“There is Not Always a Good Guy”

I think the author is leaving it up to us to decide who and what is good or bad. And to decide what we are going to, or want to learn from this—which I think is pretty cool, there aren’t very many authors who do this.

I don’t think there is such a thing as “no lesson”. As I just explained, I believe there is always something to learn whether or not it is a definitive, spelled out lesson.

As for why the monster keeps showing up, I think it is a blood-thirsty tyrant that highly enjoys playing humiliating and repulsive psychological games with it’s prey, to entertain itself before its meal is through. No. In all reality, I can speculate, but I don’t believe it is there to mentally or physically hurt anyone.

  3 comments for ““There is Not Always a Good Guy”

  1. Huntyr
    December 11, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I agree, it is cool that the author is letting us decide instead of just telling us. I made the same point, there is always a lesson, t just depends on how we look at it.

  2. Steven
    December 14, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I totally agree I also think that it is so cool that the author is letting us decide instead of just telling us.

  3. December 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    “I don’t think there is such a thing as “no lesson”. As I just explained, I believe there is always something to learn whether or not it is a definitive, spelled out lesson.”

    I agree, and I think Patrick Ness would actually agree also. It just doesn’t make sense that the Monster would show up over and over to tell Conor stories if there wasn’t something he wanted Conor to learn from those stories. But I think one of the lessons is that you can’t expect someone else to provide all the answers for you. You have to mull it over, consider all the outcomes, and decide what you’re supposed to learn on your own.

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