Assignment 3 – Kestrel for a knave
Question 4 – choose two or three episodes from the novel which have had a particular impact on you. Explain why you have chosen then and why they have had an impact.
The incidence at break time had an eminence impact on the reader. We naturally sympathize with and discover Billy, we secretly optimistic he will claim some much desired liberation in his shambles of a childhood, we comprehend how bleak his life is, and know how it is despratley lacking a positive influence to be involved. This particular episode give us the precise contentment we have been waiting for.
From numerous episodes within the book the reader digests that Billy exists as a character who stands alone in exhaustive domains of his life, this is again displayed at break time. Billy moves out into the cold school yard on his own and examines the scene in the yard with extensive detail, he notices the behavior of the other school children
“their conversation mostly quiet, their movements spasmodic.”
Billy inspects the different activities along with the noise fabricated from so many conflicting things taking place together. These evaluation's of the situations are again an illustration of Billy's natural competence to take note of capacious detail of anything he comes into contact with. His eyes are fully aware at all times. Even with a frustrated mind when MacDowall begins to agitate Billy behind the bike shed, Billy again managed to notice detail in his surrounding
“The door was painted green.”
I believe this hint of his gifted insight imply's that Billy, even when enduring this loneliness, complete lack of companionship and relentless battling with everyone who surrounds him, he has still found something positive from it all, with great insight comes great knowledge. now nothing can distract him from the world.
Enter Mr. Farthing, the sole person so far within the book to display towards Billy the slightest bit of positive attention....