Despite the fact that he did eventually escape his father?s wrath, the struggle with his father?s aggressive behavior and lack of love resulted in a coldness that resided in Troy?s heart toward life and love. His father did not care about his children; children were there to work for the food that he ate first. Troy describes his feelings toward his father by saying, ?Sometimes I wish I hadn?t known my daddy. He ain?t cared nothing about no kids. A kid to him wasn?t nothing.
You also learn that Troy is not at all supportive of Lyons' dreams of being a musician, even though that is what makes Lyons' happy. Troy constantly insults Lyons' by telling him that he is lazy because he would rather pursue his dreams than get a job similar to the one that Troy holds as a garbage man. Although Troy's relationship with Lyons is the least complicated of all of his relationships, the strain... ... middle of paper ... ...el permanently put away in an institue due to his mental health problems. Although we do learn that Troy accidentally signed the papers to lock Gabriel away because of his inability to read, we also know that he never took initiative to free Gabriel. Troy selfishly keeps money that is not his while keeping his own brother locked in a mental institute.
Being highly respected in the community, Wiesel’s father is often occupied with his business and duties, which never leaves much time for his family. Wiesel’s relationship with his father lacks the chemistry a father and son usually possess. After his father discourages him to study the Cabbala, he resorts to finding his own teacher. He finds Moshe the Beadle, who soon turns into more of a father to Wiesel then he thought his father will ever be. However, Moshe later gets deported, leaving Wiesel seemingly fatherless once again.
In the play Fences, it is obvious that the father-son relationships between Troy and Cory, Troy and Lyons, and Troy and his own father were not love-filled relationships. With every father-son relationship, it seems that the son tried to escape from the limitations and restrictions that were established by the father. These relationships were all very complex. Even though there were many problems within these relationships, the father had a lifelong effect on his son(s) and their actions in the future. The way that Troy treated his sons, Cory and Lyons, was solely based on his experience with his own father.
This turns sour however, after Biff discovers the father he idolizes was not all he had thought him to be. Afterward, familial dynamics are never the same, as Willy continues to hope that Biff will succeed, ignorant- perhaps purposely so- that his son is failing out of spite, knowing that all his father’s hopes are resting on his shoulders. Willy’s relationships with his two sons are tentative at best, but Happy and Biff are partly to blame for this downhill spiral- as their relationship is just as complex. In the play, “Death of a Salesman,” Willy Loman remembers scenes from years previous, particularly idyllic times when his two sons were still young and full of promise. Willy’s memories focus on Biff: Biff’s chances at success, Biff’s talents, Biff’s popularity.
He felt the younger brother had come to deprive him of his share of the father’s inheritance. The second thing he was ignorant of was the fact that he had access to the things of the father and that he need not wait for any special ceremony to make merry and be happy with his friends. The third thing he was ignorant of or assumed was the fact that he had to work tirelessly and obedient to the latter to gain the love of his father. He failed to see that the father has equal love for the both of them. And the cautioned him saying "...son, thou art ever with me, all that I have is thine" The first part of the father's statement was to dispel his ignorant notion and to make him understand his love for him.
“He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream…I wasn’t like that.’ Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry” (Hosseini 23). Baba uses his son’s contrasting interests as an excuse from providing Amir with the fatherly bond he needs in his childhood. This does not mean that Baba is a bad person, he is simply unable to accept his son’s different interests at first. One of the few moments that Baba and Amir connect as a family is when Baba explains that the only sin to commit is theft. He says, “Every other form of sin is a variation of theft” (Hosseini 19).
Eddie is determined to maintain his relationship with April at any cost. He didn’t realize that he was exposing himself to a whole lot of dysfunction when it came to April and her family. Eddie grew up without both his parents in the same household. They are divorced and his mother remarried. Eddie and his father didn’t have a great relationship, his father behaves more like a friend rather than a responsible parent, and yet, Eddie still communicates and spends time with his father.
Additionally, even though he was very tough on Cory, he admitted that he was responsible for taking care of him and the rest of the family. In Act One, scene three, Troy explains to Cory why he treats him the way he does. Cory asks, “How come you ain’t never liked me?” (1346). Troy can’t admit to like his own son, so points out that he doesn’t have to like him in order to provide for him. “[…] ‘Cause it’s my duty to take care of you.
Troy is portrayed as a hardworking dedicated man. Equipped with a strong work ethic and persistent Troy seeks to instill the same work ethic he has into his children. For every time a family member would mention a career that Troy doesn’t be is legitimate for example Cory wanting to be football player, Troy would constantly remind his family that’s he is the breadwinner, in Act 1, Scene 3 Cory asks Troy “How come you ain’t never liked me”. Offended Troy defends himself saying, “Don’t you eat every day? … Got a roof over your head …Got Clothes on your back...Why you think that is?