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Con Man

The novel, The Con Man, by Ken Mitchell is a very humorous novel. In the novel, Kenuses humour to get a point across at many different times. In the Concise Oxford Dictionaryhumour is defined as: the condition of being amusing or comic. Well some parts of the novel arevery amusing and comic. One funny part in the book is when the kids at the beginning ask Gillyif he is native or black. At that part Ken was getting across what Gilly was. That is just oneexample in the novel, there are others also. Humour can be used to get points across in the realworld, and it is also used to get points across in the novel.One humorous part in the novel that gets a point across is in chapter two when they areall travelling. They have to stop and when they do some local town kids bug Gilly. They throwstuff at him and tie him to a tree. They ask him if he is a native, and he denies. They ask if heis a black, and he denies. They just make fun of him, until he gets rescued. Eventually we learnthat Gilly is neither native, or black, or white, he is a halfbreed. This funny part in the novel getsthe point across of what Gilly really is. Without this one part in the novel we would not knowwhat Gilly is. We would probably just assume that he is white. Ken probably puts this in thenovel because he had a troubled childhood and he just had to let off some steam. When he wasa kid all the other kids probably bugged him. Maybe he was a halfbreed and the other kidsbugged him about being native or black. Ken is just showing how mean kids can be, and hefeels that kids should be nicer to each other. Then the world would be a much happier place.A second funny part in the story is when Gilly is getting tail and the cops come andknock on the door. Ken Mitchell does this because he is a pervert. You can tell that Ken is a bigpervert because all throughout the story he has a bunch of sick parts like this. Ken probably didnot have a wife or a girlfrien...

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