About a boy Kapitelübersicht Zusammenfassung Summary Englisch

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1

Marcs, Fiona

At Marcus’ and Fiona’s house
London, Holloway

In the evening
summer holiday

1993

They talk about their family, about the splitting up of Fiona and Marcus’ dad

  • Marcus is a 12-year-old boy

  • good and close mother-son-relationship

  • Marcus is interested in his mum’s life

– Marcus doesn’t want to

watch soaps because

of his mum

 

2

Will,

John,

Christine

1. at home

2. at John’s

house

 

 

Will is reading a magazine and is doing a questionnaire

 

Will meets John and Christine, they talk about their children and Will’s life

  • Will hates children

  • He likes his own life (can’t believe why people want to have children)

  • He isn´t grwon up really (questionnaire)

  • Will isn’t interesting in talking about John’s children, doesn’t want to understand John’s problems

 

3

Marcus,

Fiona,

Marcus’ class

1. at home

2. in school

(early) in the morning

Marcus can’t sleep, he’s to nervous, because he has to go to school

Marcus is bullied at school, sings in class

  • Marcus is too shy, too weird

  • He’s different than other kids

  • He doesn´t feel good in school

 

4

Will,

Angie

1. record shop

2. a café

3. restaurant

 

 

  • Will meets Angie who is getting his girlfriend

  • Angie has got children

  • Will lies and says that he likes children

  • Angie splits up with Will

  • Will is happy

  • Will is thinking of being a single-father

 

 

 

5

Marcus,

Fiona,

Nicky,

Mark,

Other pupils

At home

In school

In the morning

  • Fiona cries all the time and Marcus tries to understand why

  • At school Marcus has got two friends Nicky and Mark.

  • they are members of the computer club,

  • friendship only for a short time, they don’t want to get bullied too, and say that they don’t want to be in contact with Marcus

  • Marcus is bullied again because of singing in class.

  • Marcus tries to understand his mother’s feelings, he cares for his mother and wants to know why she’s so sad

 

6

Will,

Women of SPAT,

 

room in a school

First Thursday of the month, in the evening

  • Will is going to the SPAT the first time

  • Will lies a lot to make the women believe that he has got a son

  • Will meets Suzie

  • Will lies to make the women believe, that he has got the same problems than they have

  • He tries to play a nice and poor single-father to get in contact with single-women

 

7

Fiona, Marcus

At home

 

  • Marcus is bullied again of some kids

  • he has got problems at school and at home

  • Fiona is always crying, Marcus tells her to find someone else who cares for him

  • Fiona doesn’t know how to help herself, she loves Marcus but isn’t able to care for him as much as she wants to

  • Marcus is very confused and unhappy

 

8

Will, Marcus, Suzie, (Megan)

In the car, in Regent’s park

Saturday afternoon

  • First meeting of Will and Marcus: picnic with Suzie and SPAT

  • Will talks to Marcus about what his hobby´s

  • Will thinks about his lies

  • Will behaves teenager reads magazines

  • Will’s dad wrote a popular song; that’s because Will doesn’t have to work(Santa´s super Sleigh)

  • Will thinks that Marcus is a strange/weird kid M. acts adult-like

  • Will speaks like a teenager (to Marcus)

 

9

Will, Marcus, Suzie, park-keeper, Fiona, Megan

In Regent’s park

 

At home

Saturday afternoon

  • Marcus killed a duck, park-keeper holds him responsible for it

  • Will defends him

  • As they come home they see Fiona who took lots of pills

  • Fiona comes into a hospital

  • Will begins to be interested in Marcus/begins to like him

  • Marcus first hated Will, but now begins to like him

  • Fiona tries to kill herself lots of problems

  • Will changes his opinion towards Marcus and the other way round

 

10

Will, Marcus, Suzie, Fiona, (Megan)

 

woman someboy official

In the hospital

Later, in the evening

  • Fiona has to stay the night in hospital

  • Will cares about Marcus and his problems

  • Will gets thoughtful, thinks about the other’s problems and not only about himself

 

11

Marcus, Suzie, Fiona

At home

When Fiona comes back home

  • Marcus reads the suicide letter

  • Fiona feels better

  • They watch a comedy-film, but some with the topic suicide, which Marcus didn’t know

  • Marcus doesn’t want to watch a film about suicide

  • She wants to watch the film anyway

– Fiona doesn’t understand Marcus

  • Fiona behaves like if she

doesn´t commit suicide

 

12

Will,

Fiona,

Marcus,

Suzie

At Will’s home

 

 

  • Will is wondering how he could make Marcus happy

  • Marcus phones Will to ask him, if he wants to go out with him and his mum

  • In the afternoon Will buys a car-seat and tries to make it look like used

  • Will begins to think about his life and the problems of Fiona and Marcus

  • Will still tries to make his lies look real

  • Will thinks about the thoughts of other people, wants to make them happy

 

13

Will,

Marcus,

Fiona

In London, bus stop …

Twenty-Eight (restaurant)

 

  • Marcus plans to couple Will and his mum; tells his mum to get changed for the restaurant

  • Marcus thinks that they would be a nice couple but Will isn’t interested in Fiona

  • Marcus followed Will home

  • Marcus has a presentiment that Will hasn’t god a son

  • Marcus hopes to find a boyfriend for his mum

  • Will doesn’t like Fiona, only wants to make Marcus and Fiona happy

 

14

Will,

Fiona,

Marcus,

at Will’s home

 

  • Will thinks about Fiona

  • Fiona and Marcus invited Will,

  • he doesn’t like the singing of Fiona and Marcus, he doesn’t say anything

  • Marcus suprises Will with a visit

  • he wants to take Will to task for his lies (he knows that Will hasn’t got a son)

  • Marcus is more and more interested in Will and in his life

  • Marcus is a clever boy

 

 

 

 

15

Will,

Marcus,

Fiona

at Wills home

 

  • Marcus doesn’t want to tell his lies Fiona because he is afraid of being separated from Will

  • Marcus starts visiting Will every day after school,

  • Marcus lies that he likes the show to stay at Will’s house

  • Will and Marcus talk about Marcus and his problems at school and at home

  • Will gets to know that Marcus is bullied at school

  • Will wants to help Marcus to solve his problems and tries to find the reasons for them

  • Will thinks about how to help Marcus

  • he is more and more interested in making Marcus happy

 

16

Will,

Marcus

at Will’s home

 

  • They talk about Fiona and Clive

  • Will rescued Marcus from two boys

  • Will wants to know if Marcus is bullied at school

  • Will buys new shoes for Marcus

  • Marcus’ new shoes are stolen by pupils

  • Will says that he feels sorry for Marcus but Marcus’ problems are not his problems

  • Marcus sounds like a hundred-year-old man for Will

  • Will makes Marcus happy although he isn´t intrested in his mum

 

17

Marcus ,

Fiona,

Will

at Marcus’ home,

at Will’s home,

in the car

after school

  • Marcus tells his mum about, the shoes and about the 'real’ Will

  • He said that he spends every day in Will’s flat

  • They drive to Will

  • Will and Fiona argued at each other

  • Fiona doesn’t understand Marcus’ problems

  • Marcus said he needs a father

  • Will starts to understand Marcus even more

  • He wants to help him

  • Fiona knows that Will is a liar and she wants Marcus to stop visiting him

  • Marcus know how he can hurt his mum ( to say that he needs a father) and he does it (the first time)

 

18

Will,

Fiona

at home

 

 

somewhere for a drink

 

November the nineteenth

 

the next day

  • Will hear the song Santa’s Super Sleigh (the first time this year)

– his father hates it´s

because of the interviewer

  • Fiona calls Will

  • they meet each other to talk about Marcus

  • They have a conflict

  • Will wants to spend Christmas at home

  • Fiona needs help for Marcus from Will

  • Will doesn’t want to help

  • Will realizes that in some aspects he understands Marcus better then Fiona does

 

 

19

Marcus,

Fiona,

Ellie,

Mrs. Morrison

 

at home

 

at school

evening

 

morning

  • Marcus asks his mum about the meeting with Will

  • Marcus waits in front of the office to talk to Mrs. Morrison

  • He talks to Ellie

  • she makes fun of him

  • Marcus has a conflict with Mrs. Morrison, he shouted at her and left school

  • Marcus realizes that they never will be a family

  • He is a truant and a little bit proud of it

  • He thinks his whole life changed from this morning on

  • Fiona doesn’t like Will, but Marcus does

 

20

Will,

Marcus

around London

 

 

at Will’s home

at two o’clock

 

4:15 p.m.

  • Will drives around London and see Marcus

  • Marcus visits Will

  • Will tells Marcus about Nirvana

  • Will realizes that Marcus needs help to be a kid, not an adult

  • He wants to help him and tells him everything he wants to know

  • They talk about Marcus’ problems

 

21

Marcus,

Ellie,

Zoe,

Will

at school

 

at Will’s home

 

at school

 

  • Marcus talks about Kurt Cobain with Ellie and Zoe (they make fun of him)

  • Marcus tells Will the story about Ellie+Zoe

  • Zoe and Ellie say in front of all pupils that Marcus is their friend

  • The girls make fun of him

  • Marcus feels stronger and he thinks that the girl’s like him

  • Will tries to explain what the girl’s might think of him

  • Marcus feels he someone of them Zoe, Ellie and Marcus

  • He feels good at school and the first time he talks to other pupils

 

22

Will,

Marcus,

Lindsay,

Lindsay’s mum,

Fiona,

Clive

at Will’s home

 

at Marcus home

Christmas

  • Marcus invites Will to their Christmas party

  • After a discussion Will agree

  • Christmas evening (eating and presents)

  • Will doesn’t want to get drunk and stoned at Christmas

  • Will thinks that Fiona and Marcus are a pair of losers

  • Will thinks Marcus gets stupid presents and he is wondering how understandinf Marcus can be

  • Will sees that Marcus is a good kid

 

23

Will,

Marcus,

Lindsay

Lindsay’s mum,

Fiona,

Clive

Suzie

at Marcus home

The same Christmas evening

  • they watch the queen on TV

  • Clive rolled a joint

  • This is how the conflict between Fiona, Lindsay and Clives start

  • conflict between Suzie and Will

  • Marcus doesn’t understand ironic sentences

 

24

Will,

Rachel,

Fiona,

 

at a New Year’s Eve party

31.Dec.1993

  • Will meets Rachel at the party

  • Rachel believes that Marcus is Will’s son (Will doesn’t want to tell her the truth)

  • At midnight they kiss each other

 

  • Will never wanted to fall in love but Rachel was different than his other girlfriends

  • He was surprised of the experience that he fall in love

  • Will realizes that Marcus is the most interesting thing in his life

 

25

Marcus,

Ellie,

Ellie’s mum

at Suzie’s New Year’s Eve party

31.dec.1993

  • Marcus sees Ellie at the party and she hug and kiss him on his head

  • They talk about the year 1993

  • Ellie gets Marcus a Coke with Sherry

  • They talk about Fiona and about the fact that she wanted to kill herself

  • Ellies mother is snogging with sb.

  • Ellie is embarrassed because of the way her mum is dancing

  • It is the first time that Marcus drinks alcohol

  • Fiona gets drunk

  • Marcus asks Ellie if she wants to dance

 

 

26

Marcus,

Will,

Rachel,

Ellie

at Will’s home

 

at Rachel’s home

 

  • Will wants Marcus to visit with him Rachel, because Rachel thinks that Marcus is his son

  • Will doesn’t think that this is his fault

  • Marcus wants Ellie to be his girlfriend

  • Marcus tells Will about his favorite food, his birthday and something else (Marcus thinks he needs it for his ‘lie’)

  • Since New Year’s Eve Will only think about Rachel

  • He wanted Rachel to be his wife

  • Marcus falls in love with Ellie

  • He wants to be with her all the time and tell her everything

  • Rachel forgets Marcus name,

Will thinks she doesn’t think the

whole time about him (Will)

so falling in love is rubbish (for Will)

 

27

Marcus,

Ali,

Will,

Rachel,

Ellie,

Zoe

in Ali’s room

at the bus station

at Rachel’s house

at school

Lunch(time)

After school on Monday

  • Ali threat Marcus, so Marcus run away to get a bus home

  • Will catches him and takes him back to Rachel

  • Ali cries and says sorry for everything he said

  • Ellie helps Marcus with the owner of the newsagent and with Lee Hartley and his friends

  • Marcus doesn’t want to destroy the relationship of Will and Rachel

  • Marcus is treated badly by Ali

  • nobody bullies Marcus at

school because of Ellie

  • Marcus loves Ellie’s style, her beauty and her ability to beat people up

 

 

28

Will, Marcus, Rachel

At Rachel’s home

 

 

  • Marcus and Will talk about women (Marcus – Ellie, Will – Rachel)

  • Will thinks that Marcus and Ellie don’t fit together as girlfriend and boyfriend

  • Will thinks about his lie to Rachel and decides to correct it

  • As Will tells Rachel, that Marcus isn’t his son she doesn’t get angry and is only interested in the relationship between Marcus and Will

  • Will thinks again about his life

  • Will thinks that he changes his life in his own thinking

  • he fells in love with Rachel

  • Will learned that lying is not the right base for a long relationship

  • Will thinks about spending the rest of his life with Rachel

 

29

Marcus, Will, Ellie, Fiona

At Fiona’s home

At Will’s home

In school

 

  • Will cared about Marcus bought him new glasses, took him to have a new hair-cut

  • Fiona starts crying again all the time

  • Marcus asks Will for help but in Will’s opinion he isn’t able to help

  • Marcus gets angry, he makes their relationship uncertain,

  • they discuss about their relationship

  • Marcus is disappointed that also Ellie can’t help him but is happy that she cares about him

  • Will thinks that he isn’t able to help, (maybe he doesn’t really know how to help)

  • Will thinks that he hasn’t got any meaning for Fiona

 

30

Will, Rachel

At Rachel’s home

 

 

  • Will thinks about “the point” why live should go on, but can’t find a definition

  • After a long conversation with Rachel Will knows what is meant with “the point” he likes Rachel’s positivity

  • Will has sex with Rachel and is very happy that its happened, but again thinks about if it’s the most important thing of their relationship

  • Will realizes with the help of Rachel that Marcus really likes him and that he became a very important person for Marcus

  • It is a new experience for Will not to have sex for a few weeks although he likes Rachel so much

  • Will is sure that he want to live the rest of his life together with Rachel

  • the first time in his life he feels real love

 

31

Marcus,
Ellie,

Fiona

At Fiona’s home,

At the tube station

end of winter, beginning of summertime, nearly Easter

  • the beginning of the summertime lets Marcus hope to have a better time

  • Fiona tells Marcus that he has to visit his dad but Marcus doesn’t want to

  • As Ellie tells him that she would come with him, Marcus gets very happy because he hopes to become a more closely relationship with Ellie

  • Marcus and Ellie are going to visit Marcus’ dad

  • Marcus wants that Ellie trust him

  • Marcus loves Ellie and wants that she trust him to have a more closer relationship

  • Marcus doesn’t want to go to his dad at first, he thinks that his dad never cared about him all the time and is angry that his dad now wants to see him

 

32

Will,

Fiona

A pub in Islington

 

Pizza Express on Upper Street

 

  • Will wants to meet Fiona and Rachel to talk about Fiona’s problems; but only Fiona comes, Rachel doesn’t

  • Will at first doesn’t know how to talk about the problems and isn’t sure if he’s the right person for this

  • Fiona is happy that she can talk to a person about her problems

  • she tells Will how she felt the last time

  • As they are at Fiona’s home they get to know that Marcus is at a police station in Royston

  • Fiona is happy that she can tell Will her problems

  • she needed a person to talk to

  • Fiona thinks she is depressed, and it’s an illness

  • Fiona knows that there is nothing that Will can do to help her

  • Will wants to help Fiona although he doesn’t want to sleep with her

  • Will thinks about Rachel and is at first angry about that she didn’t come

  • he wants to hate her but couldn’t

 

33

Marcus,

Ellie,

Policemen,

Clive,

Lindsey,

policewoman

(near) Royston Station,

recordshop,

police station

 

  • Ellie and Marcus are on the way to Marcus’ dad

  • They talk about life, especially Ellie’s life

  • She thinks her life is ‘shit’

but Marcus thinks that this is entitled

  • Before the train stopped at Royston station Ellie jumps off the train; Marcus follows her

  • As the come to a record shop Ellie throws her shoe into the window, because she is angry that people want to make money with his death

  • Marcus and Elli are taken to a police station

  • Clive and Lindsey arrive

  • Marcus thinks about his life and what has going on the last time and about his relationship with Ellie

  • he thinks that his mum is

responsible for everything bad, that happened the last time

  • Marcus is doesn’t want to have Ellie as his girlfriend any more because of her bad behavior

  • He thinks they don’t fit together

  • Marcus is surprised as Ellie says that Marcus is her friend

  • Marcus become more and more self-confident

  • Marcus says to his father that he is a useless father

 

 

34

Will,

Marcus,

Fiona,

Katrina,

Ellie,

Rachel,

Policewoman,

Ruth

On the way to the police station (in the car),

At the police station

 

  • Rachel, Fiona, Will and Katrina (Ellie’s mum) are going to pick up Ellie and Marcus at the police station

  • They talk about Ellie and her behavior

  • Katrina thinks ‘she is out of control’

  • Ruth, the owner of the record shop

Arrives and explains that she is a big fan of Kurt Cobain and that she feels nearly the same as Ellie

  • Will thinks about his relationship to the other people and is happy to have those ‘friends’

  • Will thinks that these

connections are all because of Marcus

  • Will is going to be very sensible

  • tries to understand the feelings

of the others

  • Will things that Marcus and Ellie willbe forever friends

 

35

Marcus

4:30pm

10:30 pm

 

  • Marcus, Clive and Lindsey are going to Clive’s house

  • Clive wants to be alone with Marcus (‘then Clive sort of nodded at Lindsey’…P.245,line 49-50)

  • Marcus and Clive talk about the last

time

Now Clive knows that he wants to care more about Marcus and that Marcus needs a father

  • Marcus thinks that he will cope at school and with everything else and feels a sort of security

  • Clive is happy that he could talk to Marcus in a normal way

  • Clive says to Marcus that Lindsey wanted a baby

  • Marcus says that he like it, although he doesn’t

  • Marcus wants Lindsey and Clive to be happy

 

36

Will,

Marcus,

Ali,

Fiona

Cinema

at Marcus home

On a Saturday

  • Will took Marcus and Ali somewhere out (most Saturdays)

  • They go to the cinema

  • Ali asks Will if he is going to marry his mum

  • Will wants to stay together forever with Rachel

  • Marcus thinks couples are not the future

  • Fiona sees in how far Marcus changed and it seems that he is much older

  • She thinks he smokes

  • Will lost his shell, his cool and his distance, he felt scared and vulnerable

  • Marcus lost himself

  • Will misses Marcus

  • Marcus hates Joni Mitchell

  • Marcus dressed better; other hair cur; he doesn’t sing out loud;

  • Zoe & Ellie are still his friends

 

 

 

Vielen Vielen Dank an Andreas für das Einsenden dieser Zusammenfassung/Kapitelübersicht 🙂

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  • danke, sehr gut. aber man sollte mehr auf grammatik und rechtschreibung achten

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  • Hey, danke. Das ist echt hilfreich gewesen, jetzt sind meine Notizen auch vollständig.

    😉 Vielen Dank!!!!!

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  • Hey, vielen Dank!

    War echt super hilfreich! So musste ich die ganzen Kapitel nicht lesen… 😀

    Wird nachträglich in den Ferien dann durchgelesen.^-^

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  • Sehr nice. 

     

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  • Geil muss jetzt nicht das deutsch buch lesen

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