A Thousand Acres Characters

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Larry, known as “Daddy” to his three daughters, is a well-respected farmer in Iowa. He owns one thousand acres of farmland. After his wife’s death, he begins to rape his two oldest daughters. He is a stern and angry man, though he tells everyone he is a “sensible” farmer. When he feels like his family isn’t managing his farm well, he sues in order to regain control of his land. However, he loses the case because his fears are unfounded. He died of a heart attack five days after the trial date. Larry represents King Lear, the man who split his kingdom between his three daughters. Lear also goes insane knowing he is losing his power and command over his daughters.

Ginny is the story’s 30-something narrator and protagonist. She is extremely shy and self-conscious. Ginny always tries to please the people around her, and she is...

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