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Comparison between `Pieces of Silver ` with ` The Red Ball`

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Comparison between `Pieces of Silver ` with ` The Red Ball` Both ` Pieces of Silver` and ` The Red Ball` present poverty and the relationship between parents and children . Add to that the suffering , hardship and unfairness towards the two main characters. The main character in both stories is a boy Clement, in ` Pieces of Silver` and Bolan in ` The Red Ball`. Karl Sealy makes The action of this story covers twenty-four hours in the life of Clement. The story begins as the school bell is ringing and the boys line up waiting for inspection by their teachers. The writer describes the boys feet as ` dusty , naked ` which show how poor they are . An assembly is called where the acting head, Mr. Chase, asks for contributions to the retiring head's present. Sealy describes the cruel treatment of Clement and the other boys in a wonderful details. ...read more.


Megahey. He gives them a generous donation of sixpence, their biggest of the night. Sealy used contrast and irony to finish his story by making the pennies come from Mr. Megahey pocket . The next day at school, to his surprise, Clement surprises Mr. Chase by presenting eight pieces of silver to him saying 'there is one for each of us' . At the end of the story, the writer gives us a final impression of hope and triumph as Clement was able to donate not only for himself , but also for the other boys and saves them from Mr. Chase punishment and humiliations. In contrast, Ismith Khan begins his story with Bolan sitting in Woodford Square on his own. Some other boys ask him to play cricket. Bolan hesitates at the beginning but then he accepts the offer . When everyone agrees that Bolan is a good player they ask him to play with them again the following day; Bolan feels that he has been accepted by the boys. ...read more.


the end his father apologizes to him .The writer uses contrast between cruelty and pity to support his view about the father`s love of his son when he said to him ` he is a thief ` and `is for you we doin` . In conclusion,both writers give us impression about the culture and the people who live in poverty and hardship while others who are meant to be in charge don't care about that . They just care about their own issue rather than trying to be aware of the suffering of poor people . The writers try to tell the reader that poverty can't do anything against the unfairness by considering the irony of a boy like Clement giving money to a man like Mr. Megahey or by Bolan stealing from his father to gain the boys friendship. Also , they end their stories with a twist which makes the reader feel sympathy with the two characters and feel the suffering and hardship they face in their life. ...read more.

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