In the book Sounder, the boy’s parents have different attitudes toward life. Mother’s attitude believes the future. She told the boy to believe the future and believe that Sounder will back. (And Sounder really back) She is a hopeful woman. But his father’s attitude is more realistic. He can help his family in steal the ham. Even he knows what will happen next. He asks the boy not to come again to the jail. Because he doesn’t want his boy get into this mess. He is brave and conscientious. PS. I didn't do the Writing Assignment too long time!!!