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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

by Ray Bradbury

Friendship Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

So there they go, Jim running slower to stay with Will, Will running faster to stay with Jim, Jim breaking two windows in a haunted house because Will's along, Will breaking one window instead of none, because Jim's watching. God, how we get our fingers in each other's clay. That's friendship, each playing the potter to see what shape we can make of the other. (3.8)

Given this definition of friendship, how else do Will and Jim shape and influence one another?

Quote #2

Jim slid down the drainpipe on his house, toward the sleeping lawns.

"Jim! Wait!"

Will thrashed into his clothes.

"Jim, don't go alone!"

And followed after. (11.31-11.35)

Will cares so much about Jim that he's willing to risk his own neck – and often times face his own fears – to help out his friend.

Quote #3

So now Jim was the kite, the wild twine cut, and whatever wisdom was his taking him away from Will who could only run, earthbound, after one so high and dark silent and suddenly strange. (12.3)

Bradbury repeatedly points to the differences between these boys. With so many disparities between their characters, how is it that they remain such close friends?

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