Jim Nightshade's Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Growing Up Something Wicked This Way Comes is a definite story of how one boy wants to grow up and the other will give anything to stay young. This book is a very interesting look into an increasingly common perspective of a pair of two young teenage boys. Sure, the two are complete opposites, but they still do have a little in common. One has no father and the other has an old father that almost dreams of a way to die. This is just one of many reasons that this is a coming of age story. The way that these two boys are raised is what makes them grow up in different ways at different speeds. First, look at the way the two boys act. Jim Nightshade is the boy that cannot wait to grow up and do adult activities. He wants to watch a couple…show more content…
First, look at the name Jim Nightshade. Jim is just a casual name that has no meaning. The last name is the name that is most meaningful. First off, look at night a time where it is typically dark and creepy. It seems that the shadows engulf a person into their path of darkness and mystery. Next, look at the suffix shade. Shade is an example of something that can help someone look around the corner. Jim is not quite sure what he wants or who to listen to. He thinks that if he listens to and watches what a few grown adults do; he will start to be like them. In contrast, the name Will Halloway is more meaningful. The first part of the last name hallow is kind of like an angel. Just like how Will is supposed to represent an angel child that everyone loves. Also, look at the last part of his name way. As a matter of fact, it is in the title Something Wicked This Way Comes. Way means that it is a path or trail to something new, exciting, or undiscovered. This shows that Will might take the unexpected route, but he will make sure that he completely understands the consequences of his action. He tends to think more about what exactly he is doing. He does this to keep on as an example of a perfect child. Unlike Jim, Will strongly cares about whether what he is doing is right or wrong. He would rather only take action when the alternative is harmful or
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