Gray, Alasdair - The Star (Characterization of Cameron)

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Characterization of Cameron

The story is about a boy named Cameron, who sees a star falling down. He goes to the place where the star was fallen and takes the star with him. The star is cold but when ever he touches the star, then he feels relaxed and comfortable. Every time when he feels lonely or sad he kept the star out and he care him in his pocket jacket. Once, he keep the star in the school out, the teacher notice it and would Cameron take him away, but Cameron swallow the star and fall into faint.

Cameron is a young boy, who lives with his brother by their parents. He goes to school and has not many friends. His parents are often self-employed and so he feels often lonely. Cameron is a daydreamer and like each child is he naive, he sit often in front of the window and looks out. He is a still child and timid. When he keeps out the star, he is relaxed. The star is his secret no one knows from him. He is obsessed to the star.

In the short-story “The star” is written by Alasdair Gray in 1951, will be about a boy named Cameron, who found a star.


About Alasdair Gray
Alasdair Gray is a Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his first novel Lanark, published in 1981 and written over a period of almost 30 years. It is now regarded as a classic, and was described by The Guardian as "one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction." His novel Poor Things (1992) won the Whitbread Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

Gray's works combine elements of realism, fantasy, and science fiction, plus clever use of typography and his own illustrations. He has also written on politics, in support of socialism and Scottish independence, and on the history of English literature. He has been described by author Will Self as "a creative polymath with an integrated politico-philosophic vision" and as "a great writer, perhaps the greatest living in this archipelago today", and by himself as "a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glasgow pedestrian".

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