During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
In “Go tell it on the mountain” James Baldwin works with themes of hatred, separation, religion. He does this through John, Elizabeth and the church. The author is saying that John hated his father and Elizabeth was detached from her family in the end they both came to church to seek spiritual guidance. John disliked his father. He was upset about his father “John watched and listened, hating him.”(43) He was disgusted about Gabriel for his hypocrisy “No one, none of the saints….
Evan Ayers November 19, 2012 Gold 4 Creon In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, one feels fear and sympathy for Creon. He is the strong king of Thebes who rules without a bias. He cannot change the actions of Antigone that lead to many deaths in his family. He is ruined by the effects of a family curse that he cannot control. Through multiple problems of which Creon has no control, one feels sympathy and fear for him.
He states in the quote, “here’s the law a-standing ready to take a man’s son away from him-a man’s own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising”(page 34). This is ironic because Huck believes him to be a terrible father who abandoned him. It is also a lie because he makes it very clear when he first sees Huck that he only
"I gave him enough wire to patch up his pen" (226, 3). Sartoris father was now on trial, and as Sartoris watches, he feared for the family and his father, not for himself. And he feels grief and despair "the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief" (226, 1). The author uses the term despair a number of times. This denotes hopelessness, and shows us that Sartoris sees that there is nothing he can do about the situation.
When Proctor returned continues to testify against his wife’s accusation, he becomes overwhelmed by the girl’s façade, along with Mary’s and Danforth’s accusations against him about him being a liar. Out of anger, Proctor storms from the court in a feeble attempt to maintain his reputation as a truthful man. In doing such, he exclaims, “God is dead…a fire is burning!” (Miller 111) Proctor’s exclamation against the court late in Act III, only emphasizes the injustice Proctor believes is evident in Salem, and that there is a direct parallel among the trials, fire/ Satan, and the nonexistence of God. These very parallels Later, Proctor is imprisoned for his actions and chooses to avoid death by signing a confession which he knows to be false. As both Danforth and the judges oppress over him, Proctor cannot bring himself to sign, and ultimately leads himself to his own death.
At this point this becomes crucial, because the Nazi oppression in the concentration camps makes it harder for any relationship. It is shocking to Elie on many occasions, the cruelty sons show their fathers in many of the barracks. He says of this particular boy, “I saw one of thirteen beating his father because the latter had not made his bed properly. The old man was crying softly while the boy shouted, “If you don’t stop crying I shan’t bring you any more bread. Do you understand?” This event serves a warning to Elie not to lose his sense of compassion towards his father so that they can remain close and continue supporting each other because without each other neither of them will survive.
Now because of his stubbornness he wants to kill her and her sister that is not even involved. This king has no compassion or heart, and has no problem executing his own family if he feels the need to. Creon’s own son does not agree with this decision and continues to state that “The people feel sorry for Antigone. / They say it isn’t equitable she must die / A Horrible death for such a noble action” (Sophocles 18). The
He also used adjectives like exacerbated, intransigent, dissonant anarchy, vindictive, bitter and incessant. Baldwin described his anger to his father as incongruous, sardonic, bitter, paranoia, fearful despair and appalling. Baldwin described anger as all consuming and dangerous to a heart because the ultimate loser is the hater. The(pg.59) relationship between black and white America and his own father is a story of loss, anarchy and hate. He regrets that he could not overcome the obstacles in his personal narratives.
If it was not evident in earlier scenes, it is now clear that Biff in no salesman. He has been “talking in a dream” pretending to be something he is not. This is an inner conflict that Biff has been wrestling with for years now. He now comes to realize the he’s unhappy and he’s only conforming to this harsh, man-eating profession to please his father. This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy.