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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "Fathers and Sons" Summary & Analysis

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"Fathers and Sons" Summary

Nick Adams drives through the countryside with his young son. He remembers his own father, who taught him how to hunt. He also remembers that awkwardness with which his father taught him about sex. Hunting and sex are combined in his memories of his youth spent hunting with his friend Billy and having sex with Billy's sister, Trudy. He remembers his father as a strong hunter and alludes to some disappointing memories that he does not clarify. His young son asks Nick why they have not visited his grandfather's grave. The son explains that Nick should be buried somewhere where he can visit him because it is very important for a son to visit the grave of his father.

"Fathers and Sons" Analysis

Nick's problematic relationship with his own father transfers to his own relationship with his...

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