TOMMY (Beginning of the novel (Views the world very literally (Often left…
Figure of pity and interest for Kathy
They develop a close friendship
Tommy confides in Kathy which shows he trusts her
At Hailsham, he struggles with art.
Initially Miss Lucy tells him it's ok not to be creative
However when she changes his mind this causes him distress showing he feels he needs to become more creative to feel important.
Views the world very literally
Often left out of jokes
Does not follow along with Ruth's lies
He goes out with Ruth before realising he has feelings for Kathy
Before leaving Hailsham he is doubtful of their future
He says that he doesn't want to
"rush back into it with Ruth"
At the cottages, their relationship does not seem strong
Tommy confides more in Kathy which makes Ruth jealous
Their relationship ends when they leave the cottages to become carers
Strong and forgiving
Made it through 3 donations
Holds no grudge against Ruth for her actions
Him and Kathy start a relationship after Ruth completes
Kathy also becomes his carer
He expresses regret it took them so long
Asks for a different carer because he doesn't want Kathy to see him in pain