”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.
why did sarge beat up three thugs for ian?
and why did ian not do anything while getting beat up
What are the several reasons for the men to be living on the streets?
What is a metaphor in the book Shattered
Why doesn’t Ian want to be a social worker?
Who is the antagonist?
perhaps it would be those who encouraged the Rwandan Genocide, and those who
Can u describe their appearances?
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What would you say as a character analysis for Eduardo?
I would describe Eduardo as wise, evolved, kind, definitely someone who has seen and experienced a lot and learned from it.
describe ians feelings for his mom and dad
This is a helpful analysis, but what about Eduardo, he also needs to be mentioned.
this was a huge help and i needed a report done tommorow and this great
thanks! it really helped because had to to a character analysis tomorrow.
Awesome, thanks man!