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.
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.