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Day | Name | Problem | What ‘A’ learns from the characters | Quote | The message that the quote portrays | | | | | | | 5994 | Justin | The problem of Justin’s character is that he is the abuser in an abusive relationship with his girlfriend Rhiannon. | From being in Justin’s body A learns how to connect with other people and that it is okay to have a personal relationship with another individual. | Quote#1“I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned how to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present, because that is where I am destined to live.”p.7Quote #2“A closeness that isn’t merely physical. A connection that defies the fact that we’ve only just met. A sensation that can only come from the most euphoric of feelings: belonging” p.22 | Quote #1The message that this quote portrays is that you must acknowledge the person that you are with, not just pieces of kindness that they have given but the whole person themselves. You should never define yourself as someone else’s definition of you and that you should never feel pressured to show who you really are towards other people.Quote#2The message of this quote is that you can love someone, but the feeling of being in love with someone is completely different, they show that the idea of love is so make a person feel like they are the only thing that exist in your presence; the feeling of belonging, like you are physically and mentally there with that person. |

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