Characterize the father. Refer to at least two passages in the text, 'Merry Christmas, Son,…' of your own choice but also to this one below. If you’re wondering why your mother has been drinking more of her special grown-up juice lately, that’s part of it. She saw the whole thing. I imagine watching your husband of ten years trample an old man to death isn’t something you’re likely to soon forget-The mother begins to drink a lot because she wants to forget what se has seen, that her man has killed a old man, and it was on the television. -I don't think it is cool for a father to tell his child that he has killed an old man and that his mother has seen it all without stopping him in some ways.But how much worse am I than anyone else? This toy was likely manufactured by kids a few years older than you slaving away in godforsaken working conditions to put together some tawdry piece of plastic that two years from now will be in a landfill where it will stay for the next 1,000 years.