Why does tommo believe he lives in Charlies glow?
Over the past month I have been reading and studying the book private peaceful by Michael morpurgo. It’s a story about a young boy called Tommo who has an older brother Charlie a friend big Joe and their mother. Tommo looks up to Charlie, they always look out for each other. Tommo found a best friend at school called molly and both Charlie and Tommo soon fell in love with her. Later on in the book molly gives birth to a baby girl whose father is Charlie and Tommo wishes to let out a secret that has been kept since his father sadly passed away. In my essay I will be writing about how Tommo and Charlie’s relationships change during the story. Firstly I am going to concentrate about Charlie and tommos relationship whilst they were at school. Tommo looks up to Charlie because Charlie always looks out for Tommo one example of this is when they were in the school yard Tommo got in a fight and Charlie took over and for his punishment him and jimmy pearsons got the cane jimmy kept crying “Ow, sir! Ow, sir! Ow. Sir!” but when it was chalies turn all we hear “are the whacks, and then the silences between”... this is one of the reasons why I have “the bravest brother in the world.” When Tommo first met molly he and molly had a very strong relationship and they still did when Charlie got friendly with her but as molly was two years older than him and Charlie was older by three “they always ran faster than i did.” And sometimes I felt like “they wanted to be without me... I was feeling miserable and abandoned” soon this all got worse when Tommo finds out Charlie was in a relationship with molly. “I was so filled with anger and resentment towards him that I never wanted to speak to him again, nor to molly come to that.” Tommo by now is probably thinking what would Charlie so that to me? The one lad I look up to I cannot trust anymore he knows I love molly so why did he do this?...
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