Something Wicked This Way Comes Character Analysis

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After reading the book, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, I decided to do my character analysis on Will Halloway, one of the protagonists of the story. Will is a thirteen-year-old boy with “hair as blond-white as milk thistle” (pg6) who lives on Oak Street in Green Town. Will lives next to his best friend Jim Nightshade, and both Will and Jim are central characters in the novel. Even though they are best friends, Jim and Will are completely different. Jim is very curious and he wishes the he could be older and Jim on the other hand is perfectly content with his age. Will isn’t much of a talker, but more of a thinker. Unlike his friend Jim, Will likes to think out a plan whereas Jim just goes with it and takes action. However, throughout the story, will becomes motivated by Jim and starts to take more risks than he has in the past. Will’s father, Charles Halloway plays a large role in this novel, and I would describe him as a…show more content…
Throughout the novel, Will and Jim are faced with many forms of evil that often test the strength of their friendship and trust in eachother. However once the carnival is introduced, it almost seems that Jim is tearing away from the friendship because of his desire to be older. With this being true, Will still stays friends with Jim and he is still always there to protect him. Because Jim is one of Will’s only friends, it causes him to greatly care about Jim. During the novel, Will is seen many times not only looking out for Jim, but also putting himself in harm’s way in order to keep Jim safe. In the end of the novel, we learn that even Mr. Dark and his freaks were not powerful enough to overcome the strength of Will and Jim’s friendship. In conclusion, the theme of the novel stresses the importance of friendship and how with a great friendship you can overcome many
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