Overcoming Evil In Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: Overcoming Evil Many people have been in a situation where they have needed another person’s support either physically or emotionally. Having someone to lean on can make a challenge easier to overcome. Also knowing someone is there, gives the power to believe that a difficult task can be accomplished. Jim and Will have been best friends since birth. They do everything together and have never thought differently. Holloway lets the minutes, hours, and days tick by waiting for everything to be perfect. Jim and Halloway have to find ways to overcome their personal challenges to win against evil. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury the theme is the power of overcoming evil through friendship, love, joy, and acceptance. …show more content…

They have to search for it during difficult times. Halloway is in the mirror maze and sees his reflection, which is of a very old man. This is sucking the life out of him, but Will says “Oh, Dad, Dad, I don’t care how old you are… I love You” (258). Will’s love for Halloway gives Halloway the boost he needs to be joyful for who he is. This experience brings Will and Halloway closer together. Halloway is determined to not allow Will to become like him, a person who hides in a library all day, everyday. Out of love Halloway encourages Will to not give up on Jim. Halloway wants Will to overcome the evil of death for Jim; “Death’s funny, God damn it!... Will your Godawful voice! Damn girl soprano. Sparrow in a tin can. Jump, boy” (284)! Will has to dig deep to find the courage to act joyful. Will is not going to let evil take away the friendship between him and Jim. After Will started dancing and being goofy, he found joy from of his love for Jim. Will has become more independent and make his own choices, because of the evil situation Jim is in. He chooses love and joy, which saves Jim. Choosing love and joy over evil shows true

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