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 cannot compare himself to all of what Mr. Dave thought his son felt the same amazement and excitement when Mr.

It first began with the jealousy towards Mr. Both characters grow substantially throughout the story, along with the strength of their relationship.

Morley Callaghan’s A Cap for Steve: Essay

Architecture Here and There Style Wars: Dave and Steve do not see eye to eye on many things, which puts a strain on their relationship. Steve opened his eyes to how blessed he is with his family, and that spending time with them is the most important thing. When Dave is introduced to Mr. Steve saw the power of authority and was scared from the start.

Money is mentioned in the first sentence of the story, and is an important component throughout. Hudson, but in a different way. Hudson is a powerful lawyer, who lives in the nice apartments across the park. Hudson has a demeaning undertone to much of what he says, and Dave is aware of it. A short story a day review. With a cap comes authority, power and leadership, and Steve for the first time had these three things.


Steve is first faced with enchantment, and then has it stolen twice from him. Dave was seen as a jealous man from the very beginning. In the short story, A Cap for SteveCallaghan uses the story to show the power of money and pride, which opens our eyes to callaghzn disillusionment of a young boy, and leads to the growth of his father.

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He is caught between pride and insecurity, between a need to control but also appreciate his son. The Mookse and the Gripes Ny and films from around the world.

A Cap For Steve

Hudson, he saw the true power of money, and how much more power Mr. Some of the personality traits that were evident in the beginning of the story were much more hidden in the end. For some, family comes to mind when they think of dinner every night together and how involved their parents are in their lives.

Sometimes children open the eyes of adults, and in A Cap for Stevethis is the exact case. He walked past them into the kitchen. Throughout the story, Dave sees Steve in many different lights, and in the end he sees how much he has grown.

He realized how much time he was missing out on with his son, so he went and apologized to him. The atmosphere went from dark to light, and there was finally some happiness in the story. Please help us feed and educate children by uploading your old homework! The cap was priceless to Steve, not only because of where it came from, but what it meant.


His son Steve is a shy twelve year old boy, who has a true passion for baseball. A Cap for Steve is a story of growth, and disappointment.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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. Learns that money is not everything, son shows him that. He works very hard to make ends meet, and does not give himself many breaks.

From the beginning to end of the story, money is an evident theme. September 29, April 4, by bcw56 Categories: Dave works hard for every nickel, and knows the true value of it. His apology led them to talk about spending more quality time, and ended the story on a good note. Along with the growth of their relationship, Dave also matured. Dave called his son childish, careless and was very irritated by his behaviour.

Hudson offered the twenty dollars.