Prejudice

The novel Stone Cold by Robert Swindells also looks at the theme of prejudice, which is mainly illustrated by Shelter. As an ex-army man, Shelter has developed an obsession with “cleaning” the streets of London and getting rid of the homeless, whom he sees as “garbage” (Daily Routine Orders 3, 40%). In Shelter’s opinion, all homeless people are idle, lazy, violent, or alcoholic, and do not care to change the situation they are in.

Link’s situation shows that not all homeless people are the way Shelter sees them. For example, Link gets angry when another homeless man steals his watch and thinks about being violent: “My left wrist felt naked without the watch and I added the Scouser to my hit list. Rat-face and the Scouser. I was going to turn into a serial killer if I went on at this rate” (Daily Routi...

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