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Short story assessement - "The Bread winner" by Leslie Halward.

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  • Submitted: 25/11/2003
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1/10/2001 "The Breadwinner by Leslie Halward Siobhan Lawless

A short story I have just read recently is called "The Breadwinner". This short story was written by Leslie Halward. The character who aroused my emotions the most was Billy. I felt sympathy towards him because he is the only person working. Then he comes in, gets a beaten and sent to bed with no food. I also feel respect towards Billy as he stood up to his dad. The second character who aroused my emotions was Billy's mother. I also felt sympathy and respect towards her as she stood up to her husband and has to put up with him. Billy's dad was the person who aroused different emotions I disliked him because he bullied Billy and his wife.

Towards Billy I felt sympathy because he is working all week then comes home and gets a beating from his dad. I also feel admiration towards Billy because I admire him for standing up to his dad. A quotation which helps me feel sympathetic towards Billy is:

"he beat him unmercifully about the body and legs"

I felt really sorry for Billy at this point because

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