22 November 2013
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Analysis
Friendship is a very big part of life. Who would’ve known that a good friendship would turn out to be more than just that? What if you found out that someone you loved as a really good friend was a close relative like a cousin or even a brother? Larry Ott and Silas “32” had been friends at childhood, but one tragic event took place. Larry took Cindy out on a date, who was a childhood friend, and she was never seen again. Of course the county blamed him; he was the last person that Cindy was known to have been with. Larry never confessed about doing anything to Cindy. Cindy was never found, and this is what tore the great relationship that Larry and Silas had together. Knowing that these things happened in the relationship between Larry and Silas this brings up a very interesting topic. The topic is does Silas bring out something in Larry? Also, does Larry react the same way with other people as he does with Silas? Did Silas bring out the good in Larry?
The friendship that Larry Ott and Silas have is a secret friendship. If one reads this book then they would wonder how their friendship could be so undercover. Larry lived under the suspicion of killing Cindy for years. One brother was a black boy and the other was a white guy. Larry Ott and Silas “32” were really good friends, but the question is, “Can you really be someone’s friend, but stop all because of one little flaw”. Crooked is what the audience would have thought that Larry was. One would say this because of the constant accusations of him being a killer. The two friends were separated by terrible things, and certain people would not just get passed a situation like this. This book is about how the past reaches into the future and how things that happened in the past can haunt your future. The past also manipulated Larry’s feelings towards certain things. “Their lives had stopped, frozen, as if...
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