Compass and Torch

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  • Compass and Torch
    • Characters
      • Father
        • Anxious, awkward with son
          • Boy
            • Difficult relationship, both unable to relate
              • Father
                • Anxious, awkward with son
                  • Boy
                    • Difficult relationship, both unable to relate
                      • Wants to impress father
              • Wants to impress father
        • Mother
          • Angry at effortless father
          • Step-dad, Jim
            • Only character with name
            • Shows a natural interest in the boy
          • Symbols and themes
            • Torch
              • Darkness of relationship
            • Compass
              • Find your way, guidance in relationship
            • Relationships
              • Building with Jim
              • Breaking with Dad
          • Language
            • Complex structure, throwbacks
            • Colloquial language used by boy, trying to rebuild relationship
              • Breaking with Dad
            • Monosyllabic language used by father
            • Narration
              • 3rd person
                • Boys thoughts and  POV

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