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In Ray Bradburys Something Wicked This Way Comes Jim and Will are portrayed as characters with few similarities being extremely close in age and living next door to each other being the two main parallels Will is born only minutes before his counterpart but he is born in the closing minutes of All Saints Day October 30 and Jim in the initial minutes of Halloween As for these two days that the boys are born the former seems to represent righteousness and innocence while the connotations that belong to Halloween are evil and depressing two consecutive holidays yet completely opposite implications The fact that Jim and Will are born within minutes of each other draws them closer but like the difference between the two holidays they exemplify the situation still has them separated The relationship that Jim and Will possess consists of interdependent opposites and their interactions between each other develop a unity that consistently brings the two companions closer together Jim and Wills relationship is connected through opposites that go perfectly together While this may seem like a paradox it is proved time and again throughout the novel Jim running slower to stay with Will Will running faster to stay with Jim18 This comes towards the beginning when the two are sprinting home one running slower than his normal pace and the other faster Obviously running faster is an opposite of running slower and it is understood that the two are running together Therefore when the two opposites running faster and running slower are applied together they fit perfectly since the boys are running with each other Another example is The wind flew Jim away A similar kite Will swooped to follow16 This quotation
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