Analysis Of Olive Dunwoody In Jacqueline West's The Books Of Elsewhere

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In the story “The Books of Elsewhere,” by Jacqueline West, the main character, Olive Dunwoody, faces many difficult, gruesome, and life-changing challenges throughout the story of the book. All of these challenges affect her emotionally. What are the emotional changes that Olive experiences throughout the book, and how are they expressed? In my opinion, Olive changed emotionally from being shy and afraid, to being heroic and brave. There are many pieces of evidence supporting this answer. For example, it is expressed how in the beginning, Olive was afraid of the 3 talking cats. Near the end, she got used to them being magical. The book also supports this answer by saying on page 127, “She was surprised at first that it didn’t talk, but then

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