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Analysis Of Something Wicked This Way Comes Bradbury

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In Something Wicked This Way Comes Bradbury adds weaknesses to almost every character in the story. Theses weaknesses will turn out to be important and work as catalysts for change in the storyline. The story is about two adventurous boys, Jim and Will, who live in Greentown Illinois. There is a clear connection between these two boys; they are so different that they end up balancing each other. “So there they go, Jim running slower to stay with Will, Will running faster to stay with Jim.” (18) They could even be compared to ying and yang, opposites yet functioning as one. There is a clear difference between Will and Jim, Will is always questioning everything and Jim acts and then asks questions. Later in the book we learn that Will is really open minded and pays attention to everything around him while Jim is much centered and never looks away from the world. Jim is a very independent individual while Will relies upon other people’s opinions. These characteristics can be both viewed as weaknesses and as traits as well. The story starts taking a para-normal route when the lighting ...

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  • Analyzes how bradbury adds weaknesses to almost every character in something wicked this way comes. the story is about two adventurous boys, jim and will, who live in greentown illinois.
  • Analyzes the differences between will and jim. will is always questioning everything while jim acts and then asks questions.
  • Analyzes how the para-normal story begins when the lighting rod salesman "tom fury" meets the kids. the carnival gains its attractions by luring people and using their weaknesses against them.
  • Analyzes how mr. cooger lures ms. foley into the carnival's ruse by using the carousel age-changing properties and changing him into a kid.
  • Analyzes how mr. dark, the witch and the other persona involved with the carnival possess magic, whereas happiness and joy have magic traits in the book.
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