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Edge Themes & Characters

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Zachary's journey is the story of Edge.

Early in the book, his father quotes Napoleon to him: "character is destiny." Edge concerns the development of Zachary's character. He is obviously troubled, lost, searching: disconnected. It is not the events in the book that change Zachary; it is Zachary who changes Zachary when he decides to make different decisions. In the beginning he acts in anger and violence; at the end of the book he rejects violence as a solution.

In the beginning he looks to his co-worker, the Chief, as the person he admires most; at the end of the book he realizes that that person, all along, was his father. In the beginning, he just does not care a great deal about anything, he is aimless and drifting; at the end of the book he becomes focused and purposeful. Finally, at the beginning of the book...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Edge from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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