The Foil of a story is not necessarily the protagonist, but its a character that creates a conflict with the protagonist's views.
He wants one of his family members to have the chance to ride a rocket. "I hear the rockets. I think. And tonight I've made up my mind. One of us will fly to Mars." He will also do anything for his family. "Mama, Mama, you should have come, to see it, to see Mars, Mama, and Meteors, and everything."
Bramante speaks his mind. "Fool!" "Idiot" Bramante is also reasonable. "When you tell your amazing trip to her, over the years, won’t bitterness gnaw at her?”