Gilbert is a very stubborn person but is interested in the truth about time,this is stated when he argues in the beginning of the story.Gilbert is also somewhat adventurous as stated in when he wanted to use the cart to move to the sea.HE also treasures some items for signifagant reasons for example when he grabs his grandpa sextant before he left
What motivates Gilbert's action for example he hates time but that motivates he to know so much about it.Another example is how he is motivated to find the truth about things like in the end he new were to go looking for answers because that's what he likes doing.Lastly a motivation was him grabbing his father eyeglass who first belonged to his grandfather they were both lost at sea.
One life changing event was when informed that his father was lost at sea and would not be coming home.HE found a hand car which led to him adventuring which had a big role in Gilbert's life.HE found the infinite ride on the hand cart and at the end of the story left them behind after saying goodbye
Gilbert America and he is still trying to figure out time and how to go backwards and sideways.In the end he finds how to do this so he does.
He changed at the end by understanding and finding infinity.