Charlie and Tommo - Twenty-four Minutes Past Twelve

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  • Twenty-four Minutes Past Midnight - Charlie and Tommo
    • "I was with Charlie again, working alongside him on the farm." P76 
      • "with" = possessive / accompanying
        • Implies togetherness, physical closeness; T feels belongs with C; being together is good - better than not
          • "again" = another time, returning
      • "again" = another time, returning
      • "alongside" = equality, in cooperation
        • Implies togetherness, physical closeness; T feels belongs with C; being together is good - better than not
      • "was almost as tall as him by now, but still not as fast, nor as strong" P76
        • "almost as tall" = metaphor? Almost as good? Almost on par? Almost on same level? Almost equal?
        • "but" implies doubt; T knows C still has a lot of better qualities - will always be better in some ways
      • "Things were changing between us. Charlie didn’t treat me like a boy anymore, and I liked that, I liked that a lot"
        • Repetition = emphasises T's happiness, comfort, feels adult - equal?
        • Changing for good - improving; getting closer & growing up
      • "The look between them said it all, and I knew then that I had been betrayed." P78.
        • "betrayed" = let down, disloyal, broken promise
          • T feels hurt; beginning of breakdown of relationship; betrayal emphasised by T's previous ideas of their relationship getting better / stronger - makes the breakdown worse
          • They’d been meeting in secret and neither of them had told me" P78
            • T feels hurt; beginning of breakdown of relationship; betrayal emphasised by T's previous ideas of their relationship getting better / stronger - makes the breakdown worse
            • "The look between them said it all, and I knew then that I had been betrayed." P78.
              • "betrayed" = let down, disloyal, broken promise
                • They’d been meeting in secret and neither of them had told me" P78
                • T feels C gone behind his back; relationship becoming more fractured
                  • "resentment" - treated unfairly, bitter, jealous
          • T feels C gone behind his back; relationship becoming more fractured
            • "resentment" - treated unfairly, bitter, jealous
        • "I was so filled with anger and resentment towards him that I never wanted to speak to him again." P79

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