The Great Santini Essay | Essay

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The So-so Santini

Summary: A sociological viewpoint of the book/movie The Great Santini. It views Bull Meechum as a terrible father and he is the opposite of what sociology teaches us a father should be like.
The So-So Santini

Bull Meechum may be called "The Great Santini" in battle and when flying his jet, but he is, as Maryanne said, more like "Godzilla" to his family. Not knowing how to be a father, Bull treats his children and his wife just as he would treat his crew. Taking things to extremes, when Bull says something, he expects it to be done. Additionally, he is still a child himself and cannot stand to lose. Competitive to an extreme, anything that is better than him or anything that represents him and is beaten is unacceptable. His first son Ben, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He is gentle and just allows his father to dominate. However, after being trained his entire life to be just like his father, he desires nothing more than for Bull's approval and takes on a few characteristics of his...

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