Positive Influence of Relationships in Short Stories Essay

625 Words Mar 6th, 2014 3 Pages
M. O'Connor
7 October 2013
Positive Influence of Relationships
Our families are very important, they help us grow and mature to become adults. The protagonist's of the short stories ''A Rupee Earned'' and ''To Everything There Is a Season'' are both influenced positively by relationships that may affect the rest of their lives. In ''A Rupee Earned'' the father teaches his son how to earn what he has. In ''To Everything There Is a Season'' the family helps the son (narrator) to mature and let go of his belief in Santa Claus. In the short story ''A Rupee Earned'' the protagonist is positively influenced by his relationship with his dad because the dad teaches his son how to work hard and earn what he gets and wants. He
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He knows Santa Claus does not exist, his dad helps move on by telling him every man moves on, speaking about moving on from Santa Claus (Macleod 305). His dad probably does not usually talk to him in such a mature way (every man moves on), referring to him as a man which can make him feel more like one and so, being a man for him would mean not to believe in Santa Claus anymore. He is positively affected by this relationship because now he feels like more of a man, an adult; it helped him mature. The protagonist's of both short stories are more mature, more adult like because of their families' relationship with them and the reason for that is that in ''A Rupee Earned'' the dad teaches his son to be less lazy by maturing and working to get what he wants and in ''To Everything There Is a Season'' the narrator matures with the help of his family, mostly his dad, by not believing in Santa Claus anymore, therefore becoming more of a man. Our families are what help us become mature men and women, they help us be ready for the world and the future ahead.

Works Cited
Bulatkin, I. F. ''A Rupee Earned.'' Sightlines 10. Toronto : Prentice Hall Canada, 2000. 300-305. Print.
Macleod, Alistair. ''To Everything There Is a Season.'' Sightlines 10. Toronto: Prentice Hall Canada, 2000. 300-305.

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