In the short story, A Cap for Steve, Callaghan uses the story to show the power of money and pride, which opens our eyes to the disillusionment of a young boy. Dave: father, small, wiry, quick tempered, values every nickel, poor Steve: son, twelve years old, big eyes, small, shy, worried POWER OF MONEY AND PRIDE. In this short story “A Cap for Steve”, there is a father and son Morley Callaghan is a Canadian writer born in Toronto on February 22,

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Dave was also jealous of Mr. Hudson incident, Steve told his father that he never wanted to be like him, which was when Dave truly understood the significance of what had just happened, and how much he hurt his son. First instance where life is not fair, witnesses his father getting handled by another man.

Fox on an Island Gabriola, BC. Dave called his son childish, careless and was very irritated by his behaviour. Although the dialogue between them is civil and friendly, Mr. Throughout the story, Dave sees Steve in many different lights, and in the end he sees how much he dallaghan grown. Hudson is a powerful lawyer, who lives in the nice apartments across the park. Their relationship changes, and they grow closer than ever before. Hudson has a demeaning undertone to much of what he says, and Dave is aware of it.

Learns that money is not everything, son shows him that. Time Morldy At Last Musings from an avid reader who never has enough time to read.

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Growth can happen at any age, and although Dave was a fully grown man with a job and family, his young son teaches him a lot throughout this story. The Evening Reader Thoughts on books to read in your spare time In the short story, A Cap for Steve, Callaghan uses the story to show the power of money and pride, which opens our eyes to the disillusions of a young boy, and leads to the growth of his father.


In the short story, A Cap for SteveCallaghan shows the impact of money and pride, the disenchantment that every child faces, and that growth can happen at any age.

And I say that with the reassurance that I have loved every minute of this project. Notify me of new comments via email. Dave considerably changes from the beginning of the story to the end, and Steve helps the growth process along.

Dave knew that his son was counting on him, but in the end Dave shattered all the hope that Steve had.

It only takes seconds! Dave Diamond, the father, is a poor, quick-tempered man who knows the true value of money, and knows how to make every dollar count. Steve looked to his father for help and understanding, but Dave did not realize this until then end. The Mookse and the Gripes Books and films from around the world. Dave and Steve do not see eye to eye on many things, which puts a strain on their relationship.

In this story, Steve is disillusioned with his father for the first time, and the young boy begins his maturation.

Throughout the story, the power of money and pride has a large effect on the protagonist Dave, and changes his behaviour whenever money is apparent. His son Steve is a shy twelve year old boy, who has a true passion for baseball.

The cap was priceless to Steve, not only because caloaghan where it came from, but what it meant.

Steve has a lot of hope and faith for his father, who ends up letting him down. Money come theme throughout the story. From the beginning, there was an apparent strain between Dave and Steve.


These are very natural, human characters living very natural, human lives. Cpa power and importance stripped when cap was lost for good. Dave thought his son felt the same amazement and excitement when Mr. Although all families are different and unique, most have very similar conflicts along with comparable relationships.

What did you do, Steve? Although Dave saw both sides to every argument, in this story the option of more money prevailed and his pride was crucial to every decision made. Although Steve understands the importance of money, he can see past it. Dave, however, is stricken by the power of money and power, and his pride is very important to him. He told what had happened then he slowly took the two ten-dollar bills out of his wallet and tossed them on the table and looked up guiltily at his wife.

Fails to realize the importance of the cap to his son, takes the money thinking that both him and his son feel similarly about the power of the money. People all face some time of disenchantment with their parents, and can relate. Someone else may think of family as people living together, and relying on each other within an economic relationship, but nothing more than that.

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‘A Cap For Steve’ by Morley Callaghan

Hudson, he is mkrley immediately intimidated by him. He works very hard to make ends meet, and does not give himself many breaks. September 29, April 4, by bcw56 Categories: It only takes seconds!