Chick Benetto, a man who has become a disgrace to his family over the years was on the verge of killing himself and he attempted to. He somehow keeps gaining second chances in his life it seems. As a child he was always given opportunities from his mother even after his father divorced her. She stood up for him and supported him on so many occasions yet he remained neglectful towards her care for him. He let her down so many times when she was in need of support. As he grew older his mistakes came crashing down on him, and overwhelmed him to the extent of becoming suicidal. It seems as if he always only wanted to impress his father as a child, and when he left there was nothing left to put effort into, even though his mother stayed there for him, to be capable of something, to try. This was the starting point of his downfall in life and his reality grew into a shameful darkness.
I agree with David as trying to always impress his father led to his downfall, but who doesn't want to impress there parent that they are loved the least by. Also to boy a father figure is very important and your father is supposed to teach you how to act like a gentleman and the value of hardwork. I feel that's what Chick was clinging onto and in my opinion there's nothing wrong with that, although it's justified for him to try and impress his dad it did come to his downfall.
I agree with Kyle that a father figure is very important. The fact the Chick's father limited the affection he showed towards Chick is wrong. A young boy needs a role model. If Chick's dad never would have neglected him, Chick would not have had to try so hard to get affection from him. That may have aloud him to be there for his mother.
Post by Samuel Mancini on Feb 27, 2015 12:18:02 GMT
I completely agree. Chick always was a daddy's boy. He always wanted to impress his father and make him proud, which hindered the need for affection from his mother, which she provided constantly. I can personally relate to this. When someone does not give me the affection I want, but someone else does, I always want the attention of the person who gives me an absence of attention, and I believe many other people can relate to this as it is a human quality to want what we don't get.
I feel that even after Chick's father left, he still tried to impress him, although he was not there, Chick may have believed that acting similar to his father, would cause him to return. We know that these efforts were in vain, as Chick's father was not coming back. I agree that it is a common thing for people to want what the cannot have, and this is illustrated by Chick's longing for his fathers affection.