Invisibility

The novel Stone Cold by Robert Swindells also explores the theme of invisibility. The theme appears from the beginning of the novel when Link reveals that he feels invisible in the eyes of others:

You can call me Link. It’s not my name, but it’s what I say when anybody asks, which isn’t often. I’m invisible, see? One of the invisible people. Right now I’m sitting in a doorway watching the passers-by. They avoid looking at me. They’re afraid I want something they’ve got, and they’re right. (0%)

Throughout the novel, Link learns to associate homelessness with invisibility. First, the theme is explored when Link is abandoned by his family members. His mother fails to support him or tend to his needs and is not interested in her son’s fate, which makes him invisible in her eyes. 

Then, while in London, Link feels invisible when people ignore him a...

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