‘For Michelle, growing up means understanding fear.’ Discuss.
As for a child involved in such a difficult criminal, Michele grew up and stopped being a child. For him, to be mature is to understand what is scare. He had gone through so many in the incident but no one helped him, in other words, he is facing his fear by himself.
Michele was a nine year-old boy who is too small to understand the dark side of human. ‘It’s men you should be afraid of, not monster.’ his father, Pino, taught him that monsters are not scary, they are just something he created himself which do not exist, where as human is the most difficult creature. Human is a living that does exist and will harm us physically and mentally. People you know are sometimes not as you think they are, example Michele thought his father was a loving and caring father, they’re life was simple in a village with other villagers, but when he found out that his father was dealing with a kidnapping, the impression of him to his father has changed, though he was still a kind father, he was also a criminal, a real monster at night, which made him grew up, from thinking the world is nice and simple to knowing the difficulties of human sides.
By knowing the other sides of his father, he knows more about human. He discovered the boy in the hole, Filippo. Michele then always visits and talks to him, he can see the boy’s feeling clearly. He was scared of the outer world and thought he was dead; He made up his own imaginary world because he can see nothing. By the time Michele knew his father was kidnapping the boy, he suddenly realise men are difficult. Men cannot be recognised by looking at his face, the true side of men are is not to be seen by others but themselves. He learnt them by himself and in a cruel way: witnessing and then involving in the incident himself. He was visiting Filippo at first, and when he knew about the criminal, he wanted to save him. He...