David Strorm is a circular character. David grows up in Waknuk. a Devout territory where all life beings must be of the “True Image” . without any signifier of mutant ( Deviation as it is called in the narrative ) . David is able to “thought-speak” with others that besides have the ability. These people are. Rosalind Morton. Anne. Rachel. Mark. Katherine. Sally. Michael and last of all. his younger sister Petra Strorm.
David Strorm is adventuresome. We know this because. as a kid. he frequently snuck off to the bank and to other topographic points with Sophie ( Page 36: ”I was able to acquire off early. and during those long summer yearss Sophie and I roamed more widely than before” ) . He is besides brave because he stayed behind. all dark. at the Wender’s house so they could acquire off ( Page 42: “’ It’s this. When [ the Wenders ] [ have gone ] don’t go place at one time. Will you remain here till tomorrow forenoon? That’ll give [ them ] more clip to acquire her safely off. Will you make that? ’ ‘Yes. ’ [ he ] said. faithfully. ” ) .
He matures from the start of the narrative till the terminal where he arrives in Sealand. His artlessness when he was immature is clear when he asks Sophie’s female parent why she had non cut off Sophie’s toes. Besides. he asked to get away with the Wenders when they had to go forth Waknuk because of the find of Sophie’s divergence. David shortly learns that he has to hide As the narrative goes on. David begins to maturate. partially due to his forced flight to the Fringes. He takes the duty as an older brother to protect Petra. He “woke up sudating with fright” as he imagined Petra being executed. He even had the frame of head to “play our manus to the best advantage” speaking with Gordon Strorm. a Blasphemy who was much older than him.
David learns of import lessons about Waknuk that enables him to be undiscovered for a long clip. He was taught to non uncover his divergence to anyone else by Uncle Axel and has the sense to make so. He decides to go forth Waknuk when some of the telepaths are revealed by Alan. Anne’s hubby. Uncle Axel decides to assist the group out and shoots Alan. However. it was excessively late and the Inspector had been informed of some the telepaths. Katherine and Sally were captured shortly after Anne’s self-destruction ( due to her husband’s decease. she decides to take her ain life. ) Fortunately for them. Rosalind. David and Petra were able to run off while Mark. Rachel and Michael were undiscovered. Rosalind. David and Petra were able to get away to the Fringes where Petra was able to do contact with her friend in Sealand. They were instructed to protect Petra at all costs as her telepathic accomplishments were unbelievable and besides urged to play for clip as the Sealand people would be coming to salvage them.