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    Exploring Father/Son Relationships Imagine yourself standing next to your son, the only other inhabitant of the land with a pulse for miles around. The dismal earth is covered with gray ash, the air thick with the particles. Envision yourself scouring for food to diminish the boy’s hunger in every corner of every ashy room, coming across nothing but bones and more ash. Now, picture yourself and your son in the small, religious community of Gilead, Iowa. The townspeople are caring and compassionate, providing comfort for you and your family while you prepare for your own passing. These two extremes, apocalyptic and compassionate, are what the father and sons in The Road and Gilead faced, respectively. Many fathers around the globe would agree…

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    A Fathers’ and Sons Contrast. “Father I’m yours.”(line 720) Haemon says has he introduces himself to his father Creon. He then goes on to say “For me your judgments and the way you act on them are good, I shall follow them. I’ll not consider any marriage a greater benefit than your fine judgment.”(lines 720-724) But then goes on to actually contrast his father's motivations with his words, actions and ideas. The conflicting motivations Heamon has with his father brings out the bitterness,…

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    Solution (Tension Between Father and Son) Have you ever gotten into a fight with your parents? Did it ever seem like your parent was favoring your sibling or leaving you out? In the story “The Prodigal Son,” by King James the eldest brother felt like his father was treating him unfairly. In the story a father of two sons, gives his youngest son ten million dollars for him to go blow in Vegas, while the eldest son stayed home and worked in the fields. When the youngest son comes home broke and…

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    The father and the son lived in dark and dreary world, filled with violent people. In the book The Road, the father looked at his son for hope and mercy. The son carries the fire within him throughout the book showing that he has the light and hope to stay positive and survive through the rough and ashed world. The motif of this novel is light versus dark because they live in a dark place that they are trying to escape by making fires and the son carrying the fire. The way they lived was hard…

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    In the book The Road, the son and father have a very complex and strained relationship due to the world that they live in. The reasons of this complex and strained relationship could be linked to the facts that the son is fairly doubtful of his father at times, the father places his son at a very high ranking; believing he is the only remaining sign of Gods existence, and that since they are the only two on this journey that lead from a tragic incident, the way they interact and speak to one…

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    Father son relationship Introduction “Night” is a famous book of Elie Wiesel that discusses Holocaust and World War II. Elie has presented the events based on his observations. Thus, the tone of the text is extremely personal and subjective. In reality, it does not discuss the overall terrifying episode of the Holocaust, but instead, discusses the painful experiences of an individual who became a victim of the Holocaust. The story throws light on Eliezer’s childhood in the Romanian city of…

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    Salesman, the central conflict occurs through the relationship of Willy Loman and his eldest son, Biff. Throughout the play, Miller shows the continuously building relationships to reveal the true themes of the play, as well as to create a character of hope and a tragic character. Through Willy Loman unrealistic expectations and unrealistic view on life, Miller is able to create a tragic character whom can be granted with the formation of a character of hope for his son Biff. Through the use of…

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    In the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, Henry's relationship with his parents affects his other relationships in the 1940s and 1980s negatively by not being able to show his feelings and not having a good father-son bond. Consequently, because he doesn't have a good relationship with his parents, it affects his relationships with Keiko and Marty. Also, Henry doesn’t have any siblings, so he doesn’t have experience talking to people. Henry’s relationship with his father…

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    A father son relationship is very intriguing. A father influences their own son through there on actions, words, and habits. Little boys will always look up to their dad. A boy will always want to be “just like dad”. In Brent Staples, “The Runaway Son” and Raymond Carvers, “My Father’s Life” the father son relationship plays a huge role. In both of these short stories there are good and bad lessons taught and learned. In both of these shorts stories there are many good lessons taken away from…

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    Fathers, Sons and Hockey”, by Roy MacGregor, is a short essay about the nature of father-son relationships in general and, more specifically, in hockey. MacGregor asserts that, despite what may be true about other paternal relationships, in hockey the father-son relationship is reinforced through constant bonding and mutual support. In order to understand precisely how MacGregor makes his case, it is necessary first to explain his exploration of ideas put forth about father-son relationships in…

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