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Life and Times of Michael K Characters & Character Analysis

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Michael K

A simple man who was born with the deformity of a "hare lip" and despised by his mother. Michael K was institutionalized at a government school and later found work as a gardener for the city (where he learned to enjoy isolation). When his mother became ill and needed his help (she had no one else to turn to), K knew it was his place to take care of her. After his mother's death, K wandered aimlessly before finding his mother's old farm and realizing the joys of gardening. K soon found happiness in isolation and living his own life. He realized freedom for the first time in his existence.

When his freedom was encroached on by a relative of the owners of the farmhouse who tried to make K his servant, K fled farther still from society, up into the mountains. K lived in the mountains...

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