I’m not calling the father a narcissist, but man, that speech is awfully familiar! Substitute the mailman references with, “and after I fed and clothed you” and “drove you to school!” and it was the same speech meant to control my behavior through guilt.
If you see the movie, you’ll see the way the father’s face twists with fury and his intimidating body language. My mother did a lot of angry finger pointing in my face and much stomping about.
Sidney Poitier’s brilliant “comeback” is my fantasy…how I would have LOVED to have articulated that very same reply!
Seem familiar, anybody?