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.
Metamorphosis of the Family in Kafka's Metamorphosis In Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, the nature of Gregor Samsa's reality changes insignificantly in spite of his drastic physical changes. Gregor's life before the metamorphosis was limited to working and caring for his family. As a traveling salesman, Gregor worked long, hard hours that left little time to experience "life." He reflects on his life acknowledging the "plague of traveling: the anxieties of changing trains, the irregular, inferior meals, the ever changing faces, never to be seen again, people with whom one has no chance to be friendly" (Kafka 13). Gregor, working to pay off his family's debt, has resigned himself to a life full of work.
Although all his boss can see is th... ... middle of paper ... ...ult life, when not by his bosses, it was by his family. Sadly though Gregor was never able to see past his love for his family, even toward the end, he felt remorse for what he put his family through. To the reader we can see that his family used him but once he could no longer provide for them he became a burden that they were easily getting tired of. To me, I feel it was his family that was the reason he turned into an insect like creature. They treated him well as long as he could offer something of value to them but, once he no longer could they just felt resentment towards him.
We dive into the theme of alienation right away when Gregor wakes in the early morning and realizes that he is no longer human but has turned into a giant vermin. Instead of worrying about his current predicament, Gregor is over come with guilt and burden knowing that he can no longer financially provide for his family. Gregor’s life has revolved around working at a job he hates just to pay of his Families debt and provide stability and comfort. Until this day Gregor’s family has shown little to no appreciation for everything that Gregor has done for them. From the
For years, he traveled for his work many times that he never had the opportunity to truly get to know his own sons. As a result he did not love them as a father should, his love for his son, Biff, was based on his achievements as an athlete. And when Biff was not able to go to University of Virginina, Willy was so devastated that he no longer loved Biff how he once did before. He was disgusted that Biff had become a bum, Biff had different jobs working at farms. Willy wants Biff to be the successful man that he never was and feels that Biff will not achieve success in the occupation he has taken.
Though he is now free from having to go to work, Gregor is now a liability to his family who keep him locked up in his room. Isolated and neglected, Gregor is a metaphor for the human being oppressed by capitalism and alienated from work, family, and himself. In the novel, The Outsider by Albert Camus, Meursault is a young man who lives alone and is emotionally indifferent to most things in his life. He cares only for physical pleasures, things that he experien... ... middle of paper ... ...not my fault” when he informed his boss he had to take two days off. So this is a key difference between the two characters.
There was a lack of communication that existed throughout the story that revealed how unappreciated they were of Gregor and his sister, who was on her way towards becoming like her brother. Gregor was very important to the family's welfare. At first he was the only working member of the family, and his job was very important; the whole future of Gregor and his family depended on it (p.84). For so long he wanted to quit his work, because he wasn't happy with it. But he said to himself, " Besides, I have to provide for my parents and my sister.
Working on straight commission, Willy could not bring home enough money to pay his bills. After many years with the firm, he was no a commodity to the company. They have spent his energy and discarded him like an old pair of shoes. Willy's sons, Biff and Hap, are both failures, however Willy refuses to come to terms with this bleak reality. He wants his sons, especially Biff, to succeed where he has not.
Troy run away from his house to be on his own at a very young age because he never receive the love and respect he desires from his family, so he come around to repeat what his father had done because of the failure to see that the time had changed around him. Independence ties with Masculinity that Troy possess. Back in the 1950 a man who work for a whole family was normal and woman stays home to take care of the kids. Power dominance of the male figure is a big problem than segregation was at the time, but it was slowly changing. So, Troy fails to see the way from the future Troy is still living in the past because that is all he knows about growing a family.
There was uncertainty because of who they were and because of their lack of economically stability. There was little if any other choice, it was move or die. Many families had to make that difficult choice simply because that was the only c... ... middle of paper ... ...the less fortunate or what happens to those who are not lucky enough to get the job. Throughout the novel the Joad family faces difficulties because of their lower class status and their financial problems. The family was already facing being evicted from their farm, no one in the family having a job and Casey quit being a member of the church.