By Ernest Buckler
“The Harness”, written by Ernest Buckler is a short story written by a Canadian author. It is a story about a boy and his father. The young boy and his father don’t have a regular father-son relationship. At the beginning of the story their relationship is more like they are pals and the father treats his son as an adult. After a series of events, a normal father-son relationship
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his father, and missed any he would have received from his deceased mother. This meant that Art really had to be twice the parent and pay twice as much attention to David to satisfy his needs as a child. I think that since they had an adult relationship, Art never really punished David and when he finally did, it symbolized him treating David like a normal kid his age should be treated.