I don't think he wants to USE him in the sense of getting what he wants, he obviously shared Flynn's view of the company and cared for the man. Lets not forget he raised Flynn when his grandparents died so naturally he wants the best for him. He wants Sam to inherit what he naturally would have had if Flynn was not stuck in the Grid.
Yup. But the thing is... has Alan decided that what HE thinks is best for Sam and what HE thinks Sam should want, is the right thing? Does Sam get any say in the matter? It could be that Sam will indeed be happy with this new way of living. But whether he chose to do it, or to stay in his old life even though ultimately he would be less happy that way, should be something he does on his own, rather than Alan hounding him into it, y'know?
I don't think Alan has bad intentions, at all. He just doesn't realize he's being a bit overbearing and kinda trying force his ideas and beliefs on Sam, when really there's nothing wrong with the way Sam wants to live to begin with-- it's just not the way *Alan* thinks it should be.
(My former partner's mom is the same way. She's not malicious when she insists on things being a certain way-- she just genuinely feels that her solution is the best one, and therefore thinks everyone else is wrong, and will argue adamantly, when they say that they want something different. But she's still pushing her feelings on everyone else, even if she only has their best interest in mind...)
|laphtiya Wrote:Something we never know, what did the page say? Why was Alan convinced that Sam would find something?
Yes, I would love to know this as well, as I've said a billion times. And, why was Alan convinced that Sam would find something that neither he nor the police ever found, and why was he convinced that it wasn't something he needed to check out himself?