Characterisation In The Invisible Hero

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The Invisible Hero demonstrates a range of characterisations in high school characters. From dictators, to bystanders; one character demonstrates a twist of personality. Whilst interacting with others, Ruth’s characterisation develops from victim to hero. Throughout the story, the author portrays her as a shred of hope for the other characters. The usage of both literal and indirect ways allowed the reader to dive into Ruth’s thoughts, actions and attitude. By showing her as a troubled girl who had insecurities and self-doubts about bullies such as Macca, the human readers may empathise with her. Later, Ruth becomes a quiet hero despite the consequences; this inspires the audience. The author allows her audience to see her thoughts and…show more content…
At home, however, she devotes love and curiosity to her family. In contrast to multiple other characters, the relationship between Ruth and her single mother is inspiring. She respects her mother who provides encouragements, such as, “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” Ruth expresses gratitude for this and seeks to apply her mother’s words. When bullies trouble Philip, Ruth can empathise with him. Thus, he appreciates her as a friend, despite unable to express his gratitude. Philip never had a friend; Ruth reached out and supported him anyways. When Macca stole his journal, Ruth strived to find and return it to him. This made Philip think losing his journal is a “wonderful thing.” To him, Ruth is more than a friend, but a Caregiver at the dictated school. Similarly, Raphaela also appreciate Ruth’s welcome to the school. Being the “new kid” is not easy for anyone, especially at a school with dictatorship. However, Ruth provided Raphaela a place where she could feel comfortable. Despite her appreciation, Raphaela often compares herself to Ruth according to the bravery level. She continues to feel out of place until she fully adjusted the new environment by
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