Those Winter Sundays - Those Winter Sundays\"Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden is a touching piece that I really relate to The son is plagued by

Those Winter Sundays - Those Winter Sundays"Those Winter...

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Those Winter Sundays "Those Winter Sundays " by Robert Hayden is a touching piece that I really relate to. The son is plagued by guilt for all the years he took his father for granted. The image of that man up early in the "blueblack cold" (2) on his only free day is powerful. All his actions are geared towards making life just a little more pleasant for his family. That image is even more touching when you consider the idea that "no one ever thanked him"(5), his son "spoke indifferently to him"(10), and despite his best efforts his home was still plagued by "chronic angers"(9). Perhaps his family lacks closeness because of the hectic work life he leads. This may be the reason the son mistreats him so. Now all that callousness towards his father, the thanklessness, has come back to haunt him. He realizes the enormous task that raising a family is. He sees how hard it is
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  • English, Robert Hayden, Winter Sundays

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