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Isolation - Part 1
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  • C is isolated due to his mum's illness. C tells Lily and Lily tells others who tell others -> people start treating C differently 
  • C feels that world is shifting around him -> harder when he is in denial. Ness highlights the human impulsive to give smn space when they are in pain -> but instead you should be offering support.
  • People change behaviour towards him -> " it was like a circle had opened around him, a dead area, with C at the center, surrounded by land mines" -> implies that people worried on how to treat him.
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Isolation - Part 2
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  • "So eventually, he stopped going over to groups of friends, stopped looking up at whispers, and even stopped putting his hand up" - and no one even noticed 
  • isolation - whether intentional or not - may deepen the pain of a grieving person
  • Conor = gentle and kind but when he feels invisible = acts aggressively to attract attention. through the book, the plot shows his desire for human interaction.
  • third tale = invisible man who isnt actually invisible its just that people have become used to not seeing him -> metaphor for C's situation in school
  • C becomes more isolated after his violent actions but comforted  when Lily passes a note that said "I see you" . it is everyones duty to know when smn is sad and reach out.
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Death - Part 1
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  • C's mom becomes more ill as she fails multiple treatments. 
  • C has a hard time accepting situation
  • C's family cant avoid suffering and death -> they must confront their pain and move past it
  • C is always reminded that her death is inevitable -> but still remains hopeful
  • Her mothers symptoms ; tired, falls asleep anywhere, losing hair, vomits often(C describes it as normal)
  • C's mum tries to tell him that she might not get better, but rejects her idea and accuses her of lying bcs she said the treatments would work.
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Death - Part 2
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  • Monster tells C stories to remind him its okay to be mad
  • Ending of book -> shows how C is coming to terms with his moms death -> monster helps him to express his feelings
  • C understands the need to express grief rather than denying it -> alowwing himself to feel the pain is the only way he can moves past it.
  • C is weighed down by the emotional pain of seeing his mum die
  • "I started to think how much i wanted it to be over" he says " How much I just wanted to stop having to think about it"
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Death - Part 3
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  • C has experienced so much pain -> tried to avoid it -> fears his own pain more than his mothers death
  • Monster comforts C -> tells him its okay to wish for it to end
  • Suffering is unavoidable, but suppressing it makes it worse -> only by expressing grief, the  the comfort from the monster will come -> he knows it will help him.
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Symbols - Part 1
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  • Yew tree symbol for healing -> C and mum -> but most of all C => from all his pain and grief. Also symbolizes C's denial and false hope.
  • Monster takes form of yew tree every time it meets C
  • C's mum always looks out the window at the yew tree behind their house -> ssas she has "a friend out there who'd help if things got to their worst".
  • Final treatment is made of yew tree bark -> gives C false hope -> doesnt work     -> C more upset (at mum and tree)
  • Monster reveals why it is here: not to heal C's mum but to heal C from pain
  • And the tree does by the end, letting C grieve and let it all out so thaf he doesnt have to suffer it when she dies
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Family - Part 2
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  • Monster helps C transition to adulthood by -> encourages him to accept his mum's illness and that she is most likely going to die -> but spplying him with the comfort of being carried
  • Monster does sth no family memeber can: the monster guides him through the processes of having a loved one die -> but allows him to maintain the desire of being a child(to be loved and taken care of)
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Storytelling - Part 1
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  • titular A Monster Calls comes to C with a purpose: to tell him three stories, after which C tells his own
  • each tale has similarities with C's life -> leads him to think that there may be a straightforward lesson at the end of each one
  • However, the tale within the boom arent meant to teach lessons of good and evil that instruct readers on what to do -> but to help them see their lives in a different light.
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Storytelling - Part 2
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  • C finds connections between his life and the tales -> thinks that they are meant to show him sth
  • First tale centers on evil queen and handsome prince -> queen wants to marry prince -> prince runs away with farmer's daughter -> wakes up and finds farmer's daughter dead and assumes the queen did it -> the people believe and attempt to burn her
  • C sees comparisons bwtween queen and grandmother - strict, C doesn't want her to rule his life. He wonders " I dont suppose you could help me with her?"
  • Monster reveals that prince killed his lover in order to turn people from queen -> this is why monster saved her. Monster acknowledges that the queen was evil, but she didnt commit the murder -> it wouldnt have been fair for her to be punished
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Storytelling - Part 5
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  • C plays the role of the storyteller rather than the listener in the fourth story
  • In his story, he is holding on to his mum who is falling down a cliff. He knows he can hang on longer -> but chooses to let go. 
  • C is mad at himself for this -> he let her go so that neither of them would have to endure the pain -> this doent make C a bad guy -> Monster helps C interpret his feelings and understand that his feelings are just as complex and valid as those of the first three tales
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Analysis - 'Who am I?'
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  • part of various cultures: Heine the Hunter, Cermunnos, Green Man
  • as old as time and earth itself
  • predator(strong) and victim(weak)
  • both good and evil
  • makes fun of C for not knowing
  • he uses metaphors, personification, repetition, conciet, rhetorical question, opposites, imagery
  • 'I am the snake of the world devouring its tail' -> life,death,rebirth  => balace
  • 'I am this wild earth' -> he is everything and anything 
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Storytelling - Part 4
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  • Even though monster said that there is no simple lesson in its stories -> he does wish for them to teach C how ro understand the world around him
  • Stories dont always tell what to do in a situation (right or wrong) they allow listeners to step into the shoes of another ppersn and see their problems in a different way -> perhaps more enlightening
  • Monster summerises the primary idea behind its stories: "There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad guy. Most are somewhere in between
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Q:
Isolation - Part 1
A:
  • C is isolated due to his mum's illness. C tells Lily and Lily tells others who tell others -> people start treating C differently 
  • C feels that world is shifting around him -> harder when he is in denial. Ness highlights the human impulsive to give smn space when they are in pain -> but instead you should be offering support.
  • People change behaviour towards him -> " it was like a circle had opened around him, a dead area, with C at the center, surrounded by land mines" -> implies that people worried on how to treat him.
Q:
Isolation - Part 2
A:
  • "So eventually, he stopped going over to groups of friends, stopped looking up at whispers, and even stopped putting his hand up" - and no one even noticed 
  • isolation - whether intentional or not - may deepen the pain of a grieving person
  • Conor = gentle and kind but when he feels invisible = acts aggressively to attract attention. through the book, the plot shows his desire for human interaction.
  • third tale = invisible man who isnt actually invisible its just that people have become used to not seeing him -> metaphor for C's situation in school
  • C becomes more isolated after his violent actions but comforted  when Lily passes a note that said "I see you" . it is everyones duty to know when smn is sad and reach out.
Q:
Death - Part 1
A:
  • C's mom becomes more ill as she fails multiple treatments. 
  • C has a hard time accepting situation
  • C's family cant avoid suffering and death -> they must confront their pain and move past it
  • C is always reminded that her death is inevitable -> but still remains hopeful
  • Her mothers symptoms ; tired, falls asleep anywhere, losing hair, vomits often(C describes it as normal)
  • C's mum tries to tell him that she might not get better, but rejects her idea and accuses her of lying bcs she said the treatments would work.
Q:
Death - Part 2
A:
  • Monster tells C stories to remind him its okay to be mad
  • Ending of book -> shows how C is coming to terms with his moms death -> monster helps him to express his feelings
  • C understands the need to express grief rather than denying it -> alowwing himself to feel the pain is the only way he can moves past it.
  • C is weighed down by the emotional pain of seeing his mum die
  • "I started to think how much i wanted it to be over" he says " How much I just wanted to stop having to think about it"
Q:
Death - Part 3
A:
  • C has experienced so much pain -> tried to avoid it -> fears his own pain more than his mothers death
  • Monster comforts C -> tells him its okay to wish for it to end
  • Suffering is unavoidable, but suppressing it makes it worse -> only by expressing grief, the  the comfort from the monster will come -> he knows it will help him.
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Symbols - Part 1
A:
  • Yew tree symbol for healing -> C and mum -> but most of all C => from all his pain and grief. Also symbolizes C's denial and false hope.
  • Monster takes form of yew tree every time it meets C
  • C's mum always looks out the window at the yew tree behind their house -> ssas she has "a friend out there who'd help if things got to their worst".
  • Final treatment is made of yew tree bark -> gives C false hope -> doesnt work     -> C more upset (at mum and tree)
  • Monster reveals why it is here: not to heal C's mum but to heal C from pain
  • And the tree does by the end, letting C grieve and let it all out so thaf he doesnt have to suffer it when she dies
Q:
Family - Part 2
A:
  • Monster helps C transition to adulthood by -> encourages him to accept his mum's illness and that she is most likely going to die -> but spplying him with the comfort of being carried
  • Monster does sth no family memeber can: the monster guides him through the processes of having a loved one die -> but allows him to maintain the desire of being a child(to be loved and taken care of)
Q:
Storytelling - Part 1
A:
  • titular A Monster Calls comes to C with a purpose: to tell him three stories, after which C tells his own
  • each tale has similarities with C's life -> leads him to think that there may be a straightforward lesson at the end of each one
  • However, the tale within the boom arent meant to teach lessons of good and evil that instruct readers on what to do -> but to help them see their lives in a different light.
Q:
Storytelling - Part 2
A:
  • C finds connections between his life and the tales -> thinks that they are meant to show him sth
  • First tale centers on evil queen and handsome prince -> queen wants to marry prince -> prince runs away with farmer's daughter -> wakes up and finds farmer's daughter dead and assumes the queen did it -> the people believe and attempt to burn her
  • C sees comparisons bwtween queen and grandmother - strict, C doesn't want her to rule his life. He wonders " I dont suppose you could help me with her?"
  • Monster reveals that prince killed his lover in order to turn people from queen -> this is why monster saved her. Monster acknowledges that the queen was evil, but she didnt commit the murder -> it wouldnt have been fair for her to be punished
Q:
Storytelling - Part 5
A:
  • C plays the role of the storyteller rather than the listener in the fourth story
  • In his story, he is holding on to his mum who is falling down a cliff. He knows he can hang on longer -> but chooses to let go. 
  • C is mad at himself for this -> he let her go so that neither of them would have to endure the pain -> this doent make C a bad guy -> Monster helps C interpret his feelings and understand that his feelings are just as complex and valid as those of the first three tales
Q:
Analysis - 'Who am I?'
A:
  • part of various cultures: Heine the Hunter, Cermunnos, Green Man
  • as old as time and earth itself
  • predator(strong) and victim(weak)
  • both good and evil
  • makes fun of C for not knowing
  • he uses metaphors, personification, repetition, conciet, rhetorical question, opposites, imagery
  • 'I am the snake of the world devouring its tail' -> life,death,rebirth  => balace
  • 'I am this wild earth' -> he is everything and anything 
Q:
Storytelling - Part 4
A:
  • Even though monster said that there is no simple lesson in its stories -> he does wish for them to teach C how ro understand the world around him
  • Stories dont always tell what to do in a situation (right or wrong) they allow listeners to step into the shoes of another ppersn and see their problems in a different way -> perhaps more enlightening
  • Monster summerises the primary idea behind its stories: "There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad guy. Most are somewhere in between
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