The story “First Born Son” is concerning two different points of view. What sets the points of view of the characters in the story apart are their age and experiences. The different points of view that the characters have, have led to many important conflicts in their lives. This story suggests the two different points of view and helps the reader to acknowledge and be able to identify the term “point of view”.
Martin, David’s father, has always loved farm life. He is fulfilled by the everyday life at the farm and the environment around him. Life becomes meaningful for him at the farm. Martin, who is old enough to have experienced life both at the city and the farm, chooses the farm. He always hoped that his son would inherit the farm and take care of it like he did. He is extremely shocked to have to acknowledge David’s idea about going to the city. Martin thinks that the city is not as friendly and exciting as farm life. The city to him is very impersonal.
Give two or three examples of farm beauty and city loneliness with quotes and page numbers.
David would never understand his father’s point of view because he is still young and has never experienced city life. The city only “seemed” exciting to him. David sees the farm life as boring and uninteresting because everyday he sees the same stuff over and over again. We can not blame him for it because he is still young and immature. David’s main purpose of going to the city is to have a relationship with a woman. He has reached the stage of understanding what a relationship is and wanting to experience it while Martin has a family already. David thinks that the city could provide him with more excitement and pleasure so he is urged to achieve what he really wants.
Give two examples of David’s inexperience of city life, that he really doesn’t have any words to compare city life with farm life as Martin does. Quote with page numbers. Eg. Darkness is removed by artificial lamps; buildings house...