He steals this natural right from his son by making him believe he had a different father his entire life. Another injustice carried out by a father happens with the unfair love Adam shows to Aron over Cal; somewhat similar to how Baba treats his boys. In order for children to feel safe and nurtured they must feel loved as well. Cal is always trying to impress his dad and make up for any mistakes he makes. He accepts the death of his brother as his fault, claiming he is the reason he joined the army.
As we know, Wes Hayden is one of the main characters in the story Montana 1948. By making very big decisions, he undergoes a big character change throughout the story. Wes Hayden, having grown up as the “Other Son” in his father’s eyes, has developed a good and rightful sense of justice through a bad example, his father Julian. Although he is said to be inexperienced, Wes has developed this sense of right judgment through the learning experience of life and his daily job. He is a victim of favoritism, and because of never being the one with the attention he has learned not to be like his bad father and his brother by teaching himself what is right in others eyes, not the eyes of his dad.
The father's protectiveness is very evident many times throughout the novel, however one of the most notable events was when a man threatens his son with a knife and the father shoots the man in the head. Although this action was probably necessary, the fathers downfall is his suspicion that everyone is their enemy. His father's paranoia causes them to move constantly from camp to camp, consequently, never getting the chance to make friends with anyone. His son, on the other hand, is much more sensitive and innocent. He feels very safe with his father but at the same time he questions some of his decisions.
During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
If it was not evident in earlier scenes, it is now clear that Biff in no salesman. He has been “talking in a dream” pretending to be something he is not. This is an inner conflict that Biff has been wrestling with for years now. He now comes to realize the he’s unhappy and he’s only conforming to this harsh, man-eating profession to please his father. This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy.
While reading Into The Wild, although I couldn’t particularly relate to Chris’ passion for secluded living, I was able to sympathize with the ultimate compulsion that lead him to live in the Magic Bus in Alaska. Chris McCandless' relationship with his father was strained at best. Chris was an opinionated, determined, and stubborn young man with high ideals and little room for compromise. His father was a hardworking man with high standards who shared his son's inability to compromise. Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time.
Theme Paragraph for “The Father” In the short story, “The Father”, by Hugh Garner, the father (John Purcell) moves from being selfish and ignorant to realizing he is the one who has created a void between his son (Johnny) and himself. The father, a former war veteran believed his responsibility ended with providing money, without spending time with the family. However, the son does not see it this way and feels his father should be involved more often. The son tries to get the attention
Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim form a bonded relationship like no other. They defy all social “laws” with no remorse or feelings of guilt and they begin to fill the missing piece of the father- son relationship that Huck has lacked his whole childhood. They rely on one another for almost everything. Jim needs Huck so that his secret of running away is not revealed and Huck relies on Jim to subconsciously keep him safe from all the evils he is running away from in his everyday life. Huck also needs Jim to act as the missing father-figure to guide him along their journeys.
Innocence is a theme that is portrayed through out the novel as an insecure and almost immature need of Holden’s to protect not only those he cares about, but also himself. The root of Holden’s obsession with innocence can be traced back to the death of his younger brother Allie. He regarded his younger sibling as a kind, loving, and highly intelligent boy. It is this love and admiration that drove Holden to a rage in which he destroyed all the windows in his garage with his bare fists. Because Holden is still tormented about the death of his brother, he constantly tries to protect those around him.
The war had greatly impacted his father’s personality, attitude and parenting style. Therefore Spiegelman’s personality and lifestyle were then influenced by his father's personality and parenting style. His father loved showing off how handy he was since that was one of his survival methods during the war. This made Spiegelman fearful to fix things because he was being compared to his father. Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that.