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Character Studies – ANAND (T4W1)How Anand grows and develops into a child of twelve to a teenager withcharacter.Source How would we describe Anand’s character? How do we know? WHAT DO WE WRITE ABOUT HIM? WHERE ARE THE PIECES OF EVIDENCEChapter 1 Anand used to be a “happy” child until his father goes Anand does not have enough to eat and goesA Strange Old missing in action in Dubai where he is supposed to be to work with a mean boss called Haru whoMan working as a construction supervisor and his money abuses children who work for him, making stops coming into the family and Anand’s family them work hard for very little and also long begins to face serious money problems. hours too. Anand does not even have money to have a decent haircut. Anand also has to quit school and give up all his schoolbooks by selling them to second hand bookshop. Anand is passionate about fairy tales and he believes Anand spends many hours reading his Persian in magic because he thinks he can use magic to Fairy Tales about a magic apple that cures change his life for the better. Even when his mother diseases and a telescope that can show him brushes off his belief as something which is unreal, anything in the world. Anand holds on to his passion for magic. Anand is determined to change his life for the better when he thinks of how unhappy his mother is and how unhappy he is without his father with them. Anand is a kind child. He gives away his ration of By giving away his breakfast, Anand has to go breakfast tea and a few stale pooris wrapped in a hungry. But instead of feeling that, his selfless torn newspaper to a total stranger – a strange old sharing has actually make him feel good. He man who turns out to be Abhaydatta, a master healer feels the warmth in his body. of the Brotherhood from the Silver Valley.Written by Yeo Yam Hwee 4 September 2012 Page 1
Character Studies – ANAND (T4W1)Written by Yeo Yam Hwee 4 September 2012 Page 2