King Of The Castle Character

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I’m The King of the Castle: Who Is Responsible For The Final Tragedy In ‘ 'I'm The King Of The Castle’ The novel “I’m the King of the Castle”, written by Susan Hill is set in the 1900’s in England, around an isolated and dark house called Warings. The house was passed over generation after generation before finally being passed on to Joseph Hooper. The house was standing by it self and no other houses were ear it nothing had changed about it since it was first made . It was made from dark red brick. Edmund Hooper had unhappy memories of Warings from his early childhood. His mother, Ellen Hooper died 6 years ago, so just his father had brought up Edmund by his self . His relationship with his father was really poor compared to other families…show more content…
Mr Hooper is selfish character too. The author is trying to tell the readers how alone mr Hooper feels , and his hopes for Mrs Kingshaw to see him as a suitable man tell the reader. Edmund’s father is sexually frustrated and lonely that’s why he sees Mrs Kingshaw as a pleasure for him self. Mr Hooper blames his wife for leaving him to raise Edmund alone: “I shall not allow myself to feel guilty about it. Edmund will be like any other healthy boy. I am not to blame.” He Is trying to convince him self that he is not the one to blame for Edmund’s miserable behavior. He is refusing of accepting total responsibility for their son, now that his wife is dead, could be the reason for the lack in proper parenting; teaching Hooper what is right and what is wrong and how to behave around others. Hooper’s lack of love given by his dad made him an actually psychopath that cant show love to others and made him want to hurt everyone’s feelings , just like his own feelings are hurt. Mr Hooper is even more careless to the situation between Charles and Edmund, he knows exactly that his son is a psychopath However, this does not mean that he overlooks Charles’ presence completely; he actually thinks: “We are getting to know one another, Charles, don’t you think? We are becoming very good friends.” This brief conversation Mr Hooper has with Kingshaw…show more content…
He pretends to care about Kingshaw; this means his concern for the boy is fake; This naively selfish interest in Charles could be what pushed the child to take his life. As the only person who told him, face to face, that they felt as though they could relate to Charles, and felt as though they had become ‘good friends’, Mr Hooper could have been the hero who saved Kingshaw from Edmund. However, Mr Hooper also did not know about the abuse, and did nothing to find out about it either. It is a flaw of both parents to see what they want to see rather than face the reality of the situation. This flaw means that they must eventually accept responsibility for the tragic ending of Kingshaw’s short
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