Little Children Characters

Tom Perrotta
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Sarah

Sarah is one of the main characters in "Little Children." She is in her early 30s and married with one daughter. Sarah's discontent with her life is apparent in the first chapter when she is obviously bored at the playground, not just with having to watch her daughter play but with having to sit through the dull, predictable conversation among the other mothers.

Sarah's desire for something grand in her life is clear, as is the fact that she wouldn't mind if that grandness, or excitement, is something illicit or dangerous. The fact that she is passive when she catches her husband sniffing mail-order panties suggests she has given up on her current life getting any better. Also, the fact that she so easily stays in the hug with Todd and then comfortably transitions to kissing him - a man whom she had just met not an hour...

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