In “My Papa’s Waltz,” by Theodore Roethke, we see a completely different situation. In this past memory, the poet’s child-self is filled with fear and dread and we can see that this situation empowers the poets past. Between the two poets, they both don't deserve the situation they are in. Instead, if they were to somehow ‘switch’ childhoods, these poems would have not been written, and each poet would be better off. “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, talks about his childhood and how his father went out of his way to please his boy and others, but never did he show any gratitude or appreciation.
Franz's mother, Julie, was a dedicated housewife who constantly sided with Kafka's father and could not understand her son's dreams of becoming writer. In The Metamorphosis our first impression of Gregor’s father is that of a strong spoken man with a short temper. Gregor’s father cannot understand nor does he seem to care about his sons’ new condition. In the story Gregor is pressured into working at a job that he cannot stand in order to support the family and pay off his fathers’ debt. The interaction between the main character Gregor and his father are comparable to the author and his father.
Once he returned to the farm to care for his parents, he couldn't go out with them even if he wanted to. Whatever he's done has kept him apart from others: tending to the farm and mill, nursing his sick mother and caring for Zeena. Ethan's isolation is intensified, because he is often tongue-tied. He would like to make contact with others but can't. For example, when he wants to impress Mattie with beautiful words of love, he mutters, "Come along."
Right before Stephen leaves to go to the university, his father shouts out to his siblings, "Is your lazy bitch of a brother gone out yet?" (135). Stephen's father shows a lack of respect for his son by calling him lazy and goes on to imply that he is not very masculine. His father belittles him in front of his family and does not even apologize for his harsh words. Stephen's mother also disappoints him as "he had watched the faith which was fading down in his soul aging and strengthening in her eyes" (126).
Biff left his home to pursue the life of a rancher, which caused him to loose contact with his father. The ties between the two began to unravel even more. Willy’s inability to accept that his son knew the truth about him cheating on his wife only deepens the distortion of his life’s reality. When Biff finally returns home upon his mother’s request, he is unsympathetic about the failing of his father’s mental health, which further worsens the relationship. Biff is the only member of the family that knows the truth behind who his father really is and is the only one to accept the fact that his father is trying to commit suicide.
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.
Troy do not want his son Cory’s life to be like him, but yet he raised him to be an independent man like his was. Troy denys Cory’s chance to a football tryout because he believes that his son will experience his disappointment in the industry. Troy said to Rose, “I don’t want him to be like me!” (1046). One of the differences that complicate their relationship is that they have grown up in completely different time ... ... middle of paper ... ...ding to Rose, his wife she believe that family should respect regardless of how big of a mistake they make, when Troy cheat on Rose for example. She was upset but she doesn't want to leave him because she have a child to take care of.
For example, both of the characters have neglectful parents. Dally Winston resents his parents so much that he doesn’t bother mentioning them much throughout the novel. Dally never mentions his mother, proving that he does not have much to say about her. The one time Dallas does mention his father is when explaining to Johnny and Pony what has been happening back home. He states “‘Shoot, my old man didn’t give a hang whether I’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter”’ (88).
However, he somehow felt lost and had a longing to search to fulfill his father’s legacy of the fictional planet they always talked about, treasure planet. Hawkins constantly gets into numerous delinquent acts and in trouble with authority because of the fact that his mother never had the time to nurture him growing up after she became a single parent. Not only did this neglected act his father created hurt Jim, it upset his development behavior causing him to lash out at the law, unable to share his true feelings of neglect. In relation towards Jim’s situation, my mother raised me as a single parent while going back to school to become a registered nurse. At first, I did not realize how unusual my situation was until I got old enough to understand that another human who should be a part of my life, neglect me because he couldn’t be bothered with a child in his
Chinua Achebe through motifs and symbolism creates characters that are polar opposites to Okonkwo. Who survive and even thrive through their destruction of their culture. Okonkwo often fears that his oldest son Nwoye shows more resemblance to his grandfather, Unoka. Unoka is a failure in the village due to his debts, laziness, and lack of contribution towards the community. Okonkwo despised his father as he had failed to provide for him as a child.