Consequently, Mark Twain recognized the double standard and addresses it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Huck was not raised in accordance or the accepted ways of civilization at the time, in fact, he faces many aspects of society which end up making him choose his own individuality over civilization. In a sense, he raises himself. He relies on his instincts and skills he learns from other people to guide him throughout his life. Twain depicts a theme of how civilization and the ethics of a society can conflict with individuality. Huck is a social outcast because he has been out on his own and reared from a drunken father and no mother.
Squire Cass also doesn't influence them in a positive manner. He doesn't spend any quality time with his children and bond. He spoils his children by indulging them with money, goods and services, but he doesn't give any love. He lacks interest in his sons and his other children. He worries a lot about his status, reputation and the name of his family.
The character of Jim is a secondary maternal figure in the novel. Huck Finn possesses an unending will to separate himself from his father, Pap. In the beginning of the story we meet Huck’s father, a brutally hateful man who has absolutely no care or affection for his son. During Huck and Pap’s first meeting in the book, we see how he actually treats his son. The first words out of his mouth concerned the large amounts of money that Huckleberry and another character, Tom Sawyer, had stumbled upon.
George is the one to always take care of Lennie when he needs help. George and Lennie have a dream of getting a farm throughout the whole book and it shows. George tells Lennie in the book “O.K. Someday, we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and,” Lennie interrupts and says “An’ live off the fatta the lan’, (Steinbeck)” George wants Lennie around even though Lennie is a little slow in the head. George wants to help Lennie because he knows no one will help him if he is not around.
Mr Birling is hardly willing to accept responsibility for Eva’s death. As said before he exploits his workers, thinking of them as nothing. To him Eva Smith was just a tiny cog in his great machine of making money and great impressions. He felt no responsibility for Eva throughout the play and only did when he realised he might be denied his knightship if the scandal was let into the open. He only planned to compensate her death by giving ‘thousands – yes, thousands’ not by admitting his guilt.
However, Willy is unable to achieve the American dream and does not want to face the reality that his decisions for himself and his family have lead him to be a failure in the society. In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the protagonist Willy Loman spends his whole life to achieve the American Dream by his own perception and denies facing the reality, just like nowadays people are selling themselves and attempting to find success in life. The American dream described in the play can be achievable, but Willy’s ways of achieving that American dream leads him to a failure. According to an article published by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the play builds the idea of American dream that it is harmful and immoral as long as it is based on selfishness and greediness. However, the dream us described realistic when it is achieved on values that ar... ... middle of paper ... ...ut money and power, it’s about the equality of time between your work and your family needs, the better we understand and realize, the more successful we can be in this society.
Biff, on the other hand, had it worse because his father sold him lies about his importance in the business industry, which forced Biff to admire Willy and strive to be like him one day. Willy’s consistent stroking of Biff’s ego misled Biff into thinking that he could get away with anything simply because he was “popular” and “well-liked”. However, when Biff accidentally stumbles upon his father’s adultery, his world crashes in on itself as he loses his sense of identity. He quotes, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been” (Act II). Willy wasn’t much better with his “friends”.
Whenever Franz Kafka attempted to explain to his father that he longed to be a writer not a shop owner, his father got very upset. Franz was exposed to abuse and frequent yelling by his father because of his disapproval of Kafka’s love of writing. In The Metamorphosis Mr.Samsa d... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of Gregor’s relationship with his father and his abusive nature towards Gregor. When the Metamorphosis was first written Kafka live in a discriminatory society where people were forced to work due to economic demands. The author felt forced to work for an insurance company he despised because it took away time from his writings.
The ranch was obviously not nice. The boss is a bit aggressive and doesn't like George speaking for Lennie "then why don't you let him answer ? "He thinks George is getting something from lennie because migrant workers don't normally travel together''you takin' his pay away form him?" Curley the boss' son is a mean character , he dislikes Lennie from the beginning "well nex' time you answer when you are spoken to." Curley dislikes Lennie because he's not big himself.
Pap didn’t want that; he didn’t feel the need for his son to be educated if he wasn’t. “You’re educated, too, they say--can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t?” (Twain 21). Even though Pap was very abusive, a drunk and seemed to be really mean, he struggled through the death of his son.