"Where are you from asked?" asked Pearl. Pearl's Chinese-ABC-Australian born Chinese but she reckoned that because they both looked foreign she had a toe in The Shah's camp. pp 34 This shows the characterisation as is Pearl trying to get to know Hussein, Hussein rejects questions and is protective and Bruce doesn't like Hussein. Bruce not liking Hussein is a main feeling throughout the story and you see how Bruce interacts with Hussein.
'Shh...' Bruce suddenly looked about him like a furtive cartoon character. 'The Shah is an undercover agent'. pp 34 This sentence shows Bruce deciding that he wants to make Hussein an outsider, calling him an undercover agent because o his behavior. This sentence shows Bruce's characterisation with how he treats Hussein.
"Hey Horse, going to beat me when we go swimming?"
The ruler struck The Shah on the collarbone with a dull whack and clattered to the ground. Bruce stared at The Shah in alarm, just standing there, panting. 'I'm a soldier' The Shah said and walked away. pp 34 This paragraph shows Bruce attacking Hussein with his ruler, Bruce is angered by Hussein's presence and decides to take it to a physical level to show his feelings. This shows the characterisation of Bruce as it shows how he first treated Hussein.
'There's one photo and it shows this woman smiling from a chair, and a skinning man holding The Shah on a wooden horse. The Shah is maybe three years old and there's no newer ones...The one he's got now is a fat white one, sitting up, sniffing my rabbit.... He said nothing lasts'. pp 36-37 This paragraph shows Bruce starting to understand Hussein, him going to his house, seeing family photo's and trying to work him out.
That was the last time we called him The Shah. Even Bruce moved over to 'Hussein', to 'Huss', to 'Horse' without working out why. pp 38 This line shows Bruce finally accept Hussein, this action is the finial step in his characterisation. Everything is resolved.