He can’t stand his factory job, the responsibility of being the man or being treated like a child by his mother. Tom decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and leave the family. It seems as if Tom thinks that running away from his problems will make them go away but things didn’t turn out that way. Although the play was written many years ago, young adults in this day and age can relate to Tom and his actions. The main theme in the play is escape.
The way Troy’s father treats his family prompts Troy in leaving the house in attempt to escape. Despite his efforts to escape from his father, his father seems to have an everlasting effect on Troy. This is seen with the way Troy treats his family, which also drives his own family members to desert him. Due to Troy’s harsh personality that was developed from his father (and from the past), his relationships with his sons become complicated. Troy’s narrow-mindedness causes both Cory and Lyons to push him away from their lives; however, Troy seems to have a large impact on both sons’ lives, with them turning out very similar to Troy.
Fences presents many aspect of life that we experience day to day basis. Respect appears to be one of the key aspect of Fences. Troy wants respect from his family because he is the man of the house while acting insensitive and uncaring to his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. Troy had an abusive father, he never like him. 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.
Despite the fact that he did eventually escape his father?s wrath, the struggle with his father?s aggressive behavior and lack of love resulted in a coldness that resided in Troy?s heart toward life and love. His father did not care about his children; children were there to work for the food that he ate first. Troy describes his feelings toward his father by saying, ?Sometimes I wish I hadn?t known my daddy. He ain?t cared nothing about no kids. A kid to him wasn?t nothing.
Society imposes the belief that Tom cannot rightfully leave his family, while the family itself traps him financially and manipulates his guilt into a snare as well. Therefore, when Tom does finally escape, he cannot transcend the guilt that ties him back home. With the fear of being trapped again tormenting his mind, Tom is never able to escape his traps in the first place. Tom’s trappings were dependent on society, his family, his guilt, and also the trappings of his family members, making it almost impossible for him to escape on his own. Considering the trappings of Tom, Amanda, and Laura allows the reader to see characters in their own light, rather than being blinded by Tom’s perspective.
– Then left! Goodbye!” (Williams 1668). Amanda can see the similarities between Tom and his wayward father. She seems to realize that she doesn’t have a chance at changing his mind; instead she offers him an ultimatum that allows him to leave upon helping to find a suitable hu... ... middle of paper ... ...ovide for his family in his absence. Tom is indeed a fool but his consideration, which arises from a love for his sister, separates him from his father even if the conclusion draws him away from home.
A person who is able to live life with many struggles such as dropping out of school and dealing with a family member’s death can really continue pursuing their lifestyle in the future. In The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, it becomes evident that Holden has difficulty accepting himself and others as he constantly defines people as "phony". Before we can understand why Holden leaves on his journey at all, we must understand his struggle. Holden leaves Pencey because he was surrounded by phonies and wants to find success elsewhere.
It wasn’t fair” (110). Although Ian knows his father is trying his best, he still feels burdened by the pressure his father needs to endure and blames his mother for leaving him. Ian tries his best to do his part and help out at the clinic, but he feels like his own happiness is obstructed by the need to help his
He wants her to be happy and lead a good life. He knows that she has potential, but is afraid the world would turn her away because of her handicap. In his article about being confined in Tom's apartment, Eric P. Levy writes "Tom, the narrator and chief character, the past when he started "to boil inside" with the ur... ... middle of paper ... ...le he was gone from home he could not get his sister off his mind. He saw her everywhere he went, and everything reminded him of her. She needed him to be there to support her as a brother, and help her get through life.
The men are despondent in the circumstances to which they are confined, and it requires a catalyst to spark the ambition to become independent. Undergoing a change which opens their eyes to a world that lies beyond the limited lives of oppression they previously led, they make the difficult transition to greater personal freedom. Complete liberty is only achieved by Sammy, however; Tom is physically free yet left with the memory of his dear sister Laura, forever binding his heart to the home he once knew. Sammy and Tom are constrained to monotonous jobs which lack gain or reward; their disgust of the work environment and those who hold them hostage is evident. Sammy lacks respect for the customers, whom he appraises to be “sheep pushing their carts down the aisle” (Updike 1493).