Analysis Of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Tracy Kidder paints a picture of a man, Paul Farmer, and his father, the Warden, whom seem to have nothing in common. Dr. Farmer’s father was a humble man who loved his children but did not show his love with words, but in “Mountains beyond Mountains,” Dr. Paul Farmer grows to become compassionate of his fellow human beings, just like his own father.
When Paul Farmer was still in college he had left a fraternity because he felt he could not belong to an all-white party (Kidder, ch. 5). I believe because of his upbringing and watching his father transition from a salesman to teaching slower students, helped young Paul to understand the compassion of other’s. Even though the Farmer’s were from what may seem from an outsider’s perspective as

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