Lit 150 Themes

Lit 150 Themes - Ryan McLoone Prof. Mallery Introduction to...

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Ryan McLoone Prof. Mallery Introduction to Literature, 150-03 The Importance of a Father Figure Growing up as a boy it is very important to have a father figure in a young boys life, in order to help shape the type of man they become later in life. A father figure can be defined as an older man, often one in a position of power or influence, who elicits the emotions usually reserved for a father. In both movies, Big Fish and Secondhand Lions , William Bloom and Walter both are affected equally by the actions and lessons taught by their father figures. It is apparent that both of these characters would not be the same if they did not have their father figures present in their lives. Although, there are differences when it comes to the types of father figures that both, William and Walter had, they both helped instill the proper life lessons that a father should pass on to their son throughout their lives. In Secondhand Lions , Walters’ father figures were more of a non-conventional father figure being that he took most of his teachings from his two uncles Hub and Garth. These two men replaced the typical father figure, but at the same time played a vital part in the raising of Walter. Then in Big Fish , William Blooms’ father, Edward, helped
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIST 434 taught by Professor Hhuu during the Spring '08 term at WPUNJ.

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Lit 150 Themes - Ryan McLoone Prof. Mallery Introduction to...

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