War and Turpentine Characters

Stefan Hertmans
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Urbain Martien

Born and raised in Ghent, East Flanders, Urbain Martien is part of a poor family that struggles to make ends meet but is generally happy. Urbain develops a fascination for art early in his life through his father, and is generally described as a well-mannered son. However, due to the family's financially dire situation, he is forced into working at a young age, and he changes drastically as a result, the physically demanding work changing him physically and mentally.

As a son, Urbain is devoted to his parents, loving and admiring both immensely, his father for artistic endeavors and his mother for her proud personality. In the absence of his father, he becomes the man of the house and assumes the responsibility without complaint, becoming the primary breadwinner. He eventually enrolls in military school, and is noted for his discipline and adeptness as a soldier. His qualities...

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