My Father's Lesson: Summary

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The story begins in the summer of 1860, with Roger Button. He is a businessman. Mr. Roger Button owns a hardware company in Baltimore. He is married. It is summer of 1860, his wife Mrs. Button is having her first baby, and Mr. Button is arriving at the hospital to meet his first child for the first time. He really wants to have son and from that fact he is nervous. Mr. Button meets his family doctor, Doctor Keene, on the steps of the hospital. After that Doctor Keene says that he doesn’t wants to do nothing more with Button family. Mr. Button is scared. Nurse says same thing that Doctor said. Finally when he opens the door he see his child. Mr. Button child is 70 year old man. And the child asks his father “Are you my father?” At first Mr.…show more content…
Six months later they get married. They become rich. And for that everybody start to love them. Benjamin finds himself full of energy. In 1898 Benjamin leaves home and joins the army. It is Spanish-American War. When Benjamin returns home, Hildegarde is forty and he is thirty. Benjamin is more energetic. He starts to do parties, meetings. He also starts to dance with other women. Hildegarde gets mad at him. He passes his family hardware company to his son Roscoe. Roscoe has graduated from Harvard. Ten years later Benjamin joins freshmen class at Harvard. He also starts to play football and he is the best in it. In 1914 he gets diploma. And by that time Benjamin’s son Roscoe gets married. After that, he receives later from government. They ask him to become general, for his service in Spanish-American War. He packs his things and clothes and leaves. No one believes him. In 1920 Benjamin is ten years old and he is running around his son’s house. When he becomes five Roscoe takes him to kindergarten. And Benjamin starts to think, that kindergarten is heaven. When Benjamin gets too little he stays at home with his nurse, Nana. He gets too young, like newborn baby. What he does is only sleep and…show more content…
In book Benjamin’s father is Roger Button and in movie Thomas Button. In book story happens in Baltimore, but in movie in New Orleans. In book when Benjamin was born he could speak but in movie he was only crying elderly baby. In book Benjamin stayed with his parents, and in movie his father left him in a local nursing home. In book Benjamin was born in September,1860, but in movie in November 11, 1918. Benjamin met Hildegarde at a dance at 22, on movie he met Daisy at 6 at nursing home. In book Hildegarde was the daughter of General Monrief, a professional dancer in the movie. They had a son called Roscoe in book and in movie they had a daughter called Caroline, who saw her father when she was young. In Benjamin was working for the family business and in movie he was boatmen. Benjamin joined the army in 1898 and fought in Spanish-American war, but in movie he accidentally met German submarine. In book he graduated from Harvard, nut in movie he was taught by boatmen. Benjamin had many hobbies in book, for example he played football, and in movie he travelled around the world in 11970s. Roscoe always knew about his father, but Caroline only learn about Benjamin until Daisy was dying. Roscoe’s first child was born in 1920, when Benjamin was ten years old, Caroline didn’t remember Benjamin appearing in her
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