In the novel Good Night Mister Tom written by Michelle Mogrian I found an interesting character is William Beech, he shows us that even the toughest up-bringing can be cured through a little love
William beech is a sickly looking nine year old boy who was an evacuee from London during W.W.2. He lived with his mother who abused him and made him think that his burses were a sign of his sin. He didn’t get shown much affection or love. That is until he got evacuated into the country to live with Mr Tom, William was a “quiet little boy who had no friends as such”. Through Mr Tom, William learnt what it felt like to be loved and in return taught Tom to love again.
When William first moved to little Weir-World he struggled to form a relationship with anybody. He wasn’t use to having friends because people treated him so badly back in London. He was brought up with no love from his mother so it was a huge change when William moved in with tom. William’s first interaction with other children his own age was when Zach, George and Carrie took him berry picking. William was able to feel what it was like to around friends in a healthy type of play. The outcome of this is seeing more self-confidence in William “I wasn’t expecting such a change in you” Mrs Beech stepped backwards sharply horrified. She couldn’t remember having seen William smile before.” Through William I have learnt it is possible for people to learn to trust again.
Tom was a grumpy, lonely old man who kept to himself. He didn’t like communicating or getting involved with the community. But when William came to live with him he changed. He was a more happy and understanding, he got involved in the community activities and helped on guard watch. “Behind his scrowling manner was a kindly man and if it hadn’t been for the arrival of a rate inspird little boy, might not have known it.” William’s presence caused Tom to show love and compassion which William had not previously experienced. Tom helped William...