The concern about heartbreaks and the difficulties adjusting to our multicultural society is very hard for Dirk White, with an indistinct relationship to his family. Although they are all familiar with behavior and they understand to explain their feelings.
I think Alfred expects too much from his son and Dirk fails to live up to his father’s big expectations. Alfred does not encourage Dirk which is Alfred’s obligation when he chose to be the father of Dirk. Alfred does not want people to believe that Dirk is like the rest of the family. may is the person in the family, which must ensure that everything hangs together in a larger unit. May cannot live without her husband, which gives me the impression that she is addicted to safety.