Demons and Shadows Themes & Characters

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Westall develops his themes by probing the inner thoughts and feelings of the main characters, including some of the ghosts and supernatural creatures. Through their terrifying encounters, some characters mature and gain a new understanding of themselves and others. For instance, "The Making of Me" is a young man's reflection on his strange and frightening grandfather, Granda. As a child, the young man's greatest fear is being left alone with his bizarre and sometimes abusive grandfather. However, one night, in an apologetic act, the grandfather explores a box of memorabilia with his grandson. As Granda relates the significance of each item in the box, his grandson gains a deeper understanding of his grandfather and his war experiences. As an adult, the young man acknowledges the influence his grandfather has had on his life; he also recognizes how they grow more alike with each passing...

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