• Father-son relation x2
• Family/ies relationship/s
• Dishonesty vs. Honesty
• Hope vs. Reality
• Consequences of war
• Post war crisis
Guilty feelings. He came back, Larry didn’t.
Will marry Ann. Betray his brother.
Jim “already knew” He isn’t happy with his well-paid job.
Joe shocked at Chris’ reaction
He can’t lie, not his nature
His father is an imbecile
He came back from war
Fell for his brother’s fiancée
“There is something bigger than family for him” Honesty
- War can change a person.
- “If Larry was alive...” Comparing both sons
- The engine did not fail
- “I am not human anymore”
-We all know he was bad but not from his father
Man vs. Father
Chris believes he needs to be perfect
Makes mistakes, human.
Man vs. Man
One of his sons commited suicide because he couldn’t handle the guilt.
Another is a living dead, because of guilt.
They feel the guilt that the father does not feel
- Larry considered his family, his sons
- Prison or kill yourself
Family illusions shattered
Reality destroyed the falsehood of the family
Everything was an illusion until Ann came
and brought reality