Relationships Between Father And Son In "the Burning City" And "hautot And His Son"

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Relationships between father and son in "The Burning city" and "Hautot and his son"


The novels under review are “The burning city” by Larry Nive and “Hautot and his son” by Guy de Maupassant. Both novels have their own themes regarding family and relationship with father.

Thesis statement

Both the novels shows how the father struggles to explain their son, difference between the reality and something that had happened long time ago.

Comparison and Analysis

The Burning city suffered greatly from spending the first half of the novel is focused on the political situation in Essel, instead of the spiritual that I had assumed was the central theme of the trilogy (Clyde¸185). Normally, this would be fine, except that Hautot and his son ended on a frightening; the fire spirit bonds were breaking, as evidenced by the volcanic eruption. It's really frustrating to get out of that great moment in political disputes, particularly when they occupy half of the novel (Clyde¸185).

That first half just dragged for me, because I wanted to know more about spirits, Akua, and Lana's relationship with much more than politics Essel. It is not helped by the fact that much of political intrigue centers on Nahuatl, a character whose dialogue, for some reason, it always feels forced and unnatural to me, even as her very well in the abstract. Perhaps, the political intrigue has been more balanced relationship with the spirits Lana and his search for his mother instead of replacing them, they have worked. As it is, it doesn't-the only novel focuses collected when Lana again Akua and the spirit world.

I also believe that the first half suffers because the book opens with a prologue that rehashes of events Hautot and her four pages, which really made me laugh out loud. I am of the belief that any book in a series should be able to be picked and enjoyed as a novel in itself, sure, you may not catch all the little details or maximum enjoyment, but it must be to work at least. Events in previous books relevant to the issues in question should appear organically. What's worse is that the prologue is quite unnecessary, as Johnson mentioned the important events at the right time in the novel itself. It's just a strange thing to include, although he did much to appreciate the character and guide the nation after being included directly.

Through the two windows with their bright shades imagined lattice level sunlight of the winter morning falls into two rectangular quadrilaterals angle into the green carpet and soft, warm and sunny spaces the child jumps up and dances. He knows, yet so little of the world. He knows it's little and it will be great, but not sure who is born or he will die. He knows he is four and soon to be five, but he does not know what is meant by "one year", yet measures only time yesterday, today and tomorrow.

"Dad," suddenly exclaimed her father, who just finished breakfast and lit his first ...
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