At the age of over sixty, the death of your life's work can be pretty traumatic, considering that its hard ot start over at that age. It is a unique and personal journey, not all struggles are the same and have the same endings. The fly shows father at his weakest and he responds by criticizing the son freely, before the memory of the employees finally draws a tear from him. He does this more than usual because he tries to take his mind off things, avoid the truth and not face his problems, which a mature man like his son, Harold would be able to do. The business that he built from nothing and worked on for thirty years finally went bunkrupt and he lost everything. I understand she writes children's fiction, and this would explain the way this book is wr I found this really disappointing.
Pritchett ,focusses essentially on a critical father-son relationship where the father and son are solely supportive of each other outwardly and have lost all respect for each other. In the end, our gifts, talents, and abilities won't be what we will be remembered most for. Pritchett 16 December 1900 — 20 March 1997 was a British writer. Conflict The type of conflict present in the story is person vs self. The mask that the father wears of being above the greed for money falls apart as soon as the son talks of raising money. Many of us think that it takes some really willful act of disobedience to bring about spiritual ruin. As a grown man who rised with an emptiness of a father love, Harolds offers his help to his father who is a dishonest, tough, greedy man and a broken bussiness man depite his behavior.
The father seems strong until, during their conversation, a fly enters the room, with the father overreacting in an attempt to get rid of this simple fly. In my opinion, a story should be one which teaches us how to deal with a certain situation in life, rather than just stating the obvious well known facts-which in this scenario is my interpretation of this story. Her work has been translated into forty five languages. If he lies about not wanting money what else may he be lying about. Taking this even further, it poses the unthinkable question as to whether it would be better if such people were dead. Fine writes simply, but skilfully and elegantly. In my opinion it seems that Harold´s father was absent as he spent thirty years of his life in the business and marred the relationship as he is obsessed with money, instead of being a family man.
The bible has much to say about the topic of the tongue so I won't go into great detail here. The expectation is that the reader is using the notes to start their exploration of the text. A similar thought is conveyed here, but with even more specifics. The imagery also acts as a symbol of sadness and problems. Consequently, the boys live without luxury that could have been obtained had they maintained a society on the island. It is as though he is attempting to transfer his own discontent onto Harold.
The story an interesting study of a double personality. He demands his son's money that he insists not to take at first. The questions irritate, probably because Harold knows them to be a prelude to the attack which will develop. In the process it touches upon issues such as social-class, weakness and dependence. Towards the end, the author turns the whole story around through a completely unexpected resolution. One might be able to hide it for a while if they remain silent, but eventually the truth becomes evident.
Solomon uses the analogy of a decaying building or a house that drops through. These instincts include a cruel way of doing things. It is a unique and personal journey, not all struggles are the same and have the same endings. English Commentary: Fly In The Ointment Q. We can be sure that if we seek to harm our neighbor without provocation, we will reap the same calamity that we have sown, if not worse! Why the father is such a memorable character: The young man, the son, is shown in the first paragraph to rather walk a distance than show up in a cab in front of his father since he thinks 'The old man will wonder where I got the money'.
It is also shown that in a rare case, people have even taken to begging, which in turn expresses the extremely dreadful situation of the exhausted economy. To accomplish this, they use public transport instead of private cars, admit their children in schools that provide low-quality education though they have the means for a better one, curtail their expenditures during ceremonies just to paint a picture of their weaker financial side, companies declare themselves broke to avoid paying off debts and giving loans, and so on. There is an old parable about two men who were in the woods cutting down trees- a young man, and an older gentleman. Harold knows his father too well. But the father talks as if that is no great matter as he is now free of the curse of greed for money. He gives the message that some traits are so strongly rooted in certain people that they cannot change, regardless of how had they try. So you tell me what you think you'd have done.
We sometimes confuse frantic activity with productivity. The line provides a good overview of the content of the entire story, drawing attention to the theme of a shallow, yet critical father-son relationship. No doubt Solomon did some wonderful things. Without the supervision of their parents or of the law, the primitive nature of the boys surfaces. This is shown through the context when earlier, when there was no possibility of making money, the father showed that he did not care about it and said so in so many words, however his goal was to live in a cottage by the sea, not working at all, and as pointed out by the son, this very goal of his requires a lot of money.