Homelessness and Link Essay

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Link soon finds himself on his own when Ginger goes to meet some friends one day and doesn’t return. He then meets Gail while trying to get over Ginger. Gail has recently become homeless and asks for Links help because she has no idea what she must do to live on the streets. For a while Link and Gail are doing fine, even though Link feels there is something strange about Gail, then Link finds out Ginger may have been murdered. So he starts to investigate with Gail and it almost leads to him being murdered. By a psychotic ex army sergeant named Shelter who is trying to clean up the streets buy killing homeless people. This is another dangerous factor of homelessness, that people may harm you for no reason and that your life is always at risk from other homeless or mentally unstable people. Swindells shows both of these in ’Stone Cold’ first with the large scouser who takes Links watch and then with Shelter who attempts to kill Link. Throughout the novel we learn that Link has extremely bad luck firstly when he gets thrown out the house, all of his money gets taken by his landlord, his best friend goes missing, the girl he is in love with is actually just a reporter trying to get a story, and a man called Shelter attempts to kill him. From reading this novel I feel that most homeless people are just down on there luck and that we should try and help whenever we can. Because if Link had been given a chance by an employer his life would have turned out very differently. Link soon finds himself on his own when Ginger goes to meet some friends one day and doesn’t return. He then meets Gail while trying to get over Ginger. Gail has recently become homeless and asks for Links help because she has no idea what she must do to live on the streets. For a while Link and Gail are doing fine, even though Link feels there is something strange about Gail, then Link finds out Ginger may have been murdered. So he starts to investigate with Gail and it almost leads to him being murdered. By a psychotic ex army sergeant named Shelter who is trying to clean up the streets buy killing homeless people. This is another dangerous factor of homelessness, that people may harm you for no reason and that your life is always at risk from other homeless or mentally unstable people. Swindells shows both of these in ’Stone Cold’ first with the large scouser who takes Links watch and then with Shelter who attempts to kill Link. Throughout the novel we learn that Link has extremely bad luck firstly when he gets thrown out the house, all of his money gets taken by his landlord, his best friend goes missing, the girl he is in love with is actually just a reporter trying to get a story, and a man called Shelter attempts to kill him. From reading this novel I feel that most homeless people are just down on there luck and that we should try and help whenever we can. Because if Link had been given a chance by an employer his life would have turned out very differently. Link soon finds himself on his own when Ginger goes to meet some friends one day and doesn’t return. He then meets Gail while trying to get over Ginger. Gail has recently become homeless and asks for Links help because she has no idea what she must do to live on the streets. For a while Link and Gail are doing fine, even though Link feels there is something strange about Gail, then Link finds out Ginger may have been murdered. So he starts to investigate with Gail and it almost leads to him being murdered. By a psychotic ex army sergeant named Shelter who is trying to clean up the streets buy killing homeless people. This is another dangerous factor of homelessness, that people may harm you for no reason and that your life is always at risk from other homeless or mentally unstable people. Swindells shows both of these in ’Stone Cold’ first with the large scouser who takes Links watch and then with Shelter who attempts to kill Link. Throughout the novel we learn that Link has extremely bad luck firstly…