Something This Way Comes Charles Halloway Analysis

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“Feelings are something you have; not something you are” (Shannon L. Alder). In the beginning of Something This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, Charles Halloway struggles to relate to his son, Will, because he “makes me feel so old” (37). His idea of a good father is one that “plays baseball with his son,” but he is fifty-four and can’t move around as well as other dads (37). He is longing to be younger again and have a relationship with his child. Charles works as a janitor in a library; a job that both pays his bills and fulfills his love of books. He spends most of his time at work, and often leaves his house during the night to go to the library. Will describes him as an “old man” and “not some might think, father
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