It shows definite arrogance on their part and a lesson Telemachus must learn to handle on his own without fatherly guidance. Because Telemachus has not seen his father since he was a small child it would be tough to keep hope that he is still alive. When Telemachus talks with Athena he refers to Odysseus as his, long-lost father, "he's gone, no sign, no word...I inherit trouble and tears. "(p.9) and because of Odysseus' absence, Telemachus is losing hope of his father's return. Telemachus also states, "It is easy for these men to like these things.
When the reader first encounters Telemachus in book one, he is portrayed as a young adult, about the age of 21. Telemachus is unhappy among the suitors as a boy daydreaming about his father. “What if his great father / came from the unknown world and drove these men / like dead leaves through the place, recovering / honor and lordships in his own domains?” (1. 145-148). Odysseus had left him and his mother Penelope for Troy while he was still a toddler.
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.
The Metamorphosis Research paper Franz Kafka, in his novel The Metamorphosis, explores two conflicting ideas through his protagonist Gregor: unity and isolation. Gregor’s transformation created a whole life of distress for him, but on the other hand also formed a deeper and better relationship for the rest of the family. Gregor’s transformation to a Vermin created a new life of separation and isolation for him. Before Gregor’s transformation he already felt isolated and stressed out because he was the only one working and he didn’t have that good of a relationship within his family. Kafka states “Constantly seeing new faces, no relationships that last or get more intimate.” Gregor is a traveling salesman who sees new people all the time and can never maintain a long lasting relationship with anyone.
They started to eat him out of house and home and began to disrespect his mother. Before this Telemachus had stayed quiet, and had not taken action. Telemachus got summoned to branch out from his mother and his home to venture out on a journey of his own. It was now his time to become a man. In every journey the hero also has a mentor.
A kid to him wasn?t nothing. All he wanted was for you to learn how to walk so he could start you to working? (548; I,4). Although Troy had very little respect for his father and vowed to be nothing like him, many of his father?s harsh personality traits show up in his own personality. 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.
Powerless because he did not realize who he really was. His identity had not been revealed to him. If there was a time that Telemachos needed his father it was then. He needed his father to protect his mother, to defend the family name, and more than anything, reveal Telemachos’ identity. After all, who was Telemachos to stand toe to toe with the suitors who have been battle tested?
Likewise to Thiens story as the father stands in the doorway, incapable to speak and properly express himself. The narrator’s desire to show his children what he goes through on a daily basis in order to maintain their life-style, and what he wants them to avoid. The figurative Gaelic warrior always preparing themselves for death. The unseen fatherly actions, sacrifices, and hardships made within the mining shaft with the sole intention for the betterment of his family. He surpasses the duty of fatherhood, yet consequently loses the emotional ties with his children.
"..I'm not equal to things any longer, my memory's failing, I haven't an eye for so many things any longer" (Kafka 82). During his father's decline, Georg takes the initiative to become the self-assertive individual that he has always longed to be. In addition, not only does Georg take control of his busin... ... middle of paper ... ...Bendemann's life abruptly changes with the death of his mother. However, along with this change, Georg has to deal with the many torments of the relationship with his father as well as the relationship with himself. Eventually, Georg loses the struggle with his father and allows himself to succumb to his subservient side by committing suicide.
No one seemed to be able to cope with the fact that he was gone even though he left many years ago. Amanda is constantly treating Tom like a child. She tells him how to eat, when to eat, and what he should and should not wear. Tom eventually gets fed up with everything. He can’t stand his factory job, the responsibility of being the man or being treated like a child by his mother.