In Small Things, the main character has a number of relationships with other characters that give us some insight into these figures. In other words, it is through the depiction of these relationships in the narration that we as readers can come to understand various aspects of the characters and their personalities. One of the most important relationships in the novel is between the main character and Desiree. It is in this relationship that we can often trace elements of one of the major themes in the novel: love. Using the extract detailed below as a starting point, write an essay in which you discuss the changing nature of the relationship between the main character and Desiree. Focus especially on aspects of narrative perspective and characterisation.