Eric-Walters-Shattered

”Shattered” is a book about a man named Jacques (or Sarge) who was involved in the Rwandan Genocide. Jacques has a drinking problem and is homeless. While getting served at The Club, he met a boy named Ian who was volunteering to serve the food.

Ian tries to help Jacques through his rough past and also tries to encourage him to stop drinking. Ian teaches Jacques that every life is special because Jacques thinks he is worthless. In the end, Ian had ended up helping out Jacques a lot.

Character – Ian
Personality Traits – caring, curious, nice, honest, considerate, intimidated, worried, passionate, and helpful.
Examples From the Book – He looks up facts about the Rwandan Genocide.
-He always goes to help out at The Club (a food shelter for the poor)
-He tells his true feelings (tells ‘’Sarge’’ to stop drinking)

Character – Mac
Personality Traits – nice, caring, helpful, optimistic, strict, joker, determined.
Examples From the Book – He cooks the food at The Club.
-He does rounds (looking around for homeless people) to give them the essentials that they need.
-He has strict rules at the club, for example Each person eating at The Club is only allowed to have one serving of whatever he is serving each.

Character – ‘’Sarge’’
Personality Traits – friendly, easy-going, brave, strong, positive, violent, emotional, passionate, sensitive, lost, traumatized.
Examples From the Book – He was apart of the Rwandan Genocide.
-He beat up the three thugs that were attacking Ian on the street.
-He talks very nicely to Ian when Ian asks him questions about his experience in the Rwandan Genocide.
-When ‘’Sarge’’ is outside and looking at tree branches, he sees human limbs instead of tree branches.

Character – Berta
Personality Traits – nice, paranoid, mother-like, caring, smart, loving, comforting, strong, supportive.
Examples From the Book – She locks the doors as tight as a drum each and every night.
-She does a lot for Ian and his family.
-She’s very dedicated to history.

Character – Ian’s Mother
Personality Traits – careless, uninterested, irresponsible.
Examples From the Book – She asked Ian if there is another place he could help out at. (She thought The Club looked dirty and unsafe).
-She doesn’t seem to listen or understand Ian.

Character – Ian’s Father
Personality Traits – uninvolved (isolated from his family), bribes, careless.
Examples From the Book – He will buy Ian cars to repay for not being around.
-Doesn’t phone or check up on his family.

Character – Ian’s Classmates
Personality Traits – jokers, rude, smart.
Examples From the Book – Some classmates pick on Ian.
-They yell out things that are sometimes inappropriate or the answer to what the teacher asked.
-Know good answers.

Character – Ian’s Civics’ Teacher
Personality Traits – caring, nice, welcoming, encouraging, honest.
Examples From the Book – She encourages Ian to talk in front of the whole class about his experiences with ‘’Sarge’’.
-She encourages him to do better in Civics.
-She told Ian that he can call her if he needs to talk about anything.
-Talks to him like a mother.

Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Eric Walters’ Shattered: Characters & Analysis," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019, https://schoolworkhelper.net/eric-walters-shattered-characters-analysis/.

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Candace
Candace
10 months ago

What is a metaphor in the book Shattered

ayan
ayan
10 months ago

Why doesn’t Ian want to be a social worker?

Kim J.
Kim J.
1 year ago

Who is the antagonist?

Leea
Leea
Reply to  Kim J.
4 months ago

perhaps it would be those who encouraged the Rwandan Genocide, and those who
enable homelessness.

Ronnie
Ronnie
2 years ago

Can u describe their appearances?

Abdulbary
Abdulbary
Reply to  Ronnie
1 year ago

yes

Dana
Dana
2 years ago

THANKS!!

Guest
Guest
4 years ago

Thanks!!!

Von
Von
4 years ago

thanks this was a lot of help

Chase
Chase
5 years ago

Thanks, helped a ton!

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
5 years ago

What would you say as a character analysis for Eduardo?

Leea
Leea
Reply to  Kim Hunter
4 months ago

I would describe Eduardo as wise, evolved, kind, definitely someone who has seen and experienced a lot and learned from it.

briana
briana
6 years ago

describe ians feelings for his mom and dad

Skan
6 years ago

This is a helpful analysis, but what about Eduardo, he also needs to be mentioned.

garrett
garrett
6 years ago

this was a huge help and i needed a report done tommorow and this great

raiyan
raiyan
7 years ago

thanks! it really helped because had to to a character analysis tomorrow.

Den
Den
7 years ago

Awesome, thanks man!