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An A-to-Z Guide Vicki K. Janik, Del Ivan Janik, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson like Helena Kingshaw in I'm the King of the Castle, who in her quest to get married In the house Edmund Hooper dominates; if Kingshaw finds a hiding place, the. Hooper proceeds to taunt and bully Kingshaw, who is the weak victim in their relationship. Susan Hill They have a cold, formal relationship which lacks any compassion. I'm the King of the Castle: GCSE York Notes for GCSE Study Guide. This shows the strained relationship between him and his father. Hooper and Kingshaw differ in the sense that Hooper has accepted his.
But he had dropped the lump of plasticine.
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Kingshaw stuffed the message fearfully into his trouser pocket. Edmund plots and creates as many cunning and diabolical horrors as he can one involving a stuffed crow was my personal favourite to try and get rid of Charles, not understanding that Charles would like nothing more to run away from this place and soon starts to plan just that.
After a first humiliating attempt to flee, Charles soon ventures into the perfectly named Hang Wood with Edmund in hot pursuit.
But can Charles resist revenge and can a bully like Edmund ever really change? In Edmund and Charles I felt Susan Hill creates the typical bully and the typical, and unfortunate, victim. The question it made me ponder were if children are naturally born into those roles in life or if the environment they are brought up in, be it place or how they are treated.
Yes that old chestnut, the nature vs. Is Edmund a rotten so and so because he is allowed to be and because his father had a bad relationship with his father? Has Charles been molly coddled by his mother as he has been moved from pillar to post?
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Or were these two boys just born with brains that developed their psyches into such? Yet how often does this happen in real life? She also looks at those moments of pure darkness and those of pure kindness without shying away from them and the effect of all this is quite something. The boy looked towards the bed. It was once a grand countryside mansion, but has since fallen into despair and decay. The relative immaturity of Kingshaws mind is explored very well in this chapter, and in particular through the way he plans his escape.
The crow is thought to symbolise Hooper, who is very protective of his territory. Kingshaw is convinced that he has killed Hooper.
The chapter is highly descriptive in parts and adopts some of the symbolism that we saw earlier in chapter 3.
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As Hooper recovers, it appears that Kingshaw is becoming more independent, and he meets a local boy by the name of Fielding. However, it is apparent that Kingshaw does not have the capacity to be cruel.
Kingshaws attempts to escape through Hang Wood are described in great detail in this chapter, introducing also a strong element of suspense as the chapter unfolds.
This chapter, the last in the woods, builds on the previous four and allows the beginnings of a bond to develop between the two boys. During their time in Hang Wood they become lost, and are forced to stay the night in a little clearing with a river and pool. Hooper weakness comes as a surprise to Kingshaw, proving that Hooper is also weak at times and has weaknesses.
The natural world in the morning light is now no longer hostile and for Kingshaw there is a definite sense of confidence in his surroundings and also with Hooper.
In terms of the plot, this enables Susan Hill to offer the reader the prospect or idea of the two boys becoming friends. Little happens in this chapter, and it is made up almost entirely of dialogue between the two boys.
Kingshaw comforting Hooper who is described as feeling triumphant. Animal symbolism is used throughout the novel. Joseph Hooper has inherited the house, and lives with his year-old son Edmund Hooper.
The novel ends with Kingshaw committing suicide by drowning himself in the familiar stream in Hang Wood and Mrs. I'm the King of the Castle: