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Just Like That

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Introduction

Just Like That is a short story written by Michael Richards. The story is about a father and a son who drives to a paddock with kangaroos. In the beginning of the story the father asks his son if he thinks he can do it and when the son doesn't answer the father says that if he can't do it now he never will. And of cause the son tells his father, "Yes. I can do it." The thing the father is referring to is killing kangaroos. It may sound weird but in the story killing a kangaroo is like a test of manhood. ...read more.

Middle

I think the boy has got conflicting feelings because one way he wants to be a man but the other way he still can see that it isn't right to kill. But the son is still curios to find out what's going to happen. The father is a very hard man. Perhaps he doesn't have any feelings. Maybe he has had a tough childhood himself. Maybe he is angry because his son is very timid and maybe not as masculine as himself and that is why he pushes his son to kill to show off his masculinity. The bond between the father and the son isn't very strong. ...read more.

Conclusion

It could be his innocence but also his idea of masculinity I think he realizes that he doesn't want to be like his father but at this point he can't stop killing. The father somehow opened up for something in the son that he hasn't realized before. Maybe he has got a hidden killer instinct. I could not help thinking where is the mother? In the end of the story the son bites his lip and somehow recovers and he realizes that he has done something very wrong and tears start to come to his eyes. He feels nothing, he feels ugly and disgusting because he has killed an animal and now I think he might kills his father because it was his fault. ?? ?? ?? ?? 6. december 2007 JUST LIKE THAT - CHARACTERIZATION ...read more.

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Although there are a couple of good analytical points made in this essay as a whole piece it is far too superficial. An analytical, GCSE essay needs to be completed in far more detail and the ideas of structure, form and language explored in far more depth.

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