The friendship that George and Lennie share forms the core of the novella, and although Steinbeck idealizes and perhaps exaggerates it, he never questions its sincerity. From Lennie’s perspective, George is the most important person in his life, his guardian and only friend. Every time he does anything that he knows is wrong, his first thought is of George’s disapproval. He doesn’t defend himself from Curley because of George’s stern instruction for him to stay out of trouble, and when he mistakenly kills his puppy and then Curley’s wife, his only thought is how to quell George’s anger. He has a childlike faith that George will always be there for him, a faith that seems justified, given their long history together.
Sarty followed his father’s way blindly, knowing that he is the role model and trustworthy person. But, after then he begin to speak when his father do something wrong. Now, he must choose between his loyalty to the family or to the society to live a better life. Sarty’s parents play an important part of his confusion of loyalty. They are totally different from each other.
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli. Forgiveness is difficult to do, but it brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. In Courageous, Nathan goes to his father’s grave and forgives him for walking out of his life. Every child needs a fatherly figure in his or her life, because he will set the tone for their future. It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it.
He needs to teach him to take care of himself before anybody else so he can make it through. “He was just hungry, Papa. He's going to die.” The father has to teach the son to waste no time on unnecessary issues. While teaching the son to take care of himself, the father does not take care of himself but gives all the attention to the son. “The boy doesn’t have anybody to depend upon besides the man.” Later on, the father and son have spent so much time together that they both need each other to live through to the next day.
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.
They just have to take it has it comes. For example “Solitary and dogged” This tells us that they are on their own but have ambition and determination. This shows characterisation in the book. The fact that the young boy is involved in all the trauma at this time, his father wishes that he knew what life was like for him before all of this happened. Although we have not yet been told.
I had never thought it possible.’ At that point was when Chlomo and Elie’s relationship changed as Chlomo relies on Elie in order to get through the rough times they had ahead in the camps. Regardless of Elie’s support for his father, Chlomo’s growing reliance on him does force Elie to view his father as a burden from time to time. Elie feels like its his responsibility to look after his father but its weighing him down. Elie is still a young boy and finds it hard to even help himself. ‘If only I was relieved of this responsibility, I could use all my strength to fight for my own survival, to take care only of myself.’ They are all bashed, starved, abused.
Amir obviously knows that Hassan will in fact do anything for him so he takes him for granted and eventually betrays the boy during the early years of their childhood. Amir knows that even when he was nothing but a ten year old boy, he constantly convinces that all the good he has done is his work when it is actually Hassan. As Amir gets older, he tends to realize all the bad that he’s done to Hassan when he has been nothing but a good friend to him. Amir wanting to redeem himself from his past knows that he has to be good and do what’s right for himself and for the sake of Hassan. Later down the road, Amir decides to redeem himself as a person and make everything right again.
No parent wants to see their children go out into the world exposed to its dangers, but parents also know that they can’t always be there to protect them. Although Atticus accepts this idea, he loves his children, Scout and Jem, with all his heart. Atticus believes that everyone is equal despite their outside appearance. “You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” he said. Most people judge only from what is on the exterior instead of trying to make sense of how different people see things differently under various circumstances.
Willy Loman is stubborn. He can’t stand it if anyone is saying something that doesn’t fit to his own ideas or thoughts. Another mistake Willy Loman makes is that he expects too much from everyone. Starting with himself and his son Biff. He can’t accept bad things told about his son, although they’re true.