1. How is the book set up as a fantasy in the first chapter?
Artemis is a twelve-year-old genius who has taken a trip to Ho Chi Minh City. There he meets a man who sends him to a sprite who has the fairy Book. The story begins in the dawn of the twenty-first century. Given these facts, the reader can assume that the book will be fantastical. The twelve-year-old is a criminal mastermind after all who intends on stealing from the fairy world.
2. What characteristics does the author give to Artemis in the first chapter?
Artemis is a child prodigy. He is a criminal mastermind. We are shown how very smart he is as he figures out who Nguyen is. He is determined, as he's been researching his quest for months, and as rich as he is, he has no hesitation at paying Nguyen a large sum of money. He is also manipulative as he tricks the sprite into letting them have her book for thirty minutes. These characteristics depict Artemis, as he will be throughout the novel: very smart, arrogant, and doing whatever it takes to get what he wants.
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