Character description of Will & Marcus (About a Boy)

Marcus and Will are the main characters the book “About a Boy”, I choose to compere these to because they so opposite of each other. Will is a 36-years-old man, who is very immature for his age. He is very closed up and self centered. I think this quote describes how he thinks; “You had to live in your own bubble. You couldn’t force your way into someone else’s, because then it wouldn’t be a bubble any more.” To me it seams that he don’t want to be happy, he don’t want a family and he most certainly don’t want any feelings. He makes that very clear when he says: “What good were real feelings anyway?” Marcus is 12-years-old and very mature for his age. His mother Fiona is very depressed and this has a huge impact on Marcus. “That was his mother. When she wasn’t crying over the breakfast cereal, she was laughing about killing herself.” Is a quote that is said by Marcus in the book. I think this describes how he has to deal with his mother and how it affects him. The same with this quote actually: “There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.” It’s a quote of what he thinks when he comes home to his depressed mother everyday. Marcus and Will are very opposite of each other, but there is one thing that they both feel subconsciously. In the beginning of the book neither of them are happy. But when they meet they start making each other happy. I think it’s beautiful how two people can make such a big difference in their lives.


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