Review of ‘I’m the King of the Castle’ by Susan Hill | Brainfluff
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But can Charles resist revenge and can a bully like Edmund ever really change?
In Edmund and Charles I felt Susan Hill creates the typical bully and the typical, and unfortunate, victim. The question it made me ponder were if children are naturally born into those roles in life or if the environment they are brought up in, be it place or how they are treated.
Yes that old chestnut, the nature vs.
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Is Edmund a rotten so and so because he is allowed to be and because his father had a bad relationship with his father? Has Charles been molly coddled by his mother as he has been moved from pillar to post? Or were these two boys just born with brains that developed their psyches into such? Yet how often does this happen in real life?
She also looks at those moments of pure darkness and those of pure kindness without shying away from them and the effect of all this is quite something. But it never came. She just raised a shaggy eyebrow, sniggered and lumbered back to her equally frumpy friend.
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Fans chased me down the street pleading for photos and autographs, desperate to cop a feel of a genuine, bona fide star. To a great extent I blame my agent Belinda. Nonentities who are famous for absolutely no good reason.
People without an ounce of talent, whose hitherto biggest life achievement was producing a bowel movement. These cretins spend a fortnight in a house with CCTV cameras and walk out of there megastars. I met that Joey Essex at a showbiz do once. Nice enough lad, but he should be stacking shelves at Homebase, not hosting his own TV shows!
He was all over me, horribly star struck. And this is what the millennial generation calls a celebrity… Liza Minnelli would be spinning in her grave, if she were dead.
She had bangers and mash with onion gravy and petits pois, licked the plate clean.
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Oh I know, I know, the omens were there from the start. They venture to Hang Wood together, where Hooper's weaknesses become apparent during a thunderstorm and Kingshaw seems to retrieve some kind of power.
However, it is apparent that Kingshaw does not have the capacity to be cruel.
During their time in Hang Wood they become lost, and are forced to stay the night in a little clearing with a river and pool. During this time Hooper nearly dies as he falls and hits his head on a rock, which leaves him unconscious and bleeding, though he eventually regains consciousness.
This pattern of cruelty continues throughout the book within the isolated setting of Warings. Both parents seem oblivious to their fights, and fail to understand their children's behaviour.
From here on we notice that Hooper has the power at Warings, but as soon as they're outside Kingshaw has the upper hand. The family decide to take a trip to Leydell Castle. Here, Kingshaw further exploits Hooper's fears as they climb the ancient monument.
Hooper falls accidentally, and is badly injured.