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The short narrative story entitled Reunion is a story about a young man who encounters his father for the last time Through the authors blend of humor pathos and grotesque in the story his tone is more clearly presented Meeting your father for the first time in three years can be scary and exciting but in Reunion it is nothing more than a disappointment and a reminder of old times The authors tone throughout the story is mixed His humor manifests to the reader that he doesnt expect any more out of his father He figures that it is the way his father will always be - obnoxious Kellner Buon giorno and Vada all inferno are all of examples of how his father tried to be humorous and insulting everywhere they went This humor shows how the author did not believe that his visit was a total wasted Pathos or the authors sadness presented in the story also show his tone There are several pathos in the narrative When the boy has to speak to his secretary and not his father and when the only places his father would take his is bars are both examples of this These pathos reveal his real tone and show the reader how dissatisfied he his with his father and how much of a waste this trip was The strongest clue to his tone is the grotesque he uses in his story All of the cussing disrespect and ignoring who his son really is are all examples of how the author really feels towards his father The boy can have no respect for this father when he has none for him His father wont even let him talk This shows the reader how the young boy can have the courage not to see his father again and the reader can understand his choice Through the authors tightly woven humor pathos and grotesque the reader is able
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