The complex character of father and son is described by the poet. The relationship between father and son is narrated by Theodore Roethke. A little boy’s father beat him but he explains it as dancing to beautify it. I resonate this character. Because I lost my father a few years ago because of his excessive drinking habit. He is not abusive as poet’s father is. But he became totally stranger when he was drunk. A rough and tough man. Like the poet, I was with him in his last days but couldn’t save him from death. And I love him despite all our differences.
I researched the biography of author Joyce Carol Oates. The basic style of her writing was symbolism and temptation. She was so influenced by the tragic death of his grandmother. This clearly shown in her writings. She tried to combine the flavor of harsh reality with the imagination. The only issue I found in her biography is that it comprises of little dismal. Overall, it explains everything so gracefully.
This story is based on what squad experienced in finding a soldier who departs without informing the officials. From the story, it showed that Cacciato doesn’t want to be the part of the war. He got a good sense of humor and he showed it every time. He cracked jokes because he thinks that this war is not a serious thing to worry about. He wanted to run away from the environment of war that’s why he preferred to go to AWOL. If we read the story we will come to know that at the end he said “you will” refer to Berlin. He wanted to mention that he is not a man of war. Actually, he mentioned it that war is for Berlin.