Alexie wrote this story with the purpose of telling the reader that at the end of the day a friend will always be a friend no matter what. He set out to accomplish his purpose by putting Victor in a tough spot and needing help. Victor’s dad passed away in Phoenix, where he lived; Victor lived somewhere north of Nevada. He didn’t have any money to fly down to Phoenix to get his dads ashes or belongings and he went in search of a loan. He ran into Thomas who was an old friend, but they hadn’t spoke since they got in a fist fight back in school.
Sometimes we believe that there aren’t any more kind and generous people in this world. When we ask people for help in a crisis and they do not follow through, it is those we least expected who jump in and lend a hand. It is only then that we see who our real friends are and get a different perspective on life. We read a story of two young Indian men traveling to Phoenix, Az. This journey is to claim a three hundred dollar savings account and an old yellow pickup truck that Victor Joseph, one of the young men’s fathers left behind when he died.
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
45-58 Annotation: Biff Lowman looks to his father for moral support and guidance, but instead finds his father cheating. Willy Loman refuses to admit he was wrong, and Biff is left with out a solid foundation for moral values. Weales, Gerald Clifford, ed. Arthur Miller Death of a salesman, text and criticism. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
Sonny's brother wouldn't listen or understand to what Sonny wanted.Later in the story they have a better relationship and Sonny's brother realizes that music helped Sonny through all of his suffering and it also helped them both as brothers to finally bring them closer together. Suffering is another important them throughout Sonny's blues.Sonny suffered with an addiction to drugs, Sonny's brother suffered when his daughter died with Polio and their father suffered when he watched his brother died and didn't do anything.They all handled their suffering in a different way whether it was with music or the way they would present themselves.Baldwin uses darkness and light as the darkness is Sonny suffering to his addiction and light as his brother being the educated one that lived life as what he thought was the right way to live it. Sonny's blues by James Baldwin has several themes.The theme of music and the theme of suffering were very important in this story because they all suffered in life and with their relationships.Music helped Sonny with his addiction and it also helped the brothers with their
So once in a while, now when I get very depressed, I keep saying to him “Okay. Go home and get your bike and meet me in front of Bobby’s house.” (p. 98-99) Even though Holden knows that talking to his dead brother will not help him face his fears and solve his problems, he still tries it, and sometimes finds some mild comfort in looking back at his times with his brother. He couldn’t save his brother from ‘falling off the cliff’, so he has a desire to help others, and do what he wished he could have
He says, “Thomas what do you know about my father;” although Thomas gives him story after story about how he remembers Victors dad and how he such a good man. Thomas did not want to hear it cause he was feeling that his father might have been more of a father figure to Thomas than to him. Victor later learns different about his father and tries to forgive him and realizes he was trying to be a
The Journey Cormac McCarthy’s The Road is about a journey through a burned America. The journey is taken by a father and a son. The mother had killed herself not to long after the destruction happened. The father and son encounter the bad people and some good people. The boy also helps his father find the faith that he needs.
The question is why would George take on the responsibility for another person. Due to Lennie’s disability, George has assumed the role of a protective older brother. Lennie forgets and loses many things and George is there to help alleviate the situation. For example, when George buys the work passes for Lennie and himself, he keeps both of them because he knows that Lennie will misplace or forget his pass. Besides forgetfulness, Lennie’s condition lands him in trouble and when that happens, George is always there to help him.
Black men were not men at all, but they were property. Huck struggled with this throughout the book as he felt guilt and condemnation for not returning Jim back to his rightful owner, Widow Douglas. But even in the peculiar relationship, it was confusing as to which would be the father figure, Huck or Jim. Jim definitely filled the role as protector, when he shielded Huck from seeing corpse of his godforsaken Pap. Jim also displayed the image of father that would give up his own life for his boy when stayed with Tom after he got shot.