A good-natured and loving middle aged man of little education. His perspective on the world comes from a devotion to his family and an education in a society that encourages generally antisocial behaviour. American rugged individualism alienated Keller, whose past misdeeds haunt the future of his family.
‘It’s gettin’ so the only dumb ones left are the bosses … you stand on the street today and spit, you’re gonna hit a college man.’
‘I’m his father and he’s my son, and if there’s something bigger than that I’ll put a bullet in my head.’
‘I think to him they were all my sons’