When Elie and his father arrived at Birkenau, and women and men were separated, we can see how Elie still instinctively relied on his father. Like a son seeking his father for some sort of guidance and protection. After marching to their destination, prisoners were being directed to different areas based on questions being asked by an officer by the name of Dr. Mengele. Elie still wanted to make sure that his father was chosen to go in the same area as he was. My father’s voice tore me from my daydreams: “What a shame, a shame that you did not go with your mother.
His case records are two inches thick filled with numerous diagnoses, including schizoid personality, paranoid schizophrenia, and manic-depressive psychosis ( also known as dipolar mood disorder now). Steven V’s father worked long hours and traveled quite often. Mr. V would always criticize his son and saw him as timid, weak, and withdrawn. Mr. V would show no sympathy towards Steven if he had lost a fight. In other words, he was disappointed in his son.
In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world. The narrator was not satisfied with his brother, which resulted in the horrible things he thought about him. Brother said that “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable…” As a result, the narrator enjoyed torturing Doodle, threatening to abandon him multiple times. He even took Doodle to see the casket that was built for him, and forced him to touch it. The narrator basked in the control he had over his brother.
Hindley first feels alienation as a young boy, when his father, Mr. Earnshaw returns from Liverpool with a dark haired boy, a “gipsy brat.” Hindley dislikes Heathcliff, the orphan immediately, but his hatred for him grows as he quickly becomes Mr. Earnshaw’s favourite. “The young master [Hindley] had learnt to regard… Heathcliff as a usurper of his father’s affections and privileges.” Hindley hates Heathcliff because his father loves an orphan more than he loves his own son. As a result of this, Hindley felt alienated from his father. Later, Hindley feels more alienation after his wife, Frances dies after childbirth. His wife was the only friend Hindley had in the world, and with her gone, he has no one.
As a child Hindley treats Heathcliff poorly and always liked to hurt him by hitting him and insulting him, but he always found enjoyment in relaxing with Catherine, Hindley’s Sister. Every since Heathcliff is first brought to the Earnshaws house Hindley has been treating him very badly but Catherine accepted him into the family. Nelly says about Hindley that, “The young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent’s affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries” (31). Hindley did not like Mr. Earnshaw because he always told him not to bother Heathcliff. Hindley always treated Heathcliff very badly for a long time, and Heathcliff began to despise Hindley more and more.
Based merely on the fact that Sylvia Plath had a complicated relationship with her own father, you are able to assume that the speaker within this poem is Sylvia Plath herself, who takes the role of the Jew or Victim when faced with her “Nazi” father. This harsh metaphor of the holocaust for her own father taken from the line “I thought every German was you” emphasises the strong hatred the speaker has for her dad, which is then especially emphasised when the poem reads “Not God but a swastika”. This makes the reader take the poem a little more seriously, as you’d expect a child’s view of her own father to be similar to a person’s view on God, but instead this father figure is being described as having similarities to the Nazis. Other lines within this poem read “I could never talk to you”, which may explain the reason why the hatred for her father is so strong, as the reader feels completely unimportant and rejected by him. Maybe the references comparing him to a Nazi, and referring themselves to a Jew is the closest comparison the speaker has to describe the relationship that has formed between the speaker and the dad.
At the beginning of this novel Adam comes off as an ignorant, foolish boy. Moses Cooper who is Adam’s father and himself seem to disagree on many things and not get along so well, partly because of this foolishness. Fast writes on page four, “I should have known enough to keep my mouth shut, because he replied that he was gratified to be enlightened and laid onto me ten times more, and then wanted to know whether I deemed seventeen to be a superstitious number?” This quote came right after the situation of Adam Cooper being caught by his father reciting a spell while fetching water. From this quote it is obvious that there is a lack of respect between Adam and his father. He continues to lash out on his disagreements with his father until he truly understands his father’s true feelings for him.
Morgan Helums Bain 1 Honors English 11 1 December 2011 Joe Christmas “Abuse of any kind in the earliest years of life is particularly traumatic and can manifest as unhealthy behavior later in life” (Williams). A prime factor in the type of person a child will grow up to be is the environment he or she is raised in. For example, Joe Christmas grew up to be a very abusive man and killed multiple people. Despite the many attempts people made to help Christmas, the memories of his childhood could never be erased. Joe Christmas experienced neglect and abuse as a child and struggled to have a relationship with others, which in turn motivated him to become the isolated and violent man that he was.
Sop People are not what they seem to be, a saying that is often taken too lightly. In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird the theme of this has a strong presents. From different characters such as Atticus Finch being seen as a bad parent, Boo Radley being the mysterious neighbor, to Mrs. Dubose terrifying first impression. Atticus Finch was criticized for being a bad parent. At the start of text, Atticus is perceived as an un-fit parent and having a bad influence on his children, Jem and Scout, because of his ways of living.
He is not hiding why doesn’t want to visit his family. When Fanton was a young boy his brothers hunted him and taunted him, as said in the story “He was startled by the sound of Peter roaming his name. The summons might have meant anything from “Mom wants you for dinner” to “prepare for a beating”” or “Over the years they have bloodied his nose, pulled down his pants and squeezed the sides of his lips while forcing him to repeat “I’m a pretty baby” over and over again”. Therefor when Fanton lost his favorite model car he was quick to blame his brothers, accusing them for taking it and hiding it his reaction is described like this in the story:”Fintan went to the kitchen and threw the only tantrum of his life. While his mother and brothers looked on, he shrieked, stamped, broke a dish and went stiff as a corpse”.