9th CP English
6 January 2012
Are you Good or Evil
Good Vs Evil in an epic showdown of the century! In the book Something Wicked This Way Comes the theme is good always triumph over evil. The story shows this in three major ways, and it all starts with the Dust Witch getting a dusting by Charles then to Mr. Dark getting hugged to death, and lastly with Jim having the lively hood danced into him.
The Dusts Witch a pure evil carnival freak with yellow teeth that has a weakness of happiness and love. Charles kills the Dust Witch by using the cheerfulness in his life and a humorous smile. He draws a smile which the witch thought was a crescent moon. When Charles shots the wax bullet the witch breaths in and chokes on the bullet with the smile on it when she sucks in air. Some people may say that there is no confirmation of her actually choking on the bullet because they don’t confirm it, but the story says “When I fired the shot did she suck the other bullet down her throat? Did she… choke on my smile! Oh, Christ!” (Bradbury 251) So this proves that she did choke because she did not even have a bullet hole in her as Mr. Dark said.
The villainous Mr. Dark Once thought to be able to live eternally with his magical marry go round. Mr. Dark rides on the merry go round backwards and becomes a child. Charles finds Mr. Dark as a child and literally loves him to death. Charles hugs him in an embrace that was full of love. Some people say that the hug would not have love in it because they are enemies, but the book says it was almost lovingly so Charles was putting feeling into it. The book says “You can’t hurt me! The boy shrieked. Funny, said Charles Halloway. I think I can.” “Cant … This...” (Bradbury 272-273) These were the last words Mr. Dark ever said.
The last time in the story when good triumphs over evil is when Jim has the life danced into him. Jim went on the merry go round because he has a slight evil side to him. Will try’s to get Jim of the merry go round. Jim dies and the story say’s “ Dead …? … I don’t feel…” (Bradbury 270) This is they proved Jim was dead. Then latter Mr. Halloway say’s “ Jump around! Whoop and holler! You hear! Shout, sing, but most of all laugh.”(Bradbury 281) Then soon after Jim comes back to life after they dance, sing, holler, laugh, and Mr. Halloway plays the harmonica. Some people say that Jim is not dead just unconscious but even in the story it says he is dead as shown in the first citation in this paragraph.
The epic showdown is over and good has won. The dust witch is blown away, and Mr. Dark was Hugged dead, and lastly Will and Charles do a lively dance to bring back the deceased. Good always triumphs over evil and this book has publicized it time and time again.
Something Wicked This Way Come, Bradbury Ray, New York NY, 1999