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A Long Way from Chicago Characters & Character Analysis

Richard Peck
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Characters

Grandma Dowdel

Grandma Dowdel has to be one of the most humorous, powerful and loveable grandmothers in literature. Grandma is big, tough and smart. Although she styles herself as a social outcast with no time for the stupid little town in which she lives, as the short stories progress, Grandma reveals herself as a compassionate and caring person, both for individuals and for the town she pretends to disdain. At first, Grandma almost seems to resent or at least ignore the children who have come to visit her, but as the years pass, she begins to enjoy them rather obviously and include them in her plots and plans. Grandma scorns convention and even the law. She knows how to utilize people's commitment to social status and greed to actually help others and do good as well as amuse herself greatly. By the end of the book, along with the...

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