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In the story The Drunkard by Frank OConner the son Larry takes on four different perspectives on drunkenness by different characters in the story The different perspectives are shameful pitiful funny and a blessing The sons father was shameful of his sons drunkenness He worried about how the neighborhood would view him on having a son that was drunk The father had a shameful desire 349 to get him home quickly He shows his embarrassment when he tries to quite his son when he starts to sing and snapping at him to whisht 349 In his attempt to hurry him home he tried to pick his son up and carry him but failed and dragged him instead We get a sense that his father is ashamed of his drunkenness which is ironic since the father himself is a drunk The women at the bar found the sons drunkenness to be pitiful God help us moaned one looking pityingly at me Isnt it the likes of them would be fathers 348 They felt pity for the boy to have a father who let his son become drunk That the father would actually bring his son to the bar in the first place and then enable him to become drunk was a pathetic father and the women felt sympathy for the boy However the neighbors viewed his drunkenness as funny They found his behavior comical and laughed at most everything he did from singing to shouting At one point the son felt as though the whole neighborhood was laughing at him It was humorous to them that two somber men where walking a drunken young boy home The sons mother on the other hand thought that it was a blessing from God It was a fact that she didnt want her husband drinking because he would miss work and they would become short on money Because her son got drunk instead of her
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