Character Sketch

Topics: Nuclear weapon, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, English-language films Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: May 19, 2013
Character Sketch
Kim Cowley
Who would think that an old fragile woman would have such a feisty personality in her childhood? Yes, we are talking about the one and only Kim Cowley from the play script “Brother in the Land” During her time of youth, Kim was what every girl would wish to be. Throughout the play script, she has been described very determined, fearless and ambitious. The true characteristics of a great leader. When Kim was first introduced into the story, she was shown very wild and selfish. When her ‘so-called’ friends tried to steal her bag of food after the tragic nuclear attack, she was ruthless and attempted to kill one of them, and would have finished the job if Danny had not stopped her. She does not regret her actions at all, as after the fight for food ended, she said “He wouldn’t have thought twice about doing (killing) me in. Its survival of the fittest now, mate.” This quote also clarifies her belief in how the stronger always conquer, whether they are right or wrong. Kim is very realistic and does not trust anybody. While everyone actually believed that the Civil Defense Team was going to help them and do something for the public, she stood firmly alongside her beliefs and said “Do you honestly think they’ll come down here and start dishing all their grub (food) out to everyone?”. This also shows the stubborn side of Kim’s personality. On the other hand, Kim does have a fun side to her. She loves being sarcastic and joking with people, along with teasing them as well. This is evident during her first meeting with Danny. When Danny had accidentally spilled out the fact that his Dad’s shop is full of food, Kim instantly knew that he had made a big mistake by saying that out loud. This shows how cunning she really is. Then again, when Danny tried to cover up what he said by telling he had masculine elder brothers, she could tell something was up. That’s how smart and clever Kim is on the inside as she detected a lie as easily as if she...
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