Summary[ edit ] In Septemberas Britain stands on the brink of the war, many young children from the cities are evacuated to the countryside to escape an imminent German bombardment.
It all starts off with someone knocking on Tom's door. When he goes to open it a lady and many children are standing on his doorstep. Tom asks what it's all about and she says that he needs to take in an evacuee.
Willie is the boy he takes in. Tom gives Willie a quick walk around the house to show him around. Willie is very shy but polite and only refers to Tom as Mister.
Tom is not very use to be called Mister in such a way. Tom fixes food for Willie and tries to make him feel like home.
Tom spots a bruise on Willie's leg which has been created by the boy's mom which you might know if you have read the brief character description I have written.
Tom grows suspicious, where has the boy got these bruises from? This chapter is set in Little Weirwold; the little village to where Willie was evacuated.
Later on when Willie goes out for fresh air he encounters Sammy Tom's dogthe dog runs up to Willie in a playful way but since the boy has been told that dogs are dangerous creatures he immediately turns to a defensive position.
Willie cries out that he will kill the dog, but then Tom comes and throws away the stick which Willie desperately has picked up to use as a weapon.
I thought that the characters were neatly presented in a slow fashion but it created a nice picture of the starting of a big social web in such a small village. I think that Michelle Magorian has made a strong foundation for a book full of fantasy and creativity - from here anything could happen.
Characters introduced William Beech Tom Oakley Mrs Beech in a somewhat vague description if you are able to read between the lines Chapter 2; Little Weirwold In this chapter we get to see Tom's soft and loving side.
This is where we get to know Willie better as an individual and not just a mysterious boy who is far away from home. Tom found out about Willie's problems in the last chapter but in this one he helps Willie with his problems.
The village is presented in a larger scale, The author has done this by writing about Tom and Willie's walk around the village. Willie gains knowledge from Tom as they take a look around the village, he also learns that the dog is not as dangerous as he earlier thought.
On the way they meet new characters as Tom is out doing his errands. When they come back it starts to rain and Willie's clothes get soaked.
Therefore Tom goes to see if he got any clothing from his mother. He opens the bag that the boy came with and in it laid a belt and an envelope, the envelope describes how bad Willie is and that if he is bad to Tom that Tom should belt him.
Tom becomes furious and says to Willie that he will never hurt him or any other child. When Willie is dry and ready to go to bed Tom reads him the story about Noah's Ark.
This is where I gain a lot of respect for as a character. I think it was a very good thought to show this by following the protagonists through the village and a perfect opportunity to introduce characters.
Sadly I don't think the author used her advantage here; I think Michelle could have spent more time briefly explaining backgrounds of these characters. But I won't stay caught up on this as it is only the second chapter and there are plenty more chapters to go! Characters changing Sammy turns out to be very loyal to Tom and Willie Willie becomes more comfortable with his surroundings Tom shows his loving side Characters introduced Ivor the farmer down in the village Roe living with Ivor still very primitive information as we do not get to know alot Lucy, a little girl who was hanging out with Roe I believe she is Roe and Ivor's daughter Chapter 6; Zach In this chapter Willie meets a new boy who is also an evacuee his name is Zach.
Zach is a boy who talks a lot but he explains that this is because he talks a lot around people he likes. Then Willie's face lights up Willie has never had a real friend.
Since the last log Tom and Willies relationship has grown even stronger. Zach helps Willie to finish the shelter in Toms garden.
Willie has become more comfortable with the village now and he knows his way around better. The state of war has been declared between England and Germany.Quotes from ‘Good Night, Mr. Tom’ by Michelle Magorian.
Read the review for the book. “I can’t read, Mister Tom.” This is the beginning of the beautiful relationship between William and Mr. Tom. Although reluctant at first, the kind Mr. Tom eventually gives him his grumpy ways and becomes the loving human being that he truly.
‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian Essay - The chapter we chose to write about was 22, 'Grieving' because it was very moving. In this chapter William tries to bottle up his feelings about Zach's death and Geoffrey seems to understand Will's grief.
The relationship between Mr Tom and William is central to the film and the novel. However, the limited time frame of the film does not allow for this relationship to be presented with as much detail as the novel.
I CAN live without Zach, even though I still miss him." "Tom was terribly proud of him but then he had been for a long time" Love and Happiness (3) Family Goodnight Mister Tom Quotes.
18 terms. Good Night Mr. Tom characters. 28 terms. Business key words.
15 terms. English GNMT quotes & prompt. Summary: Explores major themes from the novel, `Goodnight, Mister Tom,' by Michelle Magorian. Details the novel's plot. Explores the relationship between Tom and Willie.
There are many different types of love. In the statement quoted above, the type of love being referred to is an emotional love and. Zach And Willies Relationship Goodnight Mister Tom Goodnight Mister Tom Goodnight Mr Tom is a novel by Michelle Magorian.
It follows a young boy, William Beech, who is evacuated from London during the blitz of World War 2, and put into the car of Tom Oakley, an elderly recluse.