Gary’s Father’s Reaction

By King’s words, “A look of mixed grief and sympathy crossed his face, and he nodded…” Gary’s father’s reaction here alone shows he knows more than he wishes. Gary took the bulged Bible and when his father noticed it, reacts this way, it implies that he relates. His father is overcome with nervousness as he is sweating when they return and as Gary’s father is recalling a memory at the fork in the stream. The memory or the carrying of evil could not be an option, so thus he throws Gary’s creel over the railing of the bridge. He is defensive, of his memory? Defensive of his son…

 

Analysis in 5-10 sentences of Gary’s father’s reaction in the story The Man in the Black Suit by Stephen King. 

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