ARNOLD FRIEND=THE DEVIL
Arnold Friend’s strange appearances, supernatural abilities and strange symbols suggest that he is the devil.
Arnold’s unnatural facial and physical appearances suggest that he is wearing some sort of disguise. While he is talking to Connie she notices that Arnold’s face was tanned down to the neck but running out as if having plastered make up. Connie also notices his crazy hair looks like a wig and eyelashes seems to be painted with a charcoal like substance. Furthermore Arnold also has strange eyes that seem to catch the light making them glow like Lucifer’s eyes. Not only is his facial features unnatural but the way his boots fit was also out of the norm. During his Conversation with Connie she notices that his boots seemed to be bent awkwardly at the ankle. The way his boots were bent suggested that he stuffed his boots or that he lacks human feet but poses hooves instead.
Aside from his unnatural appearance, Arnold also possesses abilities of manipulation and supernatural knowledge. Unlike a normal stranger, Arnold has the ability of knowing the whereabouts of Connie, her friends as well as her family. Arnold also possesses supernatural abilities which allow him to manipulate Connie into coming to him against her will. Arnold also seems to have an inability of unable to enter Connie’s house like that of a vampire who cannot enter ones house without permission.
Throughout the story many symbols are presented in form of numbers and names which further supports Arnold as the Devil. During their conversation Arnold gives Connie three strange numbers, 33, 19, 17 he tells her that is his secret code. From the numbers that he gave 3+3+1+9+1+7=24 which suggests that it is the 24th alphabet, X, which he marked in the air telling Connie that it’s his sign. The number 33 can also symbolize the book Judges which is the 33rd book of the bible. Judges chapter 19 verse 17 says “And when he had lifted up his eyes. He saw a wayfaring man in...