‘I would have ….. Him prodigal’, says the father. Does he really want his son to be so? No, the father does not want his son to be really prodigal. He says these words only to show how much he aspires for closeness with his son. To get him back to him, he would even have him prodigal. Related posts: What are the hazards of working in a glass bangle industry? What does the father say about the built up of his son? Father to Son – Questions and Answers What is the father’s problem in the poem ‘Father to Son’?