Quote break on fathers

“The life of the father has a mysterious prestige: the hours he spends at home, the room where he-works, the objects he has around him, his pursuits, his hobbies, have a scared character He supports the family, and he is the responsible head of the family. As a rule his work takes him outside, and so it is through him that the family communicates with the rest of the world: he incarnates that immense, difficult and marvelous world of adventure; he personifies transcendence,(…).”

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

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