Pick one of the following characters: Roy, Joe, Harper, Louis, Prior, or Hannah, and write an essay tracing how they change throughout Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. Has this character has undergone a change in personality, or in how they reveal and/or conceal their identity to the outside world? Is it their actions that have changed, or how they view the world? You might think about whether the change comes from internal forces or from the outside. If change comes from outside, is it due to community support, a shift within society, or from a supernatural occurrence? If change comes from within, consider whether metamorphosis is rooted in the body, and whether the process of changing oneself must always be a painful one.