- Fathers and Sons (short story)
"Fathers and Sons" is a
short storyby Ernest Hemingway, and is a part of "The Nick Adams Stories". [cite book|last=Hemingway|first=Ernest|title=The Nick Adams Stories|publisher=Scribner's Bookstores|date=1972|pages=p. 256|chapter=Fathers and Sons|isbn=0684169401|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=9prWxCSfHTEC&q=Fathers+and+Sons+hemingway&dq=Fathers+and+Sons+hemingway&client=opera&pgis=1|accessdate=2008-07-02] The story can be put into two parts: The first where Nick and his son are on their way to Nick's hometown, and the second when they are in the hometown.
The story is about a father, Nick and his son, returning to Nick's hometown. On their way Nick is continuously questioned by his son of how the town is, which makes Nick think of how his hometown used to be, what he used to do, what his relationship was with his parents, in particularly with his father (whom he greatly admired). Once they have arrived Nick sees that nothing is like it used to be, because no one lives there anymore.
Important themes in "Fathers and Sons" are the father-son-relationship, Nick's homecoming, the contrasts of Trudy and Nick's father, melancholy, youth/childhood, role models, roles changing, adolescence, and identity forming.
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