Death? Sacrifice? Trying to find your only true friend who went missing along with his family for no apparent reason? Taking a hit at the evil totalitarian Nazis ruling Great Britain in the 1950s? A daydreamer wanting to show the truth? If any of these topics are of your interest, the resolution of Maggot Moon is for you. In the dramatic ending of Maggot Moon, we find our protagonist, Standish, exposing a fake moon landing setup by the gruesome, pure evil government. He then is killed after interrupting the live moon landing, and our book comes to an end with the world seeing the government’s lies and our protagonist laying with no pulse. Our resolution shows us how Standish’s experiences in life make him brave, and show his urge to be with Hector, alive or not.
Our resolution shows Standish’s braveness and selflessness, and his abilities to stay calm through harsh, nerve wrecking scenarios. Our final chapters are a great example of this. Standish has to pretend to be working at the the hoax moon landing site while being surrounded by guards who are willing to put down any intruders in an instant. He shows his consistent bravery in his fight to interrupt the the hoax and comes out successful. His selfless thoughts are what show his care for others, while also showing his calm, brave actions as he works his way around the guarded facility. His death which is the final bit of our resolution shows Standish’s bravery at it’s fullest, “I just hope the world saw me. I just hope I’ve thrown myself hard enough into the nightmare that is the motherland. (210)” We see Standish hoping that all of his bravery helps the world, how selflessly and bravely he saves a nation.
Our resolution shows Standish’s development of affection for Hector as well. Throughout the book, Standish shows consistent fondness towards Hector, but our resolution shows Standish’s true love for Hector. At the beginning of our novel, we see Standish relying on Hector’s abilities, which helped drive his fondness for him. “It took Hector less than a week to have Hans fielder and his merry men under control. (51)” shows us Hector’s impact on Standish’s life. But our resolution shows us a different kind of love, a different kind of reliance. The quote: “Hector, just stay with me. I can’t do this without you. (197)” shows us Standish’s real desire for Hector, not his ways of ridding bullies, but him as a person.
In conclusion, our dramatic resolution leaves us with an exposed government and a dead Standish, happy to be floating in the sky in a daydream that’ll last forever. What brought him to this ending shows us his bravery and reliance on friendship to help him through his important mission. Standish dies a hero, not bright, not strong, but brave, selfless and free.