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Jason's Gold Characters & Character Analysis

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Jason Hawthorn

Jason Hawthorn is the protagonist in Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs.

Jason Hawthorn is a fifteen-year-old boy who is stricken with gold rush fever. Hawthorn is originally from Seattle but is in New York when the news of the gold rush strikes. Hawthorn left Seattle ten months before to make it on his own for a year. Hawthorn's brothers are back in Seattle, but his parents are dead. Hawthorn carries a large amount of grief over the death of his parents, particularly his father. Hawthorn also struggles with trying to find his place in a world where many people have settled into their lives as a "wage slave", but the boy wants more for himself and those he loves.

Hawthorn's trek across the US is momentous but bears no indication of what he will face when he reaches Alaska and Canada. Hawthorn faces many adversities and near...

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