James dreads being alone in High fields without the help of Tristan. Although Tristan feels excited about his new school, at times he feels confused at being alone and far away from home and his brother in the new school.
Mum takes pride in her boys’ ability. She admires James’s courage to perform on stage despite being an introvert and appreciates Tristan’s great performance. As “Tom Sawyer” in the school play.
Other themes/ sub-themes: a caring society, being independent, brotherly love.