During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
Assignment 1: Q1. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE After studying Holden’s actions throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye, I believe he is incorrect in forming the belief that Mr. Antolini betrayed him. Holden jumps to the conclusion that Mr. Antolini is a “pervert” based on an incident where he wakes up in the middle of the night to find his old English teacher patting him on the head. This gesture, which appears perfectly platonic and fatherly, leads him to feel betrayed by one of the few people that he liked and trusted. It is clear that Holden misinterprets Mr Antolini’s action because of a number of factors, including his fascination with sex, his mistrusting, judgemental nature, the lack of affection in his life, his struggle with adolescence and his cynical outlook on adult life.
For example when his aunt says, “Well he’d better smarten up if he knows what’s good for him” Pg (43), she is threatening him. Also his uncle says, “If he doesn’t, I know something that will smarten him”, which implies that his uncle disapproves of Teddy’s actions. Teddy responds by sulking and is reluctant to share his ideas with his aunt and uncle. For example, “He shrugged impatiently. I ain’t been doin nothin-just playin”, he told her sullenly” Pg (43), he is trying to forestall his uncle from finding out what he has been doing up in the attic.
This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up. As what Holden did before, he alienated himself from the outside phony world so as to protect the inner fragile, confused self. He labelled people around him as phonies and morons but it never downed on him that he was also one of the phonies who would flatter someone on mouth but curse him in heart. He didn’t know what he wanted to get from the adult
The expectations set by each other of their father son relationship make it so that it is unobtainable to have the relationship each other want. Amir wants Baba all to himself in the novel and has trouble ac accepting the fact that’s now how it’s going to be. Baba does not value Amir because he is weak in his eyes. This relationship is dynamic in that it changes in the novel because they finally realize they only have each other after enduring tough tests along the way. Naguib the young boy in Half a Day has a different relationship with his dad than Amir to Baba.
He’ll always doubt her, for ever. So far, Iago has given us the idea that he acts only in the rush of revenge and so, that he doesn’t really think through his ideas. The audience doesn’t know if he really has a plan, structured plan but we realise that he thought everything through and that he has quite a sick mind… It seams like he thought exactly what to say and how to say it before his conversation with Othello. We also realise that he predicts what could and could not happen and all his thoughts are resumed to his plan and it’s not totally right to call him “evil” because he’s actually using the truth “And what’s he then that says I play the villain? When this advice is free and honest”.
Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.
This behavior is why he can not accept reality in order to ignore the present and re live the past. It gets to a point where Willy ignores all his problems and only remembers and tries to re-create the good times of the past instead of living in the present. This obviously creates a problem between him and his family and others around him
In the first stanza the persona is “haunted” by the postcard sent to him. The negative connotation suggests that the persona has encountered an uncomfortable experience and disturbs him, and he in unable to get rid of his past. His culture will always be waiting for him to establish a connection with it. The negative connotation of “haunt” is ironic because something so small and unsubstantial has a great impact on the persona. The postcard becomes a symbol of how distant his identity is from his culture.
Since we are following David and his thoughts etc. through the story it is a first person narrator’s point of view. It makes the essay a bit unreliable because we do not know anything about other people’s thoughts except for what David tells us about them. David seems very frightened in the start of the essay but still he uses a lot of humour. He is making fun of himself and of the teacher.