Transcript of "Cb characterisation-anand-chapter 2"
THE CONCH BEARER – Anand (T4W1)How Anand grows and develops into a child of twelve to a teenager withcharacter. How would we describe Anand’s character? How do we know?Chapter 2 WHAT DO WE WRITE ABOUT HIM? WHERE ARE THE PIECES OF EVIDENCEThe NightVisitor Anand feels that he is a powerless child against an abusive Haru nit-picks on Anand’s work at his tea stall and boss like Haru but he has no choice but to work for him. holds him back longer than is necessary causing Anand to be late to go to the market to get his necessary grocery items. Anand fantasises about using magic to deal with Haru’s This is because he has to do Haru’s bidding all the black heart. time as long as he is the boss and Anand cannot find a better way of earning money to help his mother. Anand has to grapple with poverty and the need to Anand has to think very hard when making simple economise (to stretch his dollars) when buying food and purchases of food in the market because he does not necessities for his family members. have much money with him. Yet, Anand is a responsible, caring and protective elder Anand picks the biggest and fattest mango because brother to Meera. (Previously in Chapter 1, we read he wants to give Meera, his younger sister a surprise about him wondering if magic could be used to make by sharing it with her. He buys it even though it Meera better.) costs him twice as much as the pavement vendors would have charged. Anand has to hurry home because he is doing the cooking of dinner at home and Meera cannot be trusted to light the kerosene stove on her own, especially after she becomes traumatised by the traffic-cum-murder accident she happens to have witnessed. Whenever he can, he acts as the protective elder brother to Meera, especially on a dark and stormy night and when somebody comes knocking on their door. Anand is also a sensible, considerate and helpful son to He does the buying, stocking up of food items and Bela, his mother. cooking of dinner. He also works to help out in the monetary needs of the family.Written by Yeo Yam Hwee 5 September 2012 Page 1
THE CONCH BEARER – Anand (T4W1)Written by Yeo Yam Hwee 5 September 2012 Page 2