Gene himself is doing quite well as a college professor and has plans to wed a doctor named Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Thayer, who created a pratice in California where the two wants to live.
The only solution Gene has is the words Alice once told him; live his life freely from their father or else he will end up unpleasant and emotionally cold as his father.
Throughout the years, Tom has become dependent and needy, especially of Gene. Margaret, Gene's dying mother, believes that her son should not be under Tom's wing and at the age of forty four, should be able to live independently on his own without her husband.
I Never Sang for My Father was originally conceived as a film script, and, after a brief Broadway run, it made its screen debut in 1970. At heart a drama about survival, I Never Sang for My Father pits father against son in the struggle.
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Alice hopes that Gene will able to find strength to stand up as a man and confront their father to remind him he is no longer the young boy who caters to his father needs.
Prior to Gene's wedding, Margaret dies and expected, Gene is right by his father's side, throughout his crabby days while suffering from his dad own problems. Both Alice and Gene agree to hire a housekeeper for their father, someone to keep him company but Tom.
Script Analysis of I Never Sang For My Father. Click on a plot link to find similar books! Plot Themes Time/era of movie: - 1960's-1970's Family, struggling with - Yes. Struggle with: - Father Coping with loss of - Momma Main Character Identity: - Male.
Profession/status: - teacher/professor Age: - 40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality - White American Setting. United States - Yes The US: - Northeast City? - Yes City: - New York. Writing Style Accounts of torture and death?
Reflected in the relationship are conflicting influences of the two characters' times. Events in History at the Time of the Play. Old West. Midway through Act 1 of I Never Sang for My Father, Gene Garrison.
By Robert Anderson Born in New York in 1917, Robert Woodruff Anderson graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University before serving in the U.S. Navy. He afterward wrote radio and television scripts, taught playwriting, and endured the death of a wife before writing some.