Reiterating the importance of literature, culture and fables in the modern generation, Darryl Babe Wilson’s “Diamond Island: Alcatraz” also demonstrates the large effect one’s family members and traditions have on oneself’s belief and thought. Amongst the multiple mentors found in one’s own family, the influence of a father is arguably one of the strongest. Correspondingly, my own father has had a strong impact on my daily life. Instilling qualities of not only appreciation but also perseverance, the life of my father guides not only my past and present, but would continue to guide my future.
Brought up in a rural society, my father’s upbringing under economic hardships has always enlightened me with ideas of appreciation and respect. On the