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"Bifocal" Kevin Character Analysis

  • Submitted by: jojo2funny1
  • on January 7, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 991 words

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In the novel “Bifocal” written by Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters, there is a character that proves to be very crucial to how the story plays out. That character’s name is Kevin. Kevin, while not necessarily being a bad person, does have some very negative qualities. It is evident throughout the book that he is reckless, competitive, and racist.
The first quality that I noticed about Kevin was his recklessness. Kevin often puts he and his friends in dangerous situations, simply because he makes foolish choices. A very good example of this is the school lockdown at the beginning of the book, where Walters writes: “Kevin jumped up into the air. Before I could even think to question what he was doing, he grabbed a ladder suspended against the ceiling.” “On the ceiling was a sign that read Authorized Personnel Only. Kevin ignored the sign and started up the ladder.” (6-7) This is reckless because even though they were meant to follow regular lockdown procedure, and the fact that it said “Authorized Personnel Only”, Kevin still went against that, which could have easily put them in danger. Along with that, Kevin also ignored, and then ran from the police when he, Jay, and Steve were on the roof after climbing the ladder mentioned earlier.   The reason Kevin is so reckless is that he feels that he cannot be touched or get in any trouble, and the fact that he is the captain of the football team makes him even more sure of this. For instance, Kevin once said, “Until I’m told I shouldn’t, I do. Besides, what are they going to do, suspend me? Not a chance, they won’t suspend me unless I kill somebody.” (8) Showing that he is so confident that he won’t get caught, that he is willing make unwise decisions. If Kevin were to act less recklessly, since he very much leads what his friends do, it would keep he and his friends out of the trouble they get themselves into.
I also noticed fairly early on that Kevin is very competitive. Whenever the football team plays a game, Kevin...

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  • Submitted by: jojo2funny1
  • on January 7, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 991 words
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