..the kind de Maupassant wrote, or Chekhov, the kind you used to write.aE(161). When the child tells hisher father the story that heshe has written about the woman with the drug addiction, his response is, "Tragedy! Plan tragedy! Historical tragedy! No hope. The end.aE(167). The father's negative view on life and how people are living in the current time are a reflection of his stubbornness. Instead of trying to understand how times have changed he simply criticizes it. With all of his years of experience with people perhaps he has lost faith in society.
On the other side there is the son or daughter who is younger and has a modern way of looking at things. The story that heshe writes involves many advanced ideas such as a mother who, in order to stay close t