Through these speeches, Plato implies that homosexual love is the highest and most honorable love to pursuit, and through his focus on homosexual love, the author justifies the idea of Heavenly Love. Pausanias argues that the true goal of Heavenly Love is to inspire young boys to find pleasure in the more intelligent older male. The objective of this love is for the older male to “share everything with the one he loves…” (Plato 14). However, in this sense of sharing, Pausanias only means knowledge. If the younger boy surrender to the older male for his personal gain such as money or office post then this homosexual love is no longer belong to the ideal of Heavenly Love.
In society we are given several ideas of what fathers should be like. A Blow A Kiss by Tim Winton, represents two contradictory ideas of fathers. Fathers who are kind and loving towards their sons are seen as a positive representation of fathers, whereas ones who are nasty and abusive towards their sons are seen as a negative representation of fathers. We are encouraged to hold this opinion through the point of view of a child named Albie and our own ideas of how a father should be presented. In the text, some fathers are represented as loving and caring towards their sons, encouraging us to believe that they are better fathers.
The speaker is reflecting the naively superior feelings of the older boys. The shared smile also hints at their close friendship, an intimacy which is craved by the younger brother but will be denied him because of the ""distance"" between the brothers. The childhood feeling of superiority is later regretted by the speaker, however. ""Looking back"" is used both literally to refer to the older boy checking on the progress of his younger brother to find his bus fare, as well as metaphorically suggesting a look back through
Assignment 3 English Composition II 22 June 2010 Response #1: “Powder” In “Powder,” Tobias Wolff discusses the relationship between a boy and his father, told through an event that happened as a child. The father is an outgoing type guy who enjoys life, vice the boy who is uncomfortable with most things and too dependent on planning to be happy. In the middle of a split up between his mother and father, he sets out on what becomes an adventure with his father. In an attempt to build a relationship with the boy, his father tends to break the rules and expose him to a more open culture. In every aspect of the story, his father seems to be a caring and loving father who only wants the best for his son.
"The Scarlet Ibis," by James Hurst, was first published in the July 1960 issue of the Atlantic Monthly magazine. The story focuses on the troubled relationship between two young boys: the narrator and his mentally and physically disabled brother, Doodle. It explores the conflicts between love and pride and draws attention to the effects of familial and societal expectations on those who are handicapped. The perspective of Brother’s pride becomes a negative and positive in his life. Embarrassment is part of negative pride for Brother.
The best actor is Andrew Dillemuth, who plays the younger brother. His looks describe the part he plays—Andrew’s younger brother. Though his performance is very emotional, he does an amazing job in one scene: the part that he tells his brother his dreams and the reason why their mother left them. The dream however, became a reality because Cain’s death is the same as he dreamed it: getting into an argument with his big brother and Andrew mistakenly stabbing Cain with a knife. While explaining the dream, Cain cries almost throughout the scene, he is the best of all in this play.
He uses these issues as a basis for his story, not to be the center of it. Hosseini focuses more on issues of strained friendships and relationships, redemption, and the resilience of the human spirit. This book leaves one to determine whether or not the two boys were true friends. Even though Amir did terrible things to Hassan and Hassan seemed to be a better friend to Amir than Amir was to Hassan, the two boys were friends for several reasons. First, they play together, despite the distinction of class, religion, and ethnicity.
When growing up, we did not speak in a negative way regarding other cultures. So, when things were directed towards me regarding my interracial relationship, it hurt me deeply to think my family did not approve. I was also told by my parents that I would be disowned if I continued to date a white man and would be cut out of their lives. My sisters did not understand why I preferred to date a white man and thought I must be depressed. My sisters also thought I needed counseling and needed to meet men of my race.
I also think that however different individual fathers may be all share one powerful, vital aspect: The love for their child. Even though a 16th century father would be very different to a modern father, I should think that both possess this quality of love. Prospero seems a loving man, dedicated to his daughter, Miranda and would give anything to make her happy. When telling Miranda about her past, Prospero describes her as a “Cheribin” that made him truly happy. In dark, dreary times it was Miranda, who kept Prospero going, she did “Preserve” him.
He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings. Amir spends most of his childhood trying to please his father which is one of the reasons he did not help Hassan when he was getting raped after winning the kite flying competition. Amir was too concerned with making sure his father was proud of him. But Baba redeems himself by making a new life for him and Amir in America. He is proud of his son after he graduates from college and gives all the money he had for Amir’s wedding with Soraya.