Jude and Callum's Relationship by Kristian Morken on Prezi
Examine the significance of the relationship between Sephy and Callum in The two protagonists Sephy and Callum fight to be together as their cultures force them The atmosphere Sephy has grown up with has influenced her in ways she. Noughts & Crosses is a series by English author Malorie Blackman of young adult novels, The book is written from two different perspectives Callum's and Sephy's and their experience of their entwined but very different worlds. As best friends, their relationship is frowned upon by society, like interracial friendships in the. As best friends, their relationship is frowned upon by society. Callum is one of the first noughts to start at Heathcroft High, Sephy's exclusive school. . My advice as a teacher, is that if she asks someone to tell her what to say.
Callum then gives Sephy instructions to escape. Sephy tells Callum that she had seen Andrew, without knowing his identity, in her house with Kamal, which shows that Andrew is a government informer. Callum tells the rest of the gang what Sephy said about Andrew. The members agree to split up and keep a low profile for six months and not meet up until Callum's birthday. Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Her sister, Minerva, asks if she is pregnant, which Sephy denies.
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Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum's child. Meanwhile, Callum is working as a mechanic, as a cover, and hears Kamal on the radio, denying rumours that his daughter is pregnant. Sephy's parents learn of her pregnancy and pressure her to have an abortion, but Sephy repeatedly refuses. Callum then meets with Sephy in the Hadleys' rose garden.
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Sephy confirms the rumours, and they decide on names for the child: Ryan, after Callum's father, if it is a boy, and Callie Rose if it is a girl. Callum is found in the garden and is arrested. No one believes Sephy when she maintains that she was not raped. Callum has his trial and is sentenced to be hanged. Kamal tells Sephy that if she keeps her child, Callum will be hanged, but if she has the abortion, he will serve years in prison instead.
Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped her. Both decide to keep the baby. On the day of Callum's hanging, he asks his guard, Jack, to deliver a letter to Sephy personally.
Callum is then led to the gallows. He fails to find Sephy in the crowd before the hood is put on. He then hears Sephy shouting, 'I love you'. He shouts back, 'I love you too'. Sephy watches the trapdoor open and sees Callum's limp, lifeless body hanging from the noose. She hears Callum shouting to her but is unsure if she heard the word 'too' so she cannot be sure that Callum heard her. The story ends with a newspaper cutting announcing the birth of their child, Callie Rose, with an announcement from Sephy that her daughter will take her father's surname of McGregor.
However, in later books, it is revealed that Sephy changes her mind so that Callie Rose can grow up without knowing her father's role in the LM. Callum decides to let Sephy flee from the other kidnappers while they are out. While he shows her the way back to town, Sephy badly injures her foot. He talks her into spending the night with her in an abandoned shack for her to recover. There, they argue but then realise their mutual love. They decide to run away together. They fall asleep after making love.
The two are surprised by the rest of the gang. Jude and Callum point their guns at each other. Sephy takes advantage of the confusion to flee. Jude and Callum point their guns at each other, and the story ends as a cliffhanger.
Minerva offers to patch up things with Jasmine, but Sephy tries to get Minerva to leave. As Sephy had feared after being followed by Jude for a few days, he arrives, planning to murder Sephy.
Jude, Callum's older brother, watches Sephy enter her apartment building, and he plans to kill her.
However, he does not know that Minerva, is in Sephy's apartment as well. Sephy tells Jude that she knew that he intended to kill her just before midnight since it was Callum's birthday that day. Jude feels that Sephy is responsible for Callum's death and wants to make sure that Sephy will not see Callum's next birthday since Callum had not seen his next birthday. Sephy is not alarmed and does not protest, but Minerva panics. Sephy tells Jude that he would be doing her a favour by killing her and wants to die because she misses Callum.
When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was alive and that Callum should be alive instead. That is a lie, and Sephy later threatens to kill Jude if he ever hurts her child.
Sephy begins to provoke Jude by saying that she and Callum loved each other and Kamal offered her a choice of keeping the baby and letting Callum be hanged or getting an abortion and saving his life.
Jude loses his temper and tries to shoot Sephy, but his gun jams. Minerva, in an attempt to save Sephy and herself, runs towards the front door and screams to attract attention. Initially, when we are introduced to both characters, we are made aware of the close friendship that exists between the two: However, this friendship is a secretive one because of the divisive nature of societal attitudes: We had our own world, our own secret place on the beach where no one went and where no one would even finds us, not if they did know where to look.
Due to the parochialism and divisiveness of this society, Sephy and Callum must keep their friendship a secret as it would be frowned upon by both noughts and crosses. Callum who is an extremely solicitous character tells Sephy in the exchange below: I know how much they mean to you.
This is clearly apparent when Jude taunts Callum about his friendship with Sephy: We see this reciprocated when Callum begins in Heathcroft, when Sephy must choose between Callum, her nought friend or her cross friends.
In a show of solidarity to Callum, Sephy makes the difficult decision to sit beside Callum, knowing that there will be repercussions. As a result of this decision she is socially ostracised by both noughts and crosses.
This was an extremely difficult thing for Sephy to do. The tension is clearly palpable as Blackman evokes the tension through her adroit use of violent verbs and similes: I was still holding on to my tray, and everything on it went flying…………… Mrs Bawden yanked me away from the table and dragged me across the food hall. Like all normal relationships, Callum and Sephy fight and have arguments.