a storyboard to show the character development of Hussein in the short story Only Ten
Bruce visits Husseins house
Husseins behavior is quite odd. he doesn't like to talk to people which has students around him curious. When Miss Ryan tries to ask him how he's going he sits there looking out the window shrugging and avoiding all conversation. The students attention are towards Hussein and began to give him a nickname, they called him "The Shah".
Hussein consoles Pearl
Bruce shook his head and pulled his plastic rule from his bag. ‘Alwaysready for ze attack, eh, Inspector…’ and sliced the air near The Shah. During this part of the story Bruce has to know what Hussein is keeping to himself. Bruce strikes at him with a ruler, Hussein falls to the ground yelling "I'm a soldier" and walked away. This reveals something about Hussein that he's a boy soldier when he was living in the Middle East.
Hussein AKA Horse
Bruce sees Hussein at the vet and Hussein invites Bruce to his house. Hussein shows Bruce his mice, A fat one and a skinny dead brown one. Hussein liked the skinny brown one but it didn't last. " Nothing Lasts" Hussein said. Bruce finds a photo of Hussein as a baby and two people who are probably Husseins parents.
After the accident with Pearls sister Suzy. Hussein sympathized Pearl because he lost some important people in his life. Every morning Hussein would talk to Pearl and consoles her. This shows a new side to Hussein because he is caring for Pearl and helping he go through a hard time.
Hussein, Pearl and Bruce sees Husseins home on the TV with shell holes, car wrecks and rubble. Husseins life is mcuh better with his friends. Hussein is now no longer referred to as the Shah. He is known as Hussein, Huss and Horse. Hussein is living in a better place then he was in the Middle East. He's gone through so much even though he's only Ten