These boys in both stories searching for self-fulfillment by avoiding cases of laziness in their day to day activities of their lives. In both stories, the boys are seen to be restless and ever in the mood to work hard and engages in various activities so as to avoid instances of laziness and procrastination or waste of time in their lives. The boys are seen participating in risky activities and adventurous places due to high levels of curiosity. These boys went to various places in order to satisfy their needs in relation to various activities of their lives. These boys also wanted financial satisfaction in order to meet various needs.
These boys are looking for satisfaction with respect to the nature of hard work. The boys wanted to be seen hardworking and strong by doing activities that their fathers do. This is shown by the way the boys engage in the fishing activity in order to act as their fathers. This craves for hard work in the society and emulating their fathers made the boys engage in very risky activities, in their day to day life operations.
The boys are also seen to be admiring aspects to do with romance. They are interested with the girls. This is shown by the way they went out looking for girls in their neighborhood. The boys are looking for ways to satisfy their romance by making their girls happy with anything possible. This is seen where the boys followed girls severally in the evenings just to spend time with them. The boys were, therefore, looking for romance and recognition by associating with others in the society or neighborhood. These boys are, therefore, looking for ways to avoid laziness and procrastination in order to prove that they are men enough. This made them engage in very situation so as to prove to the world that they can do so many things in life.
The aspects relating to financial needs shows that these boys want to satisfy their quest of showing their manhood. In both stories, the boys are seen begging for money in order to buy various things. They also engaged in activities like fishing in order to prove that they can also work hard as their fathers. The boys also went to the extent of faking sickness in order to go out to look for other kids to play together or down the lake shows in order to participate in fishing activities. The curiosity of the boys made them went for fishing activities.
These boys also participated in dangerous activities like smoking of weed in order to experiment what is done by their peers and their parents. The boys are shown in the story smoking cigarettes and weed in order to try the feeling and fun. The boys imitated their parents especially their fathers in order to try smoking activities.
The instances of boys looking around for girls in their neighborhood in order to satisfy their emotional needs through romantic aspects and quests. The boy took initiative in approaching girls in order to have the good feeling of staying with them in the same environment. The aspects of romanticism are reflected in the stories by the way boys have given attention and admiration to the girls in the story.
The participation in smoking of weed by the boys informs us that the boys are trying to satisfy their needs of being manly. This is a result of seeing their peers or fathers doing the same activities. The nature of male superiority or dominance in their homes or families drives them to try such activities in the absence of their parents. The boys in the story engaged in smoking in the kitchens.
The needs relating to romance affects greatly how these boys view various aspects or circumstances in their day to activities in life. The boys view the aspects of romance as a driving force that makes them avoid the issues relating to laziness and procrastination in life. The boys view the aspect of hard work to be the main driving force in their lives so as to satisfy their ladies. The aspects of romanticism also influenced the boys to view the world as a risky place where they take risks so as to satisfy the needs of their women. The boys, therefore, participated in activities like smoking of weed and fishing activities in order to fend for themselves in their lives.
The aspects of romanticism also made the boys view the world as worthless without their female counterparts. They also view the nature of men to be violent and rough as well as taking high risks in life by emulating their fathers. The boys are also struggling very hard in order to overcome an aspect of procrastination and laziness so as to ensure that they can satisfy the needs of their women. These aspects are seen right from their young age. The nature of challenges the boys faced made them view the world as a field of uncertainty leading to difficulties in the way they approach life activities in a day to basis. The circumstances and situations faced by boys made them realize that such activities they do perform or yearn for are not effective in facilitating the achievement of the goals and objective in life.
The need financial stability influence boys to view the world as a place of struggles in order to promote the spirit of hard work. This also makes boys view the world as a ground to participate in romantic relationships so as to prove that they are men. The boys also reflect the aspects of self-dependence so as to cope with the capitalistic environment.
The romantic view of the world that the boys had affected them negatively since they ended up in many tragic events and situations the boys faced a lot of challenges in their quest for romance in life. They ended up facing the reality of the world. The realized that the real world entails very challenging forces and demands for hard work and excellence. They also realized the aspects relating to financial difficulties or constraints associated with the reality of life.
The boys also realized that real world also involves a lot of sacrifices in order to enable the future progress. This conflict of situations in life helps to eliminate the bias of the quench for romanticism in the lives of the boys. The stories, therefore, gives confirmation that the quench for romance cannot be satisfied in the real life, and the boys tried so many activities like smoking weed in order to reduce the frustrations they faced. The quench for romanticism in real life is associated with frustration since it does not exist in the real world.
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