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I am not Esther - Fleur Beale Q1: Describe a character relationship in your text and explain why this relationship is important.

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I am not Esther - Fleur Beale Q1: Describe a character relationship in your text and explain why this relationship is important. In the book "I am not Esther" by Fleur Beale, character Kirby sent to live with her uncle and his family in a cult. The character relationship between Kirby and Uncle Caleb is very controlling and tense. Kirby is first introduced to Uncle Caleb in the motel when she and her mother stop over to sleep there. Kirby's mother explains to Kirby that she is going to be sent to her uncle who lives in a cult. Uncle Caleb and his son Daniel come to pick up Kirby to take her to the cult. ...read more.

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Of course initially Kirby does not agree to this. When the family starts praying she notices that the youngest of her cousins is crying. The youngest of the cousins happens to be Maggie. After a little while Uncle Caleb notices that Kirby is quite close to Maggie. He ends up exploiting Maggie to get to Kirby. Another way Uncle Caleb uses his power over Kirby is when she is sent to the discipline room to learn verses from the bible. While in this room Kirby would reminisce about her past and why her mother left her. After she has told Uncle Caleb the verses which she had memorized she told herself that she would not allow this family to put their beliefs on her. ...read more.

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Due to this they kick Daniel out and they also kick Kirby out for standing up for him. Kirby is relieved that she does not have to put up to Uncle Caleb anymore. The relationship is very important to the novel because in the end Kirby realizes what environment her mother had to put up with and why her mother act in the way she does. Without the relationship we would not understand why Kirby's mother behaves in this particular way and why Uncle Caleb's family act the way they do. The connection between Uncle Caleb and Kirby is not the most pleasant. Kirby does not appreciate Uncle Caleb and Uncle Caleb forces his beliefs on Kirby. This character relationship is quite important and without it it would not make sense. ...read more.

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