Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blogging From A to Z - N is for Nick

Welcome to the It's A Wonderful Blog's Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge. For this challenge, I will post every day in April (except for Sundays) about topics related to the Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart film, It's a Wonderful Life.

Nick the bartender is an interesting character.

We see two sides of him. The nice side of him lives in Bedford Falls. He cares about his customers. He takes care of them. He encourages them to stop drinking. He throws out the fighters and cares for the injured. We see his heart and his compassion. We like this Nick.

In Pottersville, Nick has a mean streak. His driving force is to sell hard liquor to make more money. He owns the bar in Pottersville instead of working for someone else. The bar is named after him. He throws out customers when they talk about strange things he doesn't understand. They don't have to fight. They simply have to talk about something he doesn't understand.

Pottersville Nick mocks homeless drunks and religion. In short, he is a bully.

I'll take Bedford Falls Nick any day.

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