Keller knew how Paul’s music would sound like and crushed Paul’s smugness about his ability, which was less accomplished than he believed. Paul thought of it as an insult and a waste of his time, as reflected by his strong opinion expressed with frustration to his father after the first lesson that, “He practically broke my arm… He’s a sadist,” when he complained to his parents. Knowing that Paul was an arrogant teenager who had been praised too much, Keller tried to teach him more than just the mastery of the piano, but how his attitude should be. Although Paul did not receive Keller’s message, later on he realized how much Keller had taught
He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
He is very distant even from his family, his grandchildren don't like to visit him and they misbehave during the funeral. Walt also judges them without having into account that they are little kids and teenagers, he dislikes the way they dress and their attitudes. As for Walt's sons, my impression is that he feels like they are trying to send him to the old people's house to get rid of him and take over his belongings, the house and his beautiful car, the Gran Torino. Another issue that Walt has to face after the funeral is that Father Janovich is tries to talk with him in order to get him to confession, because he had promised Walt's wife he would do so after her passing away. This is very difficult to Walt because a younger man is talking him about life, being that he has had strong and near experiences with death, so Walt stereotypes him as a young virgin speaking things learned at school, but that the Father didn't even understand according to him.
Now that he became really successful, he felt bad that he proved Vladek wrong because at similar ages;Vladek went through Auschwitz while Artie became successful and famous through the publication of Maus. Pavel then points out that they were both in two totally different circumstances, Auschwitz and Rego Park, and that Vladek might have done these actions because he felt guilt that he survived the Holocaust while many of his relatives and friends died in concentration camps. Due to this guilt, he tried to imply that he was always right to
I can't be being late to work on account of him fooling around in there." (Hansberry p. 26) This situation clearly shows that Walter blames others for his problems. When he’s late for work, he blames his son for using the bathroom when he should be blaming himself for keeping his son up late then not getting up early enough. Walter's also struggles to find pride in himself leads him to develop a false sense of pride. One morning before school, Travis asked Ruth for some money which he was told to bring to school.
Though this discovery of the power in language starts his curiosity in writing, Porter explains that it was “Wright’s later anxiety and guilt over having turned his back on his father’s world” that urges him to write. With this newly found power, Wright believes he can finally retaliate against the foundations of society, against the subservience of the blacks, and start a revolution towards racial equality. The awareness of the aforementioned inequality does not come naturally to Wright, though. His mother teaches him how to survive, though he never says this outright, in a white-dominated world. She was always suffering from illness throughout her life and Wright ties her chronic illness with “the ills and injustices in society”.
Vladek often asks his son for help with errands around the house, and Art is always loath to comply. One of the most prominent examples of this situation occurs at the beginning of Chapter 5 of Book I, in which Vladek awakens his son early in the morning to ask for help fixing a drain on his roof. Art refuses, later telling his wife that he would rather feel guilty than travel to Queens to help his father. A few weeks later, during Art's next visit to his father, this guilt is painfully obvious, as he immediately asks his father if he needs help with any chores. Art's feelings of guilt over the death of his mother are also relatively
This frustrates Artie, but he gets up anyways. He goes to fix coffee and needs matches, so he uses one of his dad’s wooden matches and his dad gets mad because he’s trying to save them that way he doesn’t have to buy anymore. After all of the things that happened that morning, they finally take off to do
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
At first when he was called to the office at his school he thought he was in trouble but his father was there to break the news about his mother. When he first found out he couldn’t believe that his mother was killed by a drunk driver and he was angry at his father and the drunk driver. But in time he learned to live with his dad and get along with him. So there are different ways of coping with the death of a parent, some people are withdrawn and don’t interact with anyone, while others are more apt to get help with their problems. I have learned that it’s not good to withdraw from activities and people and that it’s much better to be open about your feeling because there is always someone that is willing to listen to you and help.