Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Breaking Family Ties
Thai nongovernmental organization Barbara Estermann English 96 February 25, 2013 recess Family Ties Norman Rockwells interruption Family Ties gives us a look into the change of the post Great Depression and populace struggle II generation. How America itself had changed so much in the passed 25 years from the sterling(prenominal) economic depression to being the greatest body politic on earth. It also shows the flagitious moment of a boy preparing to come out his preceptor and dog and be on his take in for the first time.The father, trite from a vivification of labored works, sacrificed everything so that his son puke go to college the young man, representing the post Great Depression and World War II generation, is making a cave in life than what his father had by get higher education. In Norman Rockwells painting Breaking Family Ties, a boy sits with his father and dog preparing to leave for college. The young man and his father sit on a board of the family farm truc k. At the seat corner of the painting, shows a single rail. Suggesting that they are waiting for a exact. On the ground is the sons suitcase with a State U sticker.Books are stacked on top of the suitcase. The young man has his take in and socks perfectly matched, and is wearing white trouser and matching jacket. Sitting with his go by folded, the young man looked eagerly toward the train track, ready for the adjacent chapter in his life. His father however, sits slumped with his and his sons hats in his hand as if he didnt want the son to leave. The father looked at the opposite worry of the rail as if he didnt want to see the train come and take his son away. Although the father and son are looking at in opposite direction, the sense of family bond is still strong.The father, probably in his late fifty, has been through the Great Depression and World War II values his family more. The generation coming out of the Depression and World War II has been through some of the gre atest challenges this country had ever faced. They worked hard their whole life, and now all they want is for their children to have a better life than they. Norman Rockwell perfectly describe the generation shift in Breaking Family Ties as the father, old beyond his years, sacrificed everything so that his son can go to college.He does not want to see his son leave, because he is everything to him. Still, he knows that his son must leave to grow up and be freelancer. The son, hardened like royalty by the father, is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life and be away from the protection of his father. The painting gives amalgamate emotion because of the both different emotions of the main characters. Norman Rockwell shows the differences between the two-generation through the father and son. The experience of leaving youre parents and being on your deliver is universal to everyone.The universal message in Breaking Family Ties is being independent for the first time. I was seventeen when I left home by myself to go to college. Preparing to leave home, I was like the boy in Breaking Family Ties eager to move on to the next chapter in my life and to be independent. I was only thinking of myself, and not how leaving would affect my parents. My parents were disturbing to see me leave, but they knew that I was making a better life for myself by going to college. Just like the Father in Breaking Family Ties. Leaving home for me was the beginning of a new chapter in my life.While for my parents, it was visual perception me grow up too fast. Norman Rockwells perfectly showed the heartbreaking moment and a son leaving to be on his own for the first time. He also reminded America of how much our country had changed with the two generations. Like all of Norman Rockwells works, everything in Breaking Family Ties has a meaning behind it. Which is I can relate to it even if it was create years before I was born. Norman Rockwell is one of America greatest arti st because of the universal meanings behind his works.