Sarty wants to be loyal to his father but knows that the truth must be told. When Sarty is called to testify against his father for the crime of barn burning, he becomes filled with “frantic grief and despair.” His father expects Sarty to lie on his behalf, and Sarty knows that he will have to in order to please his father which is all Sarty wants to do. Later that night, knowing that Sarty was in conflict and was
Forgiveness is something that must come within a person; if one cannot forgive themselves for their wrong doings it is harder to accept what has been done for and to move on. This being, ‘The Kite Runner’, by Khaled Hussani shows a great amount of forgiveness. The main character in the book named Amir, shows a high emotion of jealousy for his brother Hassan throughout their childhood which leads him into guilt amongst himself. Amir was an insecure child which left him in the regret of witnessing Hassan through bad situations. This resulted in him not being able to defend Hassan through his struggles.
Okonkwo was scared of people thinking he was just like his father so he worked hard since he was a child. This made him hate everything his father was made of, which is weakness and being lazy. ”Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness”. (13). when Okonkwo father died he had been in a lot of debt, Okonkwo became obsessed with the idea of manliness in order to get over his father weakness.
“rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless. Furthermore they both include the reality of family life as the poems are realistic and the poems, especially Nettles, have both the love and misery of family relationships. In Nettles the love in the poem is the protective instincts of a parent towards his son but the misery is the Nettles that had hurt his child and the fact that being protective isn’t enough to stop him from getting hurt. The realistic relationship in Harmonium is the family resentment and frustration from a son to his father. We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship.
The Nazis inhumanity and brutality slowly diminished his hope and desire to live. Despite Elie’s constant battle, it is from the interaction with other characters that he is able to maintain his hope. Elie depends on his father for support, and his love for his father makes him strengthen his hope and desire to live. When they arrived at the camp, his father said that he would rather Elie to go with his mother than to see what they were going to experience as men. The father began to cry and this was the only time that Elie saw his father cry.
Each of the Bundrens took the death of Addie in a different way. While Jewel may have seemed to be acting more selfish and irritated than the rest of the family, I believe that it was just his way of expressing his sadness over the death of his mother whom he knew loved him very much. He was also upset that his brother Cash was making her casket right outside of her window so she could see it. “It’s because he stays out there, right under the window, hammering and sawing on that goddamn box. Where she’s got to see him.
Abner himself is also faced with a tough decision, keep being oppressed by the people controlling him and his family or doing something about it even if what he is doing wrong. In Reginald Dyck’s analytical essay on “Barn Burning”, he argues that Abner’s intentions behind his wrong doings are actually an act of social justice against the rich and the powerful oppressing him, his family, and others like him. He also goes on to argue that young Sarty decision to betray his father is due to the fact that he has not matured enough to understand that he only he is only doing what the people controlling him want him to do. In the story Abner commits many different crimes that make him seen like just your average criminal but Dyck believes that there is a deeper meaning behind his actions. Dyck goes on to argue in his essay “The Social Construction of Conscience” that Abner is committing these crimes as a social justice.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
They were bonded by Victor's father, who saved Thomas when he was a baby from a house fire that killed his parents. Thomas grows up admiring Arnold and looking to him as a hero, for having saved his life. The irony in this is that really Arnold had caused the fire that in turn killed Thomas' parents. Thomas often spoke highly of Arnold and that was something that annoyed Victor greatly, because the way he knew him was as a dead beat father, he couldn't see why Thomas admired him. Victor was always mean to Thomas, but Thomas harldy paid any mind to how Victor treated him, he was always there with forgivness for him.
I think that this pessimism of his is a way to protect himself from his own weaknesses, and that he do this partly so that he can forget how boring and unfair the adult life can be, easily said he does not wont to grow up because he is afraid that he will realize his own flaws and be crushed emotionally because of this hard realization. And that is also one thing that marks out who Holden Caulfield really is, he is a boy who does not know how he should manage how he feels and therefore he is afraid of his own feelings in a strange kind of way. To sum up Holden Caulfield-s personality from this brief analysis I would say that he is a complete emotional wreck-ship that has hit the bottom and having a hard time getting up to the surface. Holden