Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] Characters

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The Narrator, Tommo

The narrator, later known as Tommo, is a young sailor from the USS Dolly, who deserts his ship along with the sailor Toby. They plan to escape and live on fruit in the interior of Nukuheva Island until they are ready to join another ship. Due to the detailed descriptions of the island and the fact that the narrator's name is never mentioned, it is suspected that the story includes actual experiences of the author. The narrator and Toby fear the notorious cannibals, the Typees, but end of with them. Luckily, the narrator makes an immediate good impression on the chief Mehevi, and is given the name Tommo.

Tommo gets some type of disease in his leg from his trip through the mountains to Typee, which bothers him much of the four months or so in Typee valley. He forms a close relationship with Kory-Kory, who...

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