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  • Tom Garrison
    568 words
    Robert Anderson's play I Never Sang for My Father is an emotional story about Gene Garrison and his father, Tom Garrison, attempting to love one another. His father's abandonment and his mother's early death traumatized Tom Garrison as a child. Forced to take care of himself and his siblings, he grew up fast, cold and emotionally detached. As an adult, Tom Garrison is controlling, self-centered and materialistic. His demanding methods and distant emotions prevent he and his grown children from b...
  • Termagant Wife Of Tom Walker
    805 words
    Washington Irving the author of The Devil and Tom Walker uses the setting of the story to convey that things with a good appearance can be deceiving and be putrid on the inside. He also creates the right atmosphere for the story, and gives precise details to the audience so they can predict the topic and how it will develop. In addition, he describes each character in a manner that the readers can infer who they are, their personal characteristics, and the decisions that they might make througho...
  • Movies With His Wife
    432 words
    In the story, "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket", the main character is Tom Benecke. As the story progresses, he is faced with many decisions. He is forced to act quickly and because of this, many things about him change. In the story, Tom is ambitious, self-centered, and impatient. These three traits change significantly throughout the story. Tom is a very ambitious person when it comes to his work. He is caught up in getting a promotion from work by doing a project. Tom just focuses on the "b...
  • Tom's New Home With The St Clares
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    Uncle Tom's Cabin By: Harriet Beecher Stowe Throughout the book Uncle Tom's Cabin the setting changes. It starts out in Kentucky. Tom is later sold to New Orleans and then to a plantation up the Red River. At each new place Tom goes his faith in God is put to the test, but Tom stays pious and refuses to turn away from God. In Kentucky Tom is owned by Andy Shelby, a kindly master, who has fallen in to debt and is forced to sell his slaves. Tom is sold to a slave trader named Haley. He ends up in ...
  • Eliza A Beautiful Young Slave
    690 words
    Characters Uncle Tom - The hero of the novel, a faithful and very intelligent slave. On the Shelby estate he serves as a kind of a spiritual father to the slaves. He does not run away when he learns he will be sold away from his wife and children. He is bold in his convictions, even giving advice to one master, Augustine St. Clare. When others encourage him to fight or run, he refuses, claiming it is his duty to serve the man who has purchased him and hope that by faithfulness, he will earn his ...
  • Apparent In The Way George And Tom
    953 words
    In the novel The Great Gatsby there are many different social levels. The novel mostly focuses on the common man and the aristocratic man. Two great examples of characters in each of the levels of society are Tom and George. Tom is the aristocratic old money who has everything given to him. George is the common man that has to work for every cent. Each side of society has different morals and different ways of living, what they consider a good life. Tom, the aristocrat, is not the nicest guy in ...

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