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Response to The Farther You Go It is part of our human nature to follow certain social rules in order to live among others As children we are taught how to act in front of elders friends and in many different places wherever we go We learn how to live in society and how to change our behavior in front of others so we can respect for each other Changing the way we act for others many times is against our personal feelings and thoughts The story The Farther You Go is about a family who experiences the norms of everyday family life in Connecticut The main character Hank is a retired man and a father of three children and has recently had prostate surgery The story is written in a first person narrator where Hank shares his thoughts with us One day as Hank is mowing the lawn his wife Faye tells him that their daughters husband Russell has hit her and he is needed over at their house Julie Hanks daughter wants Russell to leave and therefore Hank has to tell him this and take him to the airport This becomes more interesting as we find out that Hank dislikes his daughter and that he thinks she is a little bit weird The Farther You Go is a story that through a first person narration shows us how the social masks people put on and the actions people take differ from their inner feelings and thoughts further more The Farther You go shows us that by approaching a matter from different angles leads to insight and understanding which can lead to the problem being solved The Farther You Go by Richard Russo mainly focuses on showing us the difference between our inner thoughts and our actions that are based on our social behavior When we read Hanks thoughts on everything that was happening around him we learn how many of the things his
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