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Mosquito coast - Who do you think is the bravest or strongest character in the novel and why?

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Mosquito coast * Who do you think is the bravest or strongest character in the novel and why? I believe that the bravest character of all the characters in the novel is Jerry, the youngest son of Allie Fox. He was the one to first show opposition to "father's" decisions and, quietly at the beginning, started rebelling against him. ...read more.

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Because of that, he probably didn't think that he was doing anything too extreme or bold. Mother is also a good candidate for the title of the bravest character, but I would probably think she is the most patient and tolerant of all and not the bravest. Though mother puts up with Allie's strange character and behavior, she never really stood up for herself. ...read more.

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Maybe that is because almost everything he knows comes from his father's teachings that he considers him to be a wise man and maybe even believe him when he says that he is the 'last man'. Jerry on the other hand started showing his disagreement to father's decisions early in the novel, even before they started building up Jeronimo, when they first arrived there. For example when they first arrived he said, "This place stinks, it's crappo." ...read more.

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