Daddy By Danielle Steele And A


The two books River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean are both stories where the main characters are male. The books deal with how a man reacts when he is presented with different situations. Oliver, the main character from Daddy, and Norman the main character from A River Runs Through It, are both presented with different situations that bring out their prevailing qualities. The two men have both similar and different traits. The time periods and society that they live in have totally shaped the way Norman and Oliver react when presented with certain qualities however they still have the same masculine traits.
The time period in witch both men are accustomed to are very different. Norman ...

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in the any situation. Norman does this stereotype justice he is in his early to mid 20’s and an upstanding citizen. Norman is faced with the problem of facing his brother’s death. His brother’s death is not a situation that is confined to this time period it is just handled differently because of this time period. Norman handles the situation by not mentioning it very often and acting like it didn’t happen. Whereas if Norman was living in a more modern time period he may be more apt to talking about his brother’s death
Oliver is a middle aged advertisement agent in the 1990’s, a time when men are not depended on so much to be the tough guy and people are more open-minded to the different things. Oliver is presented with a lot of the problems that are common to the 90’s. He is also a very decent guy that is presented with some of the hardships of life, but unlike Norman Oliver is not ashamed of his problems because they are more acceptable in the time that he is living. He is faced ...

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of the small town attitude. Oliver is more out for himself and his family because that is what you have to do in the big cities.
Norman has lived in a small town all his life and grew up in a typical family setting. He knows practically everyone in town so everywhere he goes there is a familiar face. Norman always tries to do the decent thing. In the story Norman is faced with the responsibility of having to pick up his brother Paul from jail. Paul had struck another person after that person made a remark about his girlfriend being a half-breed. Norman did not have such a bad time picking up his brother, but he felt that the decent thing would be to not mention the incident again. ...

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