One of Gilbert’s personality traits is that he is very outspoken. He likes to share his ideas.
Something that motivates Gilbert is Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein is someone who motivates because to Gilbert, he is the smartest man in the whole world.
A life changing event that happened to Gilbert is that his father passed away at sea. This is life changing to Gilbert because his mother passed away when Gilbert was born, so Gilbert only had his father.
At the beginning of the story, Gilbert is arguing with Emmy Limburhger.
At the end of the story, Gilbert and the Limburhger children go out to the sea on kalamazoo
Gilbert has changed by the end of the story because he is now certain that time is just another dimension like space.