Belief – The Second Tale
In “A Monster Calls” the monster comes and shows Conor a dream about a time where the monster destroys this old Parson’s house because he wasn’t true to his beliefs. I think that in order to stay true to ones beliefs one has to truly believe them. I don’t think that the Parson fully believed what he was teaching. The Monster also tells Conor that belief is half the healing. So, with Conor’s mum dying from cancer if she believes that she can be healed. But more importantly I think that if Conor accepts that he can make it through his mum’s death than he can find the strength to stop being a jerk and get help.