Essay- How does Cassy change throughout Wolf?
Having read Wolf by Gillian Cross I thought it was quite an interesting book because it contained a lot of imagery. Wolf was about a girl called Cathleen Phelan (known throughout the book as Cassy) and her wrangle with her father Mick Phelan whose is part of the IRA (Irish Republic Army). The plot of the story is that Cassy’s grandmother gave Cassy some plastic explosives that she stole from Cassy’s father Mick and sent her to live with her mother Susan Phelan(known throughout the book as Goldie ). And throughout the story Cassy’s father was trying to get back his plastic explosives from Cassy, to finish the mission given by the IRA. The climax of the story was when Cassy’s father was ready to kill Cassy if she didn’t return his plastic explosives. Throughout Wolf Cassy’s personality and her way of thinking has definitely changed. This is mainly due to the fact that she’s living with Goldie, Robert and Lyall, and her altercation with her father. Cassy is an ordinary looking girl, she has sensible brown eyes and sensible short brown hair. You only had to look at her face to know she wouldn’t do anything wild . Her way of thinking was reasonable and logical which were qualities she had most definitely picked up from her Nan. Her Nan even said “If everyone was like you the world would be a simpler sweeter place”- page 6. Her closest relationship is with her Nan. This is because she lived with her Nan ever since her mother left her, since then she has taken like to her Nan and has built a negative persona of her mother. Throughout the book she doesn’t even call her mother instead she refers to her as Goldie. The reason she doesn’t like visiting her mother is because she thinks she is immature and irresponsible, she also doesn’t like her non- conventional way of living and thinking. Cassy and Nan are part of the workers class. They live in quite a small apartment and they don’t even own a phone so every time they need to...
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