Hobson's Choice - Willie Mossop character change throughout the play …
Hobson's Choice - Willie Mossop character change throughout the play
Maggie uses his weakness to manipulate and control him.
"I'm not ambitious that I know of" - he doesn't even know himself.
Meek and nervous
When Mrs Hepworth gives him her card, she expects her to hit him.
Maggie says about his hands "Yes, they're dirty, but they're clever. They can shape leather like no other man's that every came into the shop."
"You're a natural born genius at making boots. It's a pity you're a natural fool at all else."
"his clothes are even worse condition than Tubby's."
Loyal to Hobson
"I'm not leaving till I'm made."
"Can't you read?"
Gained with Maggie's help, stands up to Hobson.
Shows authority over Hobson
"There'll be a carpet on that floor, too."
Higher social status
"Aye. I were, but I've moved on a bit since then."
Doesn't wish to become enemies of Hobson, Alice or Vickey
"Nay come, there's no ill will"
Everyone starts calling him Will - "You took me by surprise Will"