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In the novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha the author presents a ten year-old boy whose life is described day by day It consists of the playground the school and his family matters The story is told from the boys point of view where at the end of the novel his status is so different from the beginning First of all Paddy feels in some way confused by what is happening between his parents because he does not feel any hatred toward any of them On the other hand he does not like or completely understand what he is witnessing He always asks himself why ma does not like ma She liked him it was him didnt like her What was wrong with her257 He hardly understands their love chemistry and how they interact with each other In front of the children his parents are rather silent and calm but at night and in private things seem to be different Moreover Paddy is also confused toward his brother Sinbad Sometimes he would hit his brother for little stupid reasons but at the same time he feels sorry for his actions For example on page 257 Paddy demonstrates his confusion Id probably hit him maybe give him a dead leg for himself I love Sinbad Secondly Paddy has a feeling of emptiness that evolved after his fight with former friend Kevin This following passage identifies his emotion facing what he is going through There was a hole inside me for a bit getting used to it He was on his own without anybody to turn to because his friend refused to talk to him They boycotted him at school but he does not give a damn to try to overcome this situation since he is living in his own world now Even if he acts as if he does not care somewhere deep inside of him he doe not want to be completely
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