What does Ty'ree feel guilty about in Miracle's Boys?

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Ty’ree, the oldest of the three brothers, feels guilty about their father's death. In particular, he thinks about his final interactions with their father, as he was the only one present when he died. When Ty’ree had witnessed his father trying to rescue the lady and her dog from drowning,...

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Ty’ree, the oldest of the three brothers, feels guilty about their father's death. In particular, he thinks about his final interactions with their father, as he was the only one present when he died. When Ty’ree had witnessed his father trying to rescue the lady and her dog from drowning, he seemed to consider him larger than life rather than mortal. When he spoke with his father later, as the wet, exhausted man crawled into bed, Ty’ree was insensitive to what he had endured. Rather than express concern for his father’s well-being, he had spoken with him about his concern about whether the dog would be all right. He did not anticipate his father’s death. Later in remembering this episode, he regrets that he had not said something more appropriate or deeper.

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