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The Sign of the Beaver Characters & Character Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Characters

Matt Hallowell

Matt is a twelve-year-old boy when the story opens. He is of strong character for his age and works hard to help make his father's dream come true. He is portrayed as a responsible boy who overcomes some obstacles on his own by relying on his life's experiences of twelve years. He is immature as the novel begins, but he becomes a man as he experiences life in the wilderness with the help of his new Indian friends. He is eventually faced with the decision of whether to go with the Indians who feel forced to leave the area or wait for his father and the rest of his family, who are months late getting to him and who may not return at all.

Matt's Father

Matt's father appears to be a very hard working but quiet man of great abilities. He is stern but very understanding...

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