A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him. This demonstrates Jean’s life being difficult because, she constantly has to deal with her husband not caring about her and looking to other women to satisfy himself. To continue, Jean lacks proper
Larry does not want his father around and he wants to be his mother’s companion. This theory does not fit into the story because Larry does not want to kill his father, rather he wants his father to move out and leave their household. In the end Larry also feels bad for his father and wants his little brother to go away.
He had no similar interests with them and their lifestyle was one that he didn’t like or want to be a part of. He wanted to be as far from the person they wanted him to be as possible, someone with a fancy education and flashy lifestyle. He also did not want to be dependent on his family members, wanting to be as independent as possible. In addition, Chris’s family unit is extremely unstable. He grew up with parents who constantly fought, resulting in him as an adult having no concept of what a necessity a family is.
This is shown though his opening lines when he refers to Darryl as” Dad is the backbone of the Kerrigan family”. Another quote he makes is “Dad also had a way of making everyone feel important”. We see Dale without doubt, loves his dad. Steve, the second oldest son, seeks his father’s approval constantly and is always trying to help his dad with reading the trading posts, hunting for good deals and trades. This shows somewhat of his appreciation of his father and being able to connect with his dad on some level, when he asks his father’s opinion about the price being charged.
I’m going to lose everything. I feel bad, but I can’t do anything about it. In this situation Bryce not able find employment. He learned to temporarily accept and gracefully lump of not working. His idea of not working that neurosis is largely caused by the view that he took of unfortunate of not finding employment to support his family.
This demonstrates that as a society, they fail to empathise with Christopher even though he has a disorder. It is through this unsympathetic state of the police officer and Haddon’s use of first person, that the reader sympathises with Christopher. This surface empathy the responder experiences towards Christopher builds as he eventually finds the hidden letters from his lost mother and discovers that
Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” Mark Haddon uses first person to show Christopher’s view on life in a personal manner. The quote shows how Christopher sees himself as a young man who is extremely transparent in his moods and meanings and never lies. The quote also exemplifies Christopher’s inability to understand a wide range of expressions. Another quote that displays Christopher’s unique perspective is seen in the quote “Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away.
Gimpel is a man of tremendous character and unwavering spirituality. His character is exhibited when stays with Elka despite her adulterous and treacherous ways. Gimpel’s unconditional love for children that he did not father is possible because of his staunch religious beliefs. In Gimpel’s words, "In the first place, everything is possible, as it is written in the Wisdom of the Fathers (Singer)." It is evident that Gimpel chooses believe what people tell him because he has faith in them just as he has faith in God.
However his male persona would not allow him to be protected by his estrange wife and child so as the book progress Keith starts to pull away from his family and the safe haven that he had desperately sought out at the beginning of the book. These moments of separation can be seen through short encounter with the owner of a briefcase