Hayden goes into detailed explanations of examples of the father’s devoted love. His love is not shown through hugs and kisses, but through caring little things that bring happiness to the speaker’s day. This happiness can be seen by the regret the speaker shows when he says things such as, “No one ever thanked him” (5). The father’s devotion is seen when the speaker states that he had “with cracked hands that ached / from labor in the weekday weather made / banked fires blaze” (3-5). The father, regardless of his own cares, makes the effort on those winter Sundays to try to make things a little easier for the speaker.
“Reunion” by John Cheever is a short story about Charlie who hasn’t seen his father since his parents’ divorce. So on his way back to his mother’s house he schedules a lunch with his father. Yet Charlie’s view on his father changes when his father continually has problems controlling his bad attitude. In “Powder and “Reunion” the authors use father/son relationships, point of view and conflict to portray to the reader that almost all father and son relationships have their flaws. In the two short stories it seems as if the sons’ relationships with their father were quite different, but they also had their similarities because both of them cared for their son.
He understands the sacrifices that Darry has made to raise him and his brother. Even though Ponyboy sees that his brother works hard to provide for them, he still thinks Darry just doesn't care for him at all. He thinks Darry is always nagging him to use his head and to be good. This changes when Soda and Darry come to the hospital to visit Ponyboy after he has been hurt in the church fire. Ponyboy has a revelation.
Martin never got the affection from his father as a young child and that caused him to remember all the bad things. This was after he heard all the good things about his father. When his friend was going through all the loss, he gave Martin some good advice, “that if I had anything to work out with my parents, I should do it now, because one day that opportunity would be over.” So Martin starts getting close with his parents and once his father was on his death bed, he finally said those three magic words “I Love You.” He was able to get closure; Martin knew his father loved him, his family and that his father was proud of him. Use Concrete Language to Create Clear Visual Images of the Setting and Characters: Form Martin’s description of memories he had of his father, I could picture each event as I read them. I could see his father handing Martin the keys to the 1957 Chevy or his father being at the tumbling contest, and I would try to picture their reactions of the situation.
Charlie Feehan had a hard life before he won the Ballarat Miles competition. The protagonist was already in a difficult position at the start of the novel. After his father has passed away, Charlie had to ‘stepped into long the pants of adulthood’ and take on the responsibility of a grown up. This shows that he had to step in and be ‘…the man of the house’ at a very young age, whereas nowadays teenagers were barely independent even after they have graduated for university. In Charlie’s conditions, even a rabbit stew or a warm water bath was to be looked forward to on a Saturday night and warmth was from the ‘…pieces of fallen bark’ which he gathers from Mr Peacock.
During these few year many considered to be the unhappiest times of Whitman’s life. He was consistently working hard for very little pay. Whitman recorded his sadness in several letters he wrote to a friend by the name of Abraham Leech. In of these letters it became quite evident of his dissatisfaction and no hope for the people of the area when he said, “Never before have I entertained so low an idea of the beauty and perfection of man’s nature, never have I seen humanity in so degraded a shape, as here” (Folsom.) As a result of Whitman’s dissatisfaction he sought to reinsert himself back in the world of Journalism in New York.
Narrative intervention The Aftermath Boys of Blood and Bone The physical demands of farm life were a job, but it takes Bob’s mind off the crude memories he endured during the war with Andy and Darcy. While cleaning out the septic tank, the smell reminded Bob of being stuck in the trenches under heavy fire for weeks surrounded by decaying bodies. Since being back from the war, Bob has been sleep deprived due to nightmares of the horrific bloodshed he had faced. Now he always kept a gun under his pillow. Every morning at exactly 0400 hours he would get dressed and pray for Andy and the men lost in that battle.
I Hate How Much I Love You -My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke Explication Essay Theodore Roethke's ambiguous poem "My Papa’s Waltz" is filled with an interesting background that is directed toward the speaker and his father. This particular free verse is unique because it offers numerous situations that the child was put in with his father, more distinctly, the love toward the father. The incentive of this poetry displays how powerful the bond of loved ones can be; this is evident when the flaws of the father was overlooked and the speaker was still “clinging” onto his shirt. Upon reading the first stanza, it was obvious that the speaker realized that his father was drunk. However, in the mist of it all, he still cared and loved his father.
They come down to the kitchen and catch up talking, they remember the good ‘ol days when they were younger. Happy is the younger brother, he is successful and confident. Biff is not doing as well as Happy, but has dreams of owning his own land and having a ranch. Willy begins having flashbacks and expressing his worries about the boys while talking to himself around the house. Willy and Biff fight a lot because Willy doesn’t like the fact his son cant hold a job down.
Martin’s relationship to his father is also a little tense; they don’t seem to get along that well. Martin has a long braid in the back and he says that this braid is what gets to the father. Even though he failed three classes and is a bit criminal. Martin and the father don’t know what to talk about either. Martins father work a lot, so I guess they never just talk, because there isn’t time to get to know each other.