David had an uncle named Frank he was a doctor. The Hayden family had a housekeeper named Marie little soldier. There were other characters in the book for instance, Julian Hayden ( Father of Wes Hayden), Len McCauley (The deputy sheriff of Bent Rock), Gloria Hayden (Frank's wife) and Enid Hayden (Wes mother). The Montana 1948 Novel is a novel based on the Hayden family struggles with family issues throughout the novel. David Hayden quoted the following "I believe I remember that incident so fondly
The young man and the father spent so much time together while the man was a kid to the point that “his father had always preferred his company to that of men and he had always preferred his father’s company to that of the other guys” (20-22). The parallel structure of this sentence shows that the father always preferred his son’s company just as much as his son preferred his company. Furthermore, this conveys that they don’t have an unrequited relationship and that the feeling of wanting to be with each other was always
During the time his mother was starving him, David found a way to locate food. As he mentioned at one point, “finding food was like finding treasure.” He would eat leftovers found in the garbage bag at home, steal food from other school children, grocery stores, or even gas stations. If his mother was suspicious about him finding ways to feed himself, she would stand him in front of the toilet bowl, stick her fingers in his mouth and force him to vomit. Later, she would bring a food bowl, and make him take the chunks he vomited out of the water and just stare at it. During this she would stand in front of him and call him a “bad boy” for stealing food.
Throughout the story, the author made it clear that understanding between father and son can be difficult. Lots of obstacles will be thrown their way and they will do a lot to get through it together.The author, Elie Wiesel, used many examples like imagery, tone, and foreshadowing to understand what a father/son relationship is like. The examples and quotes given show that a father and his son won’t be split by anything, until death do them
Wesley’s compassion, strong moral code, and sense of duty are something that anyone can look up to and aspire to be like. Finally, Wesley is a good father to David. Wesley is very protective of David and tries to shield him from the events that are going on in Bentrock: “If there’s any trouble and I’m not here, you run for Len. Understand? Get Len” (Watson 106).
He knows there’s more for him outside the farm and despite what his family believes he’s compelled by every whistle of a train to go beyond what he knows to find belonging. But, the family’s opposing views of what “home” truly is only pushes David further into a state of confusion over his identity. Thus, the relationship between David and his family
She was willing to find a job for her sons so they could have food to eat considering their father had left. He was the one that always brought home food. Wright questioned Richard "Where's your father, and who brings food into this house?" At the time he didn't know his father had left. Therefore, she made her son, Richard, face his fears by walking the
In “My Father’s Love Letters”, the father “asks [his] child to write a letter” as he dictates what to say (line 3). Writing these letters is a way for the speaker and his father to bond. It is one way for the child to learn what love is even though his father is abusive. Although, the child himself may have also been abused, as at one point they sat “in the quiet brutality” (line 19). But, the writing of the letters seems give a powerful sense that the father does somehow love his child as he asks him to write them.
Mr. Van Daan’s wanton ways show how he is cold-hearted enough to sell his wife’s favorite possession, especially one that her late father gave her. On top of that, he asked for cigarettes that only please him. Only the most selfish, avaricious, narcissistic person would do what Mr. Van Daan did. So, Mr. Van Daan is a poor excuse for a husband, and an atrocious person. In this play, Mr. Van Daan is the vilest and most callous person.