“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.
With the help of Lionel’s unorthodox therapy Bertie becomes able to speak to his county in their time of need and gains a lifelong friend. In the movie, Bertie’s mother had an uninvolved parenting style because she did not seem to care; she would just go along with the fathers rules. His father, King George V had a very autho... ... middle of paper ... ...er Bertie to his mother she would pinch him knowing it would make him cry. She also knew the mother would not want to deal with the crying child and hand him back. The nanny would often refuse to feed him to punishment him for crying, resulting in stomach issues.
Though her sons plead without her throughout the book, Willy’s outbursts cause her a state of distress which leads to her putting more stress on the family as a whole: Happy for his inability to face the reality of their situation, and Biff for his inability to hold a job and settle down. But it is Willy who is impacted by her actions the most. He sees how much his wife struggles to hold their dysfunctional family together, ... ... middle of paper ... ... from achieving true happiness in his life. Willy takes his life because he is unhappy because he does not have the material wealth he would like. Works Cited Citations: Miller, Arthur.
Some people become depressed which leads to self-destruction and blaming themselves for what has happened. Others try to rectify the situation; they come in and try to make things better, but all their good intentions just make the situation worse. In Kramer vs Kramer, the members of the Kramer family find themselves in somewhat of a crisis when the mother, Joanna Kramer, decides to walk out on her family. The father’s, Ted Kramer, main role in the family has been that of a provider, but he is now immediately thrust into playing the role of both parents. Not having been such an adept father to begin with, Ted is lost in the beginning but manages to find a means to cope.
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is afraid of growing up, this fear is known as the Peter Complex. Holden does not want to relinquish his freedom for responsibilities and therefore rebels, refusing to face the consequences. This fear leads to Holden being kicked out of multiple schools and failing grades (Salinger 8). Due to his grades it can be assumes that Holden missed out on quite a few opportunities especially considering he is fairly accomplished at writing. Meanwhile, Charlie fears loss, he has already lost his Aunt Helen and the previous spring he lost a friend, Michael to suicide.
Throughout the novel, Aunt Alexandra complains to her brother about Scout’s behavior. Alexandra claims that Atticus is not doing the right things for his daughter by letting her run around ... ... middle of paper ... ...because of the situation his children faced. When the children were in a life-death situation, he realized the horrors of the world and how he cannot always protect his children. He believed that he would need to prepare them for anything. He also realized that he raised two of the bravest children ever who have faced the most difficult situations in their lives.
Willy had affected his family with the obsession of the American Dream and this has caused suffering in his family. Each family member responded differently to Willy, however he caused them all suffering. Linda lived in fear of Willy committing suicide, Biff believed he was unsuccessful most of his life, and Happy was always looking for approval which he never received. Willy’s interactions with his family affected how they felt and inadvertently because of him they all suffered. Without Willy’s obsession with the American Dream they all could have lived happier lives and if that doesn’t make one wonder how slightly twisting an ideal can ruin one's life what
Richard Wright’s main character in Native Son, Bigger Thomas, was created by many different things, both inside the novel and in the real world. Throughout the novel Bigger’s actions reflect his many flaws that had resulted from his poor childhood. Bigger’s family, although they are around him a lot because of their small house, annoy him whenever they talk to him and he feels as though he does not have a close relationship with any of them, except his little brother Buddy who Bigger can tolerate. Bigger’s poor childhood and family background, poor education, and the many prejudices contributed to the main reason he became the man Like Bigger, Adolf Hitler’s childhood seemed to lead to his need for power and his anger towards others at times. Unlike Bigger, Adolf had both his parents in his life, but where Bigger had little or no contact with his mother Adolf had both his parents, mainly his father’s, displeasure; which was usually followed by many harsh words and the occasional beatings.
Parental Relationships in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood, are two novels that emphasize the complexities of relationships between parents and their children. In Achebe’s story, the protagonist of the novel, Okonkwo, has distant relationships with his children (particularly Nwoye and Ezinma) because their father sees them as inadequate in many ways. Okonkwo has high expectations of his children, especially Nwoye, his eldest son and often finds fault in almost everything he does. Okonkwo resents the fact that the child he feels has the most promise is his daughter Ezinma. Her strength of character is everything he has ever wanted in a son.
Few of the symptoms of a person suffering from BPD is a pattern of intense and stormy relationships with friends and family, distorted self-image or sense of self, and recurring suicide behavior. It would have been difficult for Willy’s family to diagnosis him with a mental disorder, due to their lack of knowledge. Willy possesses all of these symptoms which can be seen throughout the play. Willy’s relationship with his son Biff is on edge, the reason is that every time Biff comes home to visit, he ends up leaving after an extensive dispute. Despite all the fights and insults, Biff repeatedly tries to make things right by returning home.