My Fathers Life
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Like Father Like Son
In “My Father’s Life” by Raymond Carver I learned that Raymond Jr is an alcoholic, has the same name as his father, and an inability to settle. These are all traits that he has in common with his father. I will further discuss the things that children learn from their parents and take with them throughout their adulthood.
In the beginning of the story we are told of the common names between Raymond and his father. I got the impression that he did not like having the same name as his father. I base this assumption that he doesn’t like having the same name as his dad on when he said: “I hated the ‘Junior’ part”. Another reason I say he didn’t like having the same name as his dad is when he put this information in his story: “When my wife answered the phone, my mother blurted out, ‘Raymond’s dead!’ For a moment, my wife thought my mother was telling her that I was dead. Then my mother made it clear which Raymond she was talking about.”...
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