The Instructions Characters

Adam Levin
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Gurion Maccabee

Gurion Maccabee is the 10-year-old prepubescent central character. The action revolves around his rebellious thought and behavior, fueled by his suspicion that he may be the reincarnation of the Hebrew messiah. Gurion comes across as someone who lives almost entirely in his head and his thoughts, which are often obsessive to the point of madness. Gurion's mother Tamar is a psychotherapist and his father Judah a liberal, civil rights lawyer. A crisis of sorts occurs in his life when he starts to wrestle with strong emotions that are aroused through his relationship with Eliza June Watermark. Gurion seems to be a natural leader, since a large number of school misfits like Gurion who are sentenced to spend their days in the Cage look up to him. The Cage is simply a prison for kids, and an emblem of how the adult educational system in Chicago deals with...

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