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"I'm the King of the Castle" - An account of the change in power between Kingshaw and Hooper in chapter eight.

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An account of the change in power between Kingshaw and Hooper in chapter eight. Throughout the book up till chapter eight we have come across many battles between Hooper and Kingshaw. One of the battles the boys have is one which is who gains the power over the other. So in this chapter I will be analysing every element where either Kingshaw or Hooper wins the power over the other. Hooper is the first to accumulate the power because he makes out that he has a father who dearly loves him and that he would buy anything for him and Kingshaw knows that his mother doesn't feel the same about him. ...read more.

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Hooper though fights back and wins control of the power as he irritates Kingshaw by saying that, "Has your mother gone after a lot of people" and following on from that comment he says "That's why you came here. You didn't come think it was anything else, did you? She wants to be married to my father. He's rich". Kingshaw is furious by the comments Hooper makes and he wishes that he had hit Hooper with the stick he had picked up earlier. Kingshaw can hardly defend the comments and can only come up with a feeble remark of, " Liar, liar, liar. ...read more.

Conclusion

This scenario enables Kingshaw to have control, as Hooper is vulnerable because he is whimpering and he stated his head is hurting. Kingshaw continues to build his power as Hooper later pleads with him not to leave him alone and go away to look for the way out. Hooper is shown as frightened individual. He uses lines such as, "You're not to go away and leave me." To plead with Kingshaw. Later though Kingshaw succumbed all the power he had built up as he says to Hooper, "I wouldn't have really hit you", and also "look you needn't worry, Hooper, we've both got to stay here till they come for us". These two lines by Kingshaw let Hooper have all the power and Hooper ends the chapter with the power as he began it. By Mohammud Malik ...read more.

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