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The Waves Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Bernard

Bernard is an observer of people who loves to make phrases and stories, often at the annoyance of friend. His curiosity of people is in evidence from the beginning when he follows Susan. The problem that he has as a character is in evidence when he claims he is not following Susan for any deeper reason then he wants to see her cry. The lack of deeper meaning in his observations and phrases prevent him later on becoming a writer.

Bernard comes from an upper middle class family headed by a strong father figure. This stability from an early age means he is one of the more rounded individuals and emotionally he is very secure. The one dislike he picks up from his time as a child is the traditions of an upper class up bringing and particularly ceremonies. At school, he sits in the chapel waiting impatiently...

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