The Year of the Runaways Characters

Sunjeev Sahota
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Avtar

Avtar is a mature character who is consumed by the challenges he faces throughout the novel. He is motivated to immigrate to England out of a desire to prove himself to his girlfriend and exceed others’ expectations. This attitude results in his hardworking and pragmatic mindset; he is constantly looking for opportunities to better himself and earn more money. This is demonstrated by his habit of studying for an hour a day while all others are sleeping. Although he faces perhaps the most challenging financial circumstances of any of the characters – he even sold his kidney to pay for his lawyer’s fees – he is tenacious in his pursuit of earning the money back.

However, Avtar’s personality also allows him to be quickly corrupted and influenced by the pressures of immigrant life. He also allows the characters to witness the various effects of the challenging immigrant life...

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