A Day No Pigs Would Die Characters

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Robert Peck is the main character of the novel, the one in whose voice the story is told. Because Robert Peck is also the author of the book, the reader understands that the author is telling the story of his own boyhood. However, there is neither self-indulgence nor over-sentimentality here. Robert the boy reveals his weaknesses and immaturity without discomfort. The author seems to enjoy a good chuckle over the boy Robert's naivety even though the joke is really upon himself.

Because Robert is the product of a religious upbringing in a small sect, the Shakers, at thirteen he demonstrates personal accountability, appropriate courtesy, commitment, and honoring one's parents. Even so, because he thoroughly knows that his father loves him, he will challenge some of the religious teachings, such as the requirement to have no fun on the Sabbath. When young Robert has questions, such as why...

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