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The Amateurs Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

John Biglow

This is one of the main oarsmen in this true story. He has a great deal of tenacity in his sport. He does his undergraduate work at Yale where he rows on the team. By the time the book begins, this man had also been a two time national champion. This man comes from Seattle, Washington. This fellow is amongst the bigger rowers.

Biglow is a smart man but has a learning disability that makes it abnormally difficult for him to read. He is also unusual with respect to the rowing peers in that he has not attended boarding school. He has an entire chapter devoted to him. The author does a good job of showing how character traits manifest in various ways. Biglow tends to have a great deal of endurance and to pull into victory after having been the weaker rower during the first...

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