Ponyboy has a revelation. He sees his oldest brother cry for the first time in years. He then realizes that Darry does care about him and was hard on him because he wanted Ponyboy to make something of himself. He realizes that he should not have thought of Darry as being mean and uncaring. As I have gotten older, I have had the same revelation.
In his essay “Working at Wendy's”, Joey Franklin conveys that he works at Wendy's because he feels that, even though the job may seem demeaning, it is something he has to do for the benefit of his family. Franklin uses short stories or anecdotes from earlier in his life or from those whom he works with to prove this point. Franklin in the end shows that he is willing to do anything to provide for his wife and son. Franklin's feeling of embarrassment begins when he recognizes a member of his Boy Scout troop who also works at Wendy's. This disgrace carries on throughout the story as Franklin is embarrassed and uncomfortable working at a fast food restaurant because of his high qualifications.
Abbie Schwarz ENC 1102 2.19.2012 Oedipus Complex Questions 1. The child in the story is used to not having his father around very much. When his father comes home from the war, the child is worried that his father will take his place. The child is trying to vow for the most of his mother’s attention. The expected reaction to his father’s rare appearances would be what the child did in the story.
Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman begins with an elder Willy Lowman returning from a failed business trip. His comforting wife, Linda, explains to Willy that he should not need to travel anymore, and expresses to him that she would like to see him work locally. From the start of the play, it is evident that Willy’s mental health is deteriorating, as he had an accident previous to the play and he complained about his state of mind. It is also made clear through several flashback hallucinations that Willy experiences. He and Linda discuss their sons, whom Willy is quite disappointed in, especially Biff.
“His gaze caught Arturo and tried to lock him into the masculine intimacy they often shared, an unspoken complicity between father and son”. What kind of relationship does Arturo share with his father? Does that relationship change? This moment takes place at the beginning of Genaro Gonzalez’s short story, “Too Much His Father’s Son.” Arturo is witnessing his parents argue over Arturo’s mother’s (Carmela) suspicion of her husband (Raul) being unfaithful. When Carmela asks Raul if it’s another woman he’s seeing, Raul looks away with no intent of answering, what he thinks to be an absurd question.
The fear of loosing his son led Romulus to attempt to better himself, seen through the statement “My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Although this method of parenting gave short-term dismay demonstrated through Raimond’s childhood outburst “you don’t love me”. It resulted in long-term fulfillment and a healthy relationship worthy of being recognized retrospectively within Gaitas
“Reunion” by John Cheever is a short story about Charlie who hasn’t seen his father since his parents’ divorce. So on his way back to his mother’s house he schedules a lunch with his father. Yet Charlie’s view on his father changes when his father continually has problems controlling his bad attitude. In “Powder and “Reunion” the authors use father/son relationships, point of view and conflict to portray to the reader that almost all father and son relationships have their flaws. In the two short stories it seems as if the sons’ relationships with their father were quite different, but they also had their similarities because both of them cared for their 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.
He snarled. He dispised the trivialization of higher education…”(Pg.522) His parents lack of understanding caused frustration in Rodriguez at first, but throughout the story, he found himself becoming more and more like them. “I thought as I watched my mother one night… I gestured and laughed like my mother. Another time I saw for myself: my father’s eyes were much like my own, constantly watchful.”(pg531) This realization was a revelation for Rodriguez; all this time throughout his schooling career, he had thought he was so different from his parents, him being an Americanized “scholarship boy” and them being working class immigrants, but he had learned a lot from them, and his realization of their differences, combined with his education is what ultimately drove his
There was always misunderstanding and argument throughout his teenage life. It was a struggle for his mother to always have to defend him to his father. His oldest brother tried filling in as a father figure to him. He learned to appreciate his brother more than his father. Although life was rough for him he managed to learn positive qualities such being humble, wise, unpretentious, well-behaved, leads others, organized, respectful, self-giving, and most of all thoughtful.