The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star

by

Nicola Yoon

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Joe/The Security Guard Character Analysis

Joe is a security guard in Jeremy Fitzgerald's building who allows Daniel and Natasha to go on the roof. He spent his life making plans to travel and fully enjoy retirement with his wife, and was devastated when she died mere months into their retirement. He smokes cigarettes and overworks himself to cope with his grief.
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Joe/The Security Guard Character Timeline in The Sun is Also a Star

The timeline below shows where the character Joe/The Security Guard appears in The Sun is Also a Star. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 105
Interconnectedness and Destiny Theme Icon
Isolation vs. Connection Theme Icon
...there's no roof access. Daniel says "open sesame" and miraculously, the door opens. It's a security guard who reeks of cigarette smoke. Daniel pleads with him to let them on the roof,... (full context)
Passion vs. Reason Theme Icon
Isolation vs. Connection Theme Icon
...Natasha a look to leave the man alone, but she ignores him and tells the security guard that she used to volunteer in a pulmonary ward and his cough sounds terrible. Daniel... (full context)
Chapter 106
Interconnectedness and Destiny Theme Icon
Joe, the security guard, thinks that Natasha reminds him of his wife. This is why he... (full context)