This moment is monumental in the story, as it is both imitation and irony, and shows the reader how Mick truly feels about his drinking, and his epiphany. After seeing his son throw up from alcohol, he then proceeded to drag him home with annoyance. After his epiphany, Mick said, ““Never again, never again, not if I live to be a thousand!”” (O’Connor, 302). This shows the irony of Mick exclaiming to never drink again, although the drinking usually began due to a build-up of spiritual pride and believing that he was better than his neighbours. Another way that the author uses irony is when Mick is dragging Larry home, and gets embarrassed by his son’s actions: “Who are ye laughing at?...Go away, ye bloody bitches!” (O’Connor, 302).
He tells Huck of all the things that Pap feels is nonsense. Pap is always trying to be a powerful figure in Huck's life. Mark Twain probably uses Pap in the book to show readers that he is the same type of person. Twain uses this book to show that he is racist person, and used Pap to show that he is a power thirsty person as well. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book that was made to degrade the black population of America.
Lewis relates the law to how we treat others. We treat others the way we want to be treated and if they treat us poorly in return we become agitated and annoyed with them. He states that we become a society of excuses when something goes wrong. He goes on to say that we want to behave in a certain way when in reality we do the opposite of what is right or what is wrong. We are humans and humans have primal instincts.
He also uses powerful language to strengthen his points and finally he shows sorrow from a character’s point of view. He uses these techniques on the three main characters (Rhoda, Farmer Lodge and Gertrude) exceptionally well. We first see Farmer Lodge in his gig while bringing his new wife Gertrude to Holmstoke. He sees his son but completely ignores him: “One of the neighbourhood. I think he lives with his mother a mile or two off.” (Page 4) Gertrude asks Farmer Lodge who the boy is but he totally disregards his son and does not even acknowledge the child.
On the way, they battle storms, con men, suspicious people, and their own personal morals. Throughout his journey, Huck finds himself conflicted about behavior society deems acceptable. He battles a society which views slavery as a norm and relentlessly attempts to “sivilize” him. Twain uses the character of Huck Finn to illustrate flaws in 1800s American society. While society can have a profound influence on an individual, likewise, there are times when the individual must break free of society’s dictates and determine his own values and beliefs.
It seemed like Pap wanted to be a part of Huck’s life that’s why he brought Huck out to the cabin to where no one could civilize him. In the novel, Pap didn’t seem to care about Huck. The only reason he wanted to take Huck into his custody was for the money so he could buy alcohol, as that‘s what the people in the town thought. Huck was afraid of his father since he always abused him. “I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much.
Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. 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.
At first, Dimmesdale wants to expose his sins, but lacked the courage to accomplish it. Afterwards, he knew he had to change himself and set things straight. Hawthorne argues that change is needed for improvement, which reflects the controversy regarding slavery in American society of the early 19th century. Hawthorne uses concrete diction, metaphor, and imagery to support his argument. One rhetorical device Hawthorne effectively uses is concrete diction is seen when Hawthorne describes how the Puritans treat Hester and Pearl as outcasts of the town.
That was until he is too destitute to afford liquor and returns to harass his son, Huck, for money. Pap is a foil to Jim. Unlike Jim, who is a guardian to Huck, Pap was abusive to his son, “… he locked me in and went down to the store… got drunk and had a good time, and licked me” (26). Pap treated his son brutally unlike Jim who is a genuine caregiver to Huck and watches over him. Moreover, Pap could not even be inconvenienced to anguish over Huck’s “death” after he is “murdered,” by someone, whom they believe to be Jim, “Finn went boo-hooing to Judge Thatcher to get money to hunt for the nigger all over… that evening he got drunk… he hain’t come back sence,…” (59); Huck’s father was not interested in the death of his son; he only went to Judge Thatcher in hopes of receiving money for alcohol.
Children living in this type of environment may feel anger, shame, and sadness. They are forced to take on adult roles much earlier because their parents are irresponsible. For instance it shows this in The Glass Castle because the children are forced to make their own meals and fend for themselves because Rex is too busy drinking and Rose Mary is careless (Walls). Alcoholism takes away children’s childhood by forcing them to take on adult roles. Another example of this is when Billy Deel is forced to take care of himself while his father is passed out and constantly drinking, “Billy had a lot of unsupervised time on his hands” (Walls 82).