The Rainbow Characters

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Tom Brangwen

Tom Brangwen is the younger son of the Brangwen family and takes over the family farm after the death of his father. Tom seeks something different from the ordinary routine, but has trouble finding it. He married Lydia Lensky, a Polish exile, because he thinks she is exotic and interesting. After their marriage, Tom and Lydia do not really understand each other because of their different backgrounds and cultures. Tom becomes attached to Anna, Lydia's daughter from a previous marriage. His bond with her is very strong throughout her childhood, although they drift apart after their marriage.

Tom spends all of his life seeking something adventurous and different. Aside from his marriage to Lydia, Tom admires all foreign people and people who travel. He is jealous of his brother's higher-class lifestyle. These factors all lead to his own death, after he has drowned his disappointment in alcohol...

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