Symbolic: The tree in the text is compared to the relationship of the father and son. " Stretching forward he pushed both hands against the raised bard of the old pear tree which pricked into his palms. The tree was old and its roots lifted up the grass beneath his feet."
Weight - Carl Nixon
6 key moments and quotations
"His father taught him to breathe when he was twelve" Show's that the son still commit to his dad's advise and follow it
" He felt that he was old enough now to disagree with his father without being told that he was talking back" In this moment the Author shows that the son is outgrowing the family life
" They both wore thick sweatshirts and black rugby shots and running shoes without socks. His son did not speak but stood his legs wide apart. and slowly circled his head dipping his chin down to his chest and then opening up his throat to the night sky" This quote create an explanation to the reader that the dad and son is parelle ; similar.
"His father did not have to help for the final two as he had sometimes done in the past and the bar rattled back into it's cradle" This is symbolic showing that he can do thing on his own now
" He felt something deep inside himself rip and tear. He was not precisely sure where it was just somewhere deep in him in his gut" At this quote the author explains that this is where the dad realize that his son is 'independant'
" After his son had walked back to the house and the door had closed he stood alone in the darkness with only the light from the naked bulb" The dad realize that in the end he is left all alone apply that there isn't a mother and that his son is 'leaving' him as well.