Bless the Beasts and Children Characters

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Cotton, John Cotton

John Cotton is the leader of the Bedwetters. He is the most mature of the group and takes on the roles of father figure, drill sergeant, cheerleader and savior according to the needs of the rest of the boys. Cotton is the driving force behind the boys' development from broken and neglected individuals into more mature, complete and self sufficient people who have learned how to work as a group for the greater good.

Cotton is the product of a narcissistic mother and an absent father. His mother goes through a string of men in an attempt to remain young, and Cotton is a constant reminder of her steady aging. Because of this, his mother infantilizes him. Cotton has the strength of personality to fight back.

Cotton has a short temper and a stubborn streak. He is always the last to give up. Cotton is thrust...

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