The importance of having a father for a son deeply effects whether that son will be successful, happy, and responsible in their life. Oedipus struggles to find out who is father is and what he does, but this internal struggle will allow Oedipus to build his own future and life. Oedipus’s situation is unique because he believes one person is his actual father, when in reality he is someone else. Both of them play different roles in his life and shape him into the man he makes himself. Oedipus essentially has three father figures which differs from the one father figure in Fences whose name is Troy.
A father is supposed to support and love his son no matter what obstacles he may face. A father is a role model for his son. A father is supposed to teach his son his mistakes so his son doesn’t have the same life. In Fences, by August Wilson Cory is Troy’s son, and they have a very complicated relationship. Troy is not a role model for Cory and he is not the perfect parent.
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. This tension will eventually be the cause of the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship between Troy and his father. Troy?s damaging relationship with his father had a dual effect in his life. It created a conscious awareness of how not to conduct his life and built fences, which inevitably recreated his father in his personality. These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son.
Although it seems as though Cory is determined to escape from what his father wants, he still takes the same path his father went on. This ironic situation is shown when Troy says "I don’t want him to be like me! I want him to move as far away from my life as he can get” (Wilson 481). Throughout the play, Cory is also trying to pursue this individuality, but ends up trying to chase after his dreams in a sport just like Troy. Cory faces a battle inside him as he tries to form a unique identity separate from his father; however, Troy is resistant to Cory's attempts at individuality.
Instead of owning up to his past and current mistakes and actually try to work through them, he instead let them influence his decisions. Although Troy was not able to be there for his oldest son Lyons when he was growing up, he still showed guilt in his relationship with his son. However, instead of Troy trying to make up for lost lessons and teach his son important values of what manhood actually stood for, he took the easiest way to show his guilt. He found it best to lecture to Lyons before he would eventually loan money to him. Troy also, let his past influence the relationship he had with his younger son Cory.
There are good qualities and bad qualities. This situation makes Sheppard seem good because he is trying to be brave for his son by putting up a front that everything is alright. He wants his son to be the best person he can be, which is why he wants Norton to help others and is why he want Norton to give Rufus his breakfast because Sheppard knows Rufus barely ever actually gets to eat breakfast. This shows how much Sheppard truly does care for Norton and how he tries to be there for him and tries to be a good father, yet he really does not know how to be there for him. Over all in general helping other is also a good thing to do and can help someone gain good morals and values.
Baldwin seems to suggest that his father wants David to have manly experiences like working hard and exploring the nature of women. He doesn't want David to become a stiff and sheltered man like a Sunday school teacher. After hearing his father say that, David feels that he has to hide his homosexuality. His efforts to hide and deny his homosexuality propel him farther into his st... ... middle of paper ... ...gnificant to his struggle to accept his homosexuality as part of his true identity. His father wants David to grow up to embody rugged manliness, which leads David to believe that he can't do that as long as he's gay.
On the contrary, Colonel is the opposition to his father by trying to morally do the right thing ,which is bringing justice to his unrighteous acts. This ongoing match of wanting to tell the truth and sticking by family sprouted in the petite building that was known as the court house. It all started when Colonel was summoned to the stand to be questioned about his father 's where abouts. Being paralyzed by fear, he is unable to admit to what happened due to him knowing that his father
In "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner, Sarty Snopes is a young, poor boy who is caught in a moral dilemma. He struggles tremendously between staying loyal to his family and remaining true to his own morals. Sarty's idealized image of his father, as well as his loyalty to his own blood, restrains Sarty (in the beginning of the story) from turning his father in to the authorities for his crime. His strong sense of moral direction, however, weighs heavily on his mind throughout the story and compels him to do the right thing in the end. Sarty's naïveté blinds his impression of his father at times.
From generation to generation, the constant struggle for males to live up to the expectations of their fathers often affects the choices made and actions taken by the sons. Perhaps, the overbearing testosterone levels claim responsibility for the apparent need for sons to impress their fathers, but not all boys consider the realistic consequences of their decisions. In Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner, young Amir's admiration for his father Baba, coupled with the constant tension in their relationship obscures his mind from making clear decisions as he strives to obtain his father's love and approval. Amir and his father share a very strained relationship. The saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” inaccurately relates Amir to Baba.