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Carrie Willow character study

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Introduction

Carrie Willow - character study Carrie Willow is one of the main characters in Nina Bawden's Carrie's War. She has green eyes, long dark hair and is fairly short. She is twelve years old and is a world war two evacuee. She has a younger brother, Nick who she is very protective over, "He's only a little boy, he didn't see it as stealing." She was evacuated from London to shelter from the war. They were forced out of their own home and sent, along with many other children, to Wales out of harms way. After a shaky start to life in Wales, they realise it isn't as bad at they first feared. Carrie and Nick are chosen to live with a man named Mr Evans and his sister Louisa. ...read more.

Middle

She is the main character and most of the story revolves around her. It would be a much different book without Carrie Willow in it. Carrie is only twelve so she doesn't have a job, but she does help out in Mr Evans' shop. Carrie likes spooky stories, playing on the mountains and spending time at Druids Bottom. "I help in the shop sometimes, Nicks not allowed, but I am, and I play on the mountains and I slide down the slag heap." Carrie meets many new people in this story, including the family at Druid's Bottom which includes Hepzibah and Albert. Hepzibah is very kind toward Carrie and treats her and Nick the same, which pleases Carrie. Deep down I think Carrie is a bit cautious of Hepzibah, ever since Albert told her that Hepzibah was a witch. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows that Carrie is a kind sister, who puts others before herself. Carrie is also very critical of herself and normally puts herself down "Nicks the pretty one really" she isn't used to getting compliments and doesn't believe the one that she does get. This shows that Carrie isn't very confident and doesn't have much self belief. This tells us a lot about Carrie character; that she is slightly in Nick's shadow. As the story goes on I think Carrie comes out of her shell and learns to be more confident in herself. I still think she is easily hurt "she wanted to cry suddenly" and still tries to hide her feelings "nothing it's nothing really I'm fine" but I think by the end of the story Carrie has much more self belief and doesn't put herself down as much. ...read more.

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