Listening On My Father By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1107 Words May 12th, 2016 null Page
Have you ever related to something in a short story or novel in some way? Connecting to the text can give a deeper understanding of what the author is trying to convey. When reading “Listening to My Father,” I could relate to the views the author had of his father. Even though both parents lived in a different time era, Dirda’s dad had similarities and differences in lifestyles and traits like my own father’s. They were different in their ideals of self improvement, but were hard working men who made sacrifices to provide a comfortable life for their children.
In Dirda 's short story, he expressed how his father harped on him about improving himself. He mentioned examples like jogging, delivering newspapers, and handling tools (391). Dirda was annoyed by the constant advice his dad kept giving him. His father wanted a better life for his son and expected Dirda to glorify the family name. I related with Dirda because my dad was adamant about self enhancement. He wanted me to obtain my driver’s license and start working at a young age. I wasn’t ready to begin having these responsibilities that my father wanted me to tackle. Unfortunately, since I wasn’t in a hurry to follow his advice, he would repetitively share his opinions with me. Overtime his repetition became rather bothersome. However, my father’s purpose was not to glorify our family name. His intentions were for me to follow his footsteps. At a young age, my dad was able to get a license, a steady job, and a vehicle.…

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