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The New Way Things Work Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

The Inventor

There are no major characters in this book, unless you were to count Principles of Mechanics, Mechanical Parts, Driving Forces, Energy, Atoms, Sound Waves, Electromagnetic Rays or Bits. Though some individual inventors are mentioned in the Eureka section, it is only in single line references to their inventions. With this understanding, there can be only three characters found in the book, and they appear in the analogous narrative. The inventor is narrating the first four sections' fictional episodes which detail the problems and solutions made by a group of early humans with domesticated mammoths. It is an imagined time which is pre-technology, yet familiar with retail development and insurance coverage. It is a cartoon world and the inventor is the cartoon of the preoccupied scientist who can notice the pattern of dead grass but who needs a simple farmer to point out the more obvious facts...

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