In this section we see that the boy feels a great deal of responsibility to keep his father alive

In this section we see that the boy feels a great deal of responsibility to keep his father alive

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In this section we see that the boy feels a great deal of responsibility to keep his father alive, to make  sure that his father is taking care of himself, too. This is shown in how the boy makes him take some  of the hot chocolate. As much as the world has changed, there still exists a strong, traditional bond between the man and  his son. The father is trying to keep the fire alive in his son by telling him stories of courage and  justice. They take time to enjoy the waterfall together, the man floating the boy on his stomach and  helping to push him around in the water, just as a father might have done before the world expired. This section highlights the boy's strong sense of right and wrong. He feels guilt at leaving the man  who's been struck by lightning behind. This is a recurring theme in the novel, how the boy wants to 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online