¨I felt suddenly proud of him, more than for just his long-ago of heroism, but because of what he had once been back in Gary and all that he had become because of his hard work (Hickam 245). Thus, this proves that Homer can look up to his father because of his hard work. In addition, knowing that his father was once a hero before coming to Coalwood can inspire Homer to be a hero as well. A father is someone in the household who is looked up to for their bravery and hard work, which is someone that Homer can look up to. Therefore, Homer’s father being an inspiration and role model to Homer proves that he is a “good” father.
On the contrary, Homer and his father do clash with one another whenever they discuss the topic about Homer’s path for the future. Furthermore, Homer´s father wants him to be a miner just like him, but Homer wants to go into the field of rocket building. Every now and then, conflict between father and son will occur, but this will strengthen their relationship even