What is the relationship between father and son?

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In Moliere’s play, the miser of the title is Harpagon, the father of Cléante and Élise. Harpagon, who is a wealthy man, has an unhealthy obsession with money and wealth. This makes him a poor father, as he pays very little attention to either of his children. He is so worried about being cheated or robbed that he even suspects that his children plan to deceive him to get his fortune. He tries to behave like a poorer man, forcing his children to live frugally, such as rarely buying them clothes. In terms of his daughter’s future marriage, what matters to Harpagon is her husband’s...

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