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6 January 9, 2012
For better or for worse you have a relationship with everyone you know. Maybe you love them, maybe you despise them. But sometimes that relationship changes, in the case of Will and his father in the book Something Wicked This Way Comes their relationship is dynamic and changes from the beginning to the middle to the end.
First, in the beginning their relationship was non-communicative. Will has a perfect chance to but does not speak to his father; he ignores him and keeps walking (Bradbury 36). Will also had a chance to spend time with his father but did not (Bradbury 37).Late that night he wanted to go and speak with his father but decided to just go to sleep (Bradbury 38). Some say that this is normal teenager behavior but Will is taking it to an extreme. He is not telling his parents how he feels and neither are they. They are drifting farther and farther apart. This is a perfect example of a non-communicative relationship.
Second, in the middle of the story both Will and his father are opening up to each other. For example Charles does not punish Will for what he did (Bradbury 129). When Charles discovers the ladder leading down from the house, he is not angry but instead tells Will how he used to do the same thing (Bradbury 130). Then Will confesses to his father about Ms. Foley and what he thinks of her (Bradbury 131). It has been argued that they are simply talking, but if you look closely at how they speak you can tell that they are talking like they have never spoken this way before.
Finally, at the end of the book their relationship has done a complete 180ْ and it is the best it has ever been. They are speaking more they have in the past and with more emotion (Bradbury 284). They are also spending more time together then they ever have (Bradbury 286). Finally at the end Charles is “younger” meaning he feels like he is younger and he has a younger mentality (Bradbury 289). Although it could be said that they were forced to spend more time together the time they spent together was spent bonding and learning about each other.
With this evidence it is impossible to say that Will and his father’s relationship don’t change from the beginning to the middle to the end. Not only do they do things that they quite possibly have never done before, they are also doing them with emotion.
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