Both parents wanted to see their children become successful, but they took different routes to achieve this. Mark was given the expectations of attending school and trying his hardest to succeed in life. He was a rebellious young man who believed schooling was pointless. His mom finally forced him to attend school by tying him up and carrying him there. Mark’s mom did this because she couldn’t stand thinking about Mark becoming like his father.
The movie Rebel Without a Cause is about the relationship between parents and their children, along with the struggle of trying to fit in society and their peers. Jim Stark, the main character, who struggles to understand his parents and for his parents to understand him. In the beginning of the film Jim deals with his parents in a commanding way and takes control of arguments he has between his parents. Jim tries to find a father figure in his father, but his mother always takes control of his father. All his life, Jim wanted to see his father stand up for himself.
Her parents are uninvolved and ignore her. They are less concerned with her life, which causes her, to suffer from chronic loneliness and boredom which make her extremely reserved. Andrew Clark is in detention for taping together a guy’s butt cheeks in the locker room. He is the regular athlete in the wrestling team who seems happy about life but harbors a vendetta against his father who is an authoritarian. His father is an authoritarian who does not care about anything regarding Andrew except for him to win his wrestling matches (Dunkleberger 75).
Lily was a victim of abuse and neglect at the hand of her father T. Ray. She was alone, and her father made no attempt at trying to care for her. All T. Ray ever did was yell, hit, and punish Lily for no apparent reason. One night she went outside to lay in the moonlight with her shirt unbuttoned in an attempt to get away from everything and feel a little bit of freedom in her life. Her father caught in the act and without even asking Lily what happened told her, “You act no better than a slut” (24).
Curley made life really unpleasent for his wife on the ranch. He never had a proper conversation with her throughout the book and never cared how she felt. Curley kept “his hand soft for his wife” and went around showing off to other men about it. Curley is always resentful and angry towards everyone on the ranch, he has a problem with big men even though he is described as small in the book. Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''.
After being hit by his own father, Sarty thinks to him self: “If I had said they wanted only the truth, justice, he would have hit me again.” (189). It is obvious that Sarty is afraid and aware the consequences if he acts out against his family. Throughout the story Abner displays an abusive, heartless character that is loyal only to him and struggles with class warfare and pyromania. After being sentenced to leave the country the family arrives at their next house, He never shows any emotion to his family, never once an apology for putting them through so much for his actions. He demands his two daughters to “get out of them chairs and help your Ma unload” (189).
People thought Terry should just quit before it got worse, but Terry decided not to because he had a lot of determination to complete his goal. When Joe Clark was principle, he was so strict and determined to make his school better that he expelled dozens of his students because they would always create more problems for the teachers and fellow students. This led to many moms and dads of the community becoming infuriated with Joe Clark and wanted him out of the school district at all costs. But what Joe did was most likely the best thing he could've done to make his school better. There was also a
Jim was more of a father figure in Huck’s life rather than his actual father. The opening of the book displays a series of events for Huck, " Huck awaits the arrival of his father, escapes him, rushes off in a blaze of ambivalence with his alternate father, Jim." (Segal 20) Just like any child, Huck was in need of a father in his life. He couldn’t talk to the Widow about everything and she wasn’t really his “family.” Huck was extremely rebellious growing up because he didn’t have a father figure tell him right from wrong. The only person Huck could relate to was his friend Tom Sawyer; unfortunately Tom wasn’t the best role model for Huck.
The writer then proceeds to discuss how today’s parents who were born during the baby-boomer era, were raised alienated from their parents and feel that is it their civic duty to make that up by trying to be “best-friends” with their children instead of being an authoritative figure like how they intentionally should be. However, many fail to see that this is in fact a recipe for disaster. The article argues that children today, ironically, are asking for the discipline and rules that their parents fail to provide. Navarette draws out his thesis in which he believes that its time for the parents to step up and do their jobs correctly in raising their children. Kids today are being over-protected by their parents and sheltered from the harsh realities of the real world.
But I hadn’t turned out like him. (3) | Heartbroken- He thinks his father hates him and it makes it hard for him to do anything because he always looks for his approval and he can’t stop what he things because he had no control over what happen to his mother. | I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite. Then I’d bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son was worthy.