In David Levithan’s novel Every day, A’s interaction with other characters and various experiences gradually shape him into a well rounded and deeper character. At the beginning of the text A’s idea of thinking seems original yet fluid. He (or she the gender of A is never revealed) has ideas and opinions of his own on society, but he is unbiased in a way that someone who has never really lived their own life. However by the end of the book A has become a being that is realizing who he truly is and the problems he has never faced, making him even more self actualized than the reader could ever think.
When A is first introduced to the reader, his obligation and his dedication to the way he must live, almost as a parasite but with no real physical harm, is presented by Levithan with a content feeling. A only knows his day to day problems and has apparently come to terms with his way of life. In contrast, as soon as the character Rhiannon is brought into A’s world everything changes. He still sees society for what it is and sees everyone without prejudice because he truly has walked a day in their shoes. However A has a feeling for himself. He begins to feel subconsciously cheated by the way he has had to live. A and Rhiannon try a relationship with the persistent urge and hope from A, but it is one with problems. Levithan uses Rhiannon and the characters A lives in after he meets her as tools and shapers for A. With every new person he has to live through, A begins to realize that he can and does have problems that he has to deal with. Although a character without problems can be a positive thing, a character with conflict brings interest and more compassion for the character. In this case A already has a lot of the reader’s
compassion and interest but because of the way he begins to face the problems he has and begins ...
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