Jackaroo Characters

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The heroine of the book, Gwyn is a sixteen-year-old girl when the story begins. She is the middle child, and has one older sister, one younger sister, and a younger brother. Nevertheless, she is fierce and independent. Her father intends to leave his Inn to her, rather than to her brother, despite the custom of the times and region, because of her cleverness. She is also beautiful, although this is never directly stated. Instead, Voight implies it through the reactions of other male characters to her. She has a strong distaste for injustice and the kind of poverty she sees all around her. Because of this social conscience, she jumps at the chance to become "Jackaroo," the mythical folk character who helps those who need it. She is lucky enough to have found "his" costume, as well as to receive a reward of twelve gold coins for protecting the young...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Jackaroo from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.