James Tyrone has a huge alcohol addiction, which also reflects on his two sons addiction to alcohol. In the novel, Eugene O’Neil states “He’d only spend it on drink and you know what a vile, poisonous tongue he has when he’s drunk…” (615). Basically, James drinking issue has gotten over control is affecting his wife. Mary strongly believes that he is ruining their marriage and the lives of their sons. James Jr. always spends his money on alcohol and uses it an escape from his parents because they are addicts.
O’Neill portrays the complex relationships that evolve form a family that suffers from addiction problems. Eugene O’Neill portrays the impacts that addiction has on familial life throughout the play. The thematic claims about these impacts are prominent in Jamie’s monologue. As the family members become intoxicated it creates great tension between them. The inability to move on from past events makes the characters abuse chemical substances to escape their past events.
Throughout the book, there are constant changes of how Frank feels for his father. At the very beginning of the book, Frank explains that he was "the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father," and gives the reader the impression that he was a very bad dad. As the story moves on, there are several places where you can see that Frank loves his father, despite all the hard times he has put him and his family through. The times when Frank completely loathes his father are the times when he got drunk and used all of the money on himself. Malachy didn't bring home the wages like a good husband but he would leave his family waiting at home for their supper whilst he went down to the pubs and drank all the money.
Also throughout young Victors life, you can see his father and mother losing themselves to alcohol, and to take out his anger, young Victor goes outside and starts throwing thing at something his dad loves and the thing that he experiences pain in, the dads pick-up truck. Victor lets his anger go during the night while his parents are passed out from all the drinking they did at the party earlier that night. I think that during that moment, Victor wanted to show how tough he was but also that he was tired of seeing his parents drink and not being themselves. I think that the pick-up truck during that time represents Victor trying to stand up to his dad while showing that he could be tough too. During Victor’s anger, his mother wakes up to the sound of something hitting the pick-up truck.
But since the fire, Arnold has carried guilt on his soul, and was using alcohol to suppress the memory, he would constantly intoxicate himself. But as the years grow on, he begins to abuse his family. He runs from the problem, and leaves Victor behind. Since this day, Victor has been mean, and not respectful. The only person he was nice to was his mother.
Journal 2 Huck Finn thinks about his father in an unusual way. Huck does not like his father, which makes sense because his father is a greedy drunk, however Huck still looks up to his father as a role model. Pap is not a good role model for Huck because of his history of abusing Huck and his random disappearances. When Pap tries to gain custody of his Huck, the judges side with him just because he is the father. This is shown when Huck says “The judge and the widow went to law to ge... ... middle of paper ... ...ot about his character.
Pap is characterized different from the novel, the movie, and Big River, can he really be compassionate? Pap seems to be victimized by the government as the town drunk and not a good role model for his son, but it turns around when he shows compassion when he thinks Huck has died. In the movie Huck portrays his death so he could escape his abusive father. When Pap arrives to the made up murder scene he seems very upset. Pap started crying and screaming at the thought of his son being murdered.
to fix serious family problems. Relationships: Married to Mary, of whom he is afraid to confront about such issues as her abuse and addiction to drugs. Won’t try to solve problems, but basks in alcohol as a means of forgetting them. James is father to Jamie (who seems to have inherited alcoholism) and Edmund (who is dying of “consumption”). James often blames Jamie’s drinking and brothel frequenting for the family’s problems, driving Jamie farther into his hole of despair.
At first it was a bit of a joke, a friendly banter but then it turned nasty. The two main reasons for Henchard not backing down from his offer of a wife and daughter this was alcohol and his pride. Alcohol played a big part in Henchard's mistakes in life. He often regrets things after he does them, and suffers the consequences like the fact that he sold his wife and daughter to a sailor whom he had not known, a complete stranger for five guineas. It stays on his conscience and haunts him.
In Angela’s Ashes, the father Malachy is inflicted with the disease of alcoholism, and his need for the drink leads him to use his paycheck to buy alcohol instead of using it for the basic needs of his family. Countless times, Malachy’s alcoholism harms or gets in the way of his family. Not only this, but Malachy is blind to what his behavior is doing to his family. Because he does not use his money on food for his family, they are forced to beg and accept help from friends and strangers—and yet he is too proud to admit this. Repeated instances such as when he asked the RIAA person for enough money just for one pint—when the money was supposed to be for a cab to get he and his son back to the station without having to walk.