my fathers life

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Like Father Like Son In “My Father’s Life” by Raymond Carver I learned that Raymond Jr is an alcoholic, has the same name as his father, and an inability to settle. These are all traits that he has in common with his father. I will further discuss the things that children learn from their parents and take with them throughout their adulthood. In the beginning of the story we are told of the common …

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…wanted to be strong for his family and he wanted this to carry on to his son. The Poem “October” was Raymond’s way of thanking his father for who is was and that even though it wasn’t all good things Raymond learned from his father it was important to him. The poem was Raymond’s goodbye and I love you to his father, he final closure on his father’s life and death.