James Patterson Symbolism

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Witch and Wizard consists of countless examples of symbolism, theme and dramatic irony. James Patterson wrote the book through two first person point of views. Patterson explains the journey of Whit and Wisty through one another. The perspective throughout the story switches, giving a more rounded understanding on the views of the two main characters. Patterson does a really good job in explaining the different aspects of society through those literary elements.
The model describes and shows the setting of the psychiatric hospital; where the New Order, a futuristic government that has taken over, imprisons children. The children in the hospital call it a prison because the first thing they noticed were the cameras and the cells; “‘ We have armed guards, security cameras, electronic perimeters and multiple lethal safeguards that I’m not at the liberty to discuss”’(80). The prison symbolizes a new beginning for the world. It is the New Order’s way of getting rid of their problems. The hospital
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Wisty and Whit could not control their powers quite yet. They practiced and practiced giving the children, that had no powers, hope. The outcome of them practicing was their escape. “‘ The hallway in front of us was lined on either side by … canine animals of some sort. Mad dogs? Wolves? Black-furred hyenas? Hungry, angry, hostile animals, chained to the walls up and down the hallway”’(85). Describing the dogs shows that escaping was not easy and that the New Order is not a common democracy government. In the model; Wisty and Whit are in the hallway running from the dogs on the second level or the basement of the hospital. Patterson included a motif of fate versus free will. Wisty and Whit were told stories by their parents of the same prophecies they were hearing now. Wisty and Whit knew that their parents knew something. They trust the prophecies because they came from their

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