Right after he believes he is fine, he is covered in the dark ink of depression yet again. He is depressed that he cannot feel the way he once did for his son 's death. Lastly, he drops ink on it a second time and the fly struggles to survive, yet ultimately fails and dies. This shows the boss just how easy it is to give into depression even if you put all of your efforts into surviving. He seems to have started to overcome his son 's death, the story proves this by saying, "The boss lifted the corpse on the end of the paper-knife and flung it into the
The boss, like the fly, is fighting off the adversity he is faced with, for him it is the sorrow of his son's death. Then, when he has finally gotten through the struggle, the pain and adversity, like the ink, falls back upon him. Along with this, the death of the fly can be seen as symbolic of the boss's acceptance of the death and the "death" of the sorrow that goes with it. The boss is said to have "fell to wondering what it was he had been thinking about before" and that "for the life of him he could not remember." The fly and what it has experienced in this short time can be seen as a symbol of the boss and his
Also, when Mr. Woodifield mentions the boss’s son’s grave, there was “[o]nly a quiver in his eyelids [that] showed that he heard.” Through Mr. Woodifield mentioning the grave, the boss had memories of his son flood back into his thoughts. His eyelids quivering are an indicator that the memory of his son is surfacing after being buried for so long by his work. The boss is obviously upset, because he states that he’ll “‘see nobody for half an hour’” and “‘[n]obody at all.’” He needs this time to recover his mind after the memory returns. Also, in this half an hour of down time, he “picked the fly out of the ink” as if to help it, showing that his grief over his son is resurfacing. When he drops another drop of ink on the fly, he buries his grief until it resurfaces again after all the ink is gone.
Ignorant Grief of a Controlling Statue “The Fly,” by Katherine Mansfield, is a short story focusing on a man who is struggling with grief six years after his son passes away. At the beginning, the boss appears to be a robust man. However, a conversation with an old friend unlocks the boss’ inner grief at the mention of his son. The reader then becomes aware of the boss’ thoughts and feelings about his son and how the news about his boy’s demise resonates with him. Although the boss shows significant emotion towards the death of his son, he is unable to understand his grief due to issues he has regarding control over himself.
By means of comic illustration and parody, Art Spiegelman wrote a graphic novel about the lives of his parents, Vladek and Anja, before and during the Holocaust. Spiegelman’s Maus Volumes I and II delves into the emotional struggle he faced as a result of his father’s failure to recover from the trauma he suffered during the Holocaust. In the novel, Vladek’s inability to cope with the horrors he faced while imprisoned, along with his wife’s tragic death, causes him to become emotionally detached from his son, Art. Consequently, Vladek hinders Art’s emotional growth. However, Art overcomes the emotional trauma his father instilled in him through his writing.
The Destruction of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman In the book Death of A Salesman, author Arthur Miller shows how cruel life can be through the life of Willy Loman, the main character. His feelings of guilt, failure, and sadness result in his demise. Willy's sense of pride is a very big issue in his life; he doesn't like people to give him handouts, although he may need them. But the feeling of failure overrides him when he learns about the loss of his job. "But I got to be in 10-12 hours a day.
The Requiem Scene in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman The death of Willy Loman was remembered by few. He was mourned not because of his tragic death but because of his despairing life. The Requiem scene in Death of a Salesman describes the ill-attended funeral of Willy, the tragic hero who struggled to fulfill his vision of the American Dream. This scene brings closure to the play because the audience realizes that only in death is Willy able to accept the failure and false success that has plagued him and his family for years. Resolution is brought to conflicts between Willy and his own disillusionment, Willy and his hopes for his boys, and Willy and the betrayal of his wife, Linda.
The bird represents fondness and love, and suggests that Li-Young’s father died very unexpectedly. This dramatic change in events showed the son how the love he received by his father disappeared from his life forever. Li-Young cherishes memories like these that are described throughout the poem, even though they are memories that remind him that he is now alone. The speaker makes it clear in the third stanza that he is talking about his father’s death. He sees his dead father wave to him near the trees, and this imagination quickly disappears.
Paul was very distraught over losing his father. They were close, more like friends than father and son. After his fathers death Paul became the man of the house. He had to take on more responsibilities and work harder to support his large family. After a while the stress was weighing him down and it was probably some sort relief when he went to fight the French.
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare is about a young man who is returning from his studies to mourn the death of his father. During this time he is visited by the ghost of his father and asked to avenge a “Murder most foul” (Shakespeare 1.5.33). In the play of Hamlet, we can recognize at least one element that has embroidered itself into the very fabric of modern literature: this element of particular importance is the protagonist’s ability to appeal to every viewer emotionally through loss. In the play, the viewer develops emotional links with Hamlet following the many losses he or she witnesses, such as the loss of family, the loss of his childhood friends, the loss of trust in the world and ultimately the loss of innocence. The first loss we encounter is the loss of family; Hamlet arrives in Denmark to mourn the loss of his father.