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Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway. The relationship between Nick Adams and his father is very similar to another father-son-relationship. In the novel The Kite Runner, there is a comparable relationship between the main character Amir

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Paper 2 In English we've read some short stories about a character named Nick Adams, which were parts of the "Nick Adams Stories" by Ernest Hemingway. We have read "Indian Camp" and "Fathers and Sons". In both stories we follow a young man named Nick Adams and his development. Both "Indian Camp" and "Fathers and Sons" are concerned with the relationship between Nick Adams and his father. Nick Adams� father tries to be a role model and teach Nick Adams what's "right" and "wrong" in life. ...read more.

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Also in "Fathers and Sons" the father tries to teach Nick about love, but it ends with Nick having superficial relationships. This is because the father doesn't tell Nick how to behave properly to a woman and only tells him about relationships in a very shallow way. Nick greatly admires his father and tries to act and behave the way his father would like him to. The relationship between Nick Adams and his father is very similar to another father-son-relationship. In the novel "The Kite Runner", there is a comparable relationship between the main character Amir and Nick Adams and how they perceive their fathers. ...read more.

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and this disappoints his father. Amir's father is critical of Amir for not being manly enough. On the other hand, Amir tries to act as if he's interested in his father's interests, but again the superficiality of Amir's interest towards them are very clear to his father. Amir's father is not being supportive in Amir's deep interest in writing stories. Both characters deal with the expectations of their fathers, which they both admire greatly. That's why I see the two characters as "parallel" - they both try to act like their fathers and gain their acceptance, but both fail. Amine Khadir 04/09/2009 Page 1 of 2 ...read more.

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