Falling ANNE PROVOST Hes a skinhead, a second one added. I knew they wouldnt talk to me any more, only about me (p 111) Falling is a book that contains many complex scenarios and interpersonal relationships. The plot is set on the strong bonds between characters due to shared opinions and emotions. Caitlin is a character that voices her opinions about anything that may be troubling her: Keeping silent about the truth is to distort it.
(P 148) and Lucas is a character that finds it hard to voice his opinions because most issues that concern him he doesnt know the facts about: I… I dont know… Actually… I have no opinion about it (p 138).
In which way do the visual aspects affect the characters In one section of the book Lucas chose to cut his hair very short, which to some people may represent him being a Skinhead or Neo-Nazi. Hes a skinhead, a second one added. I knew they wouldnt talk to me any more, only about me (p 111) this did not necessarily make him a follower of such beliefs but because his appearance was like those who did believe in “taking action against migrants” etc he was discriminated against. By cutting his hair very short the character showed that he is converting to be accepted by such people as Be not; an extremist who believes in violent action against migrant workers (blurb).
The main essence of Caitlin character is that she is a dancer, her clothing therefore is practical and durable with an American style. She walked rhythmically, her back straight. She was wearing shorts and a thin T-shirt, and I (Lucas) could see how bony she was, and how, as she climbed the hill, her muscles tensed right up to her neck (p 51).
Humans are very complicated. For many years, human beings have been trying to figure out how the body works physically and mentally. Researches led to many discoveries in the human physical body, but the human mind is still relatively mysterious. Whenever a person does not follow the societys guidelines, he or she, often enough, is considered mentally ill. In Edgar Allan Poes short story The Cask ...
She was taller than me (Lucas) (p 44).
Caitlin is a thin and muscular character, the average build of a dancer Caitlin having black hair (p 29) and Her eyes were as brown as beer, her skin pale (p 45) doesnt seem to impact her at all, only proposing what will later be discovered that she is in fact Jewish. The appearances of the characters are influenced more by their opinions than anything else.
The appearance of the character is important to the person reading the book because it gives the finishing touches to a character, make them more life-like. If there where to be no descriptions of appearances you, the reader, would have a gap in the plot and the book is less believable and intriguing.