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The novel 24 hours by Margaret Mahy sees the main character Ellis as a rather predictable withdrawn person Through such little time frame as 24 hours Ellis changes significantly At the very beginning of the novel Ellis promised himself wild adventures and no apologiesp18 By the end of the novel Ellis defiantly changed he had got drunk and couldnt remember half of the night He also physically changed learnt and understands why some people are tempted to commit suicide all we can truly understand is real life and in real life Simon was a fool a dead foolP173 Ellis at the beginning of the novel appears quite conservative he looks well groomed new and tidy but Ellis wasnt happy with this appearance he wanted to look more scruffy and rebellious He wants to change but is unsure how to and is unsure as to which direction he wants to take his life Ellis didnt want his life to be quite so boring he wanted to go wild and have adventures he also wanted to physically change as well for he did not want to look quite so wholesome - quite so newp11 Ellis comes across as a geek and as unworldly we get the strong impression that he doesnt break any rules does what hes told and he wanted to change that After Ellis promised himself that he was going to change with no apologies he got drunk which we get the feeling he doesnt do very often at all Ellis woke up in the morning with a very vague idea of what had happened the night before he remembered meeting Pandora and Phipps dancing with Leona this was an adventure he was dancing with a beautiful woman and not all that much after that Ellis woke up not knowing himself he woke up a knew person when he looked in the mirror he was shocked he recognised himself by yesterdays
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