A Park Story was written to be an honest and objective portrayal of the struggles that both characters experience throughout their collective story. Christopher and his mother both end up fighting two dominating perspectives of their identity: their family roles, and how they identify themselves. Their self-identities collide with each other in an irreconcilable manner; while both of them strongly desire the family bond they have, the mother’s convictions become the line that neither of them have any desire to cross.
Flowers, David and Dolan, Evan
"A Park Story,"
CrissCross: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/crisscross/vol4/iss1/3