John Harrison is another man of goodwill

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John Harrison is another man of goodwill, but with severe limitations; he is one who admires Arthur  Jarvis yet is incapable of understanding or imitating him. He regards Arthur as a dreamer and  himself as a practical man. Although he may admire a dreamer or idealist, he puts little stock in  ideals. Thus, we see the relationship of fathers and sons concerning social problems. Jarvis mentions that  he and his son had differed quite strongly on the question of black problems. John Harrison also  admits that he and his father had arguments about social problems. Paton is trying here to suggest  that the younger generation is more conscious of the need for social change. This argument should  be contrasted to what is happening with Stephen and his son, who apparently disagree as to the  proper ethics of life. What most influences Jarvis about his son Arthur is the knowledge that Arthur had been threatened 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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