About a Boy Essay

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ABOUT A BOY

What happens when two completely different worlds are colliding and suddenly becomes a united world? “A man is an island, and I’m Ibiza”. Will’s motto is based on one premise: people should only care about themselves and no one should take responsibility for other people’s problems. I think that the reason why Will has taken such an attitude to life is that he has never faced any real problems during his life. The only person he has to think about is himself, and he has never had any other issues like money problems, thanks to his father. Marcus is portrayed as an abnormal child in the book. His clothes, eating habits, hobbies and his music taste are only a few of the characteristics which are anomalous, compared to other children in the school. I suppose that an important factor which contributes to his behaviour is that he only has his mum as an attachment figure. Marcus has no friends in or outside school and so he always has to spend time with Fiona, this leads to a narrow-minded upbringing for the boy. Quote (__:__): “Marcus knew he was weird and he knew that a part of the reason he was weird was because his mum was weird. She just didn’t get this, any of it.” Will gets to know Marcus; the harassed child who is living a life full of problems and difficulties wherever he goes. The two different lives of Will and Marcus are smashed together, which means that they share totally new experiences for both sides. Marcus is receiving a little bit of Will’s luxury: Quote (page 113:19): Stolen? Why would anyone steal your shoes?” “Because…” He was going to have to tell the truth, but the problem was that the truth would lead to a whole lot more questions. “Because they were nice ones.” “They were just ordinary black slip-on shoes”

“No, they weren’t. They were new Adidas trainers.”
“Where did you get new Adidas trainers from?”
“Will bought them for me.”
Will, on the other hand is getting a new perspective on...
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