Tomorrow When The War Began Lee Character Analysis

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Lee Character profile for Lee from the Tomorrow series by John Marsden Solid, dependable, loving, passionate, considerate, caring, listening, thinking, mature, indifferent, withdrawn, introverted, aggressive, vicious, murderous, psychopathic; Lee is one of the most interesting characters in the “Tomorrow” series. Lee starts as a fairly common character type, a highly intelligent introvert. A nerd for want of a better term; but a music nerd rather than a computer one. He does not have good social skills but has all the normal human emotions, which he therefore tends to keep bottled up inside. This, of course, means that when he finds an outlet, such as music or Ellie or combat, the interest is intense. A fairly typical ‘obsessive’ type…show more content…
Lee is shamed by what has happened to his country, his family and to him. He is desperate to strike back, to carry the war to the invaders and make a difference. One of the main things Ellie finds attractive about the plan for the attack on the bridge is that the idea brings so much life back to Lee. Extract 1: Lee, an intense young man "Tomorrow, When The War Began", Ch 13, p178, Lee's interest in Ellie " There was Lee, who kept looking at me with his possum eyes, as though his wounded leg was the only thing stopping him from leaping up and grabbing me. I was a little afraid of the depth of feeling in those beautiful eyes." Extract 2: Eager to strike back from the start "Tomorrow, When The War Began", Ch 19, p254. About the plan to blow up the Bridge " Yes, it was a good plan. It was very clever. And maybe the the thing I liked most about it was the effect it had on Lee. He was determined to do it. He lifted his head more and more as we talked; he became outspoken, he started smiling and laughing. He'd been depressed a lot of the time since he copped the bullet, but now he actually said to me, 'If we do this, if we succeed, I'll be able to feel pride again'. I hadn't realised how ashamed he'd been of not being able to help his

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