Heroes, Heroism, what to include
I apolygise, the title says characters. I couldn't change it.
In your exam you should mention the following-
-Give an opinion about Who the real heroes in the novel, are Larry and Francis real heroes or are they fake heroes?
-Who are the real heroes in the novel? Is Arthur Rivier the only real hero?
-Lasalle is a hero to the kids at the Wreck Centre.
-When the kids at the wreck centre think Francis beat Larry in the table tennis match, he becomes a hero to them.
-Mention the scrapbook kept by the old 'strangler' at the St.Judes Club.
-Also, talk about how unlike Larry when Francis returns from war he wants to remain anonymous. He doesn't see himself as a really hero.
-Make sure you mention Francis confessing to Larry at the end that he fell on the grenade because he wanted to die, not out of heroism.
-Talk about the scene where Arthur is slumped in the alley way because he is haunted by the war. He tells Francis that 'We weren't heroes. We were only there'.
-Don't forget to mention Francis's view at the end of the novel. He admits tha they are all heroes because they stayed and fought and didn't run away.
-When Francis meets Nicole at the end of the novel she tells him to write about what a hero really is. This suggests the answer to te question is in the book.