In Robert Swindells’ novel

In Robert Swindells’ novel, Stone Cold (1993), hopelessness is expressed in the character relationships and being ignored from society. As a result of Link being removed from his old life, he begins to feel excluded and that he will never be able to get out of the state that he is homeless. On the other hand, Shelter tries to feel like useful part of society in a bid to add hope and meaning to his life. Although the army did isolate him and kicked him out, he is still doing his duty by cleaning up the streets and creating real men. Swindells demonstrates that hopelessness can be noticed.