to their death. It shows again the ugly faces of wicked stepmothers, who will do everything for their stability and sake, fathers show their lack of willpower, strictness, prove that they are imbecile enough, that even cannot stand strong on their points and refuse to wives. For father in “Hansel and Gretel” his own full stomach and good mood of his wife is more important than his own children. It is not the first time , when in folklore and tales fathers abandon their child, but the reason of doing it in “Hansel and Gretel” is small and stupid. If there is no food, parents should work more, share their last loaf of bread with their children, but not to take them to death.