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In Scott Russell Sanders "The Inheritance of Tools," the first person narrator explains the importance of family relationships and parental guidance in the construction of a human being
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Inheritance of Tools
In Scott Russell Sanders "The Inheritance of Tools," the first person narrator explains the importance of family relationships and parental guidance in the construction of a human being. Starting with his grandfather, the narrator's family established a bond through the use of tools. The narrator describes this bond by saying, "The tools in my workbench are a double inheritance, for each hammer and level and saw is wrapped in a cloud of knowing." To the narrator, his relationship with his father, grandfather, and his own children is critical to life education, character, as well as overall family relationships.
His first lessons in life came from his father. He describes how he learned how sound traveled slower than sight, and how to hit a nail with a hammer. One day his father was on the roof of the barn nailing shingles and when he saw his father hit the nail, he wouldn't hear the sound until after the sight. The narrator tells of the science education he received from his father by saying, "on our walk to the house he explained that sound takes time to make its way through the air." He also gives
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