Six Traits of Mr Tom and Chihiro
1. Loner - Since the deaf of his wife and newborn child, Mr Tom has become a recluse and chose to live apart, from society with his border collie Sammy for company. When Mr Tom takes in Willy he becomes a more active part of society and begins to become a prominent member in the Little Weirworld community.
2. Full of Doubt - Mr Tom quite often has a lot of doubt. For example, he didn't believe that Willie going back to London was a good idea and he didn't believe that Willie was going to be safe and well when he came back. Another example was in the start when Willie was choosing a sweet. "He felt a mixture of astonishment at himself and irritation this his rigid daily routine was going to be broken after 40 undisturbed years".
3. Caring - At the start of the book Mr Tom appears very unkind and gruff; but as the story progresses you see Mr Tom's gentle, caring side emerge. For example at the start of the book the first thing Mr Tom does is glare at Willie and says "You best come in". Although towards the end Willie calls Mr Tom and he says in a nice, gentle tone "yes what is it?" this shows Mr Toms true colours as opposed to his gruff demeanour.
4. Caring - Chihiro is a very caring individual. This is seen when Haku is grievously injured she tries to heal him and help him even if he tries to hurt her. She is also very caring towards Yu-baaba's baby when he is a rat-like form. This shows that Chihiro is a caring individual and will always look after her friends.
5. Hesitant - At the start of the film Chihiro is a very hesitant individual. When her parents decide to go into the spirit gate Chihiro is very scared and does not want to go into the gate. After some persuading she eventually does but still does not want to go. Although, towards the end of the film, she becomes quite the opposite, she quite often is completely fearless and does not hesitate to charge head-first into a dangerous situation as seen with her...