Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks Character Analysis

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Never Give Up It’s not easy to surpass immense challenges in life. In Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks portrayed this through the main character Katie. In the novel, Katie was in an abusive relationship, which she fled from, and ended up in Southport, North Carolina. This incident built up trust issues, which later in the story were knocked down by a man named Alex. Over the course of the story, Katie showed how difficult sit can be, but also how rewarding it can be. In this novel, Sparks displayed the significance of abusive relationships through the main character Katie. Not only did the author illustrate abuse, but gave the audience a sense of hope for finding true authentic love. In Katie's life, her reactions to the hardships she faced…show more content…
In this novel, Sparks introduced a very unique and significant character named, Jo. Jo was a friend to Katie through everything, she was a constant source of advice and an ear to listen, through all of Katie´s setbacks. As Jo explained it, “I just tell people what they already know but are afraid to admit themselves,” (Sparks 203). This character displayed Sparks image of how friends should be. Throughout Katie´s character development, the author showed how crucial Jo was for Katie surpassing her difficulties. When difficulties seemed to flood Katieś mind, Jo was always there, she always pointed her to where her true happiness was. The impact she caused on Katieś life, according the the Safe Haven synopsis, was shown as, “With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven” (Nicholas Sparks Production 2). This showed how Jo gave Katie advice that pushed to her to true love. A huge piece of advice Jo gave Katie was, “Love doesn’t mean everything if you’re not willing to make a commitment and you have to think not only about what you want, but what he wants. Not just now, but in the future” (Sparks 192). This advice shows the sacrifices needed to make for love. Katie’s friends and advice given influenced her life
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