FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS

BY: ANDREA MARTINEZ

ELLIOT BOATWRIGHT

Elliot Boatwright is an 18 year old girl. She was born and raised as a Luddite in the North Estate where she was taught to be a leader. Also she was taught that the Reduced are not able to handle complex situations, that they do not get the right to learn or own an estate, and that they are more mentally challenged than the Luddites. Somehow Elliot has inherited some of the Reduced traits that she cannot let anyone discover about her. Elliot is a very independent, emotional, mature and open minded person. She is caring as very kind to others like the RO', a Reduced girl. She is very caring for all her CORs and to the Cloud Fleet. She is very respectful towards everyone she meets & is an honest significant person.

INDEPENDENT and CARING

Elliot is a very independent young woman. When she has a conflict she will most likely keep it to herself, or on other rare occasions she will seek advice from her loyal friend Dee. She is very caring and tries to protect her people and is very trustworthy as well. She will saying something things to protect her people such as, " Stop it, Stop it right now. You can be as cruel as you want to me, and I'll bear it with no complaint. But do not take your anger out on theses people who have never done anything to you." She will smile the next morning as if she wasn't crying the night before. Independent doesn't mean that she ignores everyone and isn't social, to me it just means that she faces her own problems and doesn't get everyone else involved.

EMOTIONAL

Even though it's normal to get overwhelmed and emotional I feel that that's a big part of Elliot's personality. She gets very attached to people and even while trying to forget or just not acknowledge someone like Kai, she could never help thinking or even glancing at someone. I feel like she often thinks a lot about the past and tries to fix things and hope that things will back to the way it was. Many times throughout the story something in the book sounds like this, "Kai wiggled his toes a bit farther out. Elliot copied him... Of course, it proved nothing. Her ability to stand on a cliff edge did not make her better than Kai." Elliot was playing the game that both her and Kai used to play together but trying to do silly things such as winning the game, which was never what happened, trying to be better than Kia. She is both sensitive and independent and strong in my opinion.

MATURE AND OPEN MINDED

Elliot shows many good qualities such as respect, matureness, and an open mind. Even though Andromeda kept giving her a hard time by saying things like, "Motherless you, poor little rich girl you, the Luddite who gets her hands dirty in the mud, who plays at farming while she allows her family to let the farm burn." Elliot still shows respect towards both her and Kai which has been ignoring her presence. She takes over most responsibilities and is in my opinion the hardest worker. She takes her work seriously and puts in lots of effort to make everything workout. To me the personality that stands out the most is her open mind. Unlike other Luddites who view the Reduced as weak and unable to learn, Elliot sees the skills and benefits of those who are Reduced such as RO. She sees the world through other eyes than everyone around her.

Elliot's TRAVEL BAG

WITH EVERYTHING I HAVE READ IN FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS, HERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT I FEEL ELLIOT WOULD MOST LIKELY TAKE WITH HER ON VACATION