Analysis Of The Novel ' Tomorrow When The War Began '

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English Expository Essay Keely Shang The characters in the novel Tomorrow When the War Began (TWTWB) (1993) begin as very human, very believable and, very ordinary. Then their lives are changed in an instant and they are forced to respond, to change, to grow and to adapt.. The characterisation is so well done that Ellie, Robyn, Fi, Homer, Chris, Corrie, Kevin and Lee become real to the reader, and you find yourself relating to them as you would actual people. Author John Marsden creates characters based on Australia’s unique multicultural society in TWTWB. The novel is based on an Australian town where John Marsden uses stereotypes as the main characters. They start out as fairly stereotypical examples of teenagers, but they undergo a character metamorphosis as the story progresses. Characters such as Homer, first introduced as a very stereotypical law-breaking teenager often seen in todays society, undergoes a transformation into a strong leader as the story develops. Homer is a character in the novel whose personality starts off as very stereotypical but changes as you get deeper into the story. Coming from a Greek background, Homer is forceful and domineering and has trouble dealing with other strong personalities. Although, he is a natural leader, brave and can even be a little insecure at times. In his teenage years Homer had built a front to hide behind, a front as a disrespectful, insensitive, uncaring guy. He starts to fall inlove with Fi, a refined and delicate
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