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Samuel Pickwick

Samuel Pickwick is the founder of the Pickwick Club and the hero of the novel. He is a fat, balding, elderly gentleman. He is very generous and innocent, though he grows more experienced throughout the novel. Mr. Pickwick plans the events for the traveling portion of the Pickwick Club after creating it in order to benefit mankind through scientific research.

Mr. Pickwick first leads the Pickwickians to Rochester where he is enraged when Dr. Slammer insults his companions. Next, he leads his friends to Chatham where they meet Mr. Wardle who befriends them. At the Rochester Bridge, Mr. Pickwick dissuades Dismal Jemmy from committing suicide. Mr. Pickwick joins Mr. Wardle in his pursuit when Jingle elopes with Rachael, and he meets Sam Weller at the White Hart Inn in London. When he returns to London, he tells his landlady, Mrs. Bardell, that he needs to discuss something...

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