Family Matters “Blood runs thicker than water.” This is a common phrase used to describe the role in family. For some, this phrase is simple to uphold, but for others, such as the narrator in “Sonny’s Blues,” the phrase more difficult to apply. Only in the flashbacks of pain and sorrow that occur throughout the story does the narrator finally discover that he needs to not only aid Sonny, but understand his lifestyle to truly recognize that blood runs thicker than water. Although brothers tend to grow apart from each other as they grow older and begin separate lives, the narrator still finds that he should be his brother’s keeper, no matter what the circumstances. The story begins when the narrator reads about his younger brother, Sonny, being arrested for selling and using heroin.
Yor frend Tam Lin.” (Farmer, 149). Tam Lin was preparing Matt because he knows what was coming to. Tam Lin always looks up for Matt. Even though Tam Lin was very hard and strict with Matt he teaches him to be a good person. Matt knows how much Tam Lin loved him, because of the way he treated him.
Pap hadn't seen Huck for a decent time and did not appreciate that he was dressed nicer than his father or that he was educated. The reason he came back to Huck was to acquire the money Huck came into with Tom Sawyer to, presumably, help supply his alcoholism. He did not want Huck to appear or think he was better than his father. Pap neither wanted others to shape his son and wanted to use Huck for his own gain. Anything of value Huck had while he was with his father, Huck relinquished them to avoid getting beaten.
Sonny’s brother is older and he should know better that people ought to follow their dreams and do what they like to do in life so far as it isn't illegal .Baldwin tells us how Sonny's brother gets into an argument with Sonny when their mother dies. Sonny’s brother acting as a parent asks Sonny what he wants to do and Sonny tells him music. He doesn’t take Sonny serious because to him, you can't make a living out of music meanwhile people do make a living out of music. And he doesn't understand that music is the only thing Sonny wants to do. He tells Sonny that people can't always do what they want to do but Sonny who understands the world better argues that people ought to do what they want to do if not what do they live for (119-122) .I think Sonny is right, people should be able to follow their dreams .I’m riding with Sonny on that one, everyone should be able to follow their dreams because to me, I don’t think you can be happy in a career you’ve never liked.
On the other are truth and justice. The pull of family ties is strong, but soon Sarty realizes that what his father does is the wrong thing to do. Even though Sarty betrays his father at the end he but he realized that he must be put out the conflicts, and aim for a better furute, one that his father was not giving them. The biggest conflict is revealing the depth of his struggle to find his place among the demands of his father and his own developing ideas of morality for the first time. Sarty is overwhelmed by fear, grief to a better future, and
Terry’s relationships with the people in his life such as his brother Charley, Edie and Father Barry, help him to realise that Johnny Friendly’s practices are unjust and that Terry’s conscience was right all along. The love he receives from Edie encourages Terry to stand up and challenge. However, it is not just love that transforms Terry into a leader. Terry’s motivation to change his mind and eventually speak the truth is the result of a shift in his conscience which was sparked by the confidence he gained from Edie’s love and support, the influence of Father Barry and the love he had for his brother Charley. Edie’s love and kindness towards Terry encouraged him to see life differently without death and violence.
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
Koiki’s decisions are once again influenced by his family when his father is ill and he is denied access on to Murray Island. Fuelled by his anger towards not being able to see his dying father and that he cannot move his family back to Murray Island, Koiki begins his land right claim. Koiki’s reasons for making these significant decisions were inspired by his love for his family. Although Perkins’ Mabo addresses other issues such as the effects of discrimination and the role of the individual in creating change, it is true that there is a major focus on the meaning of family and the support it gives. The film shows the crucial importance of father son relationships, the strong relationship between Koiki and his adopted father Benny influence Koiki’s appeal to the land right.
This leads to Amir listening and following the foot paths of Rahim Khan who is like a father figure to Amir as he gives advices to Amir rather than his father giving him the advice he seeks for. Amir seeks for love and approval from his Baba but, instead finds it in Rahim Khan who always gives instructions that will benefit Amir. However, Amir ends up taking the place of Rahim’s Khans father as he ends up thinking of “one of us had to go” in this case Hassan. He thinks that Hassan would have suffered if he was to stay. The reader can suggest this us Amir feeling guilty and wants Hassan to leave, so that he can stop suffering from what he had done wrong and look into his future.
KHALO ED AFRICAN ENCOUNTERS The relationship between the two characters is based on emotional dependence. Hally is heartbroken and angry with the type of relationship he has with his father. He dreads having his own father around with the fear of not experiencing the love he needs from him. He in turn uses Sam as filler for his father's absence. Hally's relationship with Sam would have impacted his life regardless of Apartheid laws and his relationship with his father.