Tom works in a warehouse just for his family but does not want to live like this forever. He wants to do what his father did and be released from his restraints, but he is unable to. Each ... ... middle of paper ... ... he still feels guilt for leaving Laura behind. Tom cannot ignore his feelings towards Laura and accept letting her go. Tom is physically able to flee from his past and reality, but is unable to escape emotionally.
A kid to him wasn?t nothing. All he wanted was for you to learn how to walk so he could start you to working? (548; I,4). Although Troy had very little respect for his father and vowed to be nothing like him, many of his father?s harsh personality traits show up in his own personality. Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known.
When Gregor wouldnt let anyone in his room in fear that they would be horrified by his condition, he thought that his family was harassing him because he was in danger of losing his job, and because the chief would begin harassing his parents again for the old debts" (p. 76). At this point, everyone was angry and wanted him to get up for work. All that mattered to the family was what Gregor was able to provide. After his secret of change to an insect was discovered, they realized that he was no longer of any use to the family, and he was unappreciated in every way. He didn't have his job and no longer had anything to offer.
Whenever Franz Kafka attempted to explain to his father that he longed to be a writer not a shop owner, his father got very upset. Franz was exposed to abuse and frequent yelling by his father because of his disapproval of Kafka’s love of writing. In The Metamorphosis Mr.Samsa d... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of Gregor’s relationship with his father and his abusive nature towards Gregor. When the Metamorphosis was first written Kafka live in a discriminatory society where people were forced to work due to economic demands. The author felt forced to work for an insurance company he despised because it took away time from his writings.
The son, Tom, is the breadwinner for the family, however is dissatisfied with his situation due to his increased responsibilities. The daughter, Laura, is handicapped and dropped out of business school. Each member of the family is limited by their ability to grow out of their negative habits, however, it is likely that these habits or characteristics came from the family situation and the roles that each member was forced to fill. Under those circumstances, a picture of the father hangs in the
When he feels his mother and his new father are not paying enough attention to him and they don’t want him around,”the thing is, what I’m tryin’ to say is---they do get on a lot better without me”(143), he decides in order to fix his position he must run away to a better life with the Finch’s. After Dill runs away, the Finch’s let him live with them for a little while but they send him back home in a short time, making Dill feel helpless. So running away does not help Dill and he needs a new way to deal with his troubles. Dill’s imagination is his best way for him to deal with his troubles. Dill has a difficult life and he tries to do physical things to make his life better, like running away, but he soon finds out that does not work.
Tom is indeed a fool but his consideration, which arises from a love for his sister, separates him from his father even if the conclusion draws him away from home. Tom and his father are two men driven to the same conclusion by different modes. It is easy to assume that Tom’s character is only a parallel for his father. However, as the play develops Tom proves to be very dissimilar to his wayward father. While Tennessee Williams does intend for the reader to know why Amanda makes the comparison, he does not leave Tom to be a simple copy of his father.
Glass is seen to most as being pure and sparkling while the family is obviously not, but each tries to become pure by fulfilling their desires. Sadly their dreams are also fragile since in the process of achieving them, they break their dreams. Laura tries to be normal and believes she can with Jim but her dream is dashed away when he reveals that he is engaged (Williams 971: 7). Amanda tries to live vicariously through her children but ends up breaking Laura’s heart and driving Tom away. Tom however tries to run away and find adventure but ironically ends up like his mother, being haunted by his past mistake of abandoning Laura (Williams 975:
(p.83) When Willy first heard this from his boss, that is a man younger than him begins to cry. A man his age working in a company that long doesn't really deserve to be fired. It makes his life seem a waste, and makes him imagine himself as a failure. "I was fired and I am looking for a little good news to tell your mother, because the woman has waited and suffered." (p.107) Willy is clueless of what is to come of his family and feels he has let everyone down.
Kevin attempts to break free of his fathers lifestyle by attending a nearby college, in hopes to eventually become teacher. Gary isn't happy with his son's decision to go to school and Kevin can't understand his fathers views, which causes the two to butt heads throughout the novel. But a tragic accident suddenly leaves Kevin fighting for his and his fathers lives. Having to use the knowledge and skills that his father had taught Kevin suddenly suddenly realizes his dad was right after all. Bailey tell... ... middle of paper ... ...ce with his family.