Three Fathers Influence True Son's Future

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A child’s father influences whom the child will grow to as a man. In The Light in the Forest, author Conrad Richter pens about True Son, a white boy raised by Indians, and his journey to find his real father. Throughout the tale, three fathers influence True Son’s future: Cuyloga, Harry Butler, and the Sun. First, Cuyloga, True Son’s Indian father, kidnapped True Son when his own son died from yellow vomit. Cuyloga taught True Son virtues on how to be a strong Indian. In the winter, Cuyloga taught True Son to sit in ice cold water teaching him the value of patience (C.R. 1). Along with patience Cuyloga taught True Son to hate the Whites, even though True Son was White by birth. Another trait Cuyloga taught True Son was the love of nature

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