Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes Good vs. Evil Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
He wanted to be near and not near them, he saw them close, he saw them far. Suddenly they were awfully small in too large a room in too big a town and much too huge a world. In this unlocked place they seemed at the mercy of anything that might break in from the night.
Including me, Will thought, including me. (8.4-8.5)
Here we see the domesticity of the home connoting a place of safety. We'll let you puzzle over what Will could possibly mean about being a danger to his parents.
Where the colored rain touched the floor, a pair of dusty small shoes poked out. Just beyond the downpour the evil boy loitered.
Evil? Will blinked. Why evil? Because. "Because" was reason enough. A boy, yes, and evil. (19.51)
The novel relies on gut instincts like Will's reaction here to substantiate the presence of evil.