- Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text and/or how this character helps you understand an important theme/idea in the novel.
The character Ricky Baker develops as he leaves the city due to the judicial and education systems failing him.Ricky soon finds himself at home in the country with Aunt Bella. After a disaster with aunt Bella passing away Ricky has to take in on the chin and take care of himself.Crump reveals how everyone is good at something and even you dont thrive at school you their is always something your good at (personal experience). Ricky develops as a person this is shown by crump, he using key events in the text eg. Ricky thrives
Crump reveals Ricky bakers true personality and how he develops as a character throughout the text by using key events that happen. The education and the judicial system was not working for Ricky he soon found himself moving pillar to post because people did not understand he had a disrupted family this meant he was going from home to home.Ricky found it hard to fit in an example of this is “I soon found out that thin white boys were easier to do something with than overweight brown ones” so moving to the country gave him a clean slate to try new things. Ricky reveals his true self by his narrative point of view and the way he explains stuff is the true kiwi language. Ricky uses idiomatic language. Uncle hec says to ricky “You’d better stick those new boots of yours on today, young feller. This is idiomatic language and is the face of New zealand Language.