An Essay of the Gaston Story

Topics: Family, Short story, American films Pages: 3 (1142 words) Published: May 29, 2012
  Family happiness is simply known that the parents and their children can live together, share their fun, difficulties and sadness with each other. As a matter of fact that nothing’s perfect; there’s still a lot people don’t have a happy family as they wish, there’s still many broken homes around us and the children is always the victim of the conflict from their parents, particularly here is the family in the short story “Gaston” by William Saroyan. Throughout this story, the author gives us about the importance of a discipline and an influence of the parents to their children. They both have the responsibility to help their children shaping a good characteristic for themselves, to educate them to be a good person in the future. The father was very happy when his daughter visited him after a long time. He had nothing special for his daughter but he did thoughtfully buy some peaches as a meal to welcome her back. He gave his little girl a good-looking peach and took the flawed one for himself. In the flawed peach, there was a bug came out from the cavity. The father didn’t fear this bug; he looked at it as if it was his acquaintance and friendly named it Gaston. The image of poor Gaston seemed like the father: Gaston used to have everything in the seed of the peach; it had been a very comfortable house for him but now he had nothing as the father used to have a family, a sweet home before with his wife and daughter together but he lost it. Both of them felt pain, fear, and a solitary life when they lost everything, which meant a lot to them. Thus, the father didn’t care about how ugh Gaston was; moreover, it was a handsome boulevardier to him. He believed that Gaston had a right to have home, to be loved and treated well like anyone else. In order to make his daughter believe that, he ate the rest of the peach without hesitation just to show the girl the open halves, where Gaston belonged. The girl was so naïve, she believed in what her father said and that was...
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