When David does this, he thinks that he would give Norah a better life as she would not be as sad and stressed with Phoebe, but in the process of doing so, David's character becomes a whole new person as he has to become more quiet and isolated from soceity. After work David would not talk as much, and would try to stay distant from Norah. “Yet now, after a year of marriage, she hardly knew him at all” (Edwards 51) Because David tries keeping this secret to him self, it causes him to ruin his own life by changing who he is so his wife could live happier. He tries his hardest to have the best for Norah, but gets the worse for himself all due to fear of his wife finding out. David Henry tries to give Norah the best she deserves, and did not want to lose Phoebe at a young age to devastate her.
In David’s past he grew up with a sister much younger than he was, with a heart defect,. When his sister died at age 12, he saw his mother in terrible grief. Therefor having to see his mother always grieving over his sister, he made a vast decision to
Am I supposed to forgive him! Or to try to kill him? ' Page 74 This excerpt briefly makes David think of his loyalty towards his friends. As a child growing up with his father always thinking of mutants as bad and evil libiving things he was confused between two things of forgiveness or killing him.
Worry. Stay up nights, frightened for the casualties of your ideology. It will do you good to realize the price of fighting” (Sanderson 223). This allows David to come to the realization that he is being consumed by the darkness and grief in his heart, and leaves him in ambivalence on if he should take revenge on Steelheart for something he did years prior, over the cost of thousands of innocent civilian lives. David succumbs to the pressure and follows the path of revenge as he comes to believe that revenge against Steelheart is his purpose in life, resulting in him and the Reckoners attempting to kill Steelheart.
He is a character who does not seem to have grown up mentally and still has a mind of young boy. In the beginning of the story we see David walking home believing he deserves more power and respect from the people he surround himself. However he is too scared to put in the work and courage for picking himself up, so he lets himself get pushed around or told him. “Ahn seventeen. Almost a man… a man oughta hava little gun aftah he done worked hard all day.”
At this time David’s father is dead by the hands of Steel Heart, he was not trying to shoot Steel Heart but the bullet grazed his cheek and it started bleeding. That made Steel Heart really mad and he killed his father and everyone in the bank that day. Expect David and he wants payback. He wants to see him bleed again, but not only that, but he wants him dead, just like how SteelHeart killed his father. “I’ve seen Steelheart bleed.
In chapter 6 David said to the inspector: “but Sophie isn 't really different-not in any other way” (55). He also said: “Sophie 's my friend, my best friend” (56). This shows how much David cares for Sophie. He is aware that he is in trouble, and could be more punished by defending her, yet he still defended Sophie. He cared for her even though she did not fit the true image.
Doing what is right vs. wrong often causes struggles within other people. Marie little soldier was David's biggest crush until she was found dead in her bedroom. Marie was an Indian women who lived on the reservation before David met her. She was asked to be housekeeper for David's home and also babysit David.
This all spans from him wanting to get his supposed girlfriend Dawn a Christmas present. Towards the end of the story, we learn that Dawn is living with another guy, possibly her new boyfriend. This is where the theme of loss begins to come in. Not all has he lost is his girlfriend, he has lost relations with his family it seems as well. “My parents.
This underlying theme significantly contributes to the overall storyline providing a unique characterization to each character, allowing the reader to really experience the character’s emotional development through the novel. The theme of love can be identified from the very beginning of the novel.
This shows the change David has made with his views and choices. In the beginning of the book, David wished for extra arms as a harmless joke only to realize that making that joke costed him and got beat by his father. David then kept quiet as he didn’t want to express his own feelings due to trauma he has suffered. By the end of the book, David runs away with his friends in protest to his father’s rules and to express who he truly is. From the beginning of the book to the end, David has shown examples of him changing who he is as a person for the better.
David was taught to believe in the same things but he does not understand where it is coming from. Thus, David is struggling to understand the meanings behind these sayings. This community has taught children from the day they were born to believe that even a slight difference is bad. It shows the cruelty of the society because they have only one world view and do not think any other views are considered right. It is due to their ignorance towards acceptance that they are creating more trouble.