Catfishing: A Character Analysis

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The novel, written by John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson relates to the real life events in the articles “Catfish” by Hayley Peterson and “Catfishing: The Truth About Deception Online” Krystal D’Costa. Both speak on a rapid growing online issue - people now pretend to be who they aren’t to get the affection and attention of a targeted person on purpose or, otherwise known as, “catfishing”. In the story, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, two high school students meet under poor circumstances. Grayson was left by his friends as his fake ID didn’t have the correct age to allow him access to a concert and Will was going to a restaurant to meet with his online boyfriend, Isaac, only to find that it wasn’t a restaurant at all. Will, heartbroken, finds himself seeking solace in Grayson and his friends.…show more content…
She told Will bluntly that she had created Issac, he was nothing but a fake social media account for her to puppeteer, and all for an elaborate joke that Will didn’t take well at all. In the text, the persona Isaac was heavily manipulated to get Will to lower his guard down and trust and later pursue a romantic relationship with. The authors wrote, “i never hoped for everything to get better - only for one thing to get better, and it never did. so eventually i gave up. i give up every single day. but not with isaac. it scares me sometimes. wishing it to

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