His family is the least of his problems. He faces a greater wrath and he can’t say he didn’t know but just turned from it.
All I did was say the opposite of the old line...he made his parents proud.
Because he did the opposite.
I’ll leave it to you to call down the ultimate judgement.
My point was different, but related.
Society, of which the building block is the family, used to matter. Disapproval of your family and the place you came from, used to matter a lot. It was devastating to go against that.
Now, far too many loudly trumpet their depradations against traditional values of right and wrong.
In the former social order, they would be condemned and shunned by other people in their sphere.