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Jurassic Park Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Dr. Alan Grant

Dr. Alan Grant is a leading paleontologist from the University of Denver. He is 40-years-old, barrel-chested and bearded. A lover of the outdoors, he prefers hands-on labor to academia and technology. The story begins with him on a dinosaur dig in the Badlands with Dr. Sattler. The two of them get a call from their wealthy benefactor, John Hammond, who invites them to a tropical island for a weekend consultation. The science of Jurassic Park fascinates Grant, as does the opportunity to learn about the living versions of the bones he's been digging for years.

At the park, he connects well with the children, especially Tim, who respects Grant's opinions of dinosaurs (which are somewhat controversial in paleontology circles but proven to be accurate at Jurassic Park). His scientific detachment brings him to Jurassic Park as a neutral observer, so the reader is able to identify...

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