To White the mountain lake is seen as "constant and trustworthy", and on the trip back there with his own son, White wondered if "time would have marred" the appearance of the lake. Thoughts of the time spent there summer after summer continued to revisit White throughout the trip and everything from thunderstorms to the stillness of the water Dombroski 2 was seen as a work of art, falling into place and creating an illusion as if it were known what was to follow. White's son acted in the same manner as White did back when he was a young boy, recalling how "I was always the first up" and now, he lay still in bed while his son snuck out early in the morning headed down to the lake. Having seen this anxiety in his son, White "began to sustain the illusion that he was I." Many times during their trip White would feel confused, unable to distinguish who he was, a father with his son, or him with his own father.
The narrator begins the story by reflecting his youthful memories at the lake with his father. Now, as a father, he decides to relive those past moments and feelings with his son. As the narrator begins his journey, despite changes due from the innovation of technology, he notices everything is still the same. However, continuing his journey, the narrator struggles with the distinction between past and present experiences. All through his journey, the narrator feels he is "living a dual existence" At time, he feels the presence of his father in him and his presence in his son.
Having brought his son to this place of the past with him, the man makes inevitable comparisons between his own son and his childhood self, and between himself as an adult and the way he remembers his father from his childhood perspective. The man's experience at the lake with his son is the moment he discovers his own mortality. The man had experienced adulthood, and therefore could never experience the lake as he did when he was a child. Except for the sound of outboard motors, the lake was pretty much the same as it had been before. "The only thing that was wrong now, really, was the sound of the place, an unfamiliar nervous sound of the outboard motors" (White 153).
Eliezer’s actions and thoughts reflect his dependence on his father in the camp. Later on during their time in camp, Eliezer and his father develop a peer relationship. Both m... ... middle of paper ... ... he was still child. As Eliezer’s dad continues to show a dependency on son, Eliezer grows more into the parent role. Eliezer spends his own food and energy to nurse his Dad.
Throughout The Bond, many major points were addressed. A common point throughout was forgiveness. All three authors truly believe that in order to start a relationship with their fathers, they needed to forgive them first. For instance, Sampson came to the revelation that it didn’t make sense to hang on to the resentment any longer (253). Many questions used to tear Sampson up on the inside, but he finally realized that the ill feelings prevented him from growing, from allowing himself to feel emotions, and from communicating with is father (253).
He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory. This tension will eventually be the cause of the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship between Troy and his father. Troy?s damaging relationship with his father had a dual effect in his life. It created a conscious awareness of how not to conduct his life and built fences, which inevitably recreated his father in his personality. These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son.
In James Baldwin's essay "Notes of a Native Son" he tries to show how his father has affected his life. Baldwin does not think that his father will or has any effect on his life. It is not until after his father dies that Baldwin realizes what his father had continually told him is actually be true. Baldwin's relationship with his father is very similar to most child parent relationship. Children often think that their parents know nothing and it is not until something actually happens that proves the parents are right that the children realize how erroneous they had been.
Elie Wiesel shows that the relationship with his father was the strength that kept the young boy alive, but was also the major weakness. Before Elie Wiesel and his father are deported, they do not have a significant relationship. They simply acknowledge each other’s existence and that is all. Wiesel recalls how his father rarely shows emotion while he was living in Sighet, Transylvania. When they are deported, Wiesel is not sure what to expect.
Vladek is a family man through and through, and would do anything for them. This, to me, is his defining feature before the Holocaust. Even though he states later in the book that the camps were every man for himself, you can tell that Vladek truly doesn’t believe in that. He tries time and time again to get his family and friends to safety even after numerous attempts go poorly. When he gets separated from them, he makes sure they are doing fine, and puts himself in positions to gain better treatment of his few friends.
In this he is given existence, so to speak---his fatherhood, for which he has always striven and which until now he could not achieve. (Miller 1677) My final thought on Death of a Salesman and the plot is that Willy Loman lived in his own world. Talking to himself quite often, living in the past and dreaming of the future. He only seems to focus on success and what could have been all the while living with regret. Even though he had two sons he only focused on one, his oldest, Biff.