‘Captain Fantastic’ (Ben): “All this time you’ve been deceiving me”

'Captain Fantastic' by Matt Ross

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Ben, a widow and father to 6 kids, is an activist disillusioned with American life. He has decided to take his kids and live off the land, teaching them survival skills and philosophy that they wouldn't get anywhere else.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 40's | 50's

Summary: Ben is mad that his son, Bodevan, has gone behind his back and applied for college.

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BEN: All this time you’ve been deceiving me. I allowed you to go to the library and you were sneaking around behind my back, taking the SATs, contacting and applying to universities. We’re not an accredited home-school, but secretly, you filled out these applications, you got your work approved, you managed to create acceptable transcripts. All without my knowledge or approval. I don’t know what’s more impressive. The fact that you got into all these schools. Or that for months, you were lying directly to my face! You speak four languages. High math! Theoretical physics! What are they going to teach you there?

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