Doodle's brother was cruel. When he wanted Doodle to do something, he tricked him into doing it. There were many occurrences in Doodle's life where his brother used this method. For instance, he made Doodle touch his own baby casket. "One day I took him up to the barn loft and showed him his casket,.....before I'll help you down from the loft, you're going to have to touch it…” When he said that he would not touch it, Doodle’s brother said “Then I'll leave you here by yourself,” I threatened and made as if I was going down.” (346) When he did this, he put Doodle in a position so that he had
Brotherly Love? “The Scarlett Ibis” by James Hurst shows what cruelty really means. For Brother the fact that he has an invalid sibling is like the end of the world. It was almost like Brother didn’t love his brother Doodle because of his disabilities.Because Brother would get tired of dealing with Doodle, he would be cruel to him. Brother’s cruelty toward Doodle comes from the embarrassment at having an invalid brother, the burden of having to take care of Doodle, the disappointment of Doodle not living up to his expectations.
The reason why the narrator wouldn’t help Doodle down before he touched his casket was because he wanted to show him who was in control. On the other hand, the narrator also shows his pride in a more positive light when he encourages Doodle to keep trying even though he fails repeatedly, “‘Oh yes you can, Doodle,’ I said. ‘All you got to do is try. Now come on,’ and I hauled him up once more” (Hurst 776). The narrator does appear to be the normal supportive big brother, until he states the real reason why Doodle walked, “Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 777).
She wants his book to stop the reoccurring cycle of men getting sent to war who are still innocent boys. She understands as a husband of a war veteran and as a mother of boys that war is a terrible part of society. The narrator even tells his sons in the novel not to get involved in “massacres” and that the hearing of massacres of people should never “fill them with satisfaction or glee” (24). Because the narrator has been through war and seen its atrocities, he does not want his sons ever to participate in the killing of people Using Mrs. O’Hare, the narrator’s sons and others;
The consequences of Anne’s Father’s employee ratting them out lead to the deaths of all of Anne’s family except for her Father. Discussion Questions for the Theme - Fatherhood: 1) The Commandant is not a good father because any good father will spend time with children but in this case Bruno has to give his father a handshake when they greet instead of something more personal like a hug. 2) The verse ‘Honour your Mother and Father’ applies to someone like Bruno in a way that goes way beyond what the verse means. The verse applies to love your parents on a personal level but in Bruno’s case he has to salute, give handshakes and only address his parents as ‘Mother and Father’ and that is to sincere. 3) (Haven’t seen movie yet).
Betrayal and Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hussein, throughout the story there is so much betrayal and redemption that Baba and Amir live most of their lives in feeling guilty for their betrayal and try to redeem themselves. Even though father and son are so different but then yet they are so much alike. Baba’s and Amir’s actions remind me of a cliché that says “like father like son” or “the apple does not fell far from the three”. A twelve year old Afghan boy, Amir, seeking acceptance and approval from his father by entering a kite-fighting tournament along with his servant and friend, Hassan; and on that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tell us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to be good again..." (page 40).
Bernard reveals to Willy that Biff is going to fail his class if he doesn't "Buckle down" and begin to study, to Bernard's astonishment and dismay, Willy responds by saying to Linda: "There’s nothing the matter with him! You want him to be a worm like Bernard? He’s got spirit, personality." This mind state is the reason why Biff fails his class, and does not get into College. Willy's delusion don't end there, he conceives this illusion of a long lost brother who becomes rich and famous, Ben.
Prince Hamlet seems keen to avenge his father’s death, but throughout the narrative we see Hamlet hesitate to kill Claudius, he may be finding it hard as Claudius is the King and also a relative. The Ghost says he’s going to suffer in Purgatory until Prince Hamlet avenges his death by killing Claudius, as the way he died he didn’t have a chance to confess his sins, so he would go to heaven. “Doomed for a certain
Mr. Murray wants his son to be a strong, manly man, with the ability to provide and look after his family. Mr. Murray does not see David as a strong independent man, but more likely as a little wimp who cannot take care of anybody or himself. He is a bit harsh on David and treats him as an adult and he tries to form him into, that man he wants his son to be when he has to start a new family. He could hear the disappointing in the voice of the father. When his father becomes aware that David is playing with his sister and her dolls, he puts David down for engaging in feminine activities instead of interacting with boys his own age Page 46 line 13 from the button to the top, you hear that David’s father has a harsh tone in his voice, when David is playing with his little sisters dolls: “Damn grown boy playing with dolls”.
Therefore he is constantly seeking his dad’s approval: “Yes”, said the boy forcing himself to acknowledge Jim’s kindness and affirmation. But Jim is not his dad.” Here it is obvious that it’s only the dad’s approval and confirmation that he is good enough for his dad. He is general a weak minded boy and is easily influenced by others i.e. when he is finally leaving for the trip he doesn’t really want to go because his mother has repeatedly expressed how bad an idea the trip is and so forth. The boy and the father’s relationship is quite self-conflicting as both parties are scared of loosing each other but they are also scared of committing to each other.