Alcoholism and genetics. The sins of the fathers.
In an upsetting twist, Mouse learns not to evade violence but to accept it: he withstands four hard punches, which leave him bloody but proud. Absent or zombie father figures, along with distracted or compromised mothers, are everywhere in the After School Specials.
The father in "Francesca, Baby" rebuffs his daughters after losing a son. Francesca Carol Jones and her sister are stuck with their mother, a boozer who emerges from her bedroom only to embarrass her daughters with Ibsenesque ramblings.
She also commits the quintessential crime of the bad 70's mother: she falls asleep smoking and starts a fire. Francesca joins Alateen, the support group, and revels in freedom from adults.
In "The Pinballs" , the best of these early episodes, Kristy McNichol plays Carlie, a bitter smart aleck whose inability to get along with a series of stepfathers has landed her in foster care. But Carlie rises above her own suffering and delivers her fellow foster kids from their equally dismal home lives: Thomas J.
The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne’s Psychological Themes
Sparky Marcus lives with two dying aunts in their 80's, and Harvey Johnny Doran is in a wheelchair because his drunk father ran him over. The final scene of the three of them as a misfit family in Harvey's hospital room is a crude but effective tearjerker. Only "Dear Lovey Hart: I Am Desperate," the story of a high school lovelorn columnist whose advuice gets other kids in trouble, features parents who care.
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Read More Numbers - The LORD [is] longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation]. Deuteronomy - Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me, John - And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man which was blind from [his] birth.
Jeremiah - In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. Exodus - Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; Romans - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
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