The author implies that Teddy is a sad and disappointed with his mothers past failed marriages especially to his real father, and he is now afraid of losing his stepfather from another marital breakup. To deal with this emotion, the boy fantasizes about having his mother "go away" while he and his stepfather stay in his "stucco" house, a house he loves so dearly. Eric was not only a good father for Teddy but also "the best grown person he had ever known."(p. 41) He wasn't like others, "large, very high-strung children who never sat still or finished what they started. "(p.40) Throughout the story there is also seen a subtle anxiety Teddy feels about his mother's well being.
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.
Although they have very different home lives, both men experience prejudice from the father figures in their lives. Studies have shown that children exhibit prejudice as early as the age of five and that one these views develop at such an early age is by “observing and imitating people” in their lives like their fathers (Chin 37-38). Franklin uses the story of murder and mystery surrounding these men to show that prejudicial treatment in childhood affects the choices made later in life and by extension, what type of person someone becomes. Larry Ott becomes a withdrawn, isolated man who avoids people and situations because of the prejudicial treatment at the hands of his father. Larry, plagued in childhood with everything from asthma, to a bout with stuttering, develops a preference to spend his days with a Stephen King novel than outside playing ball.
In the graphic novel Blankets, Craig Thompson tells the story of his early childhood, his relationship with his younger brother, and of his first love. Due to the limiting structures of being raised in a religious household, having been abused by a babysitter, and being unable to form a comforting relationship with his parents, Craig has a hard time transitioning into the adult world. His is visibly unable to find a way to “fit in” and feels like he is drowning in a society where he cannot find his reason for existence. Therefore, it would be argued that Craig’s life was heavily shaped by his parents, the abuse from the babysitter, and his inability to create his own identity and sense of purpose. Craig’s parents had a distinct parenting style, an authoritarian father and a permissive mother, which had a large impact on his life.
Family relationships are strained during the teen years…” Ponboy and his brothers, Darry and Sodapop, were orphans. Darry worked two jobs to try and provide for them. Ponyboy didn’t realize that Darry was so hard on him because he wanted him to become something and not always be a “Greasers”. Johnny’s parents were both very physically and emotionally abusive. Throughout the book it was quite evident Johnny did not know what family love was.
Nnameka finally decides to tell his father, and his father is highly upset at him and doesn't want to see him anymore. When Nnameka and Nene get married they have two sons together. Their boys were always asking about where their granddad was, So Nene comes up with a plan to write Okeke. Okeke was never around and he has wasted precious time, Okeke finally had a change of heart “–and Vague fear that he might die without making it up to them” (Page 6) He Hardly slept that night from remorse. Okeke finally comes to see the boys and he regrets he that he stayed away from his son and his family.
Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt's Love/Hate Relationship with his Father Angela’s Ashes is a memoir of Frank McCourt’s childhood and the difficulties he faced whilst growing up. His family were very poor and moved from America to Limerick to try and live an easier life. Frank’s father was constantly out of a job and never had enough money to support his family. Frank and his father have a very interesting relationship. Throughout the book, Frank constantly changes the way he feels for his father.
Unlike Bigger, Adolf had both his parents in his life, but where Bigger had little or no contact with his mother Adolf had both his parents, mainly his father’s, displeasure; which was usually followed by many harsh words and the occasional beatings. Although Adolf was the second oldest child in the Hitler household his brother “Alois had enough of this treatment and ran away from home, never to see his father again, putting young Adolf, age 7, next in line for the same treatment” (paragraph 11, Meier). After Hitler’s brother ran away from home his father’s anger and discontent seemed to fall onto little Hitler. Hitler’s father, after working as a civil service for 40 years, seemed to never truly leave his job, expected his children to obey everything that he said and if what he said had not happened, punishment soon followed. Hitler never liked his family in his youth, and everything they did pushed Hitler’s nerves.
The movie is based around the character of Gordy who relives the events of their past years through his writing, Gordy is criticized by his family because they want him to be like his older brother Danny who died in a car accident. Teddy who has had some trouble in the past with his Father is sympathized against as the son of a loony. Vern is shown sympathy towards the fact that he is so emotionally immature and vulnerable. You and particularly feel sympathy towards Chris due to his families horrible reputation when Chris would like to be known as his own person. Their adventure began and ended in two completely different levels of maturity for all of the boys.
Odysseus' son Telemachus was a small child when his father left for the Trojan War. At the beginning of The Odyssey Telemachus is an inexperienced, unhappy, and helpless young man. We see this in Book One when he says to Athena "Mother says I am his son; I know not surely...I wish at least I had some happy man as father..." (p. 8) Telemachus has grown immature because he has been raised without a father figure. His travels in search of his father will help him to mature, as we will see throughout his journey. Telemachus also grew up in very tough situation because he was raised without a father.