Challenger Deep Character Analysis

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For some people reality is never obvious. Throughout the book Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman the marianas trench represents Caden’s sense of reality. When Caden first started walking after school, he had his first encounter with the possibility of being lost in the trench. As Caden finished cleaning the mast he “slip[ed] and slide off the pole” and would have fallen into the marianas trench if it weren’t for Calliope (Shusterman 56). As Caden starts to become more and more distant from his friends, family, school, and reality, he becomes closer to being lost in the trench. As Caden nears the end of his time at the hospital, he has one more big episode. Caden “was cheeking [his] meds” and lost all connection with reality and fell to