The portrait Eva

Delphis a protagonists from the two short stories A Day in the Life of Nadiya and A Day in the Life of Delphis

Delphis is presented as a child of around six years old. When viewed with the stories it seems a mystery that such a young person could interact in the way he does. The cracks and texture of his skin speak of the rising temperatures of the earth which also form the backdrop to his portrait. This approach is similar to that of Nadiya's portrait, and alludes to his affinity with both place and person.

Although Delphis is presented as young, he has a strong sense of himself. By the end of his short story, and taken together with A Day in the Life of Nadiya, his veiled identity as an artificially conscious being becomes clear.

Showing Delphis to be so young presents him as non threatening. It also encourages me to consider the thoughts and feelings of children as of equal value to my own.

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