Father and Son

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The relationship between a father and a son is not solely filled with love but one that can create pain and the sense of longing. This relationship assists in making a boy recognize right from wrong. The author of In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway, cleverly uses short stories to create Nick Adams, a fictional character whose life is analogous to Hemingway himself. Salman Rushdie also writes in parallel to his situations. However, he uses a different approach in his writing style to show the adventure of the protagonist in Haroun and the Sea Of Stories. The authors share common themes, which is failed marriages and the absence of a mother. Through analysis of the novels, one may be able to recognize the different perspectives of both authors on…show more content…
In another story, “Cross-Country Snow,” Nick shows his notion of fatherhood. In essence, all of Nick’s accounts are parallel to the life of Earnest Hemingway and these stories in particular will show Hemingway’s outlook on the view of paternity.
In his foundational story “Indian Camp,” Hemingway reveals information on the Nick’s relationship with his father. This story initially focuses on Nick’s father’s job. Though unintentional, Henry Adams allows his young child to be exposed to intense situations and concepts before he is able to comprehend their importance (Clark). The amount of importance the doctor gives to his duties and responsibilities is shown during the medical procedure. He stays composed while performing the caesarean birth and put aside his own child’s woe. The story provides an image of a father in apparent control, reassuring his son that they will rescue the damsel in distress (Narbeshuber). In many families, the father usually serves as a provider. However, that quality is not the only factor that measures the success of the father. In most cases, fathers have to leave their homes to earn for the sake of his family while the mother stays back to take care of the household (Tasten). Since Henry Adams is a doctor, it is safe to assume that his work would require a lot of time out of the house. However,
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