Born to Run: Biography Themes

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A Man’s Place In The Family

From a young age, Bruce struggles with how he fits into his family unit. The king-like treatment he gets from his grandmother as the first grandson makes it difficult for him to relate to the rest of the family. It also makes him a spoiled and entitled child who does not feel as at home with his parents as he does with his grandparents. He will have to unlearn the behavior patterns his grandmother fostered in order to fit more comfortably into the nuclear family unit.

However, his position in that nuclear family is complicated and challenged by his father’s negative attitude toward family and his son in particular. Instead of viewing his son as a welcome addition to the family’s next generation, Doug Springsteen sees his son as a rival, competing for the affection and attention of his wife...

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