The story of Honey Boy hits the reader to the heart and provokes much thought. The author describes how much the old mother loved her son, Honey Boy, who was named so because of a mole in the shape of a beehive. The story ends with an unexpected twist – Honey Boy is wanted by the police, and his friend, Big Blue, has killed him to get the reward.
An old mother arrives at the police station to identify her son’s body. The mother recognizes her son from the mole on his shoulder but tells the sheriff it is not him (Honey Boy). As a result, not only did Big Blue not get the reward, but he ended up being arrested for the murder of an innocent man. I agree entirely with the mother’s actions in this story and can say that I would have done the same in her place.
For any mother, the loss of a child is terrible grief that leaves a deep mark on the rest of her life. The woman could not allow her son’s killer not only to go free but also to be well rewarded for it. Realizing that she is left for life in the grip of unbearable grief at the loss of her child, the mother made the decision to punish the perpetrator. Her actions were solid and decisive, as if she already knew what she would do as soon as she heard that her son was wanted. I consider her a powerful woman who, in the loss of her son, was able to deprive the murderer of his reward and put him away in prison.
Honey Boy. Web.