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Differences Between The Boys

In the novel A River Runs Through It, the differences between Paul and Norman Maclean are very prevalent throughout the novel. There are many instances in which the brothers are compared to each other and their differences are expressed to the reader through certain events. The two boys in the movie are actually much the same in personality then in the novel where Paul is actually shown as being even more of a rebel and a rebellious kid and Norman as a good boy. The two are constantly, throughout the story line, weigh against by family and friends as well as each other. When comparing and contrasting Norman and Paul Maclean, the reader finds much contrariety that sets them apart from each other such as their relationship with their father, the way they go about their individual lives and the way they try to help one another when necessary.
As the reader progresses through the novel, he finds that events in the book tell of two different lives; Paul Maclean and Norman Maclean. One thing that surfaces early is their relationship between them and their father. The reader finds out early that their relationship with their father is nothing but positive, not to say there are no problems within this particular structure but that the ties between the two brothers and their father is a good and well rounded one. To begin, the relationship between Paul and his father is one of happiness and joy but that of disappointment as well. Paul's father labels his son as a rebel to his teachings, but yet an overall good person. Later he refers to his son as an artist, when speaking of fly-fishing. His brother states “when we saw him catch his last fish, we never saw the fish but only the artistry of the fisherman.” He studies his sons' movements
When fly-fishing noticing that Paul has gone to his own rhythm, breaking free of his fathers' teachings and has mastered the art of fishing. He looks up to his son fo

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