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A Character Analysis of Joseph Strorm

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A Character Analysis of Joseph Strorm First of all, Joseph Strorm is arrogant. His arrogant nature is seen often throughout this novel. He believes that he is always right and in control. Readers would believe Joseph is arrogant when the inspector says how the Government approved the great horses because, referring to himself, Joseph then replies ?There are plenty of us here who know how God intended his creatures to be, even if the Government doesn?t? (Wyndham, 37). ...read more.

Middle

He was judgmental against those horses just because he feels that ?a horse that size is not right? (Wyndham, 37). Readers would also believe Joseph is bigoted when he calls Harriet?s child, his own nephew, a monster, simply because of a small birth defect. Even though the child is his own blood relative, because of one tiny flaw that is not the child?s fault, he hates it. Lastly, Joseph is extremely religious. Though he is bigoted and arrogant, he is very faithful to his beliefs. ...read more.

Conclusion

After Aunt Harriet had asked Mrs. Strorm to exchange babies before suiciding, killing both her and her daughter, Joseph still prayed for Harriet (not the baby, though, because it ?does not exist?). As David narrates, ?My father included Aunt Harriet?s name in our prayers the evening of the day the news came? (Wyndham, 75). Joseph prays for her because God?s forgiveness is very important to him. Being religious, he does not want to offend God in any way. With this quality, it is seen that Joseph has a complicated personality that adds life to this novel. Readers will learn from Joseph Strorm?s character that even those who are religious are not entirely good. ...read more.

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