Character Analysis Of Victor And Thomas Builds-The Fire

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Victor, an average young male, in his twenties it may seem, is living out on a reservation at the time. With little friends to talk to, the only person it seems he can talk to is an old friend of his, Thomas Builds-the-Fire. As a young adult, Victor’s father has just passed away, and forms a passive mood to show for why he becomes troubled as he is denied the money he needs to go to Phoenix, Arizona until he reconnects with an old friend, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, but the further along he goes, he begins to have a more healthy acceptance.

Victor comes into this story as the first character, and most troubled already it seems, with the passing of his father. Victor Starts out with his passive mood on the bottom of page one, his thoughts reveal
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Thomas helped him get out of an underground wasp nest, which could’ve had Victor stung hundreds, if not for Thomas’s help. Victor comes closer to his acceptance of the present, and becomes happy Thomas came along to help. As Victor and Thomas gather up all Victor wanted, they begin their way back to the reservation. After the drive, and a few more memories, they’ve arrived back home, with an action on Victor’s mind to do. A final action to resemble Victor’s complete healthy acceptance, before separating once again, Victor does what would be thought of as unspeakable. At the bottom of page eleven, it says “‘Listen’, Victor said and handed Thomas the cardboard box which contained half of his father. ‘I want you to have this.’” This final action committed by Victor shows his full acceptance of the present views of him and Thomas, as though it seems, they are friends again, and talking to each other as if they were brothers.

Victor starts off this story with a sense of being passive as he is not exactly ready to accept the fact that his father has really passed away. Through an entire section of thoughts, Remembrances, memories, and a surprising final action, Victor completely changed mood. At the end of this story, it seems Victor has formed a more healthy, acceptance mood, showing more happiness, and more friendship towards Thomas as he has helped him through this

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