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In the two passages there was one controlling idea and that is boyhood friendships Passage 1 is by Frank Conroy and the second passage is by William Maxwell Both of these passages show that friendships can last Both passages show that boyhood is friendship and the boys in the passage show it by helping each other build the tree fort In both passages there is a similarity in passage 1 it says occasionally wed glance back to Chula Vista when a car started or a man on a roof flashed his hammer and in passage 2 the boy stated that he would come to the house after school and watch the carpenters build the house and listen to the sound the hammer makes pung pung kapung kapung This is also known as onomatopoeia The point of view of passage one is friendship is needed in todays society to live on In passage two by William Maxwell the setting takes place in Bloomington where a boy his father and stepmother are building a house This is where the boy met Cletus who immediately became his friend In the passage the boy mentions that Cletus is almost like an imaginary playmate because whatever he wanted to do Cletus wanted to also But also it is ironic because when kids make fun of the boy at school for what he said Cletus doesnt do anything to help the boy out But when it was getting dark they decided to go home for supper and they still remained friends In cessation boyhood friendships can last a while but some dont and in both of the passages at the end the boys were still friends In many ways society can change that and in the passages there was no corruption to break up the boys friendships
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