Runner written by Robert Newton explores the good yet challenging adventures through the protagonist Charlie Feehan’s life and the importance of friendship and Loyalty. Charlie’s father died of the Spanish flu when Charlie was just a boy. His dad was a big part of his life since the death his family struggle with money and grief. Charlie’s friendships with Nostrils, Mr and Mrs Redmond and Dolly become very important to him as he meets many challenges. Charlie’s friendship with Nostrils becomes very important to him as Nostrils gives Charlie companionship, support and encouragement. Charlie’s friendship with his neighbours, Mr and Mrs Redmond, is also very important.
Charlie’s friendship with his neighbours, Mr and Mrs Redmond, is also very important. They are very kind to Charlie and his family. They help provide food for his family as Ma struggles to buy food as the family no longer have an income since the death of Charlie’s Dad. Mr. and Mrs Redmond are always there for Charlie when he needs to talk. They never tell him what to do; they only help him do what he chooses to do. Mr. Redmond helps Charlie forfill his dream of boxing and eventually encourages him to enter the Ballarat Mile. Mr Redmond knows whats best for Charlie “First thing ya gotta learn, Charlie, theres more ta boxin’ than punchin’” Mr Redmond teaches Charlie that there is more to boxing than just hitting people theres tactics and you’ve got to think. This shows that Mr Redmond wants Charlie to think before he goes out and does something that could injure him, Mr Redmond and Mrs Redmond actually really care about Charlie, Jack and their Ma. Dolly, Squizzy Taylor’s girlfriend, helps Charlie by giving him reassurance, understanding and by protecting him when she believed that Squizzy was being unfair to him. People believe in Charlie which is really important because without the friendship and support Charlie wouldn’t have a clue what to do.
Nostrils also known as Norman Heath is...
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