In a way, I think the love of Doodle should have been much more precious to his brother than the activities they planned. Every second with one who came so close to death should be revered and held tightly. The narrator is locked in a battle with what he feels socially acceptable and his love for his little brother. This sought after, “social acceptance,” drove the brother to push away Doodle’s dependency on him. This was how Doodle died, but he never stopped loving his brother.
“He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream…I wasn’t like that.’ Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry” (Hosseini 23). Baba uses his son’s contrasting interests as an excuse from providing Amir with the fatherly bond he needs in his childhood. This does not mean that Baba is a bad person, he is simply unable to accept his son’s different interests at first. One of the few moments that Baba and Amir connect as a family is when Baba explains that the only sin to commit is theft. He says, “Every other form of sin is a variation of theft” (Hosseini 19).
“Like father like son” is a well known expression that holds true for many father and son relationships; yet this is not the case for Baba and Amir. The term father and son relationships, the father is a very important role model for his son, and everybody needs a fatherly figure. For one Babe isn’t there for Amir as a result that he is nothing like his father. In The Kite Runner Baba speaks to his business friend Rahim khan about his son and why aren’t they similar. “He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream I wasn’t like that”.
Children often think that their parents know nothing and it is not until something actually happens that proves the parents are right that the children realize how erroneous they had been. Baldwin's representation of his father while his father is alive is that of total detestation towards him and his ideas. Most of Baldwin's memories of his father are bad ones: "I could see him, sitting at the window, locked up in his terrors' hating and fearing every living soul including his children who had betrayed him"(54). The vivid memories Baldwin has of his father are ones of his father's down falls. Baldwin rarely remembers the good things about his father: "I had forgotten, in the rage of my growing up, how proud my father had been of me when I was little"(64).
He also sees his son in his eyes go from a star football player to a lazy bum. When Willy looks back and sees this he thinks he has failed his son because to him Biff has no drive and self-urgency. Willy although in his delusion of life thinks he has lived the “American Dream” and succeed he has greatly mistaken. Though he does try very hard to do what in his mind is right. Even though his family might not be provided for after he is gone he has been able to give them an ok life.
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.
The hope that his son would be a good person rather than an intelligent one with no soul pushed him to be harsh and cruel but overall, left his son with empathy, strength, a relationship with his father, and a connection with God and the world around him. In the final chapter, after Reb Saunders is finished talking to Reuven, he turns to his son. For the first time outside of services, Reb Saunders speaks to his son directly, without Reuven’s help. This is a big moment for their relationship and is a turning point where Danny sees that his father is making an effort at finally communicating with him. He also sees that his father finally knows that he is a good and empathetic person and is willing to trust him to go out in the world with inner strength and the knowledge of suffering.
Troy?s relationship with his father was one, which produced much tension, and had a strong influence on Troy?s relationships with his loved ones as an adult. He had very little respect for his father because his father did not, in Troy?s mind, make his family a priority. At an early age, Troy?s father beat him ?like there was no tomorrow? because he caught Troy getting ?cozy? with a girl (549; I,4).
It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father who art in Heaven.' (Douglas Macarthur) Even though the main father and son relationship in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons does not display the “perfect” relationship they still hold respect and love for one another, they are each other’s security. In this play the author displays a society in which the characters are selfish, and seem to care only about themselves and the things that may benefit them. The men in this play go through great lengths to get everything they want, even if their actions may bring harm to others. Mr. Joe Keller seems to be an exception in this play; He will go through a lot of trouble to benefit others, especially his family.
The father of the speaker advise him to be wise in making decisions in life, and that he can live his life wisely in all manners of life. The father want the best out of his son and advice his son to live life to the fullest, as if each one may be his last one. The poem tell us that there is consequences in every decision you make in life. While “Those Winter Sundays” is the regret a son pass through for been ignorant of his father sacrifice for him to live a better