In the short story, “ My Son, the Fanatic”, the author Hanif Kureishi enlightens the reader with an astonishing story, which consist of a father and son who experience the differences between one another. The author suspense in the story leads you to believe that disobedience could be the issue between the father and son. However after reading the story you are than aware of the miraculous issue, this matter leaves you only to ask who is the fanatic now?
Parvez had grown up in Pakistan, where he and other boys knew nothing more than their Muslim beliefs. Many of these people continued to follow their religion throughout life. Whereas Parvez, one of few Muslims decided to move away and become less religious. Parvez and his family started a new life in England. He decided to raise his son, Ali, the way he wished he was raised, with less restrictions. Does Every child follow their parent foot steps?
Throughout the story we learn that Ali starts to face changes as he gets older. At this point the author makes the reader believe it can be a drug problem Ali is undergoing. Parvez, a concerned parent, starts to ask his co workers for advice. They all seemed to have the same concept to believe that Ali’s problem was because of drugs. Parvez then turned to one of his friends he met on the job. Bettina, a prostitute, seems to be the most helpful. She helped Parvez to find out what exactly the issue was with his son. Ali turned out to be a perfectly fine teenager. Unlike his father, Ali anticipated on following his religion. His foremost concern was the Koran. Ali was unable to understand why his father was not religious and disobeyed their religion. This caused the father and son’s relationship to become more distant. However, Parvez was extremely determined to change things back to the way they once were.
In today’s society communication is the solution to your problem. Is this a solution for Parvez? Parvez being a...
...The writer used many ways to show the relatioships between charcters in the stories we have studies one of them is Anil. in Anil the writer presents confilct in relationship between the father, Appa, and the son, Anil. Anil is very uncomfortable and scared with his father, we know this because in the story it says " his father was a burly man, a bully to his family" this explains that the relationshipbetween the father and the son is unsual and unsafe. the word "Bully" is used to show negativity and the harmful relationship between Anil and Father.
Through the description the relationship between the characters, presents Anil’s father, Appa, as an abusive bully in his domestic environment, but a coward in the presence of the headman. “a timid mouse to the headman” – this presents a different relationship in the story where Appa is weaker in front of the head man. but becomes abuser and dangerous man in his family specailly with his wife, we know this because in the story it says " Anil saw the bruise on her shoulder, where Appa, returning home drunk last night, had hit her". this shows the violence relationship between the mother and the father, which totally shows no love and no respect.
However, Anil's father shows lot of love and care for Anil at...
...The Road: How does the father and son’s relationship
change through the book?
One theme in The Road is paternal love; this is the relationship between the father and his son. Their bond plays a powerful part in the novel and impacts the decisions made during their journey. The two protagonists remain unnamed in the book, giving their familial relationship their full identity. This makes their relationship relatable to any parent and child bond outside of the novel.
It is clear that they only have each other’s company and that the father feels that his only job is to protect his son from any danger. However, the son’s purpose is to “carry the fire”, a metaphor that keeps readers guessing about what the fire reflects. It could be that the father and son both carry their morals; they do not steal from the living, kill or eat others. Alternatively, it could be seen that the boy is carrying the fire to lead humanity forward, towards a better future. Their relationship doesn’t change dramatically in the novel. However despite their beliefs, the father begins to go against them. He steals from the living and kills two people. Although these were done in order to protect his son, the boy became upset with his father when he took back their belongings from a man who stole from them, leaving him with nothing. This portrays...
Father and Son
In some, probably most storylines that you might compare there will be similarities and differences. That’s just how it works, but you will rarely get those two or more storylines that you decide to compare that have absolutely nothing in common and are completely different. Most of the time that won’t happen but it is definitely a possibility. In this case of comparison, between the novel “Father and Son,” by Larry Brown and the movie “Shotgun Stories,” by director and writer Jeff Nichols, there are many similarities and differences. You could even say more similarities than differences and you wouldn’t be mistaken. Between those two storylines there are many similarities and differences in the plot, their characters, and in the setting.
The plot within the two stories, “Father and Son” and “Shotgun Stories,” has many similarities and differences. There are many more similarities that occur between these two stories than do differences. For example in both of these stories there is death. Death seems to be one of the biggest driving points in both of these stories. In Shotgun Stories death is definitely what pushes the characters along the most. Especially when Kid kills Mark Hayes, and right after Steven Hayes kills Kid right after that (Shotgun Stories). That’s when each side of the familes really started...
Professor John Joseph McCann
Pride, a quality or a flaw?
Pride has raised some into great happiness, but has also sunk others in failure and despair. In the novel “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev, is indeed pride that makes the conflict arise. Where a Nihilistic graduate is exposed to a traditional but constantly changing alien society he is not willing to accept. Bazarov discovers that his pride was his biggest determination, as well as his biggest obstacle. Ultimately he is rejected by this alien society he comes to love. The Russian author makes us wonder if pride is a blessing or a curse. The main conflict we have in the novel is between Bazarov and Pavel. This is kind of like youth versus older authority. This kind of conflict has been happening for decades because it is basically a fight for dominance. The father type figure, Pavel, is stuck on traditional values like love and aristocratism and Bazarov is the son type character with these new ideas of nihilism. They argue because their ideas are different, but also because they are to blind by their pride to understand each other. This conflict is a smaller scale representation of the political tension between conservatives and radicals in pre revolution 1850's Russia.
Bazarov was so proud about himself, he thought he was better than anybody else. His way of thinking was only restraining him from absorbing and...
Professor Lynette Leidner
12 Dec 14
Father and Son
In the short story “My Son the Marine” by Frank Schaeffer, There are many points that the author is trying to display through the rhetorical device pathos and ethos. He uses pathos to put a human face on the subject of loved ones going off to the military, and the hardships the family goes through due to this decision. He uses ethos to display his attitude from beginning to end. He starts at the beginning when the marines talk to his son and he ends with his son telling him he loves him and that he has a job to do. During his account of the events he feels disapproval in the beginning, despair, worry and helplessness because he cannot help his son. This is where he uses pathos to appeal to the emotional part of the audience’s human nature. The author is ultimately trying to display the hardships of having a loved one in the military and to make the audience understand what it’s like even if they don’t have someone in the military. Using pathos is not only using the reader’s emotions to compliment the effect of this argument, but it is a very complex and dangerous form of rhetorical devices because of word choice, audience or situation, manipulative abilities, and the use of other rhetorical devices.
The word choice in this story has been...
...September 30, 2013
Response Paper 1
Priam and Hector
Father and son relationships in The Iliad are not like you would see in America or in our culture today, but there is still a developed love for one another. Priam and Hector had a very strong and admirable relationship, yet it didn’t come from seeing each other every day. Fatherly affection is not touchy-feely, nor is it necessarily given unconditionally or freely. Rather, a son must earn his father’s respect and admiration, and it is by leaving home and fighting his own battles that the son is able to get this. They spent more time apart then they did together. The distance they spent from each other only made their admiration grow stronger. This relationship is unique, and plays a big role in this epic poem.
I know for me, it didn’t take being a great warrior or even earning my father’s respect for him to love me. It was automatic; my father loved me instantly and will always love me no matter what. That isn’t the case in that day and age. Priam was a magnificent warrior during a majority of the Trojan War and earned his retirement for this. It’s only by following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a great warrior of Troy will he fully gain Priam’s love. Hector was seen as the greatest warrior of Troy and could not have been more of a hero in his father’s eyes. Hector never shied down from anything or anyone. He was willing to do whatever...
...Father and Son
“Father and Son” is a short story which is set in a time of war and ends in the death of one of the main characters. Bernard Maclaverty transfers real life problems in the story. The main theme of the story is father trying to communicate with his son but cannot do so. Due to the techniques used by the writer we get an idea that the end of the story is going to be tragic which is moreover supported by the nature of the characters.
This story is set in a small house in the city of Belfast which is located in Northern Ireland. The area they live in is full of noises:
“The sound of ambulances criss-crossing the city.”
This shows that the characters are living in a violent area and we know that the violence is going to spill over into the household. Another quotation that shows how the area they live in:
“The door swings open and he pushes a hand-gun beneath his pillow.”
This conveys us that the area is very terrible, that a young man keeps a gun to protect himself against any harm.
The story has 2 first person narrators – the father and the son. The writer has given insight of each character and shows the problems that father and son show in communicating. Thoughts show that both care for each...
...Loyalty betweenFather and Son Relationships
“O cursed spite,/ That ever I was born to set it right!” (Hamlet 1.5.197-198). These words of Hamlet set the tone for the theme of revenge in the play Hamlet. This reoccurring theme arises through the father and son relationships in the course of the play. The characters Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras all experience the loss of their fathers, and all, as loyal sons, must avenge them. In each case, the execution of their plans is different, and for each son, the results of their actions are unexpected. Of these characters Hamlet and Laertes acted in an unbalance manner; Hamlet too overly analytical and Laertes too overly emotional and therefore the outcomes of their revenge schemes worked against them. On the other hand Fortinbras behaves in a mature and balanced manner, which led to the outcome that he intended, even though it occurred differently than originally planned.
In the play Hamlet, the lead character, Hamlet, faces great hardship when he discovers that his Uncle Claudius murdered his father for the throne. As a result, Hamlet felt the need to seek revenge because of his immense loyalty to his father. His loyalty is proven when he says to his father’s ghost “And thy commandment all alone shall live/ Within the book and volume of my brain” (Hamlet 1.5.102-103). In...