The nurse is one of the few kind adults in Dave Pelzer’s life. She treats him with warmth and compassion, even after other people at Dave’s school shun him and make fun of him. She’s also one of the first people in the book to recognize that someone is hitting Dave. In 1973, she’s instrumental in bringing the police’s attention to Dave’s condition and ultimately freeing him from Mother.
The nurse Character Timeline in A Child Called It
The timeline below shows where the character The nurse appears in A Child Called It. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Rescue
...narrator reports to the secretary. The secretary, noticing the narrator’s bruises, sends him to the nurse, who asks him what’s happened. The narrator repeats, “I ran into a door.” When the... (full context)
Chapter 6: While Father Is Away