Change is represented in almost every text, movies, books, poems and others, all have some kind of change in them no matter how big or small. The texts “Batman Begins” and “The whole business with Kiffo and the Pitbull” both have very similar change throughout their stories.
In the story “The whole business with Kiffo and the Pitbull”, change is presented everywhere, mainly and most obviously, in character development. The change in characters and other aspects of the book are, although similar, different to majority of other texts. The unique style of the text, the flashbacks, the sarcastic nature of the writing, and the insight into other characters feelings, adds to the exploration of change in the book.
One of, if not the biggest changes in the book, is the character development of Kiffo. In the beginning of the novel, he is shown as an uncaring, belligerent teenager, hell-bent on making the lives of everyone (especially teachers) difficult. This is shown in the first couple of chapters of the book, where he aggravates a teacher to the point where she attempts to strangle him “Kiffo twirled the ball on his index finger and, with a quick sidelong glance at the rest of the class, launched it into the air. It hit her smack on the back of the head.” followed by the teacher’s reaction “Before we knew it, Miss Leanyer had turned into a raving lunatic. She jumped across the desks, clearing students’ heads by a good margin, and fell on Kiffo like an avenging harpy. Face twisted into a mad grimace, she had him by the throat and was banging his head against the wall”.
In later chapters, he and Calma are revealed to be friends. This demonstrates Kiffo’s transition from being a lonely person, to one whom have friends. This is shown even more when the Pitbull shows up and Kiffo speaks to Calma about his past and how he knew the Pitbull before she started teaching their classes. Kiffo trusts Calma and in turn the reader changes their attitude him, we...