Absent Fathers in Two Novels
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This paper examines the similar theme of the absent father in Brian Doyle's "Uncle Ronald" and E. Nesbit's "The Treasure Seekers." The paper notes that these two works seem to have little in common, yet despite this, the theme of the missing father unites them. The differences between the two works are also highlighted.
From the Paper:"Superficially, Brian Doyle's 'Uncle Ronald' and E. Nesbit's 'The Treasure Seekers' seem to have little in common. The former was written by a man, the latter by a woman. They were published almost a century apart, in different countries (Canada and England, respectively). The former is a no-holds-barred, hard-hitting, realistic tale that most parents would have to think long and hard about, before reading it to their children. The latter is a delightful tale where the unpleasant realities of life are merely hinted at. The hints are very clear to the mature reader, but would likely be missed by those too young to deal with them. Thus, the books are..."
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