But suddenly there is a bang, and the father finds his son lying dead on the floor. He tells his father to leave him alone, creating a distance to his father. The father tries the best he can, but he can never replace a mother.
It is no wonder that the father was scared, and that the son wanted out of the IRA. The father is disturbed and sad for the situation.
It is also a story about a child growing up in the middle of a local war, without both his parents there to support him. Both the son and the father are scared to sleep at night, but the son will not admit his fears to his father. They live in Belfast, in a neighbourhood with a lot of violence.
Now the son will no longer tell his father how he feel, or anything about Father and son bernard maclaverty whereabouts. The son is filled with hatred against the Protestants, he has probably joined the IRA and now he wants out. But I know I liked it, in the informative way.
The father shows an over concerned parental responsibility for his almost adult son. The father is a scared man. The theme of the story is first of all the relationship between a concerned father and his distanced teenage son. It is a difficult situation for him; he will not drag his father into this mess so instead of telling him about his troubles he takes distance from him.
At the same time he is also very scared that something should happen to him or his son. At night they can hear the sound of ambulances criss-crosses the dark. When the father discovers that his son have a gun in his bedroom he asks him what it is.
I will not call the story entertaining; it is too serious to be called anything else but serious. Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast The author tells us the story trough both of them. All from the beginning you are thinking that something is going to happen, and it does.
The fact that this could have happened for real, and most likely something very similar has happened, makes this story serious. His son thinks of him as an old woman, a coward. While the father is doing the dishes and watching the news, the doorbell rings. The son is killed. A friend of him had come to visit.
I would say that the story does not have an exact highlight or a turning point. The son answers the door. They used to have a good relationship. We know that this story was written before the peace negotiations between the sides in the country.
Now he could put his arms around his son. It is when you think about the things in history that does not stand in the story you get the real message of the story.
He is so scared that something bad is going to happen that he takes every precaution that is possible. But two years before this story takes place the son went to London and got mixed up with drug addicts. He eats valium all day to calm him self down.
But the IRA did not accept that a member wanted to leave. And the message is simple; this is how everyday violence can affect a normal family.
Knowing the history of Northern Ireland, and knowing that the story takes place in Belfast it is easy to understand both the father and the son. But the son does not understand how it is like to be a parent.Father and Son By Bernard MacLaverty Father and Son is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son.
“Father and Son” “Father and Son” is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. They live in Belfast, in a neighbourhood. Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast () and lived there until when he moved to Scotland.
He is one of today’s best-known writers on the British Isles. “Father and Son”, by Bernard MacLaverty. Because I do not sleep well I hear my father rising to go to work. I know that in a few minutes he will come in to look at me sleeping.
“Father and Son” by Bernard MacLaverty tells the story of a broken relationship between a widower father and his son living in Belfast (Northern Ireland). The father cannot sleep at nights and he goes (). "Father and Son" by Bernard MacLaverty Father: asking questions, worries a lot & acts like a woman Son: ignores him, keeps distance, feels disgusted by his behavior conflict intensifying One Evening: Death of the son Place of act: noisy, violent area "The sounds of ambulances criss-crossing the city".
Father and Son By Bernard MacLaverty Father and Son is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. “Father and Son” “Father and Son” is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son.
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