David idolises Frank. Uncle Frank is everything his father isn’t, he wishes his father could be as extraordinary as his uncle frank, David, himself even feels as though he is Uncle Franks substitute son “Frank and Gloria had no children I always felt some pressure to please them, to be like the son they didn’t have.”
David loved his father however felt as though Uncle Frank was so much superior to his dad, and David couldn’t quite understand how two brothers could be so different one being so amazing and notable and the other so boring and basic.
Uncle Frank although perfect never appeared to have any consequences , it just seemed as though he was allowed to do and way whatever he wanted and Grandpa Hayden would never query or disagree with him, from a young age both Frank and Wes learn that Frank was superior and he was the olden child. “ I’d like to bring my son up here.” My father standing next to me when grandfather that. My father did not move.
We see how Grandpa Hayden absolutely favoured Frank, and throughout his life Grandpa Hayden had always made excuses for his behaviour, he basically could see no wrong when it came to Frank. He acted as though he wore rose coloured glasses and seemed to always be making up excuses and constantly justifying his actions.
Both David and Grandpa Hayden wished that Wes could be more like his brother Frank, Wes is just so dull and ordinary. “Being the sheriff of Mercer County did not require great strength or courage. And that disappointed me at the time. As long as my father was going to be sheriff, a position filled with so much potential for excitement, danger, and bravery, why couldn’t some of that promise be fulfilled where Frank is seen as the ideal Montanan man “ Brothers naturally invite comparison, and when comparison were made my father was bound to suffer.” For this we feel sorry for Wes as his whole life he was overshadowed by Frank forced to live into Frank’s shoes which in Grandpa Hayden’s...