Tomorrow When the War Began

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In the book “tomorrow when the war began” author John Marsden. The character Homer grows and matures throughout the story line. This essay will explore how Homer’s maturity and growth is displayed through his ability to start making decisions and leading members of the group. In the beginning he was always in trouble but towards the end he grew into a strong leader who considered his friends and their safety. The first incident where he matures is after Ellie blew up the lawn mower and soldiers along with it. When Ellie, Kevin, Corrie and Homer were at Corrie’s house and Ellie was having a breakdown; Homer was the one to make the first move. He placed his hand on hers to make her feel better. He made a motivated speech to the others “you guys did well. Don’t feel so bad. This is war now, and normal rules don’t apply.” Homers confidence and strength is shown in this speech. It shows how he matures quickly in bad situations by thinking the best things to say and the best things to do. It was good that homer helped everyone through what happened, being shot at chased by cars yelled at and put in a life threatening situations .This is where he starts to show that he grows and matures. It changed homer because he knew that it wasn’t a silly game anymore, he knew that he couldn’t be stupid in a time where his home area is getting invaded by these people. To encourage the others he says “you guys did well. Don’t feel so bad” he’s telling them that they did a good thing and that they can possibly do it again, later he goes on about making new rules “this is war now, normal rules don’t apply” and that its okay to kill anyone that gets in there way. Homer is giving supportive feedback and telling...
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