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The excerpts of a story(unklar) show a development between the relationship of the two protagonists Tony and his son Ant. For their last meeting has been five years ago, both, especially Ant who is now a teenager, have changed in their character. They are about to meet in vacation for five days and get to know each other again. Thus their first confrontation is indeed problematic. This essay shall explain the change in Ant and how the author conveyed this.
Ant is a teenager and goes to a conservative school his father already went to. He is interested in arts and photography - in contrast to his father Tony who has been talented in sports, so he has had an agreeable life at school while Ant has to suffer from his big expectations caused by Tony’s superior success. That is why his teachers always compare him with his father, reducing Ant’s self confidence more and more. When Ant came to know he would meet his father for five days, he was not really happy about it. He would have liked to end the trip as fast as possible, escaping in arts and avoiding any conversation with Tony. The author conveyed this for example by letting Ant stand “uselessly in the rain“ on the camping trip. Ant’s mind would sometimes „seem to click out of his body“, he is obviously dreaming about photography and the landscape instead of working hard on building up the tent. We could say that this is Ant’s passive phase.
However, at the end of the first camping trip with his son, Tony managed to act fatherly, he “control[ed| himself“. Nonetheless, Ant is not convinced by that and still assumes that his father does not accept him with his different interests. He expects Tony thinking about his hobbies as “sissy, […] stupid, […] a waste of time“. Ant believes it is necessary to test his father on other opinions to see how he handles these differences. For example, he tries to tease his father by telling him that he owns “A Zenit […] - a soviet brand“ to enrage him. This is Ant’s offensive phase.
Ant eventually ends up searching the conversation with his father and passes the last phase, the accepting phase. When he finally talks about his matters, he searches the concession. Ant even mentions ridiculous reasons to change the school, for example he asks Tony “You know you’re really broke?“. After this dialog, Ant “joked“ thus he is even more surprised of Tony’s kindness, when he tells him that he has nothing against an exotic trip in vacation.
All in all, Ant developed from passive to aggressive and then to accepting behavior. It is quite interesting to see how Ant managed to change his mindset and his prejudices in order to find a connection to Tony. It is also astounding what sort of empathy Tony showed to strengthen their relationship. The author conveyed this by using the right imagery to express for example Ant’s daydreaming in arts or the end of a storm at the end of Tony's and Ant's dialog.