The son is killed. Both the father and the son are main characters in the story. But the IRA did not accept that a member wanted to leave. After the son got back on his feet their relationship changed. All from the beginning you are thinking that something is going to happen, and it does.
The theme of the story is first of all the relationship between a concerned father and his distanced teenage son. They went fishing, talked and laughed, and the father could put his arms around his son.
The father shows an over concerned parental responsibility for his almost adult son. But two years before this story takes place the son went to London and got mixed up with drug addicts.
And when he tries to act like a mother, the son finds his behaviour silly.
But I know I liked it, in the informative way. The author tells us the story trough both of them. The son is filled with hatred against the Protestants, he has probably joined the IRA and now he wants out. He does it by showing his father hatred and acting tough.
He knew too much, therefore the only way to leave was by dying. In a short way the story tell us about the violence in the everyday that the people in Northern Ireland had to face, and how this could damage a peaceful family life. Now the son will no longer tell his father how he feel, or anything about his whereabouts.
The father tries the best he can, but he can never replace a mother. While the father is doing the dishes and watching the news, the doorbell rings. They live in Belfast, in a neighbourhood with a lot of violence.
At night they can hear the sound of ambulances criss-crosses the dark. I will not call the story entertaining; it is too serious to be called anything else but serious. It is a sad story. When the father discovers that his son have a gun in his bedroom he asks him what it is.
He tells his father to leave him alone, creating a distance to his father. He is so scared that something bad is going to happen that he takes every precaution that is possible.
It gave me a glimpse into the troubled lives the people in Northern Ireland had to live through everyday, and we here in Norway did not bother to know about. The father is disturbed and sad for the situation."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 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 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 with.
- 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 with a lot of violence. Bernard MacLaverty (born 14 September ) is a Northern Irish writer of fiction. His novels include Lamb, Cal, Grace Notes and The Anatomy School. He has written five books of short stories. Biography. MacLaverty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and educated at Holy.
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.Download