The novel “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” becomes an unexpected mixture of romance, musicals and friendships. The meeting of these two Will Grayson’s was an unusual miracle, but did it actually change anything? I believe that the confrontation that the two had, didn’t change anything, except for broken hearts, loneliness and two very confused teenage boys.
After the occasion of the two teenagers, Will Grayson, the one that listens to music, feels extremely mad at Tiny for leaving him and goes through a deep thought of how his best friend from 5th grade hates him and how he hates him back and on and on. I would like to emphasize the point of how the thought of his best friend despising him even came across his mind just because Tiny ditched him for his own love interests. This is based on the quote
“You can say a lot of bad things about Tiny Cooper. I know, because I have said them … And so it is with Will Grayson. The other Will Grayson, I mean. ”(Chapter 9, Green) “The friendship is dead.” (Chapter 17)
Along with this, Tiny left will grayson right after they got together because of a comment will grayson made about how Tiny has a easy life. The evidence to support this is a dialogue between the two,
“tiny: STOP TELLING ME I HAVE IT SO EASY! do you have any idea what you’re talking about? because i’m a person, too. and i have problems, too. and even though they might not be your problems, they’re still problems.”(Chapter 16, Leviathan)
Secondly, what I would say is that the feeling of loneliness during the period of adolescence is as painful as anything else. Of course, most people would have never have felt that since they are constantly surround by the people who they adore. Yet both will grayson’s, one heartbroken, and the other one questioning the bond of his best friend, had a moment in which they were both extremely lonely. I have experienced that sometimes and have never felt worse, since us humans are social beings, we love communicating with each other. The two passages that support these statements are,
“I stand there for a moment, still hoping he’ll see me, and I don’t even know that I’m crying until this crooked sound comes up out of me as I inhale. I close the door. If Tiny ever sees me, he doesn’t pause to acknowledge it.”(chapter 15, Green)
“i’ve given up on hearing from tiny. i hurt him, he hates me – it’s as simple as that. and now that he’s not texting me, i realize that no one else texts me. or messages me. or cares.” (chapter 18, Leviathan)
Finally, I would like to conclude on the note that at the finale of the novel, it didn’t necessarily help the lives of the two teenage boys. Will Grayson still has a flimsy relationship with his best friend, Tiny, and will grayson is still emotionally unstable. This is based on the text at the end, although it was extremely emotional and included very emotive writing it didn’t state that the two Will Grayson’s were happy, this is based on the passage,
“i nod to the other will grayson, up onstage. he nods to me. we have something between us, him and me.
but the truth?
everybody has it.
that’s our curse and our blessing. that’s our trial and our error and our it.”
Overall, this is a realistic novel, so it has to include some realistic event.
Why is this so important? You might ask, this is actually because in real life there are no such things as miracles. The author of this book, John Green and David leviathan wrote a realistic fiction novel. There is still the word realistic in it, meaning, not all outcomes are the best and we just have to deal with it.