Mother disagrees with what Father and the other soldiers are doing to the Jews. She feels it is wrong and that her husband shouldn’t be part of it. Mother questions her husband and asks him how he could do something as cruel as that. “It’s horrible, just horrible. I can’t stand it anymore” Mother says to Father. She feels this is his assignment and that she and the children shouldn’t be a part of it.
Father however, feels that what he is doing is helping the country. Father and the other soldiers believe that if they do this to the Jews they will make Germany pure again. “We don’t have any choice,” said Father. “This is our assignment.” Father is trying to respect the Fury and do what he tells him to do because he has plans for Father and also because the Fury is more powerful than Father. If Mother and the kids leave, Father thinks people will think worse of him because his family isn’t committed to the work he has to do. He feels people might start asking him questions about his commitment to the work. Father calls what is doing work while Mother doesn’t look at it that way.
There is more ways to view these two perspectives through both Mother and Father’s eyes.