Penny In The Dust

Penny in the Dust

Penny in the Dust In the short story “Penny in the Dust” by Ernest Bucker, we see a father-son relationship. Three points that I will be discussing are: Pete and his qualities, the conflict, and the relationship Pete and his father have. In this story we see a weak father and son relationship in the starting, which becomes better and stronger. First, Pete is a 7-year old boy who learns how much his father loves him. Pete is soft-hearted boy who loves his father more than a 7-year old boy would. Pete is also an inarticulate child who is unable to tell his father his feeling for him.

Another quality Pete has is that he is very sensitive person. We see this when he ...

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theme throughout the story; one example is when the father was unable to give the penny to his son. He had to wait till it caught Pete’s attention, and then give it. The conflict affects Pete, because he wants to tell his father everything he imagines, but doesn’t know how. An example of the conflict affecting Pete is when he is unable to tell the whole story about him losing the penny. Also another example is when Pete and his father were farming, he was unable to tell his father his opinions. He couldn’t tell his father if he wanted three rows or four rows, or if he could put him up on the oxen.

I think the conflict is believable, because the Father is inarticulate while his son is very imaginative. So it can get awkward when they are talking to each other. Both the father and son were affected by the conflict, but in the end they were able to make an emotional connection. Lastly is the theme, which is the relationship between the father and son. The father-son ...

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Added: 5/20/2018 06:50:01 AM
Submitted By: hashir4444
Category: English
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