QUESTION: Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text and/or how this character helps you understand an important theme/idea in the novel.
Introduction: In the novel ‘Hunt for the Wilder People’ the character Ricky Baker matures and changes throughout the novel. He moves from the city and ends out living on his aunties and uncles farm in the middle of nowhere to his uncle and aunties farm. There are many life changing events that happen throughout the novel. Firstly when he is moved from the city to the farm, secondly when aunty Bella dies and last of all when uncle Hec breaks his foot out in the bush.
At the start of the Novel Ricky Baker is a Mischievous boy that is always getting moved around to different foster homes but when he moves to his aunty and uncles farm he is loved and welcomed and we see the ‘new’ Ricky baker and how he changes when he is moved to a different and isolated environment. When Ricky gets moved to a new Environment he is welcomed by his aunty and uncle and they included him with a lot of things that they did which made him feel loved and cared for. For example she gave him a hottie each night and they gave him a dog, they took him hunting and got taught how to skin possums. Aunt Bella would use the metaphor “Lamb” to show her love to him and make him feel at home. This was the definitely a very important event because it helped Ricky to want to start to push himself to do new things and feel comfortable and loved. This was very important to Ricky because he has never felt loved like that before.