"Penny In The Dust" By Ernest Buckler

549 words - 2 pages

Sometimes in life meaningless and insignificant objects could worth more than a treasure for a person. A penny, something that someone would consider unworthy, could symbolize a strong relationship between a father and a son that could not freely express their love for each other due to the fear they carried inside them "If Father hadn't been there, I might have told her the whole story." Despite the fact that the Father didn't express his love for his son on a regular basis, he offered Pete a very shiny penny that revealed the hidden love he had for him. Although the act of giving the penny to his son without him showing any desire for it, "He couldn't offer me anything until I had shown some sign that the gift would be welcome.", Pete accepted the penny gratefully, without commenting too much about it ""Oh thanks," I said. Nothing more. I couldn't expose any of my eagerness either." However, the special gift meant a lot more to Pete than just a penny "I had never seen a shining new penny before that day. I'd thought they were all black. This one was bright as gold. And my father had given it to me." From that last chain of words he had spoken, the reader could observe that the gift had an emotional value attached to it, because of the hidden love of Pete's father. It seems for Pete that all his father's trust was put into that one single penny, the shiny one that he had just receive.On the other hand, the penny symbolizes an...

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