The 1998 movie Smoke Signals focuses on the process of how Victor Joseph accepts and forgives his father, Arnold Joseph. From the beginning, Victor is uncertain about his father’s feelings about him because Victor has heard his father Arnold has saved Thomas, not Victor. Every time Victor hears it, his uncertainty about his father Arnold increases regularly. Victor’s feeling of lack of the father’s love is well illustrated by Victor’s answer to his father’s question: “What is your favorite Indian?” He answers “nobody,” and repeats it three times to emphasize his distrustfulness on his father. Victor’s feeling of the lack of his father’s love is more deepened after his father Arnold has left home.
This is rather noticeable in the conversation at the end of the play with Biff and Willy. Biff tells his father that they are both “a dime a dozen” and that neither of them is “a leader of men.” Biff essentially admits that him and his father are both failures and are worth nothing. Although Biff does believe that someday he may be someone. “When all I want is out there waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am!” Biff knows as long as he does not follow the advice from Willy he may be someone. As Biff understands how destructive his father’s lifetime of denial has been for both of them.
This instills fear in Creon because he fears that the sins from the father (Oedipus) will carry over to the children and in turn hurt his newly received kingdom and family. Antigone is set to marry Creon’s son, but Creon does not want this to happen because he fears that Antigone’s “family curse” will enter his own family. By staying true to his threats to kill anyone who removes the body of Antigone’s brother, he can use this as a trap to kill Antigone before she becomes a part of his
If Uncle Axel like David’s father who hates mutant, he would not have told him his special ability. Another example, “ "I want you to promise me that you will never, never tell anyone else what you have just told me - never”(4,31) This quote is describing the situation where Uncle Axel finds out about David can communicate with others only use his thought. He reacts quietly and calmly and tells David to never tell anyone, do not do it out loud any more. The readers can get some important information from here -- Uncle Axel seems lenient and accepting towards differences. If he did not, he would not taught ,explained and helped David to understand about Waknuk's rules and their views on people who are different from the image of God.
Sarty must choose between going with the views of his morally corrupt father or declaring his individuality by testifying against his father and leaving his family behind. In the trial, Sarty is asked, ““ I reckon any boy named for Colonel Sartoris in this country can’t help but tell the truth, can they?” (227). This is the beginning of the moral dilemmas Sarty must face to protect is father.
On page 82, what word can be used to replace levelheaded a) Sensible b) Impalpable c) Undetectable d) Spirit 9. According to the text why doesn’t Christopher write his mom back? a) Because is mad at his mother b) Because he thinks his mom doesn’t love him c) Because she put yellow toys in his room d) Because his dad hid the letters from him 10. What can be inferred from paragraph 3 on page 197? a) That he wants to give his dad a knife b) That he wants his dad to be stay back c) That he wants to play d) That he wants his mom to kill his dad Answer key 1.
One of Huck Finn’s major lies, is the one that set the stage for this story of adventure. After living with Ms. Watson, he goes on and lives with his dad but does not like the way he is treated, so he decides to run away. He doesn’t want to be “sivilized” and he does not want to hit by his “Pap.”Huck creates a plan that will lead people to believe that he is dead so if he runs away no one would suspect that and won’t look for him and sure enough. According to everyone he had been killed either by Jim or by his dad.
He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army. He tries to make it up to his father, “If you [Cal] want to give me a present, give me a good life. That’s something I can value” (Steinbeck 582). By denying and gifts asking this you can see just how selfish Adam has been and how unwilling he is to accept Cal since the very beginning. Fathers are supposed to be a role model to boys and both these father just bred
21 March 2012 Hamlet Essay What if Hamlet would have confronted Claudius, and asked about the murder of his father, and why does Hamlet delay killing Claudius? In Hamlet, Hamlet is secretive which leads to the deaths of many people. Hamlet remains quiet about his father’s murder to keep himself safe. Marcus Webb says, “Hamlet wants to be completely convinced of Claudius’ guilt first.” Hamlet could not tell his mother because if he was wrong, it would ruin their relationship, and Hamlet would not be trusted. Hamlet could not announce it to all of Denmark because the people might rebel against the king and if Hamlet was wrong, he might create a war between his family and the people of Denmark.
You would think because he missed his son’s birth, he would try to make up for it and be a great father. But he was never around to raise his son and do fatherly things with William, like teach him valuable life lessons and such. As an adult, William tried to let his father know that their relationship wasn’t steady because William only knew so much about his father, and the rest were fabrications. All he wanted to know was the truth, and Edward kept telling tall tales. This only caused the deteriorating relationship between father and son to