Catherine MacPhail had opened the eyes of the readers of her best-selling novel, Catch Use If You Can, about how family ties overcome all obstacles. Using selections of entertaining dialogues, thrilling plots and unique characters, she had carefully plant that moral value in her masterpiece through several characters in her novel.
The first evidence of this statement can be vividly seen by the bond between Rory McIntosh, a normal child with a huge responsibility in the form of his grandfather, Mr McIntosh or more commonly known as Granda. After being forced to stay in Castle Street while watching Granda slowly withdrawing from the real world as he stayed in Rachnadar, Rory made a bold move to take Granda away from his mental prison to the outside world, as fugitives.
Even though cops were looking for them, their faces had been shown in televisions almost every night and people were trying to get them back, they knew that giving up won’t help and they had to overcome the obstacles with the only thing they still have, family ties. In the end, the ties saved them from being doomed on the streets or being locked down forever and now they’re safely settled in a place they can call home.
Other than that, the family of – what Granda called – ‘tinkers’ had proven to be trustworthy themselves and they face their own problems – while helping others problems – with only themselves to hang on too. Tyrone, the kid in the family, had been confronted with many social workers trying to separate him from his parents so that he can have a proper education. Even when his own sister left their caravan for a normal life, Tyrone still sticks to his parents because their bond is stronger than any forces who want to keep them apart. The obstacles they had faced seem nothing now when they are together and they’re determined to stay that way because family ties overcome all obstacles.
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