And so begins Ethan’s love adventure – a desperate desire to have Mattie as his own; however, his morals along with his duty to Zeena and his natural streak of honesty hinder him in his ability to realize his own dreams. Throughout this suspenseful and disastrous novella, Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton effectively employs situational irony enabling readers to experience a sudden shock and an unexpected twist of events that ultimately lead to a final tragedy in a living nightmare. Like in most surprise endings, irony plays a vital role – serving as the source of these twisted plots. Day after day, Ethan’s life never ends the way he desires. From the start, Ethan should not even be on the farm working as a farmer.
Odysseus' son Telemachus was a small child when his father left for the Trojan War. At the beginning of The Odyssey Telemachus is an inexperienced, unhappy, and helpless young man. We see this in Book One when he says to Athena "Mother says I am his son; I know not surely...I wish at least I had some happy man as father..." (p. 8) Telemachus has grown immature because he has been raised without a father figure. His travels in search of his father will help him to mature, as we will see throughout his journey. Telemachus also grew up in very tough situation because he was raised without a father.
Both these books show how your life as a young adult can be altered by the death of your parents at a young age. In both these stories the authors Jacqueline Woodson and S.E Hinton both portray these boys growing up in a rough area with no parents and the oldest brother taking most of the responsibly if not all somewhat becoming their mother and father in place of what they have lost. You can see right away where a lot of the pressure gets put upon these young men Darry and Ty’ree Bailey. For example, “Darry didn’t deserve to work like an old man” (The Outsiders 16) “Ty’ree had just cashed his check from the publishing company, some evenings he’d sit clipping coupons and take them down when he went grocery shopping” (Miracle’s Boys 30). Both these boys had bright futures like in The Outsiders the oldest brother had an athletic scholarship, but was not able to go to college because money was tight and he was taking care of his family.
“The boy could not pardon the mistakes his father had made as a young man…” (Krakauer 123). Forgiveness is important in Chris’ story because the resentment he has for his parents expands to other aspects of his life, and he begins to isolate himself. His isolation continues through college and ultimately leads... ... middle of paper ... ...heir parents resulted in damaged relationships and escapes into the unknown. Chris was intelligent and well rounded, but he had several flaws, specifically his inability to make peace with his parents. He could not dismiss the mistakes his parents had made and hurt not only himself but also his entire family in the process.
The education Rakesh pursued was to fulfill his parents’ desires and dream, while abandoning his own. Old Verma also fails to realize his son’s internal conflict as his ego becomes gloated from the acknowledgement and envies given off by hi... ... middle of paper ... ...e he was treating his own father. As a result, the relationship soon became fractured as Rakesh continues to forbid his father to do what he pleases and Old Verma dies with anger and resentment that he has towards his son. When child matures, there is natural shift of power from weakened old to the strong youth. Rakesh’s devotion was altered as he gained control over the household.
In “Barn Burning,” the author, William Faulkner, composes a wonderful story about a poor boy who lives in anxiety, despair, and fear. He introduces us to Colonel Satoris Snopes, or Sarty, a boy who is mature beyond his years. Due to the harsh circumstances of life, Sarty must choose between justice and his family. At a tender age of ten, Sarty starts to believe his integrity will help him make the right choices. His loyalty to family doesn’t allow for him to understand why he warns the De Spain family at such a young age.
This idea of likability filters throughout all of the other aspects of Mr. Loman’s life and as he grows older he fails to understand that he is living a lie. The illusion of self worth, through being liked, affects everything in Willy’s life from his work to the dysfunction of his family, and is the fueled by his wavering hope in the American dream. Early on in the play the notion of likability is shown through Willy’s ranting when he returns home from a business trip. Biff has come home from being out west and his father believes that he is failure. Willy is unafraid to let his disappointment be heard to let Biff know he is not fond him at the moment, “Not finding yourself at the age of thirty-four is a disgrace” (Miller, 2330).
He controls his everyday lif... ... middle of paper ... ...ones closest to them, as you can see in. “A Devoted Son”. Rakesh, who still loves his father with a great passion, soon gets caught up in his famous life as a doctor, and forgets about his father, only to return to see that his father will now refuse the medicine, because he no longer wants to live. Boom, just like that Rakesh lost his father, out of the blue. Throughout the story of this amazing family, and how the author did in fact come from planning and what she heard when she was little.
As seen as a failure in the eyes of his father Amir tried day by day to prove to his father that he was capable of doing more t... ... middle of paper ... ...t was too late for Amir to do anything. “Life struggles that add to the internal strife that Amir feels, due to his guilt, are put in such a fashion that you feel them yourself as you read. By the end of this book you feel as if you have walked along those alleyways, crouched behind that crumbling mud wall, and witnessed the horror that was Amir's and Hassan's.” (cite?) The kite runner is a story about a boy who struggles to find himself within his cultural community. Amir is faced with many political and social barriers that force him to constantly please others rather than himself.
The father must choose whether he desires to live with his son or to follow his wife’s actions and commit suicide. The father chooses to live with his son in this new wasteland of a world; even though his wife chose the simpler route, to end her life. With only each other, the two must learn to survive in this new wasteland. As stated in a review of the novel by Ms. Lana Beckwith, “All these two people have left is each other, and so begins a story of tenacity, sacrifice and the redemptive power of love” (20). Everyday the boy and his father struggle to survive and at one point the boy states, I wish I was with mom, and his father interprets this statement as a desire to die.