Character Analysis: The Fallen Star By Jessica Sorensen

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As Gemma runs, “In the midst of a dark forest, haunted by the winters chill, I ran for my life. My feet thudded heavily against the snow as the thunderous roar of the glowing-eyed, black-cloaked monsters chased after me.” audience would wonder why the things with the glowing eyes black cloak monsters are chasing after her (Sorensen CH1 P1). In The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen, the narrators actions impact others. They examines how the actions and lies of one character can cause problems for many others characters within the story. Gemma’s development throughout the novel is impacted by the lies of other, leaving everyone to understand that the actions of one impact the lives of others. Jessica Sorensen uses direct and indirect characterization to develop Gemma on how much she has changed from having no feeling into having a feeling she never felt before: “See, I wasn’t always the girl that I am now. Terrified—the word meant absolutely nothing to me.” (Sorensen CH2 P6). Gemma is very emotional and she does not know why: “That’s when I felt the strangest thing I had ever felt—this…show more content…
She use to be, “In fact, almost everything meant nothing to me. My mind used to be as blank as a sheet of paper—there was zero going on inside. Don’t get me wrong, I could still walk, talk, breathe, and function, I just couldn’t feel anything.” (Sorensen CH2 P6). She use to be like a zombie just walking around, but she is not really a zombie, but have no feeling or emotions for most of her life. Then Gemma sees a guy and just falls in love with him but it seems like he hates her but he told her he is just always in a bad mood: “But then he dazzled me the most beautiful, heart melting smile—the kind of smile I’d wanted him to give me since the first day I’d laid eyes on him—and that was that. The rational part of my brain quit working. Without a second thought, I grabbed my bag and followed him out the door.” (Sorensen CH6
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