This study guide will help you analyse the text “Father and Son” by Bernard MacLaverty. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, plot and structure, characterisation, and themes.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Father and Son”
Author: Bernard MacLaverty
Genre: Short Story
Year of Publication: 1982
Bernard MacLaverty was born in 1942, in Northern Ireland. He is a much appreciated author of short stories and novels. His fiction is mostly inspired by life in the British Isles, with many of his works dealing with the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. One of his best known novels is “Cal”. The text of “Father and Son” was published in a collection of short stories titled “A Time to Dance”.
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