These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son. Due to his conscious efforts to not become what he did hold that were his father?s. The narrowness of his thoughts and ideas about life made him an almost impossible person with whom to have a relationship. These flaws permanently changed the lives of the people around him and built barriers which were too solid to ever be broken. Works Cited Wilson, August.
The metaphor explains the readers about how most of the people were dishearten in the journey of horrid remnants of humanity. In the novel, The Road by Cormac McCarthy elaborates not only the settings and the actions but also the love between a father and a son which is present even around the time of ultimate inhumanity and the stubborn desire to struggle to stay alive in the apocalyptic world and manipulate different writing techniques such as literary devices and characterization to explain the negative aspects of humanity. The man, although knowing he will be dead, wanted to live in order to refrain his son from all sorts of obnoxious activities. He will undoubtedly suicide if the son is harmed in any way. The man’s love and support drives the son to strugg... ... middle of paper ... ...his world.
J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in The Rye illustrates Holden Caulfield 's life, and his rough transition from an innocent child to a young adult. Caulfields past experiences with death, and his resentment towards others proves that he is no longer a pure, angelic child, but is now a depressed teen who sees no bliss in the daunting life he lives, and wants to shield himself from all of the “phonies” surrounding him. Holden has a dilemma with the fact that things are constantly changing in his life, and despises the fact that there are fast paced, challenging obstacles that come with being an adult. One thing that Holden admits to loving is something that never changes, the Museum of Natural History.
This tragic incident scars Nick more than even his father understands. Witnessing suicide was too disturbing to Nick at his young age, thus restraining his psychological development. Reacting to this, at the end of the story “… [Nick] felt quite sure that he would never die” (19). This makes it obvious that although Nick witnessed death first hand, that he still does not fully understand it. Hemingway is introducing the theme of masculinity in the story, and how Nick is going to struggle with this throughout his life.
Dan’s naivete towards Jack 's sexuality is the conflict in their relationship. His inability to accept his son is the reason why their relationship is so complicated. Dan, caught off guard when faced with his son and another boy together, loses his temper and their relationship is compromised forever. This event makes him reevaluate his parenting behavior and the role he will play in his son’s future. What hurt Dan the most, was not being in jail, but the realization that he did not know his family, and that he was ignorant of even the most obvious things.
In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, [the protagonist] Willy Loman’s inability to live in and cope with the present ultimately destroys him. The are several constant themes and ideas throughout the play which show this. Willy’s inability to be successful according to his own standards is most problematical for him. The troublesome relationship between Willy and his family also leads to a great deal of stress. And the constants flashbacks and disillusions Willy goes through to deal with these problems bring him further from reality and destroy him.
His hideously twisted visage was a sure sign to him that deep in his inner self he was an evil person. Night and day he brooded over his ugliness, his malfeasance. “The boy thought that there was something wrong with him. All through his life - even when he was a great man with the world at his feet - he was to feel this gap: something at the bottom of his heart of which he was aware, and ashamed, but which he did not understand.”(p.315) As a result of this fear of himself, Lancelot trained to become a knight. The knighthood, a bastion of chivalry and nobleness, would be the only way to counter his immoral soul.
Willy Loman as Coward in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Everybody feels the penetrating presence of fear throughout life. However, people’s reactions to this fear separate the brave souls from the cowards. Mark Twain once said, "Courage is resistance to fear; mastery of fear, not absence of fear" (Twain 6). In Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman fears rejection by his son, Biff, and the business world. His fears master him, creating in him a fantasy world of life as it was eighteen years ago.
Togetherness is an illusion created by the loneliness of man. The manifestation of a being who can never truly be a part of something greater. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a man and a boy exist in a world not designed to inhabit human beings. On this scorched Earth, for the father and son, it is and will only ever be them; however, “them” is not is not as healthy as they believe. The man and the boy’s faulty father-son relationship reveals McCarthy’s negative attitude towards human nature and dependency.
Owen’s death shows a prominent effect on Johnny’s new wisdom, but has led him to living a bitter life when looking back at his experiences. Owen shapes Johnny into the man he is presently and shows a parallel resemblance in criticism of religion and politics. Johnny in his childhood was skeptical, yet apathetic towards Owen’s beliefs, specifically that he is “God’s instrument.” Johnny’s doubtful childhood juxtaposes Owen’s belief, but in the end demonstrates a relationship which ties to the overall meaning of the novel. His experiences, although, keeping him from living a normal life, allow him to witness a miraculous, yet tragic moment which he pictures as a miracle. Although he ultimately accepts Owen’s beliefs, he is not necessarily ready to let go of his best friend.