Instead of being free like he thought he would be, Tom is trapped by the memories of his sister. He says “I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! Tom is a character many people in this generation can relate to. Although the play was written many years ago Tom is just like any other millennial from this day and age. He basically hates his job because it’s not fun.
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.
He was the “only surviving child” of the poor couple, Henry H. Hershey and Fannie B. Snavely (Woodruff). Hershey’s parents “hardly [ever] saw eye to eye”; they were like day and night, vanilla and chocolate (Erdman). His mother had “a highly disciplined nature” because of her Mennonite faith, yet his father “was a worldly man who dreamed big dreams” and because of that, he always got “into trouble” (Erdman). Since Henry was unable to find a steady job, the Hershey family constantly moved around to different places (Woodruff). This resulted to Milton dropping out of school in fourth grade (Erdman).
My parents fight and argue but they have never talked about splitting up or getting divorced. My father suffered through that and it caused a lot of stress and tension. This stress hindered school and education which eventually put a hold on dreams. Although my father could not finish college, he provides everything possible so his children may attend college and expand their education. We may not understand the good that develops from hardships at the moment, but later in life we will see the significance they hold.
He felt guilty of committing an act due to his innocence and confusion at a young age. This can be demonstrated as his parents prohibit from giving him more allowance and “he could not help but be apprehensive”. Later on, when he is not invited to enjoy supper with his parents he is deeply saddened since he values his relationships with his parents, especially telling his father about his adventures. Finally, the boy experiences loneliness as he has gradually begins to understand the consequences of the choice he decided to make as a child. The author use of explaining a young tree that his grandfather had planted is a sign of symbolism.
We have talks about ways to succeed, what to do when things don't come out the way you want it, and at times my dad tells me things to warn me about my behavior. He always tells me to change my habits sometimes that are not always great. For example not to procrastinate and in my belief I must improve on it. I know that I'm not the best at what I do. Sometimes I get home tired from school and sports; sometimes I don't feel like doing my homework right away.
He wants to become a part of an ordinary society and to move forward; however, his deficiency of self-esteem and knowledge held him back from progressing. He used to live with his mother and stepfather in upstate New York, but he had some serious issues with them that had an impact on him to become who he is. He never seems to have had a proper family who inspired him to become better in life. For example, his parents weren't convenient role models for Bone because they drank plenty of alcohol, revealed marriage issues, and didn't seem to be involved in pushing him forward because they relinquished him. Worst of all, his step-father harassed him since he was little and he was incapable of expressing himself about the harassment to his mother.
His education does not seem to matter to him either, he thinks that as long as they he can keep moving forward in life, you won't need school. Therefore, Holden brings all the stress and depression not only to himself, but amongst his loved ones as well. He is careless for the people that care so much about him. he does not realize the trouble he has caused for his family either. Holden's mother is already very sick, and finding out that her son has not been in school because he has gotten kicked out , it will just about kill her.
He resented his father for always being away from home, on the road touring, but he didn't know at the age of 3 what it meant by having to support your family in any way you can. Even now, when he was a teenager he resented his father for not understanding him. It seemed as if no one understood him. And that bisected his heart. It was going on 2:30 A.M. and Jonathan knew he should have gone to sleep hours ago.
Holden even feared returning home or was ambivalent about seeing his parents. When he did return home to visit his sister, Phoebe, he avoided his parents as much as possible. “It was a helluva lot easier getting out of the house than in, for some reason. For one thing, I didn’t give much of a damn anymore if they caught me. I really didn’t.” (p. 180) Any person that has a good relationship with their parents would certainly try go to them for help especially if they were in a difficult time in their life.