Billy is tough. He got into a fight with the kids at the town of Talequh when they starting teasing on his dogs.
From the start Billy thought some things were a little odd. The first thing that was odd about her was when she immediately opened the door and little comments she made to him. Then he thought she was a little dotty, but he was getting a deal. Finally, he decided she was off her rocker, but he compensated for all the odd little things she did by reminding himself that she was a sweet old lady. Billy should’ve trusted his instincts when something seemed off, but because he doesn’t, he ends up in a situation where something awful will
Even though the gruesome, ghastly and demonic story known as “The Landlady” ends in a disturbing way, it portrays many characteristics about the protagonist, Billy. There are numerous ways to characterize Billy, a 17-year-old kid on his first business trip in the strange city of Bath, England. Billy begins his journey to a hotel known as the Bell and Dragon but stumbles to a halt when he sees a seemingly cozy bed and breakfast that catches his eye. For a few pages everything seems great; unfortunately for Billy, he has some flaws which ultimately lead to his shocking death at the hands of a demented landlady. These are curiosity, a tendency to miss important clues, and gullibility.
Billy a troubled neighborhood boy, effected Jeannette’s childhood. He was constantly trying to mess with her. One day when all the kids were out playing hide and seek Billy hid with Jeannette. He forced himself on her and said he “raped her”.
All through Billy’s life he ran into obstacles that obstructed his free will. As a child Billy’s father lets Billy sink in the deep end of a pool so he could learn how to swim “because his
In the beginning , Billy thought the landlady was ‘terribly nice’,which he was quite grateful to have such a nice landlady who give him a well-appointed service, but as the conversations go on, Billy was then frightened by her weird and creepy contents, he ‘sat there staring straight ahead of him into the far corner of the room, biting his lower lip.’ tells the readers that he’s begin to frightened and suspect landlady, foreshadowing the readers that she might be doing something that couldn’t be trusted by Billy.
Not one to give up, she tells him that she knows he is missing someone but she does not want anything serious. She says that she only means to have fun and Billy
“I think you are a liar. You want to kill me. You’ve killed every breathing specimen that has ever walked into the house. You have killed Gregory Temple, Chris Mulholland, animals, heck you have probably even killed the poor post man,” Billy says loudly. At this point Billy knew that he had to find a way to get out of here before she added him to her kill
Billy has lost a sense of love as death has faced him in the eyes once too many. Billy deals with his pain by turning to alcohol abuse, he cannot deal with his mourning, "Sometimes it's not as if they have died so much as that I myself have died and become a ghost." (43). From Dolores and Billy, the central theme is slowly revealed.
During a hunting dare with Ruben Pritchard, the night to a dark turn as Ruben fell upon his own axe, killing him. The horror this scene caused distraught among Billy. For some time Billy had to fight the scenes in his mind replaying the night. Billy soon begins to feel better and get over the terrible night. After time Billy was healed of his psychological pain, however this night sharpened his maturity for the rest of his
First, Billy claims that he has special inhuman characteristics that do not make any sense. Billy
The boy, as we can see from the reaction, was very close to his mother and especially what he thought or could think about him, when he heard those words entered into crisis. The nurse, as well as to humiliate Billy in front of everyone, I create a major inconvenience that I'm going to take his life