What does the main character look like and what does he wear?

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The first description of the main character in The Boy Who Daredby Susan Campbell Bartoletti comes right at the beginning of the novel. The main character's name is Helmuth, and the narrator describes him through a flashback of a memory:

Helmuth is three. He is wearing short black pants...

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The first description of the main character in The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti comes right at the beginning of the novel. The main character's name is Helmuth, and the narrator describes him through a flashback of a memory:

Helmuth is three. He is wearing short black pants and brown ankle boots that lace up.

When the flashback ends, the speaker describes Helmuth's clothing as a "drab gray prison smock." These are the only physical descriptions that we get of Helmuth in the novel. However, if you are working on a character analysis, make sure you delve into his traits, views, attitudes, and any changes he goes through as a result of the events in The Boy Who Dared.

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