The Emigrants Characters

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Karl Oskar

Karl Oskar comes from Nilsa family that has lived in Smaland for generations. Their records date to ancient times. His one feature showing that he belongs to his family is his big nose. This aspect of appearance is the permanent mark associated with the links he has with his parents. His character features strongly separate him from his parents through his rebellious nature while his nose reveals another type of bond that exists within his family. He has been given two royal names. His first name is after King Karl Johann and his second name after the Crown Prince Oskar. These names were to bring him luck.

Despite the connection he has with his family Karl shows he has a mind of his own. He would do things in his own way and make slats for the hayrick higher than what his father would tell to. This...

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