Pop Art Joe Hill Analysis

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An Undeniable Friendship Pop Art, a story written by Joe Hill, draws you into a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an inflatable. Within the first few moments of the story it is apparent that they are both very different from the rest of society, but come together due to their common misfortune of having no other friends. The bond is very unique due to the character’s obvious differences. Not only are they both physically diverse from one another but they are also very different spiritually. In the end however the only true thing they have in common is death and that is what makes them close. One of the first things the reader may recognize in this story is the use of foreshadowing. The way Art is talked about suggests that he no longer lives or is no longer connected to the narrator. In this story, Joe Hill demonstrates not only the hardships of growing up in a broken home, but also how one friendship can allow one to overcome the fear of death and loneliness. When first reading…show more content…
He doesn’t make it and ends up along shore lifeless. After this happens the narrator goes back to being depressed and anti-social. The loss of art is a huge moment in the story because he goes back to being the same way he was. There was now no escaping his broken home and verbally abusive and disabled father who could’ve been the blame for Arts downfall and death. There are many physiological aspects when having a poor childhood at home. “Children from broken families are nearly five times more likely to suffer damaging mental troubles than those whose parents stay together, Government research has found.” (Daily Mail 1) This may also be what Hill is trying to point out. Children from broken homes need someone else in their lives to cope with. It wasn’t until the narrator met a woman that reminded him of Art that he once again battled the depression that has always disfigured
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