His father. A catholic priest would remind him of a verse. “But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39
He tried to ignore all the name-calling. Stick and stones. Right? When they pushed him down, it was difficult to turn the cheek, but he did and his father considered him the bigger man. When they went after his job, destroying his property things get a bit murky. But he made his father proud and did nothing.
When they killed his father — all bets are off!
Matthew can go to hell!