The two were obviously distant and yet Victor fulfills his duty as a son and picks up his father’s remains. One could argue that he went only for the truck and the few hundred dollars his father had in the bank, though he did feel some kind of love for his father. This is proven when Victor admits that although he does not want to go into the trailer where his father died, he must because “there might be something valuable in there… pictures and letters and stuff like that” (419). The mundane tone Alexie uses emphasizes the sad routines one follows after a loved one dies; life continues. Alexie’s use of transitions between the present and memories of the past represent the memories that often pervade one’s mind when the experience a loss.
This is a boy who is all about abstruseness he is ready to find out about the Dies Drear abstruseness and what's going on about it. Mr.Small is the father to Thomas and his younger son. He moved out there for a job he got at a college. He's all about history and he's ready to learn all about it. Mrs.Small the mother of Thomas and the younger son.
Richard hunter also known as Dick stated to look for a position in a counting room, but still engaging half of the day to blacking boot because he didn’t want to want to use his $100 capital. After all, he didn’t even want to pay off his friend who served him as an instructor. Gradually, his slang language had been improved by his education and his friendship with Henry Fosdick. After several unsuccessful attempts in finding a job, Dick started realizing that he should be stick to his career for now. Since he started balancing more than his capital, he considered himself as a young man of property.
Just by one fault by the closest man in his life, Wes realizes he has changed in better ways as things have gotten more complicated: “ My father stood for moral absolution ” (144). Thinking how Wes was in the beginning of the summer in 1948, he finally grasps the understanding what is right and wrong. Throughout the summer of Montana in 1948, Wes starts off as reserved and resistant towards his job as sheriff and doesn’t think about the real issues with his brother. Wes’s job is like a role model for people who want to stand up for what they believe in and Wes started out doing the exact opposite of that. After seeing Uncle Frank not deal with his situation, Wes grasps the concept of control and leadership towards the state of affair.
Wilson’s arrogant attitude and outbursts at the beginning of the novel causes Henry to contemplate upon what his actions in battle could be. Once in battle Wilson hands Henry an envelope that he wants delivered to his family, since he believes that his death will be certain. The problem initiates when Wilson returns from battle and asks for it back. Wilson comes back a changed man, a more courageous man, and a man who does not care what others think. Crane in this novel proposes that the meaning of a man is to be one who does not care about the superfluous qualities in life, but rather one who is true to himself and his morals.
Whilst at the woods Joe picks up the gun ‘partially concealed within the folds of a torn-up old white shirt’, McEwan uses the effect of colour here, a colour that usually resembles purity and innocence but by contrast, within it containing an object resembling power and danger. The use of the white shirt reflects the loss of innocence in Joe because he wouldn’t have even thought of getting a gun before the events previous in the novel as he was so rational and convinced he could solve the problems. White can also symbolise a truce or surrender and this reflects how the events have resulted in Joe collecting this object. McEwan uses the effect of colour again on page 205 when describing the red box that Johnny picked up, this time using red as a colour foreshadowing danger. After shooting the gun Joe goes into the woods by himself.
He could recognize that his father’s perception of him is partial and subjective, his father does not know what Jim is doing with his time, and by Jim saying he likes to hang out with his friends does not mean (in his father’s eyes) that he is partying. With selection, Jim’s father is only seeing the end result, Jim’s grades, and hearing that his son likes to hang out with his friends
The conflict I recognize is man vs. man, the struggle taking place because Rusty James wants to be like his brother, he likes to fight with other people. The solution is Rusty-James and Steve is back in the present time again. Neither of them went back to the horrible place where Motorcycle Boy was shot. Steve learned that if you want to get somewhere in life you have to make up your mind and work hard until you make it. Rusty-James still has not decided
Dade is unsure of what he wants to do in life but his father expects him to take responsibility for the store. Dade’s emotional state causes him to feel pity for an elderly shoplifter therefore disappointing his father. The longer idea is that it is okay to dream of being something more but you still have to take responsibility for your own decisions. (Score for Question 3: ___ of 12 points) Explain the ways in
Unfortunately, Victor doesn’t feel that he can be friends with him because the others on the reservation will give him a lot of trouble. So, to show Thomas that he is sorry he offers half of his father’s ashes to kind of make peace. Then Thomas asks him for a favor instead that one time when he is telling a story that he actually listen and Victor