boy by, nature'. This perhaps suggests that Michael is reflecting his
own personality as portrayed through a make-believe Frank. However,
Frank may simply be an image of Michael's own lost son who he recalls
from his more comforting past. Dickens reference to 'difficult native'
perhaps reflects Michaels own feelings of individualism as a character
that does not easily fit in with those around him.
Using the evidence above, it can be suggested that the relationship
between Gregory and Michael's personality have similar messages and
meanings. Both characters are low in society and are disrespected in
reality. But Gregory seems to be unaffected by the reaction of the
people who judge him wrongly but Michael seems to be greatly affected
by it and so he creates a fantasy world to suit his own needs. It
could be implied that Gregory is a more stronger and confident then
Michael as a character.
Gregory's family influence and actions has an exceedingly large affect
upon Gregory's individual personality and behaviour change thus starts
the family's misapprehension of Gregory's factual traits. For example
after mother died the narrator quotes 'But every one said he