A father is suppose to love the child and teach the child how to be a man and respect others, not abuse. In The Metamorphosis Kafka portrays Gregors neglectful father by showing lack of love , isolation and treating Kafka as an actual bug rather than a son. Kafka was abused mentally more than physically which is why he had social problems as an adult. In reality no child should be treated that bad that they feel as though they have woken as a bug and their family wants nothing to do with them.
This metaphor allows Jack to hide behind his façade of acting as a minister when in reality he is attempting to have Rabbit’s life play out in the manner he desires of his own. Due to Jack’s selfish desire to live vicariously through Rabbit, Rabbit is unable get the necessary help needed to save his relationship with Janice.
Willy tried as hard as he possibly could to provide for them, to support them, to mold them into men; but he failed. Willy's greatest fault, perhaps, was his inability to see his sons for what they really were. Biff and Happy were never destined to be great men, yet Willy always believed in them. Although Willy's hope is touching, it is also foolish. Willy Loman's blind faith in his son Biff's abilities destroyed Biff's sense of moderation and modesty.
One may think this is very silly since George is small and scrawny and Lennie is a big, bulky man. Surprisingly, that is not the case. Lennie has a great fear for George because George has the power to take away Lennie’s biggest dream, to tend the rabbit. Throughout the book, George continuously reminds Lennie that if he gets himself in trouble, he will not let him tend the rabbits, which to Lennie,... ... middle of paper ... ...ed Ikemefuna. As much as he wanted to protect him, he refused to show what he actually felt on the inside by covering it with violence.
Holden’s request of Luce’s guidance illustrates his respect for him and trust in his information. Luce, “one ... ... middle of paper ... ...om accepting anyone as a father figure. Holden ultimately fails in finding a father figure that can help him to accept adulthood by diminishing his worries of it as Carl Luce and Mr. Antolini both exhibit characteristics that prevent him from accepting them. Luce has the potential to help Holden because of his knowledge on the adult matters that Holden strives to understand, but he rejects Holden’s request for advice as a result of the personal questions he asks. Moreover, Mr. Antolini’s care and concern for Holden greatly aids him, but he frightens him when intoxicated with “perverty” acts, so Holden can no longer trust him as he indicates that he cannot stand that kind of behavior.
Striving to know more about his surroundings, Equality thinks,¨We think there are mysteries in the sky and under the water and in the plants which grow..(...)..and questions give us no rest.¨ Wishing to be a Scholar, Equality’s curiosity landed him the job of street sweeper. His questions were forbidden, since his brothers didn’t have any, neither should he; or at least that’s what his teachers said. Equality struggles with this concept, but is not yet ready to rebel. He has had the word altruism sculpted into his mind, and in this society, there is no second choice, for egoism was effaced. In The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand remarks, ¨The choice is not self-sacrifice or domination.
How many times do we find ourselves bored in life, wishing that we could just move on to something else, give up and start over? Each time we do, we can remember Rabbit. Rabbit reminds us that without work, life is not fulfilling. He shows us that you can't start over, that you can never leave your life behind. Rabbit shows us that we have to live with our mistakes, that we can't just act like they never happened.
Willy’s own dream of supporting his family is selfishly getting in the way of what is truly happening: his job is not keeping his family out of financial crisis. Willy’s refusal to take Charley’s job offers only bury him deeper in the hole and goes to prove his obstinate determination in achieving his dreams despite his current situation. For these reasons, Willy is not as much of a tragic hero as Oedipus because he has the opportunity to change and prevent his own
Gregor submitting to the superiority of his father is a dominant reason why Gregor is so isolated from society. He works for the appreciation and love of his parents. Not only does Mr. Samsa show no appreciation for Gregor’s devotion to his work, but he also ensures that Gregor should stay in his isolated place as vermin. After the situation with Gregor’s boss coming to his house, Mr. Samsa, out of rage, “gave him one
Rahim-Khan assures Baba that Amir simply does not possess aggressiveness and upon hearing this, Amir begins to mistreat Hassan. Baba believes in doing the right thing even if it means sacrificing his own life, while Amir just wants to do what benefits him. Baba is very emotionally distant from his son because Amir is not a reflection of him which frustrates him. Baba even confesses that, "If [he] hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of [his] wife with [his] own eyes, [he’d] never believe he’s [his] son” (24). Their personalities contrast greatly which is why Baba is Amir’s foil.