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Stephanie Newhart

    I thought the father was similar to the father in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  He is a romantic alcoholic who doesn’t provide for his family, but he does see the beauty in the world.  But, his saying that he saw and lived in the beauty and oneness of the world, and that is why he had to drink seems like another example of a character who had to struggle to rise above his nature.