From a letter of my great-grandmother's written to a stubborn daughter upon some unfilial
behavior, like running away to be married, I suspect that she was fond of the high-colored fiction of her day, for she tells the wilful child that she has "planted a dagger in her mother's heart," and I should not be surprised if it were from this fine-languaged lady that my grandfather derived his taste for poetry rather than from his father, who was of a worldly wiser mind.
'My father!' said poor Joe; adding under his breath, with a very unfilial
apostrophe, 'Will he never think me man enough to take care of myself!'
A joke so foolish and unfilial
wasn't worth explaining.
Retirement homes are not typically considered since that can be perceived as being unfilial
. Thus, Asian Americans may have an internal struggle between the financial burden of health care and their filial responsibility.
He also wrote words for his wife: "Please keep your job no matter what you do, otherwise, you and your son will have no financial resources!" For his parents, Jia wrote, "Please forgive the unfilial
son for choosing to end his life this way, not because I do not cherish life, not because I am not filial to you, but because I am sick.
perjury, homicide, unfilial
conduct" and "upholders of the
That he should have begun his memoir with "the joys of the wedding chamber" bespeaks the importance he attached to the life of the heart in defiance of orthodox opprobrium of conjugal intimacy as unfilial
egoisme a deux.
Titled Indulgence 2016 and Indulgence 1999, respectively (all works 2017), they hung by the gallery's entrance, near Unfilial
Hell, a large LED panel positioned in a corner like a grand stele, its colored lights depicting a phallic mountain complete with an occasional lightning streak, in front of which a doll wearing mini virtual-reality goggles hung from a swing.
Betty cites her being disrespectful to her parents as a reason for being unfilial
. "Regarding my behaviors recently, I'm definitely not filial because I've acted very selfishly and considered my other duties as important as family duties.
In this case, it is the university that initiates, if not indoctrinates, the narrator into Marxist sympathies: "I was by this time attending the university and had been conditioned to look at Marxism with a most unfilial
impartiality and so the reports of Uncle Melech's progress in the Communist Party not only failed to disturb me but filled me with a secret pride." (35) The same Bolshevism that, to his father, was "tantamount to apostasy" (36) delights the narrator.
The ceaseless turning of celestial orbs Kindles not greater flames in flitting air Than passionate anguish of my raging breast (13.62-3, 76-8) Like father like son (but unlike tame Ferando), Aurelius replies with a hollow promise of his own--'To kill untamed monsters with my sword, / To travel daily in the hottest sun, / And watch in winter when the nights be cold'--to atone for his unfilial
The actions that her poor father and many readers consider so unfilial
, so duplicitous, so outright evil lead to--at least from a nominally Christian perspective--a "worthy" conclusion (Marquez Villanueva, Personajes 99-102, Moros 105-27).