Cirque Du Freak Character Analysis

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Cirque Du Freak A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan is about two best friends, Darren Shan and Steve Leonard, and how they get tickets to see the freak show Cirque Du Freak, a freak show that features unordinary performers such as the snake-boy, the twisting twins, the wolf-man, Larten Crepsley, and his spider, Madam Octa. They each get into some trouble when Steve finds out a secret and Darren steals something he shouldn’t have. The book is fiction, but Darren says, in the introduction, that everything said in the book happened. The themes include friendship, betrayal, and horror. Steve’s life gets put in danger and it is up to Darren to try and save him, but has to make a deal with Mr.Crepsley in order to do so. During the show, Cirque Du…show more content…
Crepsley. He went back to the theatre a few days after the show and left a letter to him saying “Mr.Crepsley, I know who you are. I have taken Madam Octa and am keeping her. Do not come looking for her. Do not come back to this town. If you do, I will tell everyone you are a vampire and you will be hunted down and killed..” (pg 124). Darren thinks he is safe since he had blackmailed Mr.Crepsley, but Steve soon gets hurt when Darren finally shows him Madam Octa. Annie, Darren’s little sister, had banged on his door in the middle of showing Steve the intelligent spider, Madam Octa. Madam Octa bit Steve’s neck after being frightened, and injected her poison into…show more content…
Mr.Crepsley. The only way Mr.Crepsley will cure Steve is if Darren agrees to be his assistant.“You will be my traveling companion. You will travel with me across the world. You will be my eyes and hands during the day. You will will guard me when i sleep. You will find food for me if it is scarce...In short, you will see to my every need.” (pg.190), Mr.Crepsley demands.He miserably makes the deal so he can save Steve and let Mr.Crepsley bite him. When they arrive to the hospital, Mr.Crepsley injects Steve with the serum and Darren takes off running out of the room, thinking he won’t have to see Mr.Crepsley again. Little did Darren know that his body would start changing. He became faster,stronger, and thirstier for
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