Charles Bukowski 's Ham On Rye

906 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 4 Pages
Adolf Hitler wasn’t always accepted and was an outcast when he was younger, which made him want control of the world. There are literatures where characters express this need. Charles Bukowski’s book Ham on Rye presents the need for acceptance and control through the life of Henry Chinaski. Every one wants to feel accepted, but most importantly being accepted by their family. Henry Chinaski isn’t accepted by his family and lives a life full of neglect. Henry is constantly getting beat from his father. “The strop landed once again. Then it stopped. I stood and waited. I heard him hanging up the strop. “Next time” he said, “I don’t want to find any hairs”” (70). Henry’s father doesn’t appreciate all of Henry’s hard work of cutting the grass. Henry was beat by his father because he missed a few hairs of grass. Henry’s father never appreciates anything that Henry does. “He said that he was going to kill you! He said that no son of his could write like that and live under the same roof with him!”(246). Henry’s father doesn’t even appreciate what Henry loves. Usually a father supports what their son loves and helps them accomplish their dream. Father’s are typically proud of their children especially when they have talent like writing. Henry’s father see’s Henry’s writing as a disgrace. The lack of appreciation from his parents gives Henry the feeling of neglect. We feel the neglect from his parent’s when he mentions, “he was a stranger. My mother was non-existent. I was…
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