He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory. This tension will eventually be the cause of the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship between Troy and his father. Troy?s damaging relationship with his father had a dual effect in his life. It created a conscious awareness of how not to conduct his life and built fences, which inevitably recreated his father in his personality. These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son.
Jus... ... middle of paper ... ...n his brother’s life the theme in Sonny’s Blues would’ve have been altered. Overall, what was vital to the narrator, in this time of turmoil and frustration, was to nurture the relationship with his brother Sonny, not only because of the love he had for him but also for the obligation he had as a brother and the commitment he had toward his mother. In conclusion, Sonny’s Blues depicts the love of a brother through the narrator, who at the beginning was disengaged, unsupportive, and emotionally distant. However, the turning point was when Grace died. This triggered a great turmoil of feelings that overflowed the narrator leading him to a major and impacting change.
Eliezer lies to his uncle to protect his uncle from losing hope to be alive. By doing this Eliezer displays factors that he understands family is his will to survive. Although Eliezer’s will to survive is his family as the book progresses, the entire family is reduced to his father. Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister thus, Eliezer’s reason to survive shift... ... middle of paper ... ...humanity which increases his survival abilities. Even though Eliezer loses his relationship with his father, losing the relationship fuels his will to survive positively.
The narrator describes Sonny as somebody he has never known. All the years apart has turned the two brothers into complete strangers. This moment between the two men is very important to the central theme of the story, which is the importance of a bond between brothers. Throughout the story, the narrator learns how important it is to Sonny for him to care and listen to him. Sonny is vulnerable and in a state where he is getting into trouble with drugs and alcohol perhaps because he feels as though no one cares enough to help him.
Fences presents many aspect of life that we experience day to day basis. Respect appears to be one of the key aspect of Fences. Troy wants respect from his family because he is the man of the house while acting insensitive and uncaring to his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. Troy had an abusive father, he never like him. 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.
Finally, to be showed love by Ray, (the one man who Dominick thought was incapable of love) Dominick accomplished a sense of rest and settlement. Perhaps the reason why Dominick was so strong was because he had to be, as people were dependent on him. His childhood and his everyday battles made him the person that he thought he would never become. He was finally in control of his life.
The education Rakesh pursued was to fulfill his parents’ desires and dream, while abandoning his own. Old Verma also fails to realize his son’s internal conflict as his ego becomes gloated from the acknowledgement and envies given off by hi... ... middle of paper ... ...e he was treating his own father. As a result, the relationship soon became fractured as Rakesh continues to forbid his father to do what he pleases and Old Verma dies with anger and resentment that he has towards his son. When child matures, there is natural shift of power from weakened old to the strong youth. Rakesh’s devotion was altered as he gained control over the household.
Courage and bravery are two characteristics Amir needs to gain acceptance not only from his father but also from himself. Amir overhears his father talking to Rahim Khan about him and Hassan. He hears his father say, “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up for anything,” (Hosseini 22). This saddens Amir, because he re... ... middle of paper ... ...ventures on a dangerous journey to mollify some of the regret Amir has inside of him. Thusly he finally gains his courage and stands up for what is just.
Sonny, through his music, is successful in changing his brother’s idea of what he is supposed to do with his life. Unfortunately for Donald, Pete is not and might never be ready to accept him as the human being he wants to be. Drugs are the biggest factor in Sonny’s failure to live and to become a good brother and a true artist. On the other hand, for Donald, the fact of him being unwilling to change who he is and the fact that his brother is always there to save him impedes him from being the brother Peter wants him to be. With or without understanding each other, the love that these brothers share for one another keeps them from completely disappearing from each other’s life regardless of their differences and the obstacles that characterize their complex relationship.
Amir grows up with many strong people in his life that bring out his cowardly nature but when he is on his journey of redemption, the characters push him to become a strong person as well. Hosseini’s use of the character foil of Amir with Baba and Hassan highlights Amir’s cowardly characteristics and helps move the story along with how he must search for redemption to finally feel healed at last and become the man Baba wanted him to be. Amir’s desire for Baba’s attention led him to betray one of his best friends. Amir redeemed himself by taking in Sohrab and taking the role of the loving father that he never had. Amir finally realized that true redemption is when guilt and sin leads to good again.