Topic: Family, Life & ExperiencesEmotions

Last updated: November 23, 2019

There are eight main characters presented from the novel, four of which are male and four are female. The four male characters are Homer, Kevin, Lee and Chris. On the other hand, the female characters are Ellie, Fi, Corrie, Robyn. Each character develops in different ways and at different stages but generally speaking the characters develop most through all the encounters of the invaders and that the more they found out about what had happened the more influence it had on the characters’ feelings and emotions. This led to the developments of the characters. The male characters: Homer develops a lot since the beginning of the book, his favourite hobbies before the war were pulling pranks on unsuspecting bystanders, winding up the girls at school so they call him names, and generally being a huge pain that refuses to like sport.

Homer was a very laid-back guy. However he drops the pretence of years, and discarded the stereotype he has hidden behind and showed who he really is; a leader who can inspire, encourage and invigorate. He astonishes everyone with his level headed approach when there is danger Homer becomes quick, responsive and reliable. He puts forward some good suggestions of approach. He takes charge of most of the decisions and situations; he has become the leader of the group. At the start Kevin has a big ego and shows no respect for what everyone else says or suggests. But throughout the book, he learns to become more caring and respecting to others. Lee starts as a fairly common character type, a highly intelligent introvert.

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who keeps everything bottled up inside. With the camping trip Lee is exposed to quite a different environment and quite a different group of people. An outsider to start with (he was not in Ellie and Corrie’s circle of friends and was invited along because Ellie found him ‘interesting’) he starts to fit in and is certainly part of the group by the time they return home. It is …


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