When being nice or kind, it can be hard to put the past behind you, For Twigleg, that’s a serious problem.
In the story, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, Twigleg has to start anew even if that means he has to tell that he worked for the bad guy. Then, Ben finds out he was acting ever since they rescued him. But worst of all, the bad guy was Nettlebrand.
Twigleg is not looking at his past. For instance, he went with the enemy and didn’t look at his past while doing it. One time, Ben even asked him about his past so he lied. An example of him not looking at his past is he’s helping Ben defeat Nettlebrand.
It seemed as if he was almost trying to prove to them that he was loyal by helping them and telling them of Nettlebrand. He shared his knowledge with them and he also connected the dots for them
Eventually, he comes clean. Twigleg tells them the truth of his past. He told them that he wasn’t always in the camp. He said he worked for Nettlebrand.
Well that’s it, I hope you learned that it can be hard putting the past behind you. And for Twigleg whom worked for the bad guy and lied to Ben (granted he also helped Ben).