Unformatted text preview: Pirandello uses the other passenger's stories to show how no matter how bad one's life is there is always someone who has a worse one. The fat man overhears everything, and is angered so much that he stands and begins to rant about how ridiculous these parents are sounding. He goes on to say that “We belong to them but they never belong to us.” By making this statement, Pirandello is conveying that the purpose of a parent's life is to cater to their children, not vice versa. The fat man then asks, “Isn't it natural that at their age they should consider the love for their Country even greater than the love for us?” Here, Pirandello is saying that parents love their offspring just as much as these young men love their country, and parents do not have the right to be upset about their sons fighting in war that has a just cause....
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- Fall '10
- World Literature, Short story, Parent, New Universe, Luigi Pirandello