The father's protectiveness is very evident many times throughout the novel, however one of the most notable events was when a man threatens his son with a knife and the father shoots the man in the head. Although this action was probably necessary, the fathers downfall is his suspicion that everyone is their enemy. His father's paranoia causes them to move constantly from camp to camp, consequently, never getting the chance to make friends with anyone. His son, on the other hand, is much more sensitive and innocent. He feels very safe with his father but at the same time he questions some of his decisions.
He might have figured that if he'd been there to protect Johnny in the park, Johnny wouldn't have killed Bob. He might have been thinking that if he'd gone into the church to help Johnny and Pony, then perhaps they would've gotten out sooner, and the burning timbers wouldn’t have fatally injured Johnny. What do you think? Should we look at Dally's death as suicide? Before all this though Ponyboy used to think Dally was some tough punk that gave no one love and Pony makes it clear early on that Dally really is a criminal.
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
The Brennan’s were a well-respected family in the town but the action of Daniel left the feeling of hatred for the family.” The town of Mumbilli was bleeding.” The town was extremely affected by the accident. “Nicole with a beautiful voice and Luke- all round sporting hero were both killed and the only to blame was Daniel. The town believed that Daniel should get a long sentence for ruining the lives of others. Daniel’s sentence was long enough because he was involved in an accident and he was no murderer, it was a mistake. Nothing could bring back the lives lost and undo the damage done to fin, not even a lifelong sentence.
He demands admiration from those around him in particular his adopted ‘son’ Quasimodo who has been forced to call Frollo “Master”. He also has a grandiose sense of his own self-importance in raising Quasimodo painting himself as a savior for rescuing him and caring for him when in fact before he was coerced into keeping the child after he had murdered the child’s mother, he was going to drown him in a well and even then left him to grow up in a cold bell tower to avoid being saddled with him. Antisocial personality disorder: After the death of his parents Judge Claude Frollo developed a Disregard for the rights and feelings and rights of others. Due to his high IQ score he became manipulative and deceitful which helped him climb form his peasant upbringing to the head of the ministry of justice in Paris. Since his arrival he has been blatantly disregarded the rights and wellbeing of others.
One of those situations being the betrayal of Finny to Gene when he causes him to flunk his first test. Another being how betrayed Gene felt when Leper accused him of deliberately hurting Finny and causing him to fall out of the tree, shattering his leg. The most influential betrayal of the whole novel was when Gene jounced the limb and broke Finny’s leg. Although finny forgave him, he still couldn’t help but feel a little bit betrayed by him. He had always thought they were best friends and that they were always there for each other, when Finny never realized Gene only saw the competition between them, and that really shows how completely different types of people they are.
Barn Burning A father figure is commonly known for his compassion and wishes to have the best for his family’s interest. However, this is not what happens in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner. Faulkner’s character Abner Snopes in “Barn Burning” demonstrates how society can tolerate the “blaming the world for one’s wrong actions.” Abner Snopes commits crimes usually with fire in order to cause damage against his employers, he works for in a cruel game of complete lack of respect. In the story Barn Burning, Abner Snopes is a very complex and interesting character. The story focuses on the shock of Abner’s behavior towards his ten-year-old son, Sartoris.
The war had greatly impacted his father’s personality, attitude and parenting style. Therefore Spiegelman’s personality and lifestyle were then influenced by his father's personality and parenting style. His father loved showing off how handy he was since that was one of his survival methods during the war. This made Spiegelman fearful to fix things because he was being compared to his father. Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that.
His decision to not save his best friend from harm is like a tiny flame that sets off a massive forest fire destroying everything in its path. Amir feels so guilty about what he has done he begins to disregard everything everyone else has done for him and only thinks of ways he can find peace within himself, but for no one else. All he wants to do is forget about his horrible actions and takes out the anger that he has with himself on others, like when Ali is asking Amir if he knows what’s wrong with Hassan and he rudely replies with “How should I know? … Now, am I going to freeze to death are you planning on lighting the stove any time today?” (Hosseini 81) Ali’s reminders to Amir about what Hassan is going through because of him is obviously not helping Amir forget about what he’s done, whether Ali knows it or not. Even though it’s not Ali’s fault, Amir finds it necessary to be disrespectful to Ali despite all the ways he has benefitted his life.
Innocence is a theme that is portrayed through out the novel as an insecure and almost immature need of Holden’s to protect not only those he cares about, but also himself. The root of Holden’s obsession with innocence can be traced back to the death of his younger brother Allie. He regarded his younger sibling as a kind, loving, and highly intelligent boy. It is this love and admiration that drove Holden to a rage in which he destroyed all the windows in his garage with his bare fists. Because Holden is still tormented about the death of his brother, he constantly tries to protect those around him.