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
Even though he was probably in some state of depression from not receiving a lot of appreciation for being in the war, Krebs was going against his Christian morals by lying all the time to make him seem more important and like someone he was not. Also in the passage, his mother asks him if he loves her, and he responds by saying, “No.” (Hemmingway 191) Seeing his mom crying, he changes his mind and begs his mother to believe that he loves her. Krebs had not wanted to get a job and did not want to make an effort to get a job, but after hurting his mother, when his mother asked him to go get a job, Harold changes his ways and goes and gets a job in Kansas
Christopher moves away from his father as he cannot stand people who lie to him or anyone as he cannot get his head around what might actually be true. Christopher and his father have made a noticeable progress in restoring their bond; they remain distant from one another when compared with how close they were at the start of the novel. Besides, Christopher no longer lives with his father, and he still distrusts his father to a large degree. Social Intolerance & Crossing Social Boundaries The text examines social relations and the way in which individuals demonstrate or reject/deny
Mr. Murray wants his son to be a strong, manly man, with the ability to provide and look after his family. Mr. Murray does not see David as a strong independent man, but more likely as a little wimp who cannot take care of anybody or himself. He is a bit harsh on David and treats him as an adult and he tries to form him into, that man he wants his son to be when he has to start a new family. He could hear the disappointing in the voice of the father. When his father becomes aware that David is playing with his sister and her dolls, he puts David down for engaging in feminine activities instead of interacting with boys his own age Page 46 line 13 from the button to the top, you hear that David’s father has a harsh tone in his voice, when David is playing with his little sisters dolls: “Damn grown boy playing with dolls”.
Baba never discusses her with Amir, and he doesn’t appreciate the qualities she passed down to her son “That was how I escaped my father's aloofness, in my dead mother's books” this being a disgrace to baba as he wished for a masculine son "Real men didn't read poetry-and God forbid they should ever write it!” this effectively showing baba’s disinterest in Amir as Baba believes a real man is interested in sports. One interpretation to explain his lack of conformity to the ideal model of manhood could be due to his mother as she feminizes him even though she's almost
Not only did Andre’s mother have communications issues with Cal but also with her own son. Her son didn’t even want to tell his mother that he was sick, let alone homosexual, even though Cal insisted. It is clear that Andre’s mother was not accepting of her son’s sexuality. She was narrow-minded and did not want to accept that her son was homosexual. In the story, Cal told of how Andre became down, and when he asked what was bothering him, he would just say he was homesick.
The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25). Amir listens to this hurtful quote and becomes more persistent than before to achieve his father’s friendship and adoration. Amir starts trying to intrigue his father that he even starts to play sports. It was apparent however, that this did not turn out to be one of Amir’s strengths. Baba’s shortage of emotion led Amir into an event between Hassan and himself.
There is Jim, the boy’s mom’s boyfriend, who is trying to be a role model for the boy but he is not successful. This may be the reason why he is the only one without a title and is mentioned by name. There is also the mother of the boy who is not fond of the dad and is very reluctant to let him see his son. The father is anxious about losing his son and this causes him to be distant so that he wont get too close to the boy. He is showing this in this passage: “Great!” cries the man.
Brother’s cruelty toward Doodle comes from the embarrassment at having an invalid brother, the burden of having to take care of Doodle, the disappointment of Doodle not living up to his expectations. Since the beginning of the story, Brother is muddled and embarrassed that his younger brother Doodle is born with disabilities.For example, when Brother was upset when he found out that Doodle may not be able to walk .Brother says ”When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him”(597).Brother is embarrassed because unlike most kids Doodle can’t walk .He taught Doodle how walk not because he wanted to, but because he didn’t want to be seen with Doodle still crawling at the age of five.Brother is embarrassed of his brother being born with disabilities, that he would rather teach him to walk so he would feel less embarrassed instead of thinking about Doodle’s feelings. Like most people who have younger siblings its a bother to take them everywhere you go,especially to Brother.For example, Brother couldn’t walk out the door without having to take Doodle with him.Brother says,”If I so much as picked up my cap, he would start crying to go with me” (596).Since Doodle couldn’t walk yet, Brother had to lug him around in a wagon. It was almost like taking care of Doodle was his responsibility. To Brother taking care of Doodle was just another chore, he didn’t like doing it but he had to.