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Dies ist eine Charakterisierung von Laylor aus Loose Change (Andrea Levy)

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Loose Change - Characterization of Laylor two Laylor, whose last name isn't known to the reader, is one of the main characters of Andrea Nevy's short story Loose Change. She is a female refugee from Uzbekistan who came to London with her brother. In the beginning of the short story, we learn about Laylor's appearance. The narrator describes her as a girl with spectacular eyebrows, lines of black hair, wide eyes, a round face and a solid jawline (c.f. p. 11, 11. 20-24). In the story the narrator also mentions that Laylor has an accent. (c.f. p. 12, 11. 6-7). Although she is homeless, she cares for her appearance in some way. When the narrator enters the lavatory of the National Portrait Gallery, Laylor stands in front of the mirror fixing her hair (c.f. p. 11, 11. 14-15). But on the other hand, she does not care about what others think of her. At short time later the narrator realises that Laylor has dirt under her chipped fingernails. In addition, she sees the collar of her blouse crumpled and unironed, a tiny cut on her cheek and a fringe that looks self- trimmed (c.f. p. 15, ll. 19-21). Another example is her laughing out loud in the museum (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13) or...

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when she shouts at her brother in public (c.f. p. 15, 1. 4). In the short stories first passage, Laylor offers all of her coins to the narrator, although she was a stranger to her. This gives evidence to the fact that Laylor is very generous, good- natured and helpful (c.f. pp. 11-12). It also shows that Laylor is trusting people easily. Since she and her brother fled from Uzbekistan three days ago (c.f. p. 16, 1. 6) they have to sleep on the streets, so she doesn't have much money, which is also shown when she asks for the sugar to be free (c.f. p. 14, 1. 15). Even though, she still lends money to a stranger, which reveals her selfless character (c.f. pp. 11-12). This is supported by the fact that she does not wait for the narrator to come back, even though she owes Laylor money, which shows that Laylor neither expects to get the money back nor caring about her change (c.f. p. 12, 11. 14-15). On page 16 in line 1-10, it becomes obvious to the reader that Laylor is very open-minded and talkative because she tells the narrator her story without really knowing her. Despite her complicated situation, she seems to be pretty cheerful and dreamy, which becomes apparent when she looks at a painting of Darcey Brussel (c.f. pp. 12-13). She enjoys the art in the Gallery, which shows that she's intellectual and kind of unconcerned (c.f. pp. 12-13). She also has a sense of humour because she laughs about the painting of Alan Bennet, even though she's in a hard situation as a refugee and nothing in her life is safe and stable at the moment (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13). This can not only be interpreted as open-minded, some people could also believe it's childish behaviour, which again can be interpreted as a form of displacement to hide her real feelings. As described earlier, she offers the narrator her whole loose change. However, when her brother tries to take some of it, she slaps his hand away (c.f. pp. 14-15), which make it seem like the relationship with her brother is not very good. While the narrator doesn't like to talk to strangers, Laylor likes it and is shown as an extrovert (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13), as well as she likes to help a stranger. In addition to that, Laylor gives an open impression. On page 13 in line 4 it is described that she introduces herself 'cheerfully'. She is talkative but doesn't complain about her hard situation. She just tells the narrator her story after she asked. Laylor is the one giving details, while the narrator hardly says anything about herself (c.f. pp. 13-16). On a few occasions you can see that she is not very hygienic. After drawing on the table she licks her finger (c.f. p. 14, 1. 1). Shortly after that she sweeps a hair and crumps in her tea just to not waste the sugar (c.f. p. 14, ll. 18-23). However, this could also be interpreted in the way that she is a very saving person which matches with her homelessness. Right at the end she does not use a tissue to clean her runny nose (c.f. p. 18, Il. 17-19). In the last paragraph you could think that she expected the narrator to run away. Laylor frowns and observes the narrator, when she gets up to get tissues (c.f. p. 18, ll. 22-23). This shows that she is questioning what happens in this moment. As a result, you could say that in larger sense, we can take her as a selfless, generous and open-minded character, who doesn't expect something as a get back. At first sight it is not very easy to understand Laylor's character. But if you take a closer look, you will find a lot of small details that give away what kind of person she is. In conclusion Laylor is a versatile person with a mysterious background. You could say that she is a caring and nice person but sometimes acts in confusing ways.

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Vielen Dank, wirklich hilfreich für mich, da wir gerade genau das Thema in der Schule haben 😁

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Loose Change - Characterization of Laylor two Laylor, whose last name isn't known to the reader, is one of the main characters of Andrea Nevy's short story Loose Change. She is a female refugee from Uzbekistan who came to London with her brother. In the beginning of the short story, we learn about Laylor's appearance. The narrator describes her as a girl with spectacular eyebrows, lines of black hair, wide eyes, a round face and a solid jawline (c.f. p. 11, 11. 20-24). In the story the narrator also mentions that Laylor has an accent. (c.f. p. 12, 11. 6-7). Although she is homeless, she cares for her appearance in some way. When the narrator enters the lavatory of the National Portrait Gallery, Laylor stands in front of the mirror fixing her hair (c.f. p. 11, 11. 14-15). But on the other hand, she does not care about what others think of her. At short time later the narrator realises that Laylor has dirt under her chipped fingernails. In addition, she sees the collar of her blouse crumpled and unironed, a tiny cut on her cheek and a fringe that looks self- trimmed (c.f. p. 15, ll. 19-21). Another example is her laughing out loud in the museum (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13) or...

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when she shouts at her brother in public (c.f. p. 15, 1. 4). In the short stories first passage, Laylor offers all of her coins to the narrator, although she was a stranger to her. This gives evidence to the fact that Laylor is very generous, good- natured and helpful (c.f. pp. 11-12). It also shows that Laylor is trusting people easily. Since she and her brother fled from Uzbekistan three days ago (c.f. p. 16, 1. 6) they have to sleep on the streets, so she doesn't have much money, which is also shown when she asks for the sugar to be free (c.f. p. 14, 1. 15). Even though, she still lends money to a stranger, which reveals her selfless character (c.f. pp. 11-12). This is supported by the fact that she does not wait for the narrator to come back, even though she owes Laylor money, which shows that Laylor neither expects to get the money back nor caring about her change (c.f. p. 12, 11. 14-15). On page 16 in line 1-10, it becomes obvious to the reader that Laylor is very open-minded and talkative because she tells the narrator her story without really knowing her. Despite her complicated situation, she seems to be pretty cheerful and dreamy, which becomes apparent when she looks at a painting of Darcey Brussel (c.f. pp. 12-13). She enjoys the art in the Gallery, which shows that she's intellectual and kind of unconcerned (c.f. pp. 12-13). She also has a sense of humour because she laughs about the painting of Alan Bennet, even though she's in a hard situation as a refugee and nothing in her life is safe and stable at the moment (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13). This can not only be interpreted as open-minded, some people could also believe it's childish behaviour, which again can be interpreted as a form of displacement to hide her real feelings. As described earlier, she offers the narrator her whole loose change. However, when her brother tries to take some of it, she slaps his hand away (c.f. pp. 14-15), which make it seem like the relationship with her brother is not very good. While the narrator doesn't like to talk to strangers, Laylor likes it and is shown as an extrovert (c.f. p. 13, ll. 9-13), as well as she likes to help a stranger. In addition to that, Laylor gives an open impression. On page 13 in line 4 it is described that she introduces herself 'cheerfully'. She is talkative but doesn't complain about her hard situation. She just tells the narrator her story after she asked. Laylor is the one giving details, while the narrator hardly says anything about herself (c.f. pp. 13-16). On a few occasions you can see that she is not very hygienic. After drawing on the table she licks her finger (c.f. p. 14, 1. 1). Shortly after that she sweeps a hair and crumps in her tea just to not waste the sugar (c.f. p. 14, ll. 18-23). However, this could also be interpreted in the way that she is a very saving person which matches with her homelessness. Right at the end she does not use a tissue to clean her runny nose (c.f. p. 18, Il. 17-19). In the last paragraph you could think that she expected the narrator to run away. Laylor frowns and observes the narrator, when she gets up to get tissues (c.f. p. 18, ll. 22-23). This shows that she is questioning what happens in this moment. As a result, you could say that in larger sense, we can take her as a selfless, generous and open-minded character, who doesn't expect something as a get back. At first sight it is not very easy to understand Laylor's character. But if you take a closer look, you will find a lot of small details that give away what kind of person she is. In conclusion Laylor is a versatile person with a mysterious background. You could say that she is a caring and nice person but sometimes acts in confusing ways.