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Will Mossop is not a believable character. He changes too much. What do you think? Trace the stages by which he develops from the slow-witted shoe hand into the confident young businessman. Do you find the change to incredible?"

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Hobsons Choice- Willie Mossop Will Mossop is not a believable character. He changes too much. What do you think? Trace the stages by which he develops from the slow-witted shoe hand into the confident young businessman. Do you find the change to incredible?" In the first act Will is the slow-witted shoe hand. He is very naive and has no self esteem what so everIn the first act of the play the narrator gives an accurate description of Willie. P9. " He is a lanky fellow, about 30, not naturally stupid but stunted mentally by a brutalized childhood. He is a raw material of a charming man, but at presence, it requires a very keen eye to detect his potentialities. His clothes are an even poorer version of tubbys." In this first act Will is very na�ve because of his low self esteem. When Maggie tells him he is actually underpaid and could very easily get a well-paid job in a bigger and posh shop he comes out with a straight answer of no. ...read more.

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Ada is the same as Will; she is na�ve and has a low self-esteem. She wants to marry Will because he will look after her, which is a ridicules idea because Will struggles to look after himself. Maggie seems to think that her reason is much better than Ada's. Maggie wants to marry Will for business, she is a good salesperson and Will is good at making shoes, together they could have a business. After Maggie tells Will that he may kiss her, but Will is scared and virtually runs off. Everyone is shocked at the end of the first act as Maggie's confidence rubs off onto Will for a moment. Hobson takes off his belt and threatens to beat the love out of Will every day until he refuses Maggie's proposal. Will retaliates and says if he touches him with the belt he will run off with Maggie. But Hobson still hits him. Wills confidence seems to grow with his anger, he quickly kisses Maggie and walks out of the shop. In act 2 Hobson's business has reduced itself to selling clogs. ...read more.

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Will own a business so he really needs to be able to read and write. In act 4 will has become the confident young businessman. The narrator describes Will as he is now. P47 " Will enters. Maggie follows him. He is not aggressive, but he is prosperous and has self-confidence. Against Alice and Vickey he is consciously mettle. Hobson tries to make him a cheap proposal of his old job back, and he can live in his house. Will declines his offer straight away and says he will go into partnership with Hobson as long as Will gets to make all the decisions. He has learnt to read and write and is even giving orders to Maggie. At the end Hobson cant believe the change but strangely neither can Will. I don't think the change is too incredible because it takes place over a year. It is Maggie's confidence that rubs off on Will. Even though that it is possible for someone to undergo such a huge change I don't think Will has actually changed. He is simply pretending to change, in front of everyone else he is a confident young businessman, but when alone with Maggie he is still how he was at the start. ...read more.

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