Does Tom regret his past with his daughter?

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Re: Does Tom regret his past with his daughter?

Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 04:13

It was an experience. Everybody learns from their own experiences. It made him more wise. He does not regret for it.

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gordonwrites wrote:Every father would have regrets in this situation but we don't get any real feeling from Tom's character as to what he 'feels'. He is concerned for Sarah's wellbeing but whether he could be a better parent is impossible to gauge as we have no insight into what his relationship with Becky was like.
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Sometimes in reality we never get to express our feelings. What's done is done, no one can change it. We need to look at the present.
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Post by jonaya » 06 Oct 2017, 10:41

certainly yes,Myrah proved to cause much problems more especially when she was at the same age as of Sarah.
Sarah proved beyond Toms resoanable doubts that she is much wise than Myrah

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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 11:38

jonaya wrote:certainly yes,Myrah proved to cause much problems more especially when she was at the same age as of Sarah.
Sarah proved beyond Toms resoanable doubts that she is much wise than Myrah
Even though Becky was a handful, Tom should have been there for her more.
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Post by Anjum » 07 Oct 2017, 03:35

gordonwrites wrote:Every father would have regrets in this situation but we don't get any real feeling from Tom's character as to what he 'feels'. He is concerned for Sarah's wellbeing but whether he could be a better parent is impossible to gauge as we have no insight into what his relationship with Becky was like.
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I agree. The story never gave much insight into Tom and Becky's relationship. But I think that Tom will try to take care of Sarah and see that she is not harmed by Fletcher Lynch.

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 05:05

Anjum wrote:
gordonwrites wrote:Every father would have regrets in this situation but we don't get any real feeling from Tom's character as to what he 'feels'. He is concerned for Sarah's wellbeing but whether he could be a better parent is impossible to gauge as we have no insight into what his relationship with Becky was like.
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I agree. The story never gave much insight into Tom and Becky's relationship. But I think that Tom will try to take care of Sarah and see that she is not harmed by Fletcher Lynch.
A father should always take care of his family.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:26

I agree. Parents must always take care of their children.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 07:43

Amagine wrote:I agree. Parents must always take care of their children.
Yes that their moral duty.
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Post by jonaya » 07 Oct 2017, 07:54

Tom really regretted his past with his daughter .
When Sarah landed into his hands, he was very worried as he did not wish to pass through exactly the way he did with his daughter and little did he know that Sarah was different

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:06

jonaya wrote:Tom really regretted his past with his daughter .
When Sarah landed into his hands, he was very worried as he did not wish to pass through exactly the way he did with his daughter and little did he know that Sarah was different
I agree that he is filled with regret.
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Post by jonaya » 07 Oct 2017, 10:32

and Tom must have first hated Sarah in the first place because it is like the vision which he had for his daughter were coming back into reality for the second time

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 10:57

jonaya wrote:and Tom must have first hated Sarah in the first place because it is like the vision which he had for his daughter were coming back into reality for the second time
I don't really think he hated her. It probably just sometimes pained him to look at her.
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Post by jonaya » 08 Oct 2017, 22:40

Amagine wrote:
jonaya wrote:and Tom must have first hated Sarah in the first place because it is like the vision which he had for his daughter were coming back into reality for the second time
I don't really think he hated her. It probably just sometimes pained him to look at her.
well remember that upon seeing her ,the first thing that came into his mind was the way Myrah behaved in the first place ,she really gave him headache and as a result, Tom did not wish to repeat the very same thing with Sarah .

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Post by Salsabila » 08 Oct 2017, 22:47

Christina Rose wrote:I think at one point, Tom comes out and says that he should have, and could have, done more for his daughter. So, I definitely think he felt regret.
I agree that he might have felt a twinge of regret though it's so little that it's almost insignificant.

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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 02:24

Salsabila wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:I think at one point, Tom comes out and says that he should have, and could have, done more for his daughter. So, I definitely think he felt regret.
I agree that he might have felt a twinge of regret though it's so little that it's almost insignificant.
I don't think he's very good at showing his feelings. So, it's kinda hard to say just how deep his regrets are. Plus, he's stubborn to a fault, which keeps him from admitting when he is wrong. Unfortunately, this trait can keep those around him at a distance at times.

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Post by meteku4 » 09 Oct 2017, 02:38

I think Tom really regretted not taking good care of his daughter, especially when he discovered all that her daughter went through in the hands of her step father, and then Sarah, his granddaughter, too.

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