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How do the various adults treat Billy Casper in "Kestrel for a Knave"?
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1. How do the various adults treat Billy Casper in "Kestrel for a Knave"?
2. How dose the society in which Billy lives in have an effect on him?
1. Billy Casper is a 14 year old boy who lives in a rough area of South Yorkshire in 1968. In the book most of the adults treat him with no respect and look down on him, but a few take pity on him and begin to understand him.
In the book even his family treat him bad. His brother Jud treats him like dirt and thinks he has the right to boss Billy around. He says things like, "O'shut it", "Do it yourself" and "I'd have bloody killed him if I'd got hold of his this afternoon". Jud never dose anything for Billy but expects Billy to do things for him. He dose not treat Billy like a brother and doesn't seem to like him.
His mother, (Miss Casper as she is known in the book) treats him just as bad if not worse. She says things like "O' stop pestering me" and "We will see if you're going or not you cheeky, young bugger".
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