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Critique Reunion In Andre Dubuss short story Reunion the author introduces a character that shows more interest in fighting with others than noticing his son who he has not seen for years Trying to find a nice place to sit and talk the father gives all his attention to the waiters demanding better service and more drinks in an ill-mannered approach It almost seems as if the father is making an effort to start trouble By what the father says and does the author exemplifies an inconsiderate self-centered and cantankerous character that the reader may not be fond of In the beginning of the short story the boy and his father start off their visit by walking to a restaurant close to a train station The boy had not seen his father in three years and was hopping for a nice visit with him before he needed to hop the train again When sitting down to a table the father immediately shouted out for a waiter demanded service while clapping his hands to grab the waiters attention When the waiter asked not to be clapped at the father replied by saying I have a whistle that is audible only to the ears of old waiters Now take out your little pen and your little pencil and see if you can get this straight This situation demonstrates the aggressive fathers cantankerousness He gave the waiter no time before the father began to get frustrated because there had not yet been service at his table When the father was asked to go somewhere else to eat the father willingly got up and said to his son Come on Charlie lets get the hell out of here By the third restaurant the boy and his father visited the father was very angry at the poor service at both the restaurants So when the father was corrected by the waiter when told that this isnt England the father replied
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