The man says of his son, “If he is not the word of God, god never spoke." What does this say about his attitude towards the boy? What does it say about his personal belief system?
This quote is an early indication of the pervasive religious aspect of the man’s relationship with the boy. The man's language and behavior at times indicate that he believes his son to has a divine aspect, at least on a symbolic level. The man perceives his son as the last incarnation of purity and innocence, much like Christ is portrayed in Christian religious texts as an innocent lamb. This particular quote may be read as an indication that the boy is all that remains of the man’s...
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